Links to grade level Universal Screeners:
(Here is some helpful information that the Instructional Coaches
received about Gizmos from Brad Cook CISD DLC.)
Gizmos are standards-aligned online Science & Math simulations for learners and educators to use.
CISD paid for the license for all schools this year. Some schools already had Gizmos in previous years (because they were Title I). Now, all CISD Schools (K-12) have access.
Gizmos is accessible from the Explore Learning website. The website does NOT use SSO(single sign-on) and does not currently sync with Active Directory for logging in. As of now, Gizmos will not be included on Classlink, because it does not support SSO. Gizmos do not support a Google Plus login. Learners and educators will have to set up their logins manually – it is NOT difficult at all. Here are the directions for setting up an account: Gizmos login information for CISD.
Most of the Gizmos/simulations work fine on an iPad. There are a few Gizmos which are flash-based, which will not work on an iPad (unless you log in to VMWare). You can test your system for Gizmos compatibility at Gizmos System Test Page.
- P Predict
- O Observe
- I Infer
- D Do Differently
- How often do you use the data to make adjustments on the fly?
- How often do you share and compare your data?
- Before looking at the data what do we expect it will tell us?
- On your own, make predictions
- Share with your team
- On our own first, look at the data
- Make observations (no judgments)
- Share observations
- Gain better understandings of the data from multiple points of view
- On your own first, make personal inferences based on observations
- Discuss areas of strength and areas of concern (don’t take it personally)
- Highlight areas to target
- Use this information to develop SMART goals.
- Take action based on what the evidence tells you
How do you ensure COLLABORATION, not just CO-BLAB-ORATION?
Labels: Data Dig
There is a great CISD Schoology course titled 'Coppell Book Clubs'. Here you can find novel studies that have already been created for your book clubs through the Schoology platform. What is even better is that they are already divided by Lexile. This is a great resource to use during your guided instruction time with your learners.
Login into Coppell ISD's Schoology website and use this access code to join the group.
While I do my 'Google' thing I usually come across some pretty amazing blogs. There always seems to be that one that really catches my attention. 'This Reading Mama' is worth your time to surf for ELAR and small group interventions. Her blog is organized, easy to read and jam-packed with resources and literature.
Here it the link to her blog: This Reading Mama
To help you out a little bit, here are some direct links worth reading.
'The Reading Mama' partners with 'The Measured Mom'. She too has some amazing information on her blog. Here is the link to her blog: The Measured Mom
Many of you have inquired about guided math in your classroom. I have been having so much fun with some of you already and super excited about watching this in action in the classroom. I created a guided math template to share. Feel free to make a copy and make the changes that will work for you and your learners. I am MORE THAN glad to partner with you so... Book Me!
Labels: Guided Math
Many of you know that I am a blog reader and have read blogs long before Pinterest was even invented. I love to spend time reading and 'surfing' blogs for new ideas and to learn new things. With all of that being said, here are a couple of blogs that I think you will find worthy of 'surfing'.
Here are a few websites that had ideas for morning work. Some are for younger grades, but could easily be adapted for the upper grades. These may not even work for your class, but hopefully by looking at them it will at least spark an idea of something that will work with your learners.
Wise Guys Morning Work
Morning Work Make Over
Morning Work Tubs
What's The Question
Kid Friendly Yoga
Labels: Morning Work