Pythonroom is meant to be an interactive curriculum for secondary students and teachers looking to take their programming skills to the next level. It’s designed to be a resource that comes after students have some familiarity with computational thinking and have been exposed to resources like Code.org or Scratch. The entire curriculum is free to use, and paid accounts will also have access to classroom analytics. Let’s take a look!
The TI Innovator Hub is a new device that is designed to be used in conjunction with a TI-84 plus CE or TI-nspire calculator to help teach students about coding, programming, and engineering principles. The TI team has a collection of lesson plans and integration strategies to help you get started, and for teachers looking to incorporate these skills into STEM subjects, there are a variety of possibilities! Let’s check it out.
FreshGrade is free app for students, teachers, and parents that is designed to give teachers and parents a continuous look at student work and progress through their digital portfolio and gradebook. It’s an excellent classroom resource that offers an enormous amount of flexibility in terms of assignments and assessments, so let’s take a look at the app!
GoGuardian offers a suite of software designed to help make management of Chromebooks in schools easier. Regardless of your role in a school system, GoGuardian has an option that will help you track data, understand student behavior, manage devices, and so much more. We’ve got four separate reviews for each of the four platforms, and you can get an overview of each (and link to the full review) below:
GoGuardian Director is a free tool designed to give districts an idea of what software and applications are being used on Chromebooks in the districts. You can get a quick usage report across all devices in order to determine what’s being used and what teachers and students aren’t utilizing as much. This insight can be incredibly helpful in determine which applications are perceived as being useful and relevant. Let's take a look!
GoGuardian Fleet is part of the GoGuardian suite of tools and is meant to be used at the district level to help IT staff manage devices, track repairs, and roll-out devices to students across the district. The tool isn’t used to monitor activity, but instead used to monitor inventory so that the IT department can easily track where all their devices are and what condition they’re in. Let’s take a look!
Here you can find the Round Up's collection of in-depth reviews on the latest programs, apps, websites, and more.
Check out our featured review | SAM Labs: Bring STEAM & Coding to Life in K-8 Classrooms