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Otus Gets Better With Use

I have always been interested in the latest educational technology products, devices, and tools. When asked to be one of the few teachers to pilot […]

These Goal-Setting Strategies Will Strengthen MAP Action Plans

When I was a sixth-grade English language arts teacher, our instructional coach approached staff members to gather information about how Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) […]

Using Goals to Refocus Professional Development

This is part three of a three-post series on SMART goals. In the second post of this series, we discussed how SMART goal setting is […]

SMART Goals Can Inspire Progress Toward Learning

This is part two of a three-post series on SMART goals. In the first post of this series, we explained how SMART goals focus upon […]

What are SMART Goals Anyway?

This is part one of a three-post series on SMART goals. Differences can be recognized between SMART goals and other goal-setting models like the Goal […]

3 Ways Day-to-Day Assessment Analytics Improve Student Learning

With changing legislation and new district initiatives, the pressures of accountability and transparency continue to grow for teachers. Despite these changes, the core goal of […]

Otus and Thrively Team Up to Create Complete Student Learning Profile

When I was a kid, I wanted to be an architect when I grew up. Or a police officer. Or a ninja. My choice depended […]

Data Analysis Helps Set Goals at School or District Level

The beginning of the school year brings excited students, teachers and administrators back to the building, and relieved parents. The start of the school year […]

I Have the Data; Now What?

I love data. I was the classroom teacher that created color-coded spreadsheets and charts to help colleagues visualize the data. I presented test results to […]

Time to Meet the Parents

At this point in the year, you probably come home from school each day feeling as if you have run a marathon. Sleep has never […]

Customizable Assessment Module Latest in Otus Teacher Tools

The recent Otus design update includes a completely redesigned and re-imagined Assessment module. We did this to encourage and support teachers who are creating differentiated […]

Project-Based Learning Provides ‘Aha Moment’ for Students, Teachers

As a former technology curriculum specialist in the RCMA Charter Schools network, I am proud to highlight a successful project-based learning unit our kindergarten students […]

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