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TexasSUCCESS Training

Through the TexasSUCCESS initiative, the state of Texas has made digital resources available to support students who need SSI accelerated instruction in the areas of reading and mathematics. The vendors providing these online services will be conducting Training of Trainers (ToT) sessions this spring and summer at ESC 13 for teachers, instructional leaders, and administrators. Session […]

TexasSUCCESS Online Resources

TEA recently announced the selection of the following vendors to provide supplemental computer-based reading and mathematics support for students requiring accelerated instruction: MATH SUPPORT Think Through Math – grades 3-8 and Algebra I READING SUPPORT Istation – grades 3-8 Compass Learning & Istation – grades 6-8 Apex Learning – English I & II For additional information […]

Actively Learn- Engaging Reading

Actively Learn is an online e-reader that allows teachers and students to work together within a text.  Teachers can embed resources and quizzes into texts to check for understanding and provide personalized instructions.  Students can highlight and take notes.  Sign up is free and teachers can track their students comments and answers to questions and […]

Texas Success! The holidays arrive early for the public schools of Texas.

The holidays arrived early for the public schools of Texas! This August TEA and ESC Region 20 rolled out Texas SUCCESS, an umbrella initiative that encompasses two outstanding computer-based interactive programs designed to support student growth in the critical areas of math and reading.

Istation Reading and Think Through Math are both research-based, highly rated, widely used computer programs that support individualized student progress in reading and math both at school and at home.

Instructional Technology and the Elementary Classroom – March 8th, 2012

Hello readers, We heard from the field that you wanted professional learning options for instructional technology that focused on the needs of K-5 elementary level. So, I wanted to be sure you were aware of this upcoming workshop opportunity. The workshop focuses on the integration and building of 21st Century skills within any elementary classroom.  Various […]

3 Ring Binders in the Digital Age: Your Curriculum is Online, Your Resources Should Be Too

Everyone agrees that the role of technology is to help solve problems for educators. In years past, technology helped solve the problem of too little information and too few resources. However, in doing so, a new problem challenges educators and students: too much information and too many resources. In those by-gone years, teachers and students assembled paper based and digital resources into binders and onto CDs or thumb drives. Sharing and updating was limited, at best. Today, teachers, administrators, support staff, and students encounter volumes of text and multimedia content as they browse the web for information. Selecting, categorizing and sharing digital resources in an organized way can lead to clunky, messy, and difficult to manage solutions. Creating binders to sit on bookshelves is just such an example. What once worked is now inefficient.

Creating Shared Book Collections Has Never Been Easier

As an educator with access to computers I am at a crossroads when it comes to providing my students with access to reading materials. As an administrator, I am challenged to promote book studies and reading lists to promote professional growth. As a librarian, I battle with shrinking book budgets and dwindling student interest in resources that are not interactive.

A New Look @ Old Books

While researching a project I am working on about technology and teaching literacy, I came across something you will want to check out. Digital reading – with a paper feel.

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