October 10, 2017
TenMarks Writing: New One-Paragraph Projects
Using the TenMarks Writing Coach, you can now assign one-paragraph writing projects! The Writing Coach breaks down the writing process into manageable sections. Use this new functionality to give feedback to your students faster by focusing their writing energy on a specific topic with a single paragraph. To assign a new one-paragraph writing project, simply select “1 Paragraph” from the “Length” drop down when you are creating a new writing project in the Writing Coach.
TenMarks Math Kindergarten Videos (also available in Spanish)
TenMarks Math Assignments and Teacher Resources now include videos for Kindergarten. Students may access the videos, aligned to the standards they are practicing, directly within their Assignments. Additionally, teachers may access the videos from their Teacher Resources Explore page or from their Curriculum page by clicking on the “eye-con” and expanding Related Content. Integrate these high quality videos into your instruction today as a warm-up, reinforcement, intervention or review. To learn more about this new content, kindergarten teachers can click on the “Teacher Intro Video” on their Teacher Dashboard.
September 12, 2017
Refer a Friend
Sharing your passion for TenMarks just became more rewarding! Our new “Refer a Friend” program rewards successful referrals of your trusted colleagues. Click the “Refer a Friend” button in your settings to learn more!
TenMarks Writing is Now Available for Grades 4-8!
TenMarks Writing, our complete digital curriculum designed to support writing instruction and practice, is now available in two additional grade levels! Now, teachers and students in grades 4-8 can benefit from the personalized support of TenMarks Writing which leverages natural language processing technology to provide students with automatic and individualized feedback while helping empowering teachers as writing coaches.
New Study Suggests TenMarks Boosts Math Performance
A research study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) suggests that TenMarks Math usage improved average math performance by 8 percentile points on state tests.* Learn more.
* The study's findings are based on a matched comparison research design of classes that completed one or more TenMarks Math assignments per week during the school year.
New Lessons Cover Page
Now, there’s another reason to love TenMarks Lessons: the new Lessons cover page! Our new and improved Lessons cover page still includes the features that you love and some new fantastic new features, as well:
- View the lesson standards and prerequisites and link to their respective standard trees.
- Review a breakdown of the intended learning skills for each lesson aligned to the individual Focus Lessons.
- Hover over a Focus Lesson to view its title.
- Click on a Focus Lesson to directly access them directly from the cover page.
- Access the Concept Trajectory Maps
- Access the entire Lesson from the beginning.
August 22, 2017
Amazon Education is pleased to announce the launch of TenMarks Writing! TenMarks Writing is a complete digital curriculum designed to support writing instruction and practice in all classrooms. From brainstorming to publishing, TenMarks Writing helps teachers provide personalized support to every student. Our product leverages natural language processing technology to provide students with automatic, personalized feedback and helps teachers efficiently deliver differentiated comments as students work through their compositions. TenMarks Writing was created to empower teachers as writing coaches and unlock the students’ potential to become confident and engaged writers! To learn more, click here.
Improved Help Button
TenMarks’ Help Button is now even more helpful! Found in the lower right corner of the teacher page, this handy button provides direct access to HelpDesk Articles about features, gives access to our Support team, and, on some pages, provides a Page Assist or Take the Tour mode. With just a click, Page Assist helps users answer quick questions about what a specific item on a page does by displaying a full page overview. Take the Tour, when enabled, will provide users a more guided experience on how to use a page in their classroom.
August 1, 2017
Auto Accept Recommendations
Differentiation just got a lot easier in TenMarks Math! Premium customers, can now automatically accept recommendations for additional personalized practice that targets students’ skill gaps or offers challenge work. To turn on/off the Auto Accept Recommendations feature, go to your Settings, find your Class Settings in the left side menu and click on Personal Work. From there, Auto-Accept may be turned on/off for Assignments, Standard Level Assessments and Grade Level Assessments and options set for adding to or replacing Personal Work.
New Kindergarten Content
TenMarks Math rigorous practice sets (Assignments) now include kindergarten, extending our ability to personalize learning for students in grades K through High School. Additionally, four bonus kindergarten Lessons will help teachers engage in exciting conversations with their students about mathematical concepts. To learn more about this new content, kindergarten teachers can click on the “Teacher Intro Video” on their Teacher Dashboard.
Curriculum Page Updates
Upon initial login, the TenMarks Math Curriculum page now will give teachers the ability to choose a curriculum alignment from Eureka/Engage NY, GoMath!, or TenMarks Pacing Guides. After choosing which alignment works best for your class, TenMarks will auto-populate units with Assignment topics that align to your curriculum. You can further customize your units by adding topics from any grade level and resequencing to match your preferred scope and sequence. You can change your curriculum alignment at any time, just by using the drop down menu next to the curriculum name.
New Labs to Promote Discovery Learning
TenMarks Math has released new Labs! Available for our Comprehensive and Premium customers, TenMarks Labs are inquiry-based learning modules that help students make sense of math through trial and error, self-explanation, and discussion. Designed to jumpstart the learning of a particular concept or provide an opportunity to explore a concept in a different way, Labs promote discovery and set the stage for engagement and success with related Lessons and Assignments.
New Teacher Dashboard
TenMarks has released a new Teacher Dashboard that makes it more convenient to access the tools and data teachers need daily and recommends ways to deepen their use of TenMarks. Teachers will now see: suggestions for next steps in TenMarks, quick links to commonly used tools, and a Demo Student login. The comprehensive weekly overview of performance data will remain to help guide teachers to make informed decisions about next steps with their instruction.
Teachers asked, TenMarks listened! Now, teachers can easily model TenMarks with their classes at the click of a button. On their new Dashboard, teachers will see a button to log in as a Demo Student (see above). Clicking this button will automatically log the teacher in as the demo student who is assigned the exact same work as the actual students in the class. Teachers might use this to preview items for their own instructional planning, to build a gradual release model, or to walk through problems with the whole class or small group.
TenMarks Lessons Now Included!
TenMarks Math Lessons are now fully included for our Comprehensive and Premium customers! For many teachers, this will almost double access to our rigorous and engaging content with tools to help plan and execute excellent instruction. Each TenMarks Lesson includes features to help assess student’s’ readiness for a lesson, avoid common misconceptions, and give students a warm-up as they build towards a series of scaffolded Focus Lessons. Each lesson gives teachers ideas for remediation or challenge work for each Focus Lesson and Extend beyond the lesson with enriching off-line activities.