New Product: IXL Learning for Social Studies

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Is your district looking for a digital program to provide personalized social studies practice? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of IXL Learning’s 6th Grade Social Studies.

IXL Learning is a supplemental online program providing content for grades PK-12 that includes language arts, math, social studies, and science. Learning List recently reviewed the social studies content for grade 6, which provides social studies practice problems and explanations. The program intends to offer a personalized learning experience to meet students’ individual learning needs.

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New Product: Savvas’ Elevate Science for NGSS

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Does your district need instructional materials to support K-8 implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Savvas’ (formerly Pearson) Elevate Science.

Savvas’ (formerly Pearson) Elevate Science is a comprehensive science program for grades K-8. Materials are available in print and online. The program focuses on providing student-centered, three-dimensional learning. Elevate supports the development of critical and analytical thinking while developing literacy skills and an interest in STEM related activities.

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New Product: Agile Mind Texas Mathematics

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Is your district looking for mathematics materials to support blended learning? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Agile Mind Texas Mathematics for grades 6-8.

Agile Mind’s Texas Mathematics is a comprehensive math program for students in grades 6-8. The program enables students to interact with content in a variety of ways while addressing individual learning needs. The material is available in print and digital forms, and is intended to support TEKS-based instruction.

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New Product: Mentoring Minds ThinkUp! Math for TEKS

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Do you need a product to support student mastery of the TEKS for math? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Mentoring Minds ThinkUp! Math.

Mentoring Minds ThinkUp! Math is a comprehensive mathematics product that supports TEKS-based instruction in grades 1 through 8. Content is available in print with an online pre-assessment. ThinkUp! Math is designed to help students develop critical thinking skills and connect math to real world situations.  The material  also supports instruction in the 9 Traits of Critical Thinking™ as defined by Mentoring Minds.

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New Product: Voyager Sopris Learning’s Voyager Passport for TEKS

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Does your district have students who would benefit from teacher-led reading intervention? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Voyager Passport published by Voyager Sopris Learning.

Voyager Passport is a teacher-led reading intervention for students with reading challenges. The materials are available in both print and digital formats. The digital materials mirror the print materials. The goal of the program is to help students develop the skills and strategies they need to be on-grade-level readers.

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New Product Review: Edmentum’s Study Island

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Does your district need a digital program to supplement core instruction? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Edmentum’s Study Island.  

Edmentum’s Study Island is a digital, supplemental program designed to support student learning in the four core subjects for students in grades K-12. Learning List recently published reviews of the content for grade 8 social studies and grade 7 and 8 ELA; reviews of Study Island content for other subjects and grade levels were published previously.  

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New Product: MobyMax Mathematics K-8

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Is your district looking for a digital product to support math instruction? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of MobyMax for math.

MobyMax is a supplemental online program that supports a variety of content areas for grades K-8. Learning List recently reviewed the math content for grades K-8.  The program focuses on filling learning gaps and helping struggling learners achieve grade-level performance.

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New Product Review: Istation

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Learning List recently reviewed Istation, which was submitted for state adoption in Texas in response to the Texas Education Agency’s Proclamation 2019 call for K-8 English language arts and reading (ELAR) and Spanish language arts (SLAR) products aligned to the new ELAR and SLAR Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Istation is a supplemental reading and writing program for grades PK-8. Content is available in English and Spanish. Instruction is presented digitally and includes printable resources. The adaptive program identifies and addresses gaps in student learning and supports intervention at each Response to Intervention (RtI) tier. Across grades, the program develops vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and word analysis skills.

Istation provides personalized, adaptive instruction in specific reading skills. Students complete the “Istation Indicator of Progress” (ISIP) at the beginning of the year and each month thereafter. Animated characters provide directions for ISIP tasks and examples of how to enter responses. ISIP is available in English and Spanish.  Based on ISIP results, the program prescribes specific learning activities and the usage time needed to address individual student learning gaps. As students move along individualized learning paths, instruction adapts, providing more or less challenging content based on student progress. [Read more…]

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New Product Review: ThinkCERCA

ThinkCERCA logoLearning List recently reviewed ThinkCERCA, which was submitted for state adoption in Texas in response to the Texas Education Agency’s Proclamation 2019 call for K-8 English language arts and reading (ELAR) products aligned to the new ELAR Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). ThinkCERCA is an online learning platform that helps students in grades 3-12 develop literacy and critical thinking skills across the core subject areas. Instruction focuses on developing close reading and academic writing skills. ThinkCERCA’s Texas Edition addresses the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for English language arts/reading (ELAR) and supports instruction in blended learning environments. Learning List reviewed materials for grades 6-8.

ThinkCERCA focuses on developing students’ ability to read texts and produce written responses using the CERCA framework: (1) make Claims, (2) support claims with textual Evidence, (3) explain their Reasoning, (4) recognize Counterarguments, and (5) use language that appeals to a particular Audience. Core instruction is presented in modular “CERCA Sets” that cover content from across the core subject areas (i.e., English/language arts, science, mathematics, and social studies). Many CERCA Sets are not grade specific. [Read more…]

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