Information is the Key to Data-Driven Teaching by Lucy Kosturko was originally published on Getting Smart. Data provides us with evidence to guide future actions. An estimated 46 million people rang in January 2014 by seeking guidance from a smartphone app that gathers health and fitness data. That’s one-third of
We've shared at length our resources for your iPad, but we're happy to announce our new Chromebook apps! Writing Navigator Writing Navigator is a suite of four tools, one for each step in the writing process: planning, drafting, revising, and publishing. Each tool offers numerous instructional features that help students create an effective
In and around 3rd grade, students make a significant transition: rather than learning to read, they begin reading to learn. That transition has classroom implications as well: instead of teaching students how to read, we instead expect them to use their (assumed) reading skills to acquire new information on their own (e.g., reading
As we wrap up 2014, we take a look back at a fabulous year here at Curriculum Pathways. This year brought record registrations, skyrocketing student usage, and continued creativity in resource/app integration. Of our 1,250+ (free!) resources, here are this year's most loved. Top 3 Resources 1. Algebra 1. Explore video and
Curriculum Pathways supports English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction, which we consider to be one of today’s most important educational challenges. Imagine walking into a classroom where you are not only the new kid but the new kid who can’t understand what others are saying. Imagine being the teacher
Available as a web and iOS app, and Chromebook app, Reading Records is the perfect complement to conducting running records of reading. The ability to record students as they read aloud, and the built-in tools for assigning, evaluating, and analyzing performance, add much needed efficiency to the running records process. Reading
Reading Records is your solution for conducting running records of reading. With its many time-saving features and tools for individualizing reading instruction, what are you waiting for? Get started today using these four simple steps. Get more information about creating your free Curriculum Pathways account. Have a suggestion for our next release?
Since our initial release, we've talked with teachers and reading specialists from across the country about ways to improve Reading Records, our popular, cross-platform solution to running records of reading. The overall consensus: “Wow, this is great, but we want more!” So, here’s what you can expect from the latest
Running records of students’ reading are considered a valuable source of data for reading instruction, but also a significant time sink and generally tricky to administer. Reading Records is an anytime, anywhere solution that promises to yield the same valuable data without compromising precious class time (while providing several enhancements to the old paper-and-pencil method).