Archive for August, 2013

TxAIR Update

Below is a TxAIR update, you might have already received this information   through TEA and Project Share. For districts planning to use the ESTAR/MSTAR and TxAIR systems, we suggest the following steps: •To avoid multiple uploads, districts should not begin to pull data from their student information systems in order to populate the batch […]

Youtube: My Favorite Teacher

Some Videos to Inspire Back to School

Here are a few videos to get us pumped for the new school year. These videos can be shared with other teachers and even students. These videos can make for a great first day of school discussion about why education is important. The videos can be found here: http://pernillesripp.com/2013/08/12/some-videos-to-inspire-at-back-to-school/ Some questions to ask students or teachers, […]

Revised TEKS Transition Alignment Guide Screencast

With the implementation of the revised TEKS right around the corner we’ve developed a online workshop to help with the transition. The online workshop will be in the form of a workshop and focuses on the math Transition Alignment Guide (TAG Tool) in the CSCOPE mathematics curriculum. Each grade band session will walk through navigating and interpreting […]

Video: 5 Classroom Management Strategies to get Student Attention

Some good ideas for getting students attention.

Assessment Resources- TXAIR

The former TMSDS system has transitioned to a new system known as Texas Achievement Items Repository (TxAIR). TxAIR, the Texas Achievement Items Repository, is a TEKS-aligned system that provides science and mathematics resources for grades K–8, Integrated Physics and Chemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. The system contains approved question items and […]

Get Rid of Ads on Youtube

Many of us from time-to-time like to play videos from Youtube.com as a tool for student learning, however the ads that appear might not be appropriate for viewing in the classroom. Ad Block Plus is a free extension for Firefox and Google Chrome that eliminates the ads that appear before a video and under the […]

What You Need to be an Innovative Educator

From edutopia.org, for the original article click here.   Innovation isn’t a matter of will. Like most things worth creating, critical ingredients pre-exist the product. In the case of innovation in education, many of those necessary ingredients are simpler and more accessible than they might seem — which is, of course, good news to an […]

TEA Released Spring 2013 STAAR Assessments

TEA has released Springs 2013 STAAR assessments, you can read the complete press release below. Click here to go to the released assessments (newly released questions are identified by the “2013” at the end). AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released copies of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) and made […]