Cool Tool | Aristo e-Bookshelf

CREDIT Aristo Educational PressAristo e-Bookshelf (Integrated Science) for iPad – Teacher’s Edition has been developed by Aristo Educational Press, Ltd. The following features make Aristo e-Bookshelf much more than just an ordinary e-Book reader, but a complete mobile support package for teachers: First of all, teachers are able to access all related books, apps and resources for the whole series after downloading just this single app. This is unlike other bookshelf apps, for which users have to download books one by one after installing the bookshelf. Secondly, after logging in, teachers can access the books and resources in offline mode (except online-dependent resources like YouTube videos). This ensures that class delivery is not limited by the Wi-Fi facility in the classroom or laboratory. Teachers can also bring all of the teaching resources to out-of-school learning activities by utilizing just one iPad and this e-Bookshelf app. Furthermore, the e-Bookshelf is provided free of charge to their textbook users. Notably, there are no “In-App Purchase” items in the app, meaning that with a single-login function, teachers can access the e-Bookshelf, other apps, Teacher’s Land on the Aristo’s website and other online resources at no additional charge. Learn more.

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Cool Tool | Schoology

CREDIT SchoologyNew York City-based Schoology—used by seven million users in 60,000 K-12 schools and universities around the world—combines dynamic learning management, an easy-to-use collaborative interface and next-generation API integration into one innovative solution. It transforms learning into a media-rich interactive experience where students, teachers, parents and administrators work together to raise student achievement worldwide. Available as a free stand-alone product and as a fee-based integrated enterprise-class solution deployed in schools or across districts, Schoology is user-centric and scalable for any blended learning environment. Learn more.

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Cool Tool | Conscious Classroom Management LumiBook

CREDIT LumiBook Rick Smith bookLumiBook is an interactive cloud book platform that illuminates learning with a wide variety of resources including text, video, audio files, resource links, file sharing, social media interaction, and more—all made possible by cloud technology. It also allows the author to collaborate with readers in the text, and change or add to the book. For over ten years, Rick Smith’s Conscious Classroom Management: Unlocking the Secrets of Great Teaching, 2nd Edition by Rick Smith has been the “go-to” book for creating more positive environments where referrals and suspensions are down and student engagement and teacher satisfaction are up. In this new edition, educators can access all of Rick Smith’s classroom management strategies along with video, rubrics, visuals, and digital tools that allow readers to interact directly with Rick Smith and Grace Dearborn. This LumiBook also includes three new chapters not included in the print book, and the promise of more updates directly by the author as discussions and collaborations unfold. Focused primarily on prevention, the Conscious Classroom Management LumiBook offers practical, easy-to-implement, proactive strategies that teachers can use to build positive connections with students, teach procedures, cultivate consistency, and hold their ground while inviting student cooperation. Read more.


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Cool Tool | Edivate

CREDIT School Improvement Network EdivateEdivate is an intelligent professional learning resource that creates a personalized learning experience for educators, helping them improve their practice and raise student achievement. It offers a personalized experience for every teacher, delivers thousands of the best resources that can be tailored to individual interests and needs, and features a new intuitive and easy to use interface. It makes the complex task of managing system-wide PD simpler. Administrators recommend PD to specific teachers, create online catalogs of professional learning resources and courses for entire schools or districts, or give teachers the ability to create their own PD plans. It is backed by a partnership of long-term support that offers strategic planning workshops, unlimited on-demand training, and ongoing consultation—all from an experienced client success team that gets to know a client’s unique objectives and challenges, and works over the long term to help them achieve their PD goals. Independent research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in Edivate increase student proficiency by an average of 18 percent in a single year compared to neighboring schools. Learn more.

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