By Richard Chang | 01/11/17
Louisiana’s Caddo Parish School District in Shreveport achieved record-breaking results in the 2015-16 school year by using MobyMax to streamline its response to intervention (RTI) plans, according to a news release and the curricula company’s website.
MobyMax is an innovator of personalized and blended learning curricula for K–8 students. The curricula and streamlined RTI plan enabled 12,300 students in 61 schools to complete 278,115 standards, a record for Caddo Parish School District, the company said. Students completed 9.1 million problems and 41,456 assessments, according to the company’s site.
Aldeane Comito Ries Elementary School in southwest Las Vegas (NV) is using MobyMax (www.mobymax.com) to deliver blended learning for all students. "MobyMax sets up personal learning paths for each student and helps them fill any gaps that might be missing," says Janice Heffernan, a blended learning strategist for the school. According to Heffernan, the administration decided to take the school in a different direction to address the learning needs of all students. With the right tools in place to establish blended learning at Ries Elementary School, Heffernan said that students are learning at an accelerated pace. "Students are now becoming award of their own learning. They're seeing where they are and they're understanding what they need to do in order to improve."
by Janice Heffernan, Teacher
As educators strive to provide robust, relevant instruction to every student, schools are constantly seeking innovative methods by which to deliver that instruction.
In a blended learning model, educators combine face-to-face education with online learning to develop such innovations in instruction. Although blended learning may seem to be the perfect answer, developing a successful blended learning plan can be easier said than done. As a blended learning strategist at Aldeane Comito Ries Elementary School, I’ve found that the initial planning stages are the key to an effective blended learning model.
byon March 22, 2016
A Fascinating Look at the Future of Adaptive Curriculum and Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning
MobyMax is a leader in the world of online curricula for grades K-8. Their powerful Adaptive Learning platform is estimated to be in use in over half of the elementary and middle school math, reading, and science classrooms in the U.S. In 2016, they expanded their offerings to include social studies curriculum, and more subject areas are in development. Co-founder Glynn Willett and his son, Wade have been at the helm of MobyMax since 2004. Glynn recently talked with me about the evolution of MobyMax and shared his perspective on what successive generations of learning software have the potential to deliver.
With a classroom of kids whose abilities run the gamut, sometimes it seems humanly impossible to figure out which students are “getting it” and which students aren’t on a daily basis. Whether you’ve used it for months or you’re thinking about trying MobyMax for the first time, here are ideas from top teachers for using Moby’s free individualized digital curriculum to find your students’ missing skills and keep them all moving ahead at their own pace in reading, language, writing and science.
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"MobyMax is one of the most complete K-8 computerized curriculums currently available. It has most of the technological and educational bells and whistles and was extremely well-designed using core and other standards."
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Company: MobyMax, P.O. Box 392385, Pittsburgh, PA 15251, (888)793-8331; mobymax.com. An online contact email form is available.
MobyMax, a provider of personalized and blended learning curriculum for K-8 students, released Early Reading Trio, a new Touch Curriculum subject. In the curriculum, students start by learning sound-letter correspondences. Next, they practice interacting with familiar words in stories. Lastly, students finish the Trio by dragging and dropping words and pictures to “write” their own stories.
by Derek von Waldner
As many educators know, students often come into a classroom ranging below or above a certain grade level. Even the most experienced of teachers find this disparity challenging. Self-paced and differentiated learning can help strike a balance among student grade levels, but the question becomes what specific strategies will guarantee success?