Welcome to the January edition of the Coaches’ Corner. In this edition: Happy New Year!, Coming Back to School, Brick and Click, Breakout Rooms in Microsoft Teams, i-Ready Student Pathways, Remote Learning and Motivation, Games, Schoology Examples, and, of course, Trivia! Read the new edition!
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Follow along as Jimmy Stewart, Technology Integration Specialist, demonstrates how to annotate PDF documents from the i-Ready Teacher Toolbox. This technique also applies to annotating PDF documents in general.
We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics.
— Katherine Johnson, West Virginia native and NASA mathematician
Math educators in Wood County Schools work hard to bring mathematical understanding to students throughout Wood County. And it shows… math scores in Wood County are at the top in the state.
Educators in WCS have many resources available to them including i-Ready which gives them the data they need to reach each student. INNOVATE offers curated apps and other resources for the classroom. Instructional coaches, Greg Merritt and Candace Lewis, with 49 years of combined experience, offer exceptional support to math educators throughout the county.
To end with a quote from another accomplished and famous West Virginian, John Forbes Nash, Jr.,
“As you will find in multivariable calculus, there is often a number of solutions for any given problem.”
― John Nash
Wood County Schools works hard to provide those number of solutions for educators, and their students, at every level.
Update 3/18/20: Curriculum Associates has allowed access to reports for educators on iPadOS.
Update 10/10/19: Following the update to iPadOS, educators were able to access their students’ data directly through Safari browser on their iPads. Curriculum Associates, the company behind i-Ready, has decided to draw back this ability to use the iPad browser to access data. We will update here if there are any further changes.
In the past, accessing your student data on i-Ready required you to use a desktop or laptop computer. When Wood County Schools rolled out iPads for most of its educators, accessing this data on a mobile device seemed like a perfect match.
Then you discovered the iPad’s browser, Safari, did not meet the requirements for accessing the data.
Students were able to access i-Ready using the browser, but educators would have to wait for Curriculum Associates to update the i-Ready teacher portal.
Since Apple first introduced the iPad in April of 2010, it has shared the same operating system (OS) as the iPhone, known as iOS. Recently, Apple updated the iPad and gave it its own OS, named iPadOS. This new OS allows the browser to act in the same manner as a desktop browser.
This change allows you to login to your i-Ready data on an iPad just as you would on a desktop. Oh happy day.