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Showing the Sun’s Pattern with Scratch Jr.

Showing the Sun's Pattern with Scratch Jr. Block based programming for kids

Integrating Scratch Jr. into our Science Unit Grade 1 students studying patterns in the sky demonstrated their understanding of how the sun appears to move throughout the day using Scratch Jr. This simple project was a great introduction to Scratch Jr. that aligned with our science curriculum and allowed students to demonstrate their learning in a novel way. The idea ...

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Preparing Kids for Computer-Based Testing

Preparing kids for computer based testing

Skills Needed for Computer-Based Testing How can teachers best prepare students for new generation, computer-based assessments like SBAC and PARCC? Use engaging, free web tools to ready your kids for novel test items. Allow kids to practice working with drag and drop items, highlighting text, and typing proficiently. Below are the skills and free web tools to help kids gain ...

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Comparing Formative Assessment Tools

Easily Compare Formative Assessment Tools To make it easier for teachers to choose the best tool for the job, I’ve created the Formative Assessment Comparison Guide. There are so many great choices for teachers and students when it comes to free, engaging formative assessment games. It may not be practical for educators to take the time to compare the features and ...

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Formatting Google Sheets for Readability

Google Sheets Formatting Readability

Formatting Google Sheets Using simple formatting techniques Google Sheets users can create spreadsheets that are easier to read and more effective for viewing and display data. Working with spreadsheet data doesn’t have to be intimidating. As educators, we often need to collect, analyze and visualize data to truly understand trends in our classrooms, schools or districts. I’ve compiled some tips for Google ...

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