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Free E-Book: Are Your Devices SBAC-Compliant?

by: Andrew Howard on Apr 23, 2014 12:49:00 PM

Can my student take the SBAC online assessment on this computer/tablet?

PARCC technology requirements informationThere's a lot of confusion about what devices students can use to take the SBAC assessment. That's why we created this E-Book: To help educators prepare for the SBAC Assessment.

This eBook details everything you need to know to make sure your school's devices are SBAC-Compatible, including

  • Information about tablets, screen size, and operating system;
  • Requirements, including keyboards and other accesiblity concerns.

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Topics: Common Core Assessments

What Role Does Mobile Learning Play in the Flipped Classroom?

by: Andrew Howard on Apr 22, 2014 8:50:49 AM

blended learning progress

Flipped classroom models create a  unique learning environment for today's students. Within the flipped classroom, students can actively question, discuss and put into practice the lessons they self-learned through online learning resources (videos, games, discussions, etc.)

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What is the Big Difference Between PARCC and Smarter Balanced?

by: Andrew Howard on Apr 22, 2014 7:13:00 AM

blended learning progress

We know that there are two different Common Core-aligned assessment consortia, but what exactly makes them different? In this blog post we review the key elements of Smarter Balanced and PARCC assessments. What makes them similar? What makes them different? Read below the fold for more.

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Topics: Common Core Assessments

What Devices Can Students Use to Take the Smarter Balanced Assessment?

by: Andrew Howard on Apr 15, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Smarter Balanced Device Requirements imageWith the beginning of the Spring 2014 Smarter Balanced (SBAC) field test just days away, we wanted to put this quick guide together to help educators identify if their school/classroom's devices (or students' devices, in a BYOD setting) are SBAC online assessment compatible.

Read below the break to learn more about the specific Smarter Balanced technology requirements for testing devices and how to ensure that your students’ devices meet the requirements.

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Topics: Common Core Assessments

Free E-Book: Are Your Devices PARCC-Compliant?

by: Andrew Howard on Apr 13, 2014 4:06:00 PM

Can my student take the PARCC online assessment on this computer/tablet?

PARCC technology requirements informationThere's a lot of confusion about what devices students can use to take the PARCC assessment. That's why we created this E-Book: To help educators prepare for the PARCC Assessment.

This eBook details everything you need to know to make sure your school's devices are PARCC-Compatible, including

  • Information about tablets, screen size, and operating system;
  • Requirements, including keyboards and other accesiblity concerns.

Read More

Topics: Common Core Assessments

Wowzers Releases Independent Evaluations

by: Andrew Howard on Apr 13, 2014 10:17:00 AM

Wowzers Students Improve Test Scores

Results from Two Independent Evaluations Released Today

University of Memphis study image

Today, we're releasing two independent evaluations. Both were completed by university researchers. One of the programs was a blended learning program during the school day. The other program was a tiered intervention program.

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Topics: Blended Learning