State testing season causes many emotions for teachers and students alike. For teachers—it can feel like the measure of one’s success comes down to the state assessment. For students—it can feel like the decision regarding promotion or retention hinges on the results of the state assessment.
Angel Rowland is a high school math teacher at Ware County High School in Waycross, Georgia who has been teaching for 17 years. This year she was accepted into our Edcite Experts program [once Edcite Experts page is ready, we’ll link it here]. She has advanced knowledge of Edcite and uses it frequently in her classroom. Fun fact: Angel’s husband is a business and technology teacher at WCHS and introduced her to Edcite last year! Read on to learn more about how Angel uses Edcite.
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.
Canvas and Edcite share a philosophy: we want to give educators powerful tools to create better futures for their students. At Edcite, we have seen a lot of growth in K12 for Canvas because, as schools and districts are moving toward more online curriculum, they now need the LMS capabilities that were once only used by colleges and universities. Canvas is a flexible framework that districts can set up to meet these needs. With K-12 customers in 49 of the 50 states and 4,000 customers overall, Canvas has become the solution for districts across the country.