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October 2015

Campus Highlight: North Heights Junior High

Teachers at North Heights Junior High are using a free formative assessment tool called Edulastic to assess student learning. Teachers are utilizing the customizable assessment features to build in-class tests that center around student mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

More Features from Edulastic:

This Month's Featured Web Tools

While the Hour of Code is in December, has suggested resources for educators, unplugged lessons (those not requiring computers), and tutorials to help you teach computer science to kids of all ages any time of the year.

To host an hour of code with your class, sign up now!


With Tynker, students can easily learn programming using the free app or from any web browser. Solve puzzles to learn concepts, easily build your own games, and control robots and drones using step-by-step coding tutorials.

It also offers a curriculum & STEM library if you want to combine programming with Math, Science, English, or Social Studies.


ThingLink is an interactive image-creation tool designed to help kids present information in a different way. Students have the ability to turn any image into an interactive graphic that launches multimedia through "hot spots." There's also a free app!

This can helpful for kids who need a visual way to represent new concepts, especially those who learn best with images and symbols instead of words.

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