City Today - March 2010

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Welcome to the March 2010 edition of The City Today, bringing you all the latest from EducationCity.com!

School Spotlight

We’re thrilled to bring you another success story straight from our schools! Students at Maple Shade Township School District in Maple Shade, New Jersey have been using EducationCity.com to boost student achievement since last November. Already, we’ve seen 6,000 logins from students!

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According to Assistant Superintendent Joe Langowski, students are encouraged to use EducationCity.com 20 minutes each day, three days a week after school. Teachers provide in-class quizzes and send assignments to students for at-home completion.

Langowski attributes the short-term success of EducationCity.com to elementary student appeal that reinforces skills students are used to working with in electronic media. “I think parents spend a lot of time searching for educational tools for their children, and we felt by putting one great product in their hands with a feature of safety, we can look at what students are doing and use it as an assessment and remediation tool.” The district’s Director of Technology Steve Cappello agrees, “It’s really a great tool for parents to help them to be able to support their children in school.”

Parents and teachers alike are fans of EducationCity.com. Donna Krier, whose daughter Lisa is in the second grade at Howard R. Yocum Elementary School, is excited about the site. The Maple Shade resident said EducationCity.com is user-friendly and has a variety of educational topics that hold her daughter’s interest. “I think it’s great because it doesn’t seem like they are doing extra homework for school. It has a lot of games, which kids really love,” Krier said.

But what does our most important audience think of EducationCity.com? Lisa, 7, logs on to EducationCity.com almost every night while her mother makes dinner for her family. She enjoys playing the games and wants to share EducationCity.com with her friends. “If a friend came over and she didn’t know about it, I would tell her about EducationCity – because I want more people to know about it, because it’s really fun,” Lisa said.

*Excerpts taken from an article published on Philly.com by Amanda Rittenhouse.

New Activities

The EducationCity.com team has been busy updating activities and creating new activities for you and your students to enjoy! Check out the following new activities: 

Grade 1

Splash Out

Math, Estimation & Measurement

Total the coins in Sten’s hand, then make amounts by selecting the correct coins

Educational games matematicas number sense

Descubre el Océano

Matemáticas, Number Sense

Count on or backwards in 10’s up to 100

¡A Bailar!

Matemáticas, Number Sense

Position two numbers up to 20 on number lines. Compare the numbers using terms “the same as”, “more than” and “less than”

Grade 2

Catch a Kuko

Math, Number Sense

Order 10 numbers in the range of 100,000 to 999,999

¡A Bailar!

Matemáticas, Number Sense

Compare and order numbers using the related vocabulary

Ciudad Espacial

Matemáticas, Estimation & Measurement

Measure objects using standard units

Grade 3

Mystery Manor

Language Arts, Reading

Identify and use similar words/synonyms in the context of a mystery evening

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Manu in the Mirror

Language Arts, Reading

Identify opposites/antonyms

Catch a Kuko

Math, Number Sense

Order 10 numbers in the range of 1,000 to 9,999

Rabbit Roundup

Math, Number Sense

Rounding numbers

Atrapa al Conejo

Matemáticas, Number Sense

Rounding numbers

Ciudad Espacial

Matemáticas, Estimation & Measurement

Measure objects using standard units

Grade 4

Dragon’s Pendant

Language Arts, Literature

Use creative writing skills to direct a movie scene, focusing on character traits and viewpoints

educational space games

Catch a Kuko

Math, Number Sense

Order 10 numbers in the range of 100,000 to 999,999

El Juego del Monstruo

Matemáticas, Geometry

Position numbers with up to three decimal places on a number line

Fútbol, Fútbol

Matemáticas, Geometry

Draw where a shape will be after it has been reflected in a mirror line

Day at the Museum

Science, Scientific Inquiry

Create a bar graph and answer questions about data collected as part of an investigation into elephants and crayfish

Grade 5

Wonderful World

Math, Statistics, Data Analysis and Probability

Choose and justify different chart types based on the data collected

Day at the Museum

Math, Investigation and Experimentation

Create a bar graph and answer questions about data collected as part of investigations

Grade 6

Valley of the Kings

Language Arts, Reading

Explore and respond to a variety of themed non-fiction texts 

RC Racers

Math, Number Sense

Order a set of fractions by converting them to decimals

 

City News - Winter 2010

Late is better than never! We didn’t forget, the Winter 2010 issue of City News, our own customer magazine, should be in your mailbox shortly! This issue includes something for everybody, full of updates on EducationCity.com, school stories, top usage tips and much, much more.

 

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Upcoming Events 

EducationCity.com will be at the following upcoming events. Join us for an online demonstration or a quick update on what's new. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

April 6-8         NCEA – National Catholic Educational Association, Minneapolis, MN

April 8-10       NAESP – National Association of Elementary School Principals, Houston, TX

April 10-12     NASBA – National School Boards Association, Chicago, IL

 

See you next month!

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