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5 Things You Can Do for Testing Season to Get Your Best Grades

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Do Scantrons, multiple choice questions and essay prompts make you nervous? You're not alone!

According to the American Test Anxiety Association, as many as 20% of students experience severe anxiety around taking tests. Another 18% have a moderate form of anxiety. 

One way to curb your anxiety around testing season is to properly prepare. 

Here are 5 great things you can do for yourself to assure you will get good grades on your exams.

1. Practice for Multiple Choice Questions - Taking practice tests will get your mind
thinking about test questions. Practice multiple choice, short answer and essay questions to get the wheels turning. At CK-12, you will find thousands of practice multiple choice tests for math and science that you can take online. Practice is automatically graded so you will know what you need to spend more time on as soon as you're finished.


Introducing CK-12 Math and Science Practice on Edmodo

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We’re happy to announce that the CK-12 Math Practice and CK-12 Science Practice apps are now available on Edmodo!

We know how long it can take to find high quality, standards-aligned content and how long it takes to grade quizzes individually. In just a few clicks, you can now assign high quality standards-aligned math and science practice within your Edmodo groups. Once students turn in their CK-12 practice work, their scores automatically show up in your Edmodo gradebook.

What 'They' Forgot to Tell You When Flipping the Classroom

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The “Flipped Classroom”, it’s what everyone is talking about and for good reason.   

I jumped into this flipped classroom with two feet, full steam ahead.  I thought, “Here is the answer to my problems of students missing class due to illness, sports or school assemblies.”  I reasoned,  “I’ll get more teaching time and then I can do the activities with my students that will help them really ‘get’ the concepts they need to master this topic”.  

But then there are those things ‘they’ forget to tell you about, like: curation of all that data, the time it takes to make all those videos, and  what if the students don’t watch the lesson?” Here are some things to consider before you jump into the flipped classroom pool.


Real World Learning: A Student's Perspective

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For those of you who have been following along, the CK-12 Foundation recently hosted a math and science competition for students to apply math and science concepts to the real world. Today's guest blogger, Hannah, participated in the Get Real Competition. Her team from Mirror Lake Middle School in Chugiak, Alaska took 3rd place last May.

5 Tips for High School Students Who Plan on Going to College

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If you know you want to attend college following high school graduation, it’s important that you start planning now. The more planning you do beforehand to ready yourself for the big day will put you in a better position to attend the college of your dreams and to find success after graduation.


CK-12 Teams Up with Microsoft

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CK-12 announced a global collaboration with Microsoft to provide students and teachers using Windows with access to a rich library of K-12 STEM content to use, at no cost, in their daily learning and teaching. We’re very excited about the potential of providing millions of deserving K-12 students with a high-quality education.

Top Resources for Essay Writers

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All stages of essay writing for any subject, including math and science, can be tricky, from the choice of a proper topic to the organization of the paper to the actual writing.


Creating, Editing and Developing Interactive Lessons

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How do you create a more engaged class?

Join us today as Texas math teacher, Renee Scott walks you through creating a more engaged class using interactive lessons built on the CK-12 platform. Learn tips and tricks from Renee's math classroom that you can apply to your science or math classroom today.

Join us!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
5:00pm PST

Use password "webinar" when joining


How PRINTS Accomplished Project-Based Learning with the Get Real Competition


As a Montessori Middle School, Pacific Rim International School's (PRINTS) philosophical approach to all aspects of our curriculum – not just science – is to establish the relationships between things; to convey the interconnectedness of ourselves in relation to the universe. We find that teaching details often brings confusion and does not allow for the space for students to make their own discoveries.  We are a very small private school and our technology resources are limited. So, when we heard about the Get Real Competition, the first thing we did was talk to the students about the idea of making a video because we knew they would be very motivated by the idea of being able to win iPads for the science classroom!

OER: Why it's Time to Switch


How can OER help you? Open educational resources (OER) are great tools for educators and in most cases, can even replace traditional textbooks.

Do any of the following apply to your school?

  • We can't afford new textbooks
  • Our textbooks are more than 3 years old
  • We have eletronic devices, but do not use them effectively
  • We don't have additional resources for students to go beyond the lesson
  • Our textbooks do not align to standards
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