Are you a first-time homeschool teacher or are you proctoring at-home learning while your child is attending school online this semester? Either way, you are likely out of your comfort zone and feeling (a little) overwhelmed. How are you ensuring that your child is learning what he/she is supposed to learn? This blog post provides a few pointers and accompanying resources to help you keep your child on track during this school year.
Posts made in August, 2020
As this school year resumes, teachers are going to need to differentiate and accelerate instruction to ensure that students are ready for their new grade level’s content. Whether you are selecting from your district/campus’ existing materials or purchasing new materials, we offer the following questions to help you identify materials that will support teachers in differentiating instruction to meet the needs of their students.
(1) Do the resources offer differentiated planning support for teachers?
Teachers need resources that will help them differentiate instruction to meet their students’ varied learning needs while simultaneously implementing the district curriculum. Here are three features to look for in teacher materials to support teachers in planning differentiated instruction.
Is your district looking for a resource to support students and teachers in grade 8 mathematics and Algebra I? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Texas Instruments’ Math Nspired.
Texas Instruments’ Math Nspired is a collection of supplemental online lessons and activities intended to teach mathematics content and provide professional learning support for teachers. Learning List has reviewed the content for grade 8 mathematics and Algebra I. The lessons are provided to teachers as part of their participation in professional learning services provided through Texas Instruments. The goal is to support teachers in implementing engaging strategies, thereby helping students achieve greater conceptual understanding of the content.
Are you looking for an easy way to provide math manipulatives for students? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Brainingcamp.
Brainingcamp is a supplemental digital site for students in grades K-12 mathematics. The site consists of sixteen digital math manipulatives, designed to support instruction across multiple areas of mathematics. The focus of the site is to make the use of math manipulatives convenient and effective in a variety of instructional settings by providing a digital alternative to physical math manipulatives.
Do your elementary teachers need materials to help them integrate science and literacy instruction? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Learning A-Z’s Science A-Z.
Learning A-Z’s Science A-Z is part of a suite of materials intended to support the development of 21st century skills. It is a supplemental program that supports science instruction in grades K through 6. The focus of the program is integrating science and reading instruction through multilevel texts and hands-on learning experiences.