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After the Storm

After the Storm

by Classroom, Inc.

GRADES / High School (Grades 9-12), Middle School (Grades 5-8)
PRICING PLANS / Free
PLATFORMS / Web Browser
https://www.classroominc.org/

CCSS-aligned reading game and corresponding curriculum for Middle School students

Overview

After the Storm is web-based game and corresponding CCSS-aligned, offline curriculum that helps students develop reading and writing skills in a real world context, promoting career literacy in the process. Classroom Inc. offers teachers and schools three different packages to purchase the game and corresponding offline curriculum ranging from $39.99 - $495.00 per year. As of August 2015, around 1,500 students and teachers in over 30 schools have used After the Storm.

GOALS:

After the Storm is web-based game and corresponding offline curriculum that helps students develop reading and writing skills in a real world context, promoting career literacy in the process. Teachers are able to track students progress and comprehension of specific Common Core standards and adjust the material accordingly for each student. The product was designed to present material in a relevant and engaging way for students while empowering teachers to keep their students on track.

APPROACH:

After the Storm places students as Editor-in-Chief of a community magazine in charge of helping a community recover after a hurricane devastates the the city. Through built-in assessments and engagements with other characters and in-game events, students are presented with CCSS-aligned reading and writing challenges. As students progress through the game, teachers can keep track of their students’ progress and comprehension of specific standards. If a student is struggling with a particular concept, the game will adjust and provide extra scaffolding to guide that student through extra work related to that topic. Teachers can also adjust the curriculum to match the needs of specific students, and school leaders and administrators can view reports across classes.

IMPLEMENTATION:

Teachers and students can access the game in a browser on their computers. Teachers and administrators can access student data via the web app’s teacher dashboard.

PRICING:

Classroom Inc. offers three different annual license packages to purchase After the Storm:

  1. Basic Package: for $39.99, schools or teachers can purchase the game for up to 125 students
  2. Digital Package: for $99.99, schools can purchase the basic package, as well as a 400 page PDF educator guide that includes complete lessons, rubrics, discussion questions and projects that all support the game.
  3. Print Package: for $495.00, schools get the digital package and a hard copy version of the educator guide.

Teachers can pay additional fees for access to student notebooks, which include over 100 pages of mini-lessons, graphic organizers and team-based projects. Teachers can also purchase in-person training and ongoing instructional coaching.

WHO IS USING IT:

As of August 2015, around 1,500 students and teachers in over 30 schools have used After the Storm.

EDUCATOR REVIEWS

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Speech and Language Pathologist full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population

I think having the program read the questions to the students would be helpful as an additional feature I like the fact that there is a second story coming out at a lower grade level but think that there could be some options for math word problems that would apply to real life costs and money ma...

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EDUCATOR REVIEWS

Speech and Language Pathologist full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population

I think having the program read the questions to the students would be helpful as an additional feature I like the fact that there is a second story coming out at a lower grade level but think that there could be some options for math word problems that would apply to real life costs and money ma...

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Tracy full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
Technology Integration. School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Low Income Population, Project Based School, 1:1 Devices, BYOD Devices, Blended Learning

Would be great to be able to share the output between teachers on the same team so they could discuss strategies to be used with a student needing accommodations

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Be able to share lessons among teachers or school wide, let st...

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PRICING PLANS

Free

Classroom, Inc. After the Storm Pricing Plan - After the Storm along with the complete suite of three Read to Lead learning games (Community in Crisis and Vital Signs) - including 3 learning games, teacher dashboards and printable projects, 21st century literacy lessons and quick help videos are offered to educators nationwide: teachers, administrators and after school staff for FREE. Classroom, Inc. offers a free virtual training for educators prior to program kick-off. For optional in-person training or ongoing coaching options, the cost is $5,000/day plus travel expenses. With a typical implementation, much of the planning and contact can be done virtually, with customers often requesting one to three days of training, curriculum planning and instructional coaching services. While student materials are available digitally for free, a set of printed student workbooks cost $215.00/pack of ten.
Can be purchased by Teacher, School Leader, or District Administrator. - We sell in-app upgrades and/or content (one-time)N/A

TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS

This product is accessible via a web browser.

PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

Standards

Common Core Aligned Common Core Aligned

Audience

For Teachers For Teachers

Characteristics

Assessment Assessment

Game-based Learning Game-based Learning

Games Games

Learning Dashboard Learning Dashboard

Subject Matter

Language Arts Language Arts

Reading Reading

Vocabulary Vocabulary

Writing Writing

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