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New Product Review: Edgenuity Integrated Physics and Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and Physics

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Learning List recently reviewed Edgenuity’s Integrated Physics and Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and Physics courses. These video-based courses address the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and are appropriate for blended learning and/or self-paced instruction. However, teacher involvement improves rigor and increases the likelihood of student success.

A guiding question, such as “What is the relationship between hypotheses, theories, and laws?” forms the basis of each lesson. A variety of teachers provide instruction in short video lectures, supported by notes, demonstrations, guided practice, and brief checks for understanding. Some lessons include activities such as using Gizmos to explore Mystery Powder Analysis. Each lesson concludes with a teacher-led review, practice activities, and a short quiz. Each unit ends with a multiple-choice test. [Read more. . . ]

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New Review: Edgenuity’s Chemistry

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Learning List has reviewed Edgenuity’s Chemistry. The comprehensive, online course supports instruction in blended learning and self-paced environments. Video-based lessons focus on developing students’ understanding of chemistry concepts and their real-world applications. Instruction includes virtual and classroom-based lab activities. Diagnostic pre-tests ensure that instruction is individualized for each student.

Content is presented in video-based lectures with accompanying whiteboard notes and demonstrations. Each lesson begins with an interactive warm-up that frames the lesson topic, establishes learning goals, connects to prior learning, and introduces new vocabulary and concepts. Core instruction is presented in video lectures by engaging, highly-qualified teachers, with accompanying white board demonstrations of concepts and skills. The use of multiple teachers ensures that students experience a range of instructional styles.

Virtual labs provide interactive learning experiences in which students use simulated lab equipment, such as microscopes and test tubes, to explore concepts. Instruction addresses lab safety and some lessons include classroom-based wet labs to be completed with teacher oversight. Many labs include a downloadable student guide with step-by-step instructions and resources to support data collection and analysis.

About Edgenuity*

Edgenuity provides engaging online and blended learning education solutions that propel success for every student, empower every teacher to deliver more effective instruction, and enable schools and districts to meet their academic goals. Edgenuity delivers a range of Core Curriculum, AP®, Elective, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Credit Recovery courses aligned to the rigor and high expectations of state, Common Core and iNACOL standards and designed to inspire life-long learning.

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New Review: Edgenuity’s Algebra II

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Learning List has reviewed Edgenuity’s online mathematics program for Algebra II. The comprehensive course supports instruction in blended learning and self-paced environments. Video-based lessons focus on developing students’ understanding of advanced algebraic concepts and the application of learning to real-world problems.

Prescriptive, diagnostic pre-tests identify the concepts students have already mastered and route them to relevant, personalized content. Instruction is presented in video-based lectures with accompanying whiteboard notes and demonstrations. Each lesson begins with an interactive warm-up that frames the lesson topic, establishes learning goals, connects to prior learning, and introduces new vocabulary and concepts. Core instruction is presented in video lectures by engaging teachers, with accompanying white board demonstrations of concepts and skills.

The course includes read-aloud tools in seven languages and translation tools in 17 languages, including Spanish. Students have access to audio readers, a searchable glossary, a set of calculators (e.g., graphing, matrix, statistical), and online highlighting and note taking tools.

About Edgenuity*

Edgenuity provides engaging online and blended learning education solutions that propel success for every student, empower every teacher to deliver more effective instruction, and enable schools and districts to meet their academic goals. Edgenuity delivers a range of Core Curriculum, AP®, Elective, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Credit Recovery courses aligned to the rigor and high expectations of state, Common Core and iNACOL standards and is designed to inspire life-long learning.

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New Review: Flocabulary

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[Source: Flocabulary]

Flocabulary is a supplemental K-12 product that provides video-based learning activities to support academic vocabulary development in the content areas of Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Math, Current Events, Vocabulary, and Life Skills. Content is available online and includes printable resources. Learning List recently reviewed resources for Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Math.

Across subject areas, Flocabulary provides video-based learning activities to support students’ understanding and retention of academic vocabulary in a content area. Videos present vocabulary and information using a memorable hip-hop song followed by activities designed to reinforce and extend students’ understanding of terms. Videos contain links to the relevant Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and state standards, including the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

Each video is accompanied by a set of instructional resources that include a “Quick Review” check for understanding, fill-in-the-blank copies of lyrics, printable worksheets, graphic organizers, and a quiz. Quizzes may be taken online or printed for paper and pencil administration. Online quizzes are graded automatically. Videos also have a set of “lyric notes” that include hyperlinks to textboxes that provide definitions and more information about the topic (e.g., “Sub-Saharan Africa is a region of Africa located south of the Saharan Desert.”).

