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New Product Review: BrainPOP English Grades 6-10

New Product Review: BrainPOP English Grades 6-10

Are you looking for a fun way for students to practice their ELA skills? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of BrainPOP for English, grades 6-10.

BrainPOP is a supplemental program that supports instruction in the core content areas as well as technology, fine arts, and health for grades 3-8+. Resources are available online and include some printable materials. The material is intended for students’ independent use.

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New Review: Super Teacher Worksheets’ ELAR Materials

[Source: Super Teacher Worksheets]

[Source: Super Teacher Worksheets]

ELASuper Teacher Worksheets (STW) is a supplemental resource that provides printable worksheets, flashcards, and learning games across content areas for grades K-5. Resources are accessed online and must be printed for student use. Learning List recently reviewed STW English language arts and reading (ELAR) materials.

STW addresses the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and supports reinforcement, remediation, and re-teaching of specific skills (e.g., common and proper nouns, sight words, descriptive writing). Content is organized by subject (e.g., phonics and early literacy, reading and writing, grammar) and topic (e.g., cause and effect, punctuation). Each resource includes a clear title, a short overview, and the grade level(s) for which it is appropriate (e.g., K-2). Worksheets and other activities allow students to practice concepts and improve fluency and skills through repeated practice and games.

Reading worksheets are available for fictional stories and informational articles, and some worksheets are available in English and Spanish. STW also provides resources that support the development of print and cursive handwriting skills. Many worksheets are available at no cost at www.superteacherworksheets.com; membership is required for full access to STW materials.

About Super Teacher Worksheets*

STW is the largest and most popular website created and managed by T.P.W. Websites. TPW’s mission is to provide high-quality, affordable teaching resources on the Internet for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers. STW features thousands of educational printables to help students learn and review essential reading, writing, math, science, and social studies concepts.
This information is provided by or adapted from TPW Websites.

 

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New Review: McGraw Hill’s Thrive™ Math

[Source: McGraw Hill]

[Source: McGraw Hill]

McGraw Hill’s Thrive™ powered by Time To Know® is a comprehensive, online resource to support English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science instruction in 1:1 computer-based learning environments. Resources support teacher-led, data-driven instruction in classrooms that integrate technology. Learning List recently reviewed Thrive math resources for grades 3 – Algebra 2.

Thrive math presents content at each grade level in units that focus on developing students’ understanding of mathematical concepts and processes, fluency skills, and ability to solve real-world problems. Units are framed by an essential question (e.g., “What does multiplication mean?”) and are made up of lessons that include teacher-led and student-directed activities. Lessons include animations, videos, and learning games to engage students and frame content. Engaging digital manipulatives (e.g., number lines) are integrated throughout instruction. Students have access to audio readers and interactive math tools, such as number lines, place value charts, and graphic organizers. Students may share their work with the class using the program’s “Gallery” feature.

Teachers have access to a set of tools to facilitate learning in a 1:1 environment. The “Eyes on the Teacher” tool alerts students that the teacher requires their attention. “Follow Me” and “Stop Line” tools allow teachers to control students’ navigation and progress. When using Follow Me, teachers control students’ navigation through the lesson. Stop Line allows teachers to place a “stop line” that prevents students from progressing past a particular point in a lesson.

About Thrive Math*

A focused, rigorous progression of concepts essential for math comprehension grounds the Thrive math program, engineered to meet the new standards. Engaging and age‐appropriate lesson animations and videos, explicit definitions of key terms and concepts, and scaffolded problem‐solving with instant and targeted feedback ensure students are ready for high‐stakes testing.

Interactive lessons that balance conceptual understanding with procedural fluency ask learners to make sense of real‐life questions as they figure out, engage with, and look for structure and meaning in the world around them.

*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from McGraw Hill Education.

 

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Whether to Renew Online Material Subscriptions

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Are you considering whether to renew a subscription of an online material? If so, the two-step process featured in this blog will help you analyze potential connections between student assessment results and the online resources you are using.

Jackie Lain, President of Learning List, has recently been featured on the “Getting Smart Blog” as a Guest Author.

http://gettingsmart.com/2016/08/how-to-determine-the-need-to-renew-online-material-subscription/

 

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New Review: Exemplars’ Problem Solving for the 21st Century: Built for the Common Core

[Source: Exemplars]

[Source: Exemplars]

Learning List has reviewed Exemplars’ Problem Solving for the 21st Century: Built for the Common Core, which is a supplemental, online resource that supports instruction in the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM) for grades K-5. Resources are available online and include printable components.  Content is made up of a set of “learning tasks” and a summative, performance-based assessment for each standard addressed by instruction.

For each CCSSM that may be evaluated through problem solving, Exemplars presents four or more learning tasks that present a problem for students to solve. Tasks provide opportunities for direct instruction in problem-solving strategies, vocabulary development, creating models, and representing mathematical reasoning. Learning tasks are appropriate for whole group and small group instruction, students working in pairs, and/or individual student work.

Formative and summative evaluation of students’ work is supported by rubrics and anchor papers. Rubrics establish a set of five criteria and four performance levels.  Criteria include Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof, Communication, Connections, and Representations.  Performance levels are linked to Webb’s DOK levels and include Novice, Apprentice, Practitioner (meets standard; strategic thinking), and Expert (extended thinking). Anchor papers provide samples of student work at each performance level, discuss the different problem solving strategies a student may use for a given problem, and identify possible misconceptions.

About Exemplars*

Founded in 1993, Exemplars began by assisting educators using K-8 mathematics problems and assessments that met NCTM Standards. They added 9-12 mathematics two years later. Due its popularity, They started publishing K-8 science in 1997. Exemplars tasks are designed to meet state, national and Common Core standards. Their materials are used by educators in 50 states and 30 countries.

* The content in this section is provided by or adapted from Exemplars.

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