New Creative Tools in Seesaw

Effective today, June 19th, Seesaw launched their new creative tools making it easier for students to demonstrate their learning in ways that work best for them and it works better than ever on chromebooks too. For iOS, you must update your app and for Android you have to be a little more patient as it is still in development.

Example 1) demonstrate the water cycle by adding multiple pictures over a background, labeling them, and then adding arrows to show the cycle while the student records what they know.

Example 2) Identifying parts of speech by underlining examples, labeling them, and talking through their work.

Example 3) Working out a math word problem with recording your thought process.

Summer PD at LCES on Monday, July 22nd.

AM Session 9-11
PM Session 12-3

Prevent the Summer Math Slide

fog stone

Fog Stone Isle is an online virtual world that helps students achieve a better understanding of math concepts and fluency.
Kids are hands-on learners in FogStone Isle. From building villages to raising plants and animals, 3rd through 7th graders see the math in action and deepening their conceptual understanding.

Fog Stone includes scaffolding, manipulatives, and intelligent tutorials that support and guide children through each topic’s conceptual levels. They return often, adding to their unique world while deepening their understanding.

Help your students or your own children retain what they’ve learned in school and be steps ahead for the upcoming school year. Set up a teacher account for summer school use or a parent account for home use. Accounts are free.

Braingenie for Math and Science

Deepen mastery and sharpen problem-solving skills in the learning zone. Brought to you by CK-12, Braingenie embodies common core standards for grades 1-12. Overviews, practice sets, and short explanation videos provide students with the tools needed to succeed.

  • Learnpractice, and quiz yourself on 5,000+ skills.
  • Compete in real-time multiplayer matches.
  • Win badges and go for a top spot on the leaderboard.
  • Sign up now (it’s free!)

As the school year comes to a close, this resource would be good for students to practice in areas of weakness, move on to new skills,
or practice what they’ve already studied for mastery.

Purple Comet! Math Meet!

Purple Comet! Math Meet is a free, on-line, international, team mathematics competition designed for middle and high school students conducted annually since 2003.

The problems range in difficulty from fairly easy to extremely challenging. Compete with tens of thousands of students from nearly 60 countries.

  • Middle school teams have 60 minutes to work on 20 problems
  • High school teams have 90 minutes to work on 30 problems
  • Each problem has a solution that is a non-negative integer
  • Teams are comprised of 1 – 6 students
  • For more information, go to

There are 421 registered teams from 25 countries. The contest will take place April 2 – April 11, 2019.

Crio by Curriculum Pathways

Imagine, create, and share lessons that inspire students’ natural curiosity. Using Crio’s drag-and-drop editor, transform your lessons into interactive, online resources – for free!

This would make a good alternative option to use within Schoology. Look at this preview of “What are real numbers?” and “Que te gusta comer?” for a glimpse of what Crio looks like.

What are real numbers?, QL #C3294

¿Qué te gusta comer?, QL #C3296