About Flocabulary*

Flocabulary is a web-based learning program for all grades and subjects that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement. Teachers in more than 50,000 schools have used Flocabulary’s standards-based videos, instructional activities and formative assessments to develop core literacy skills and supplement instruction across the curriculum.

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Infographic: 14 Ways to Celebrate National Teachers’ Day

National Teachers’ Day is a special day to recognize and show appreciation to teachers in the USA for their extraordinary contributions to education and development. Let’s celebrate and honor them for their special contributions throughout Teachers’ Appreciation Week (May 4-8).

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A Letter to the Future [Kid President]

 

 

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The Science of Happiness

 

 

 

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  • NEA Today: The National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA’s 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States (source: NEA}
  • We Are Teachers: WeAreTeachers celebrates educators with classroom ideas, “helpline” advice, inspiration and laughs every day. Why? Because teachers are AWESOME! (source: We Are Teachers)
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4 Ways to Celebrate

  • Host a mini class party for class teachers.
  • Make an Award or Artwork for your Teacher
  • Hang banners on classroom doors as decoration and sign of gratitude.
  • Write a personal “Thank You” note or card to your teachers.

Famous Teacher Quotes

The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth. – Dan Rather

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. – Chinese Proverb

Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults. – Abraham Lincoln

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. -George Bernard Shaw

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around. – Jim Rohn

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. – George Bernard Shaw

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New Reviews: Voces English Language Arts

Screen Shot 2015-03-07 at 8.34.16 AMVoces® provides three supplemental, online courses to support English language arts instruction at grades 9 and 10. The courses are ELA Literature Digital Courseware, ELA Full-Spectrum Nonfiction Courseware, and Grammar & Writing. Resources for each course are compatible with interactive whiteboards and LCD projectors and include eBooks and printable materials. Learning List has recently completed reviews of these courses.

ELA Literature Digital Courseware includes full-text selections in short-stories, drama, poetry, novels and novellas, epics, and non-fiction. Lessons begin with a pre-reading activity that provides background on the author and genre, new vocabulary, and a set of open-ended questions to focus students’ thinking. Content includes cross-curricular readings in social studies, math, and science and vivid visual elements, such as artwork, illustrations, photographs, and historical documents. The course provides interactive writing prompts that develop students’ skills in using literary devices (e.g., setting, dialogue). Interactive prompts present a panoramic 3600-photograph and ask students to write a response to the image using the specified literary device.

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ELA Full-Spectrum Nonfiction Courseware includes units addressing a range of informational texts, such as essays, biographies and autobiographies, speeches, film reviews, research articles, and letters. The course provides cross-curricular readings in social studies and has units addressing media literacy (e.g., documentary films and advertising). Each unit contains an introduction to the genre, several full-text readings and/or excerpts representative of the genre, related activities, and a feature summarizing students’ work and notes for the unit. Readings are accompanied by visual elements, such as artwork, illustrations, and photographs. Units addressing media include television ads and short documentaries.

Grammar & Writing presents instruction in writing, grammar, and punctuation in an engaging format that includes vivid imagery (e.g., zombies), photographs, and videos designed to appeal to high-school students. Writing Instruction addresses the writing process (e.g., prewriting, drafting, revising) and writing for different purposes (e. g., personal, narrative, persuasive, research paper). Grammar units address the parts of speech, parts of the sentence, phrases, sentence structure, verb tenses and voice, subject-verb agreement, and correct usage of pronouns and modifiers. Punctuation instruction covers the range of punctuation marks used in Standard English.

About Voces: Each Voces® title is a complete array of digital resources organized to parallel the organization of the traditional textbooks that schools already use. They are called digital courseware because students and teachers access them by any type of electronic device, such as computers, tablets, laptops, and smartphones – accessible anywhere there is Internet. Voces takes full advantage of the digital potential with video, audio, interactive reinforcement games, and an abundance of illustrations to enhance a complete text. Voces Digital Courseware is created as a tool for use by classroom teachers.

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