Study.com Teacher Edition is designed to help teachers increase interactivity and engagement in the classroom by supporting and expanding upon your existing curriculum. Regardless of the grade level or subject you teach, Study.com offers a collection of video lessons, assignments, and quizzes that can be used to supplement your existing course material. Continue reading on our Review's Page.
We have previously reviewed Defined STEM here at the Roundup, and it’s an excellent platform that offers an enormous collection of pre-created problem and project-based learning resources for all core subjects in K-12. Now, the Defined STEM team has released a new collection of online PBL training modules that can be used in conjunction with Defined STEM, in preparation for a Defined STEM rollout down the road, or even by folks who are not Defined STEM users.
Overall, the online training guides teachers on how to effectively create, teach, and assess performance tasks in the classroom. Continue reading on our review's page.
SelfCAD is in all-in-one online program for 3D modeling, sculpting, and printing that is available free of charge for K-12 students and teachers. It is designed to be approachable and easy to learn, but also provide access to a suite of advanced features that are comparable to programs like Blender. In other words, it’s an excellent tool for any 3D printing need your classroom might have, while still being an easy-to-use tool. Continue Reading on our Review's Page.
Zinc Reading Labs offer test-prep based literacy tools to help secondary students become college ready. It is a supplemental online literacy program that combines engaging vocabulary games, high-interest text, gaming elements, and detailed reports for both middle and high school students. Zinc Reading Labs combines vocabulary instruction with test-prep strategies along with activities for helping students develop close reading skills. Continue reading.
When educators think of edtech, the first thing that comes to mind may be its applications in STEM subjects. However, every field can benefit from the inclusion of software that promotes learning, practice, and collaboration. For music instructors looking to boost motivation and engagement, there are a number of exciting platforms that support music education. Continue reading on our editorial's page.
Project Pals is an excellent collaboration platform that schools can use for all types of student-centered learning activities, including project-based learning (PBL). Project Pals provides an online space where teachers and students can collaboratively work through projects, so long as they have a device with an internet connection. Teachers can get started with a free plan that includes up to 20 projects and 50 students. Continue reading.
Illuminate Data & Assessment (or DnA) is one of four products available from the Illuminate Education team. Illuminate DnA is an education intelligence platform that provides teachers with a standards-aligned, easy-to-use assessment platform that includes robust reporting on a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative measures.
Illuminate DnA supports data collection, analysis, and equity work, but they also have compliance and state reporting available for those who need it as well. Continue reading on our Review's Page.
Kapwing is a freemium online video, image, and GIF editor that is incredibly simple to use. It’s an excellent tool for both teachers and students who are looking to trim videos, add subtitles, create memes, or any other type of simple video production activity. The free version of Kapwing includes all features, and finished products just contain a minor watermark. Plus, teachers and students don’t even need an account to use Kapwing! Continue Reading.
Facilitron is a resource that supports schools in the management of their facilities. Their cloud-based platform and service enables school districts, colleges, and municipalities to manage, showcase, and monetize their facility availability and utilization while also improving the customer experience for community renters. Continue reading on our review's page.
Author: Bob Hand
Financial literacy is an essential life skill that is, unfortunately, lacking in U.S. K-12 schools. This is becoming a clearer reality with each passing year, and several states are taking action. In late 2017, Arkansas lawmakers approved a new law, named the Personal Finance and Job Readiness Act, which added mandatory financial literacy standards to high school graduation requirements.
School districts can choose to offer a course designed to teach personal finance skills, or those skills can be incorporated into existing courses. This will go into effect in 2021. Continue Reading.
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