TIS (and TMHS) is converting to Schoology Enterprise this year. This means that all classes and students will be pre-populated in the Schoology platform and be synced with PowerTeacher. Students will now have one place to go see all their classes, teachers, assignments and calendars making it easy to communicate about all classroom and school related activities. This will also be a place for parents to easily keep track of student progress and communicate directly with you. Schoology knocks the socks off of Google Classroom (click on image on left). It will be a great tool for enabling building wide collaboration and supporting student-teacher-parent communications. The best part of all of this is while PowerTeacher is still the place to post report card grades, you can now create assignments in Schoology and sync those assignments directly with the PowerTeacher gradebook. During In-Service, we go over in detail how to make the best use of Schoology and its features.
Also, we’ve purchased Notability (replacing uPad) for students and staff. This will enable students to easily annotate and share PDF’s and much more. There will be more information shared during in-service.
Posted onDecember 3, 2013|Comments Off on Current Events Easy/Challenging to READ
If you and your students read current events as part of your curriculum or if you enjoy using current events with social studies and science, this is the site for you! It is also aligned with the Common Core.
With a click of a button, you can change the reading level on a news article from 5th to 3rd… or even up to 12th! There are also corresponding quizzes that go along with most of the articles.
Thanks to Chery for showing this to us and James for writing up reasons (below) why you’ll LOVE this site.
makes it amazing:
1. You can choose the reading level of the article and switch it on the
fly. The same article can be read by an 11th grader and a 3rd grader.
2. You can assign articles to classes or groups of students. So you
could assign more difficult reading to advanced readers and simplify it
for lower readers. And you can keep track of what the students are
reading and their progress on quizzes (see below).
3. Many articles come with a comprehension quiz (self-grading).
4. Lots of categories!
5. All students can sign in with google.”
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