By: Anne Bunce | December 2, 2014
As a science editor and a resident of Austin, Texas (Live Music Capital of the World!), I hereby suggest these awesome science terms for double duty as band names. I’ve also tossed in my (sometimes silly) thoughts about the type of band/group that would have each name.
By: Maria Vivas | November 18, 2014
Say hello to Rebecca Row, our Manager of Learning Experience Design™! Rebecca has a strong background in content development, instructional design, and linguistics that she applies to projects in the K–12 space. We sat down with her to get an insider's perspective on what it’s like to work in such a distinct field.
By: Michele Campbell | November 12, 2014
During the summer, Six Red Marbles launched the initial phase of its new product, Curriculum Insight™. With Curriculum Insight, teachers can anonymously rate and review curriculum materials in minutes. The data collected helps district administrators transform how they manage their curriculum budget.
By: Six Red Marbles | October 31, 2014
The team at USC Rossier School of Education, who run the Twitter handle @USCTeacher, recently pulled together a resource guide for one of the most popular hashtags in education, #EdChat. The Essential #EdChat Resource Guide is a quick and simple guide that provides the ins and outs of how to use #EdChat and what it can do for teachers, students, and education. Are you new to Twitter? This guide shows you how to access past #EdChat discussions.
By: Marianne Knowles | October 17, 2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) carry that name for a reason: they are the Next Generation. Like human offspring, the Next Generation may look like their parents or grandparents, but they have new ways of thinking, talking, dressing, and getting things done.
By: Margaret Weigel | October 8, 2014
Grit is a buzzword in educational circles right now. MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Angela Duckworth’s research focuses on grit as an indicator of school and professional successes throughout life. Students who have lots of grit, a close cousin of self-control, will align themselves toward a goal over a long period of time.
By: Parnashree Devi | September 29, 2014
I celebrated Independence Day with my colleagues at Six Red Marbles in a unique way. I truly believe that it makes a significant difference when you are joined by a whole new bunch of enthusiasts and like-minded people.
By: Jennifer Livengood | September 24, 2014
I had never made a New Year’s resolution until this year. In the beginning of January 2014, I made two resolutions:
1. Learn something new
2. Do activities that help me feel empowered
I left the resolutions quite broad because I believe in lifelong learning and am continually challenging myself. I earned my PhD about seven years ago but always seek out opportunities to enrich my life. After making these resolutions, I found the perfect activity: motorcycle riding!
By: Kevin Jackson-Mead | September 24, 2014
Many people who work with language have pet peeves about language usage, those little things that they always spot and that always annoy them. I thought it would be fun to poll some of our English language arts people about their grammar pet peeves.
By: Amy Losi | September 15, 2014
Director of Assessment Amy Losi offers a creative way to discuss student testing and the Common Core: poetry.