Washington Tech Tidbits

Washington School - February 15, 2016

Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning Day is TODAY, February 17! It was started in 2012 with the purpose of actively spreading and sharing innovative practices that improve student outcomes. Digital Learning Day is not strictly about technology--it's about learning. Head over to the Digital Learning Day website for online resources and lesson plans that have improved the learning of K-12 students across the nation.

MAP to Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers interactive problems for students, with instant feedback, that correlate to MAP sub-goals. Because these exercises are correlated to RIT ranges, they are perfect for flexible student grouping.

According to NWEA, "The correlation between MAP RIT scores and the Khan Academy exercises was determined by using our 2015 norms data to approximate grade levels, which were then matched to the corresponding Common Core State Standards."

For more information, check out NWEA's MAP to Khan Academy support page and documents. To set up a class in Khan Academy to support MAP data, refer to the drawing below or set up a time with me!

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Many of you attended my SignUpGenius sessions a couple of weeks ago. If you need any more assistance with creating your sign-up or sending it out to parents, please contact me.

Web Presence Deadline Approaching

Nice job to everyone who has been working to update their site this year! Just a reminder that the final web presence deadline is March 2. At that time, your web site/blog should include homework expectations and major assignments/upcoming projects.

Click here to view the district's Web Presence Guidelines Rubric.

Check out the video below for 2 ways to create QR codes!

Two Easy Ways to Create QR Codes