Tag Archives: Teacher Tools

Grading and Formative Assessment

Grading and Formative Assessment: Should Teachers Grade Everything? Formative assessment is a collection of methods that teachers use for evaluating students on an ongoing basis. With this type of evaluation, teachers are not solely focused on students’ comprehension, which is the case with the testing method. Formative assessment also encompasses the needs of the students,…
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4 Ways Video Conferencing Can Improve the Business of Education

4 Ways Video Conferencing Can Improve the Business of Education Video conferencing was used to be called an emerging technology. It is now a fully-formed medium for the businesses of today to get their work done quickly and efficiently around the globe. But it is not just the business sector which is using video conferencing…
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8 Resources for Essay Writing that Make a Teacher’s Life Easier

  [caption id="attachment_56461" align="aligncenter" width="479"] Flickr - University of Central Arkansas[/caption] 8 Resources for Essay Writing that Make a Teacher’s Life Easier What’s the toughest part of your work as an educator? You are used to teaching lessons… you already have the knowledge, so it’s not that difficult to express it. However, the task of motivating…
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This School Has Bikes Instead Of Desks – Read & Ride Proves Fruitful

This article was found on the Fast Company Website and certainly drew me in as a reader. This school has bikes instead of desks - their Read & Ride Program proves fruitful. Once again common sense trumps all with this ingenious idea. From the little delving, I did it appears that this program started 5 years…
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EdSurge Top Ten S-cool Tools

Huge shout out to edSurge and Mary Jo Madda for including Teachers With Apps in the edSurge Top Ten S-cool Tools for Q3-2014! We are so honored to be among such other great resources and want to say Thanks for noticing! Teachers With Apps has been a labor of love and a constant source of gratification for…
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It’s important to learn math because someday you might accidentally…

This cartoon resonated with me for several reasons. First, being a lefty gives me legitimate reasons to do poorly in math.  Second, my being a special education primary teacher and spending most of my career dealing with concepts like size order, shape recognition, and the challenging trials and tribulations of the complex one-to-one correspondence, has kept me young…
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RESEARCH: Integrating technology with student-centered learning

I recently came across this report from the Nellie Mae Foundation when scouring for legitimate research on technology and implementation practices. Wow, I knew we were far from ready, but this article is downright frightening. This statement alone shows just how behind the eight ball we are and that reform is well overdue:  A recent survey of…
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