Author Archives: victorrivero

Keeping an Academic Focus

Technology for identifying and assessing concerning behaviors before they escalate. GUEST COLUMN | by Katie Johnson Mrs. Andrews is a 7th grade Science teacher. She has an average of 300 students in and out of her classroom each day. Does … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | High School Test Prep Courses from Odysseyware

Is there anything that could sound less appealing to a high school student than studying for an equivalency test or the ACT? It conjures up images of poring over boring textbooks and reviewing flashcards late into the night. Thankfully, Odysseyware’s … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Skaffl


A workflow management solution designed for the iPad, Skaffl enables teachers to distribute materials, and collect and assess student assignments. Skaffl combines both in-app activities that allow the teacher to go completely paperless by incorporating built in annotation tools for students to complete handouts, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | First Story Maker

A new iOS 8 iPad app, Reader Bee’s  First Story Maker, features what may be the first custom iPad keyboard for children. Through use of the Honeycomb Keyboard, a child’s story comes to life with magic pictures that transform into words … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Gradeable 

Gradeable is a paper and mobile assessment tool designed to empower teachers with their own data. Teachers create and share daily assessments to get personalized, formative insights on students and their learning progress. In addition to analyzing comments and rubric-based scoring for paper or digital … Continue reading

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