SchoolMint is a platform that is designed to help preK-12 schools streamline and transform the entire student enrollment experience. They offer services for public school districts, charter schools, independent schools, and even cities. Additionally, SchoolMint is meant to be a resource for parents as well, and can help simplify and improve the school enrollment process for their children. Continue Reading.
For those unfamiliar, myON is an online, interactive, digital library with over 10,000 books for pre-K-12 students. Teachers can use myON to assign books, create projects, encourage reading, assess student growth, and now, students can read the news as well! If you’re interested in reading more about myON in general, you can check out our previous review.
This review will focus on their news feature, which delivers developmentally appropriate content, and is updated year-round with a daily news feed within the myON literacy ecosystem. Continue Reading.
Author: Bob Hand
When we search on Google for news, or for the backstory behind the latest trending hashtag, we tend to rely on one of the first two or three results. Depending on your political affiliation, you may gravitate towards CNN, Fox News, or even Infowars. These sources will invariably have a different approach to any given subject, including their inclination towards editorial comments and what facts they choose to report. Continue Reading.
Edswell is a free student resource that is designed to improve and support the college application process. Edswell can help students organize their search process, find universities that meet their criteria, breakdown the essay writing process, and so much more. It’s an absolutely excellent resource that I think can also help students who may not typically have counseling or advising services available to them. Continue Reading.
Science in the Classroom (SitC) is an online resource from that folks at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The resource is meant to provide students with access to annotated research papers from Science’s journals, as well as provide teachers access to a wide variety of teaching materials that can be used to support the use of these articles in the classroom. Continue Reading.
Reviews | GradeMaster: Standards-Based Grades, IEPs, and a Student Information System (SIS) in one K-12 Solution
GradeMaster is a K-12 product designed by former teacher Ben Leven that is meant to help schools combine standards-based grading, IEP/504 management, and their Student Information System (SIS) into a single solution. Overall, GradeMaster is designed to help schools manage data of all types across all levels. We’ll take a look at the Admin, Teacher, and Parent/Student side of the product throughout this review. Continue Reading.
Stepping Stones 2.0 from ORIGO Education is a K-6 math program that offers both online and in-person/physical components. It’s an excellent, customizable resource that elementary teachers can use to provide students with an enormous variety of interactive math lessons, all of which are aligned to Common Core Standards. In addition to the interactive, digital content, Stepping Stones also includes hands on manipulatives and work journals so students can work without technology as well. Continue reading.
PebbleGo is a research database from Capstone that is designed specifically for K-2 students. Students at this age are typically just learning how to research, read, and distinguish between fact and opinion, and this resource is designed with that audience in mind. Overall, it’s also more focused than broader K-5 elementary databases, and is meant to help those students who are just beginning with these skills. Continue reading on our Review's Page.
Cubetto is a wooden robot that is designed to help students ages 3 and up learn programming basics without needing a computer or a screen. Inspired by the original LOGO turtle, Cubetto uses a simple programming language to introduce students to coding. The team has also created a collection of lesson plans, which can be used in preK-1 classrooms. It’s an excellent resource for introducing students to basic computer science concepts. Continue Reading.
This past week I had a chance to test out and review Epson’s new BrightLink 697Ui Projector from their 600 Series Projector line. This projector can turn any whiteboard or wall into an interactive, 100-inch screen. You can use up to six fingers, and the two included digital pens to interact with the screen, and the image quality is outstanding. Continue reading on our Review's Page.
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