Author Archives: Kevin Briley

Teachers Share Top Apps for Education

Reposted from NPR With more students bringing their own devices into the classroom, teachers are finding that apps aren’t just fun — they’re valuable tools to help manage student behaviors, to communicate with parents and to connect learning with social … Continue reading

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Happy Blogversary: Top Ten Blog Posts of the Year!

It was one year ago that we launched the Ascend Math blog. In that time, we’ve provided nearly 100 posts covering important topics like the latest research on BYOD, common core, and math intervention strategies.  What’s more, we provided teachers and … Continue reading

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Award Winning Math Intervention Program Becomes More Interactive

ASCEND MATH ADDS INTERACTIVITY TO ALL OF THEIR AWARD WINNING INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS Shreveport, LA 9/9/2014 Ascend Education announced today that they are adding new levels of interactivity to all of the instructional videos found in Ascend Math.  Ascend Math is … Continue reading

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Effects of Intensive Math Intervention Paper Released!

We are proud to announce the release of a new paper from Ascend Education, “Effects of Intensive Math Intervention at Fort Stockton Middle School, a Three Year Study.” Best of all, you can download this paper free. Three years ago, … Continue reading

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Henderson ISD Moving from Intervention to Enrichment

Late last school year  Mindy Rucker,  Math Coordinator at Henderson ISD in Texas presented the strategies her intermediate school teachers are using to help all students do their best in math.  Watch the video.

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“Never Work Harder Than Your Students” a good read

ASCD just announced three new publications for new teachers.  They offer extensive previews of each online.  I found Never Work Harder Than Your Students by Robyn R. Jackson of particular interest.  In it, she lays out the Master Teacher Principles … Continue reading

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Report states mobile devices are on the rise in schools

The “2014 National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education,”  put out by Amplify has some eye-opening things to share about the increased use of mobile devices in schools. For example: Twenty percent of districts surveyed said they had a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Teachers Preparing for School

Edutopia recently ran a list of ideas for teachers preparing for the new school year.   You’ll find some some good advice here. Take a quick look and see what might help you.   http://www.edutopia.org/blog/top-12-summer-tips-teachers-vicki-davis  

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New Study: Best Math Intervention Approach for First-Graders

A new study concludes that those first-graders who are behind their peers would have learned more if their teachers had just taught them to add and subtract the old-fashioned way. And then got the students to practice it a lot. … Continue reading

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Family Trip Math

Here’s fun math problem for grades 5 and up. The Randall family is planning a road trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  They live in Indianapolis, IN.  They looked for the best route on Google Maps and found … Continue reading

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