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McGraw-Hill Education | <em>Wonders</em> - The Power of Connection

Educator Newsletter
Issue 7, Fall/Winter 2018
Wonders News!

Hello, Wonders Community!

We hope you and your students have enjoyed the start of the new school year and exploring everything that Wonders has to offer.

We’ve heard from teachers about ways they’d like us to enhance the Wonders weekly online games. We’re happy to share that updates are now available! More information is below, as well as guides to answer your “how to” digital questions.


Wishing you and your students a continued WONDER-ful year.

Dvora Inwood
Director of Digital Development

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Digital Help Guides
Did you know that Wonders provides dozens of videos and documents to guide you through your digital experience? Whether you have questions on how to use the weekly planner or create online assessments, we’re here to help. The digital help guides cover areas like:
  • Student Dashboard for Teachers
  • Research and Inquiry
  • Assignment Manager
  • Printable Assessments

Go to: Teacher Dashboard > Resources > Professional Development > Digital Help

 Digital Help Guide.


Professional Development

Take 5!
Have 5 minutes? Hear a few words from Dr. Doug Fisher on the most important things for literacy instructors to remember.

“Never hold a literacy strategy in higher esteem than students' learning.”
                                                                      – Dr. Doug Fisher


Dig Deeper
Have more time? Read Dr. Donald Bear’s white paper, “Academic Vocabulary Study: Embedded, Deep, and Generative Practices.”


Get ConnectED
All the games in Wonders are being updated! Check out “This Week's Games” from the Teacher or Student Dashboard and you will notice:
  • A clearer, more intuitive navigation and a new “end screen.”
  • A printable score sheet, so students can show you how they answered each question and how much time it took.
  • We’ve ensured flash has been removed from the activity's coding and ensured that each game meets accessibility standards.
Wonders_week game.




In Your Own Words
Do you have a success story, an "a-ha" moment, or advice for other teachers you’d like to share? We’d love to feature it! Email us at [email protected] and it could be in our next newsletter.

Or, share how you use Wonders in your classroom and tag #ReadingWonders.


Looking For More?

McGraw-Hill Education YouTube Playlists
Looking for more helpful tips or thoughts from industry leaders? Check out a few McGraw-Hill Education YouTube playlists. Take some time to visit—it will be worth it!
Wonders
Literacy
Professional Development
Webinars

Interactive Classroom Literacy Tools
On her website, Educational Consultant and Wonders Contributing Author, Kathy Bumgardner, offers her interactive classroom literacy tools that combine research-based instruction, best practices, and positive humor to promote engagement and support your classroom instruction.
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