Exploring SAS Curriculum Pathways & Instructional Technology
It’s late March, and I can see signs of spring everywhere I look. The dingy snow piles that lined our streets and highways in February have finally melted away. If I look closely, I can make out the first traces of tree pollen that will gradually coat our cars and […]
We've shared at length our resources for your iPad, but we're happy to announce our new Chromebook apps! SAS Reading Records SAS Reading Records is a flexible tool designed to support many methods for conducting running records. By utilizing the numerous features of Reading Records, educators can do the following: Select passages from our […]
Like Henry David Thoreau or E.O. Wilson, students and teachers love to step outside the classroom for hands-on experiences in the natural world. Science teachers generally expect that a fun outdoor activity will guarantee student engagement. Fulfilling that noble intention, however, demands that you answer these two questions: How do […]
Dear Pre-Service Teachers, Congratulations on deciding to become a teacher. Yours is a noble calling, "not the filling of a pail," as the Irish poet W.B. Yeats said, "but the lighting of a fire" in the minds and hearts of your students. As a pre-service teacher, "lighting a fire" begins […]
One of our most popular apps, SAS Flash Cards, launched today with a brand new look-and-feel. This release responds to many helpful recommendations, suggestions, and questions we've received from users. We hope you like it, and we hope you let us know your thoughts as we begin planning the next version. […]
Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Although it is a non-terminating, non-repeating number, the decimal approximation 3.14 and the fraction 22/7 are typically used to represent the irrational mathematical constant. The Greek letter π, was first used as the symbol for pi in 1706 by […]
At SXSWedu 2015, we are pleased to hear echoes of several themes from our new book, Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Developers, Educators, and Learners. Privacy Privacy is a hot topic in education: we found at least 13 sessions on student data privacy. The two sessions we attended focused on the […]
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This week we’ve mentioned a variety of things that make mobile learning a special and unique endeavor. But mobile learning is still in its infancy. The technologies and the world are changing at a rapid pace, and it’s hard to predict what the future will hold. So what do we […]
Ever since the ancient Egyptians, teachers have celebrated March 14th with a combination of pastry and math. The 18th century addition of the Greek symbol π to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter gave the number 3.14 a unique gravitas all its own. This […]
Last summer at the Apple developer conference, WWDC, we learned that there were more than 1.2 million apps in the Apple App Store alone. That's a lot of choices. In a sea that large, understanding how to find apps for the classroom can be challenging. In speaking with numerous educators, we […]
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