Archive for April, 2013

Region 13 Symabaloo Math Page

JC Sanders, Special Education Specialist, has created a Symballo math page with tons of sites that can help support math instruction. Click here to visit the site: http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/mathhelpers.  

New OnTRACK Lessons Available

The information below is from TEA. New Lessons – Now Available New lessons are available for OnTRACK Grade 8 Math (v1.1) and OnTRACK Algebra I (v2.2).  OnTRACK lessons are supplementary lessons that align with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. The lessons use video, graphics, and online activities to support classroom instruction and facilitate individualized […]

Looking for a great STEM curriculum supplement, after-school program, out-of-school program, or summer camp idea?

Engineering is Elementary is your answer!EiE modules are fun and engaging but also offer connections to the Texas standards in Science, Math, Social Studies, ELAR, Health, and Technology through the application of engineering. Students are involved in critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative discussions while designing products and processes to accomplish a wide variety of […]

Are you looking for other state’s released questions?

Taking a post from the Region 13 Science blog… Often we are asked what are sources for “STAAR like” questions.  While we can’t promise you that all of the questions available at Problem Attic are good, STAAR like, or should be used, it is an online database of 80,000 + questions from exams given across the US including […]

STAAR Released Questions

We shared these released STAAR questions from 2011-2012 in December and with the STAAR test right around the corner we though this would be a good time to re-visit them and look at the data behind each question. TEA released these questions along with the percent of students that answered  correctly. Knowing this information is vital […]

Article: Hand Gestures May Help Boost Students’ Math Learning

A recent article published in National Geographic examines at how hand gestures in the classroom can help students in learning mathematics. Below is an except from the article. A simple wave of the hand can boost a child’s performance in mathematics. A new study published in Child Development found that students perform better when instructors teach with […]

The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms

Found this article online; The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms The article rates the best tools/websites for teachers implementing a flipped classroom. 1. Wikispaces 2. Poll Everywhere 3. Edmodo 4. Screencast 5. Celly 6. Dropbox 7. Youtube 8. Twitter 9. Evernote 10. Teaching Channel