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Exploring Curriculum Pathways & Instructional Technology

Win a Sphero SPRK+ for your classroom!

Have a great lesson idea for using Sphero and CodeSnaps in your classroom? Already using our CodeSnaps lessons and want to show your Sphero in action? Everyone who shares their idea or lesson in action on Twitter using #CodeSnapsGiveaway will be entered to win a Sphero SPRK+. That means you'll [...]

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The most-asked math question: When will I ever use this?

What a powerful question! And it's one commonly posed to math teachers all over the world. Need help with an answer? Here are a few to consider. Suppose you're asked the question about a piecewise function. Let's start with the standard definition: "a combination of two or more functions, each represented [...]

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Guest Teacher Post: Developing Critical-Thinking Skills with Adaptive Lessons

Editor's Note: Justin Allar teaches social studies at Clay-Battelle Middle/High School in Blackville, West Virginia. In this guest post, he describes how Curriculum Pathways resources meet the critical-thinking needs of his social studies students. This is the second in a series of blog posts written by West Virginia educators sharing how they have integrated digital content [...]

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FAQ: Four Ways to Get Started with Writing Reviser

Writing Reviser, the free Curriculum Pathways writing tool, allows student writers to focus on purpose and audience, essay structure, and expressiveness in their own drafts — rather than in some abstract textbook example in which they have no investment and (alas, too often) little interest. Available on the web and as a [...]

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Guest Teacher Blog: Engaging Science Students of Varying Ability

Editor's Note: Heather DeLuca-Nestor teaches 8th grade science at South Middle School in Morgantown, West Virginia. In this guest post, she describes how Curriculum Pathways resources meet the critical-thinking needs of her science students. This is the first in a series of blog posts written by West Virginia educators sharing how they have integrated digital [...]

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Teaching Math 1? We Can Help.

More than five years ago, the Curriculum Pathways team released a comprehensive and FREE online Algebra 1 course. It includes 46 engaging lessons that use videos and real-world examples, along with interactive elements to develop students’ problem-solving, reasoning, and critical-thinking skills. Since the course's release, some states and districts have chosen not to [...]

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What's New for October 2017

Our Curriculum Pathways team has been hard at work to modernize existing resources and create new ones for you to use in your classroom this year. As always, please let us know if you cannot find a resource on a topic you're teaching. We'd love to add your suggestion to the [...]

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Writing Reviser Add-on + Animated Bulldog = Improved Student Essays

Working to reinforce the virtues extolled in our Writing Reviser, we’ve prepared a series of English language arts videos starring a lovable pit-bull named Muggs—aptly named after a dog owned by the famous American writer James Thurber.  The synergy between the two tools has helped many students learn to write more forcefully, [...]

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Free Online Professional Development to Meet Teachers' Needs

The all-new online professional development offerings from Curriculum Pathways enable teachers to learn about new ideas and resources specific to their discipline areas and grade levels. Equally important, teachers focus on resources that model effective technology integration. This model fills a vital need identified by teachers, the National Schools Boards Association, the Center [...]

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Students can Quickly and Easily Document Research with the Writing Reviser

The Byzantine particulars of documenting sources within a research paper and correctly formatting a final Works Cited page have frustrated students and teachers since the invention of papyrus. Worse, struggling to research the proper way to cite research sources steals valuable time from activities central to any writing class: refining the essay’s [...]

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