Help Me … Help You! Remember that funny scene and line from the film Jerry Maguire? It came to mind this morning when I came into the office early and participated in a major software release for VocabularySpellingCity. Today we
I’m just back from the International Literacy Conference and I was struck my some apparent elementary ELA industry trends: Principals, literacy coaches, and teachers all seemed to be moving away from basal readers as core curriculum. More often, they are
VocabularySpellingCity and Science4Us joined forces today with dozens of local businesses and many Fort Lauderdale public service teams for our educational partner-school Dillard Elementary‘s Career City 2016! Ranger Good Works organized and hosted this fabulous event, which followed the concept of walking
The VocabularySpellingCity site and app is a unique literacy tool used by many millions in schools, often to help ELL students. Why? Because VocabularySpellingCity is a rare combination of powerful, flexible, inexpensive, and convenient. Teachers can start using it on their own, or
Here are some of the best learning hacks we’ve added to VocabularySpellingCity over the last few years. Enjoy, and may your students benefit. 1. Vocabulary and Writing. Students need both to build their vocabulary and to practice writing. A teacher in Davie,
Hydrospanner, quest, apprentice. Awesome. Hyperspace. Hope. Here at VocabularySpellingCity, we had a StarWords celebration, and you brought it — the force of words, that is. Our members — teachers and their students, parents and their kids — took part in
SAMR: A Model for Assessing How Technology Affects Education Do you know the SAMR Model for assessing the impact of technology in the classroom? It’s a popular model and while it illuminates some points, I think it obscures some
Who Owns the Learning?
How VocabularySpellingCity Helps Students Own their Word Study
In the VocabularySpellingCity offices, we have some exciting discussions. For instance, must the word “school” always be a noun? I was in strong disagreement with an experienced English teacher (note, I have no such credentials). She argued “school” could only be used as a noun.
VocabularySpellingCity provides several powerful flexible ways to support differentiated learning. Differentiated instruction means meeting students where they are and providing them appropriately difficult learning challenges. For VocabularySpellingCity, this means being able to provide customized lists, assignments, and activities to specific