With over 135 million Office 365 users, a huge number of businesses, nonprofits and other organizations are using Microsoft tools. Schools and districts want to prepare their students for the tools they will use in the workforce, so more and more schools are adopting Office 365 and Teams. In September 2017, it was reported that 125,000 organizations were using Microsoft Teams. By March 2018, that grew to 200,000, and in September 2018, there were close to 330,000 organizations using Teams.
Do you remember studying for the ACT or GRE? Did you buy the vocabulary flashcards or make your own? I remember the summer of 2009 as “The One With the GRE Flashcards” because I took them everywhere and reviewed them in every spare moment. Whether it was by the pool, in the DMV, at the doctor’s office, or at my kitchen table, my anxiety about memorizing the vocabulary words continued to increase. I remember wishing I had received better vocabulary instruction in school. The reality is, in many places, we still aren’t YET teaching vocabulary, or word study, well. The key word here is: YET.
March Madness is underway, and we are joining the competition with our March Madness Drag & Drop Championship! Follow #EdciteMarchMadness on social media to see which Edcite drag and drop question types have been most popular in 2019! We’ll be posting our Sweet Sixteen, Final Four, and the Championship Winner on the days of the NCAA tournament. You can also download our Drag & Drop Championship bracket to keep track of our question types and the winners in each heat.
I entered the teaching profession hungry to learn how to be a great educator and ready to become the next National Teacher of the Year! I watched Stand and Deliver, Freedom Writers, Dangerous Minds, Lean on Me, and Dead Poets Society, just to name a few. I was ready!
Much like Edcite, Google Classroom is a powerful, free tool for teachers. Teachers nationwide use Google Classroom’s suite of tools to send assignments to students and manage their class stream. We are really excited to be integrating with Google Classroom Gradebook as an additional step in this journey.
In October of 2018, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced that they were, as many states have also chosen to do, opting out of the PARCC assessment in lieu of administering their own New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) this spring.