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Showing posts from August, 2019

Learn how to get started

7 Tips for Getting Started with Scoutlier Scoutlier is fully integrated for  Google Classroom , but hang in there if you're not a Classroom teacher. At the end of September, we will  open platform access to all Google sign in  with assignment codes for easier sharing with any classroom. Download printable pdf  Create your Google Classroom account and create a class. You can skip this step if you already use Google Classroom!  Go to Scoutlier and click the button to sign in   Create a new assignment, or make a copy of a library assignment! Find the Design Bank of templates or the crowd-sourced Sharing Library for some easy ways to get your class started! Launch your assignment! Edit an assignment to challenge your students and click "Assign Now" button Have your students join the assignment. Students sign in to or access your assignment through Google Classroom  Teach using Scoutlier! Get a live view of student progress and understanding on

Great Google Chrome Plugins

Support all learners with some easy-to-add Chrome Extensions  Scoutlier gives you flexibility to creating assignments that ask for all types of responses.  That way, you can design your activity for a wide range of abilities and give every student a voice. Try Google Chrome extensions like Read Aloud for text-to-speech capability or a Translator and dictionary to make yours assignments more accessible, especially for SPED and ELL. Edutopia has some student recommendations to check out too, here: 10 Student Tested Chrome Extentions - Edutopia

It's Getting Easier

We are opening up Scoutlier to all Google teachers , not just Google Classroom users! Soon, you will be able to share assignments with your students via a code, much like m any of our  favorite edtech tools: Kahoot , Desmos , FlipGrid , and others. You won't have to onboard students or sync Google Classrooms, but you certainly still can use the full Google Classroom integration if you'd like to have a record of student outcomes and grading and commenting capabilities.

It’s 2019. So why do 21st-century skills still matter?

We hear more and more about how important 21st-century skills are for all learners as they prepare for future careers.  At Scoutlier , we're especially interested in helping provide tools and support teachers in gathering  evidence of learning and improving student outcomes as they practice the 21st-century learning skills, or 4C's in a repetitive and consistent way.  From  Empowering Students with 21st Century Skills - Getting Smart :  ". . . At a time when our civic life feels strained, we want our learners to enter the world with an understanding of what it takes to be a good citizen—one who can be civically engaged, critically thinking, digitally literate, globally aware, and an effective communicator."