CURRICULUMbytes Issue 5

"Providing easy-to-use resources for your classroom"

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Website Spotlight

Experience College- and Career-Ready Assessment

The Experience CCRA webpage was designed to provide teachers, students and parents with resources to familiarize themselves with the layout, format and functionality of the new ISTEP+ technology enhanced assessment. The page contains a link to the actual practice assessment, answer keys to the practice assessment and other materials. Be sure to check out the site - and have your students who will participate in ISTEP+ testing this spring - so everyone can be prepared. An introductory video, created by the IDOE, has been included below as well.

A link to the practice Experience CCRA Assessment has been placed on our website - go to "Quicklinks" > "Parents and Students" > "Experience ISTEP Online".

"Experience College- and Career- Ready Assessment" Tool

App of the Week


A better student response system made by teachers for teachers ExitTicket teaches students that wrong answers lead to learning and that micro-successes lead to mastery, empowering them to own their academic progress. ExitTicket gives teachers the real-time data to realistically do what they have always wanted - differentiate instruction and provide immediate intervention for all students. Get a free account here - I have already created South Montgomery Community School Corporation, so you would need to search for or create your school before using. Though a teacher app is not available yet, you can create an "app" by following the steps provided here. You can download the student app from iTunes.

Did You Know...

All SMCSC students and staff have access to digital books through the OverDrive system. Anyone can check out eBooks by logging in with their network information - just go to the login page here. Make it easier to check out and read eBooks by downloading the app from iTunes. Contact Mr. Sparks for more information.

Additional Resources

Christmas Break

Saturday, Dec. 20th, 12am to Sunday, Jan. 4th 2015 at 12am

This is an online event.

Tech PD - Using PowerSchool with Amber King

Thursday, Jan. 8th 2015 at 3:30pm

6425 U.S. 231

Crawfordsville, IN

Library Lab

Tech PD - Twitter Chat with Dr. Greiner and Anne Lesko

Tuesday, Jan. 13th 2015 at 3:30pm

6425 U.S. 231

Crawfordsville, IN

High School Library