TOO COOL (PERFECT FOR SCHOOL): We've got our favorite edtech teacher and administrator tools for the week right here, as highlighted in our Instruct newsletter. By the way--got a favorite S’Cool Tool you like to use? We would love to hear and share your recommendations! If you’ve got a tool that makes you or your students sing from the proverbial mountaintops, fill out this form to let us know. It might just get featured!
Our tools of the week are:
Free: “Show me the money!” shouted Cuba Gooding, Jr.--but he should have asked more questions about how to save it. Teach your kiddos about financial literacy this summer with the Renegade Buggies App, a free educational app developed by the National Center for Families Learning. It’ll rev up financial literacy and math skills among student and their parents, but feel like you’re just gaming around.
$25 and up: Feeling that weird, summertime repetitiveness (dare we say, summertime sadness)? Send students to a Minecraft camp--or attend one yourself! For $25 and up, students and adults can attend an online or in-person “Connected Camp,” and learn to code as well as make new friends.
License: If you’re a fan of NWEA and MAP testing over PARCC and the like, check out Skills Navigator. This new K-8 classroom assessment system for math, reading comprehension, vocabulary and language usage that helps teachers identify the skills students are ready to learn and provide instructional resources to meet students’ specific needs, especially for those taking the MAP test at the end of the year.