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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Creating Data Files and Learning Lists

This is an example of what a learning menu might look like on a particular day.
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Our team sets up a number of online files to track student progress and offer learning lists and choices.

Typically we set up a Google sheets data file with a number of pages that relate to students' formal and informal assessments. We use that file to inform our collective curriculum work and target student support.

Similarly we create a learning menu that includes a number of specific learning choices and assignments. The learning menu changes day-to-day or week-to-week dependent on what the focus learning items are.

There are a number of online programs that are a mainstay of the learning menu. That Quiz is a favorite practice site that's used for simple assessments and math practice. I set up both an assessment file and a practice file, and then, during the year I assign specific assignments related to the content and skills we're learning.

We have a number of other programs that students access to study and learn including the following:
  • Symphony Math
  • Khan Academy
  • TenMarks
  • Lexia
  • Gizmos
  • Specific Videos via multiple channels
  • Google classroom
  • other online games and practice sites
It's helpful to set up these files and pages prior to the school year so that you have the time during the school year for other important student-centered events.