Blended Learning through Compass Learning (www.thelearningodyssey.com)
Compass is an online program that provides instruction in reading, math, science, and social studies for grades K-12. It is adaptive, diagnostic, teacher-led, individualized and drives student success. Based on the MAP test scores, a learning path is created for each student pinpointing individual student needs. Compass is based on the Common Core Standards. All EAGLE students will be immersed in the Common Core State Standards through active engagement in this program.
Project Based Learning through TechnoKids
TechnoKids is a K-12 computer curriculum with a collection of innovative technology projects. Lessons are designed specifically to prepare children for the future.
- Writing a report, article, or letter using Word
- Producing a presentation, ad, or story with PowerPoint
- Recording, calculating, graphing, and analyzing data with Excel
- Storing and manipulating data in Access
- Creating commercials using MovieMaker
- Animating using Flash
Accelerated Reader (AR)
[From A Parent’s Guide To Accelerated Reader]
AR is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) AR gives both children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.
Children using AR choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.
Teachers and librarians help your child choose books at an appropriate reading level that are challenging without being frustrating, ensuring that your child can pass the quiz and experience success.
If your child does not do well on the quiz, the teacher may help him:
• Choose another book that is more appropriate.
• Ask more probing questions as your child reads and before he takes a quiz.
• Pair your child with another student, or even have the book read to your child.
In most cases, children really enjoy taking the quizzes. Since they’re reading books at their reading and interest levels, they are likely to be successful. This is satisfying for most children. Best of all, they learn and grow at their own pace.