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October 2017

How Parents Can Take a More Active Role in Their Child's Learning - And How it Makes a Difference

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by lindsay.coles

The research is there; those simple “What did you learn at school today?” conversations matter. Let’s take a closer look at three ways staying involved in your child’s education makes a difference, as well as three simple things you can start doing today to take a more active role!

[Study Island Feature Focus] Create Customizable Built Tests

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by madison.michell

Study Island's Test Builder feature allows teachers and administrators to easily create, customize, and share unique Built Tests that leverage questions from a pool of over 600,000 high-quality instructional items.

5 Tips for Teachers to Stay Happy and Healthy This Cold Season

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by scott.sterling

Let’s face it—every classroom is a germ farm. Take these steps now, and save yourself a few sick days later.

Classroom Assessment: The Benefits of Practice Testing

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by regina.waddell

Practice testing has been proven to be one of the most effective learning techniques. Here's what some of the latest research has to say about how you can put this approach to use in the classroom.

How Teachers Can Help Students Understand Source Credibility

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by scott.sterling

Because of the constant inundation of content we’re all faced with today, it’s more important than ever to teach young students about the importance of and the correct way to go about assessing the credibility of source materials, especially online.

[Best Practices] 5 Tips to Improve Student Outcomes with Data

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by sarah.cornelius@edmentum.com

Today’s educators have access to a wide variety of student data, but are you getting the right data?

[Teacher Tips] Expand Your Students’ Horizons with Virtual Field Trips

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by lisa.bliss

With some planning and the help of technology, you can design virtual "field trips" to give your students hands-on experiences with places and cultures they've never seen.

College Entrance Exams: What Parents, Teachers, and School Administrators Can Do to Help Students Succeed

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by sarah.cornelius@edmentum.com

The SAT® and ACT® tests can have a significant impact on which colleges or universities accept a student. Here’s what all of the adults in students’ academic lives—including parents, teachers, and school administrators—can do to support success on these important exams.

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