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Math Think-Alouds

Article
Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Reason Abstractly • Use Appropriate Tools Strategically • Construct Viable Arguments
Math Think-Alouds engage students and help them make their way step-by-step through a solution process, reasoning right along with you and can be used effectively both in school and at home....

Middle and High School Reading Achievement: A School-Wide Approach

Article
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"An effective, school-wide model for teaching reading should include a two-prong approach: a plan for providing reading instruction to good readers and a plan for providing reading instruction to...

Modeling: Learn Multiplication

Lesson in Action
Standards: Model with Mathematics
Ms. Howard’s 4th grade class is reviewing multiplication. She will use this lesson to begin teaching students the distributive property of multiplication over addition, using various supports to...

Mooresville’s Shining Example (It’s Not Just About the Laptops)

Article
This article examines a successful laptop initiative in Mooresville, N.C. Highlights key factors affecting their success, including a shared vision, working together as a team, and providing access...

Moving Forward with Digital Accessibility: Strategic Planning and Next Steps

Slideshow
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Breaking down silos and building bridges between technology teams, assistive technology specialists, general educators, web developers, content creators, and administrators is essential to ensure...

My PowerUp Action Steps

Professional Development Support Material
Closing activity for a teacher workshop introducing PowerUp.

Myths and Opportunities: Technology in the Classroom by Alan November

Video
Alan November discusses how schools used technology in the past (through the history of his town Marblehead, MA) and addresses how schools need to make use of technology in the future to help all...

National Survey and Video Case Studies: Teacher Attitudes about Digital Games in the Classroom

Article
Provides a report and video case stories of teachers experiences and attitudes on using games for learning. Includes recommendations for future development and video exemplars of technology usage in...

National Writing Project: 30 ideas for Teaching Writing

Article
Standards: Writing • Language
30 Ideas for Teaching Writing offers successful strategies contributed by experienced writing project teachers.

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

Research
"Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards have been developed that are rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines...

Not all Digital Textbooks are Created Equal

Article
One of the UDL Guideline principles is to provide educational content in multiple and flexible formats to help ensure that every learner has basic access to the information they’re expected to learn...

Organizing: Pairs of Factors

Lesson in Action
Standards: Reason Abstractly
Mr. Rutter’s 6th graders are working on a multiplication unit that focuses on multiples and factors. In this lesson, he will focus on finding greatest common factors to prepare them for the upcoming...

PD Playlist: Informational Reading

Tools and Templates
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Standards: Informational Text
Being able to comprehend and utilize the content from expository texts is a core element of ELA standards.  Find a range of evidence-based practices with suggested technology tools.

PD Playlist: Math Language

Tools and Templates
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Standards: Math
Success in math depends on understanding the specific way language is used in math.  Help your teachers use technology-enhanced strategies to address student challenges.

PD Playlist: Understanding Math Concepts

Tools and Templates
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Standards: Math
Success in math depends on understanding the specific way language is used in math.  Help your teachers use technology-enhanced strategies to address student challenges.

PD Playlist: Vocabulary

Tools and Templates
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Recognizing and expanding vocabulary is crucial to improve students’ reading comprehension, writing, and listening, and speaking.  Learn ways to combine evidence-based practices with supportive...

PD Playlist: Writing

Tools and Templates
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Standards: Writing
The writing process spans prewriting, drafting, and reviewing.  Find ways to use a range of technology tools with best practices to support writing.

Part I: The ABCs of Accessibility and Accommodations in State Assessments

Slideshow
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Led by Martha Thurlow, Ph.D., NCEO Director, and Research Associates Laurene Christensen, Ph.D. and Sheryl Lazarus, Ph.D., this information packed webinar provides a quick and comprehensive overview...

Part II: Accessibility and Accommodations: Addressing Challenges in Technology-Based

Slideshow
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Led by Martha Thurlow, Ph.D., Director of the National Center on Educational Outcomes, this presentation highlights challenges currently faced by states implementing technology-based assessments.  

Part II: Accessibility and Accommodations: Addressing Challenges in Technology-Based

Slideshow
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Led by Martha Thurlow, Ph.D., Director of the National Center on Educational Outcomes, this presentation highlights challenges currently faced by states implementing technology-based assessments.