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New version of Metryx to be released in November

September 25 article from the edtechtimes.com: We’ve been fans of Metryx Mobile Tracker, a web application that allows teachers to conduct thorough formative assessment on-the-go via smartphone, tablet or CPU, for a while now, and Metryx CEO Shawn Rubin was kind enough to chat with us about the state of the ed-tech industry a few months back. We also...

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Kindergarten Teacher Blogs to Communicate with Parents

Marlene Viveiros, kindergarten teacher at the Highlander Charter School reached 500 views on her classroom blog today! She started her blog this school year as a way to communicate with parents about what their students are learning in school. Viveiros tries to post pictures and videos once a day. She says it’s a great way...

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Shawn Rubin discusses Blended Learning

Shawn Rubin, director of Technology Integration at the Highlander Institute was on Rhode Island National Public Radio this morning to discuss blended learning in the classroom. Blended learning combines traditional face-to-face classroom methods with computer based learning. This approach is especially important in schools where there is a gap between the students that are on grade...

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iPads in the Classroom: Kindergarten Study

Results from the Nation’s first kindergarten iPad initiative February 27, 2012 by Jamie Reysen Earlier this month, a Maine school district announced initial results from the Nation’s first kindergarten iPad initiative, which reflected modest increases in literacy test scores. Auburn School District conducted a nine-week randomized control trial where students from 8 of 16 kindergarten...

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Reading and the Brain

In October of 2011, Dr. Christopher Kaufman, Ph.D., licensed Psychologist and author of Executive Function in the Classroom, discussed how reading comprehension and the brain work together at the University of Southern Maine for “Reading Matters to Maine”. Dr. Kaufman shared that as humans we are born to learn to speak, understand spoken language, use abstract...

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The Highlander Institute's Work with Fort Barton School

Via Julia Steiny and http://www.golocalprov.com The Highlander Institute has developed a process that helps all students – whether their struggling, academically gifted, or in between – get whatever they specially need. This process was tested at Fort Barton School in Tiverton, RI. In 2008, the school was struggling with state assessment scores and contacted the Highlander...

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Education Pledge Rhode Island

At the Highlander Institute we have made a pledge to education through Education Pledge Rhode Island. Education Pledge Rhode Island was funded by the Rhode Island Foundation and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. They are committed to giving our educators everything they need to do their very best in the name of Rhode Island’s children....

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Diverse Learners Conference

On Saturday, November 3, the Highlander Institute will be hosting the Diverse Learners Conference. The conference will be held at the URI Providence Campus, (80 Washington Street, Providence, RI) and is open to educators, administrators, tutors, and parents. Purchase your tickets here, http://diverselearners.eventbrite.com/ The Diverse Learners Conference features 12 workshops focusing on a wide array of...

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Common Core and Expanded Learning

Just last month, the Forum For Youth Investment published a commentary entitled “The Common Core Standards:  What Do They Mean For Out-Of-School Time?”  This article best describes the great work happening nationally to connect the Common Core with expanded learning movements.  While it will take years until the Common Core is fully integrated into all...

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Startup Snapshot: Metryx Mobile Tracker

(re-posted from EdTechTimes.com) After you check out our Startup Snapshot, be sure to take a look at our Q&A with CEO of Metryx, Shawn Rubin, here. What is the Metryx Mobile Tracker?  The Metryx Mobile Tracker is a web application that allows teachers to conduct thorough formative assessment on-the-go via smartphone, tablet or CPU. The tool, which...

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