Our Latest Rock Star: Abilene Independent School District

by
Sarah Cornelius

Edmentum is happy to name Abilene Independent School District our latest Rock Star! Here, Heath Wright, the district’s Director of Extended School Program, shares some insights on their success.

The State of Assessment, Part 1

by
Lilly Flores

As the spring testing season winds down, we believe that it is important to reflect on how the first year of mandated next-generation assessments went for educators and students. Glitches with online assessments across the country have incited backlash from both students and parents, garnered significant media attention, and led to increased support for the "opt out" movement.

[Educator Appreciation] Win an iPad mini™!

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Sarah Cornelius

As the school year comes to an end, Edmentum wants to take a moment to thank all of the educators out there. So, we're giving away two iPad mini tablets!

Teaching Students to Question

by
Scott Sterling

Students should be encouraged to question everything in the classroom, including their teachers, their classmates, and even the curriculum itself.

Quick Guide: Making Sure Apps and Sites Are Safe

by
Scott Sterling

It seems like every day we hear about some new app or website that would be the perfect tool for an upcoming lesson.

[Middle School ELA Courses] The Design Process and New Features

by
Thomas Boe

In the fall of 2014, the Plato Courseware team started working on a brand-new series of courses for middle school English. They needed to dig into what strategies, tactics, features, voice, etc., work most effectively to engage middle school students, especially in English language arts (ELA).

Formative Assessment in the Classroom

by
Ashlee Tatum

There is a constant buzz in the news around testing and the question of whether or not students are being over-tested. No matter where you stand, determining what students know and where learning breaks down is critical to the education process. That’s where formative assessments come into play.

Summer Reading Take-Home Kit

by
Sarah Cornelius

You’ve been working with your students all year to improve their literacy skills and instill a love of reading.

PARCC Testing: Lessons Learned From the First Year

by
Stephanie Abbott

Instructional technology can make a huge difference in preparing at-risk students for PARCC and other next generation assessments.

[English Language Learners] 10 Considerations When Selecting Technology

by
Shari Rios

American classrooms are seeing more and more students who are English language learners (ELLs).

[National Teacher Day] Let's Celebrate!

by
Sarah Cornelius

Today is a day that we love here at Edmentum—it’s National Teacher Day! We see firsthand the hard work and dedication that educators across the country put in day after day.

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