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Introducing Penda Learning's Teacher Vlog & Administrator Vlog, available via Penda Learning's YouTube Channel. Select the channel applicable to your role and subscribe! Vlog entries are short 30 - 90 second informational video clips that deliver timely information to help you get the most out of Penda Learning!

#PendaLearning #PendaScience #ImplementationIdeas #ImplementationSupport #PendaPartnership #PendaPartner

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Is your school off for a couple days in observance of Thanksgiving? Consider creating a challenge or competition for students to engage in over the holiday break to keep them academically engaged!

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Here's How:

1. Start by identifying (and ranking) 2 - 3 low performing standards where students would benefit from additional review or practice. Standards could include those from previous grade levels or current academic year. Review most recent formative assessment results.

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2. After identifying up to 3 of the lowest performing standards, log into Penda Learning to browse/search for Penda activities. Search by standard, concept, or topic.

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3. Click on an activity icon or activity name to open and prev...

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This academic year, Penda Learning introduced a monthly Penda Administrator enewsletter series. While the teacher enewsletter series provides teacher-users with strategies and implementation ideas to support learning/teaching best practices, classroom and curriculum support, and Penda updates, the admin enewsletter series provides school and district leaders with month-by-month suggestions, "look for's," and use-cases to maximize Penda's impact and ROI - increased student performance results! #PendaLearning #PendaScience #PendaAdministrator #PendaAdmin #PendaPartnership

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Loveland, CO (November 4, 2019) Learning 2020, a newly formed K-12 edtech company focused on providing educators with advanced technology solutions that streamline assessment, instruction and intervention, recently acquired Penda Learning from Software Asset Management Learning UK (SAM Learning), a leading software company in the education sector in Ireland and the United Kingdom. The company will continue to operate as Penda Learning and to provide educators and students with interactive standards-based supplemental science and math content on its highly engaging gaming platform.

“We are excited to have Penda Learning be our first product offering,” said Brad Baird, President of ...

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Penda Learning was proud to sponsor the Florida Association of Science Supervisors (#FASS19) Conference, that took place in October, 2019. Penda is grateful for the impactful work science leaders across the State of Florida are doing to move Florida science forward! #PendaScience

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Corey Peloquin, VP of Penda Learning, with Duval County Public School's Elementary Science - Madeline Twigg, Elementary Science Supervisor, and Janet Schnauss, Elementary Science Specialist.

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2 new features/functionality are now available to teachers, academic coaches, and school administrators on Penda Learning:

- 'Free Text' Question Type aka short-answer response (with rubric criteria for students to grade their typed response)

- Student Answers Report (complete with line item analysis, free text student response, time/date stamp, first/last/best student attempt answer views)

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FREE TEXT QUESTION TYPE

"Free text" questions are embedded in 'achieving' and 'exceeding' activities, in which students must type a short answer response.

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When they reach the last screen within the activity, they will then click "Marking" to review each question and their selected answer or typed response. Spe...

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What do you think about Penda Learning's 250+ new science activities?

Penda Learning wants to hear from teachers, academic coaches, department heads, and school leaders -

Give us your feedback by answering a 2-question survey!

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Now, teachers can specifically target and quickly access Penda Learning's 250+ new science activities, which are editable by teachers.

Here's how:

1. Log in to your Penda Learning teacher account.

2. Click "Activities" found on the top navigation bar.

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3. Click "Apply Filter" button.

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4. Check the box for "Share+" then click "Apply."

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5. Click on the "Science" folder and continue navigating through the folder structures to reach Penda's new activities.

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Penda Learning's 250+ new science activities are fully editable by teachers, so teachers can further customize/personalize student learning prior to assigning activities to students. Learn more about Penda Learning's new science activities.

temp-post-image1. GET UP AND RUNNING! Hopefully by now, school has started and you've had the opportunity of getting all your students online and logged into their Penda Learning accounts. As a teacher, you may have even assigned a few activities for your students to work on while becoming familiar with how Penda Learning works.

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2. ADMINISTER A FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT. As a best practice, consider administering a formative assessment to your students to gain an understanding for what they already know at mastery level (80 - 100%), developing level (60 - 80%), or do not know (0 - 59%). Each question should be anchored to an academic standard/benchmark, so during data analysis you can prioritize standards from l...

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Editorial: "We just started with Penda Learning. Here's what we did next."

September 23, 2019 - Our school just started using Penda Learning this year. During pre-planning, science teachers completed the online on-demand teacher professional development module provided by Penda Learning. Teachers learned all about Penda, created their Penda teacher accounts, then explored how features and functionality work through guided instruction. The on-demand PD was innovative and very easy to complete, especially since everyone could do it when it suited their schedule - whenever, wherever, however they wanted. One science teacher even reported completing it on her iPhone while sitting at Starbucks.

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