EdTech Updates-March Natalie Davis, ITRT

Bellevue, Fairfield Court, & Stuart Elementary Schools

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Sight Words Activities

Sight Words Activities and other free downloads for the good folks at Simple K12. If you are looking to try something new, check out their free online webinars. You'll be glad you did!

6 Alternatives to Reading Logs

Alice Keeler, Google Apps Maven, shared 6 creative alternatives to reading logs from Shaelynn Farnsworth via Twitter. Follow them at @AliceKeeler & @SHFarnsworth .

Content Based Resources

Wonderopolis

Looking for cross-curricular non-fiction reading passages? Well, you just hit the jackpot with Wonderopolis! Tap into your students' natural curiosity and inspire a love of investigation all while reading non-fiction texts online! Did I mention it's free?

Reading A-Z NWEA Correlation

From ITRT Nicole Pfister:

Did you know that Reading A-Z now has NEW correlations for NWEA MAP Assessments?! SUCH AWESOME RESOURCES! Check out my "how to" video both attached and shared with you in Google Drive!Unsure of how to access? Check with your team, as 1 account has been created per grade level.

SOL Resources - Review lessons and Interactive Sites

Twitter Highlights

So maybe you haven't joined Twitter yet! There are so many amazing resources available there, why not take the plunge?! Well, here are my favorites from just this week alone. When you join Twitter, you can search the hashtag #in2EdTech to find the Tweets I've shared just for you! Enjoy!

Support for Trainings

PowerSchools Teacher Created Assessments and Data

Did you know you can use PowerSchool to score and track your teacher-created assessment data? It's easier than you think to turn any of your paper pencil tests into trackable data in PowerSchool. Here is a help guide and quick video to get you started.

i-Ready on Google Chrome

If you have noticed many web based applications now have alert messages suggesting that you update Adobe Flash, you are not alone. i-Ready is being proactive and created a quick help guide to make it easier to navigate.

Share your feedback -> Get Resources

One of my passions is connecting educators with the tools and resources they need to be success in the classroom. I love the idea of being able to share something with you that transforms your teaching and causes that light bulb to turn on in the minds of your students. I am always searching and learning about what's out there so you won't have to. Let me help you, by completing this quick form to tell me the objectives for which your students would benefit most from my content search. It's a team effort, and we're playing to win!

The SOLs will be different this year. As you know, the math and reading tests will both be adaptive (CAT) and TestNav8 is quite an update from TestNav7. I am preparing to visit your classrooms to help your students get acclimated to the new testing application. Please click below to sign up for a time (not during your planning period) for this TestNav8 session.

News You Can Use

In an effort to ensure that students are completely comfortable with questions created in TEI format, some of the ITRTs have come together to provide an additional learning opportunity for you! Learn quick and easy ways to find or create your own TEI questions for your students. We'll walk you through the basics and there will be plenty of time for hands on practice. There will be a techy make-it take-it opportunity as well. We are looking forward to working with you at 4:30 on Monday, April 3rd at Chimborazo Elementary School.

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