Reading before writing? Writing before reading? It’s a “did the chicken or the egg come first?” type of quandary. As educators, we know that reading and writing go hand in hand.
The U.S vs. the World: The Smartest Kids in the World Evaluates Education Around the Globe
The United States of America has long compared its students to top-performing children of other nations, but how do the world’s education superpowers look through the eyes of a United States high school student?
[EdTech Evaluation] 4 Reasons to Pilot a New Program During Second Semester
The beginning of second semester, when needs and challenges are well-known, is a great time to pilot a program that can lead to meaningful improvements in student outcomes. Here are four reasons to consider a second semester pilot of one of Edmentum’s online learning programs:
Making Indiana eLearning Days Work for You
As more and more schools up their student-device ratio to 1:1, the possibilities for eLearning opportunities have expanded. In Indiana, this idea of virtual options for learning first manifested itself in the form of the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) Flex Program, launched in 2011, followed by the Virtual Option for Inclement Weather, which kicked off in 2014. Then, beginning in the 2017–18 school year, the IDOE combined these efforts into what is known today as the IDOE eLearning Day Program.
100th Anniversary of Children's Book Week: Top Books from Each Decade
Whether these glorious stories launched a once-unknown author into the spotlight or created time-honored series and characters we’ll never forget, these memorable classics (of old and new) hold a special place in the hearts of children and adults alike. Enjoy this look back through the decades.
Considering Competitive Educational Game Play in the Intensive Reading Middle School Classroom
“Educational Game Day” at my school began with a vision to decrease student trepidation specific to standardized reading assessments, increase assessment reading self-confidence, increase celebrations for assessment reading achievements, and diminish the fear associated with test taking. To accomplish the goals, I envisioned students competing against me in various indoor and outdoor kinesthetic games.