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10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones Inside the Classroom

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The existence of smartphones is considered to be one of the defining aspects of the 21st century classroom. There has been a tremendous change on how school and classroom policies are implemented to modernize the learning process for kids as well as teachers. Meanwhile, adding to that is the advent of mobile devices which are good teaching tools to have an effective classroom communication. According to a survey done on 500 teachers and administrators, 34% employ the use of handheld gadgets. In this post, we want to provide you with great approach on how to full utilize smartphones and tablets in the classroom. Continue reading

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5 Quick Tips to Stay on Top of Common Core Standards

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Lesson plans, workbooks, posters, infinite paper work and much more. Sounds like a lot of balls to juggle, huh?

Hey, all you teachers out there – Does the topic of common core state standards (CCSS) send you in a tizzy? Continue reading

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Back To School – Splash Math

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Why should I choose Splash Math Apps this school year?

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iPad is increasingly getting adopted as a learning medium.More than 1,000 schools are piloting iPad programs across the nation, a partial list of which can be found here. More than 1.5 million iPads are parked in K-12 classrooms. Some of the early initiatives like that of Virginia Department of Education’s have already yielded positive results. Students have reported increased engagement in learning, independence in learning and collaboration. Check out this infographic here.

Learning mathematics, practice is the key. Let’s see what are available options for a parent or teacher to practice math?

Math workbooks by textbook publishers

Pros: Ranging between $9 and $10, they aresubsidized to schools and provided by educational publishers along with the textbooks.

Cons: heavy and cumbersome, they are possibly the least engaging of practice methods.

Math workbooks by non-textbook publishers

Pros: They are available as chapter-wise titles hence less bulky than curriculum workbooks

Cons: They are loosely aligned to the curriculum. Like the paper workbooks, theylacks engagement. They cost around $7-$8 per title, hence you might effectively end up paying $40 or more for covering the whole syllabus.

Online Math programs

Pros:They save paper. Some contain video lessons along with practice content which is helpful. They track progress of a child.

Cons:They are not as effective as apps in terms of engagement. Most programs are in the range of $10 per monthor $80 for the year.

Math Apps

Pros:Once gamified properly, they provide high engagement to a kid which translates to faster and higher retained learning.

Cons: Loose or almost no alignment to the curriculum. Seldom can onecannot track progress of the child systematically.

Splash Math Worksheets combine the best of all the above practice methods. Being a Math app, it is highly engaging and fun way for the kids to learn math. With literally infinite math problems, Splash Math will last the entire school year. Being aligned to Common Core State Standards, it helps the kids get ready for the national standardized tests. Automatic grading of the responses and detailed email reports save the teacher and parent precious time. For $9.99 which is roughly the cost of 2 Starbucks coffees, these apps provide bang for the buck.

Go green! These interactive worksheets on iPad can be used year after year in a classroom, saving paper and trees. Finally, the built-in reward system makes it engaging for the kids and helps retain kids’ interest in year-long math practice.

Splash Math apps have the users’ mandate. Over 900,000 users have downloaded Splash Math. Loyalty to the app is quite high as a significant percentage of its users own multiple Splash Math titles.

Home schooling parents use it as a full time math program whileregular parents use them as additional practice program. Over 2,000 teachers use them in the classroom as enrichment and intervention tools or as a regular workbook in their 1:1 iPad pilot programs.

Hence, this school year, save time, money and paper using Splash Math Apps.

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