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How to Benchmark Student Progress Using Prodigy’s Test Prep Tool

Remote learning and COVID-19 have turned this school year upside down. One of the casualties? Standardized testing. 

Across the US, schools are closed and states have canceled their regular standardized tests. While controversial, there’s no denying that these tests are an important source of data for educators when it comes to student progress and achievement. 

As the school year comes to a close and you need to make some important decisions, you might be wondering:

  • What lessons should I prioritize while students learn online?
  • How should I determine if students are ready to move on to the next grade?
  • What concepts will I have to revisit in my classroom once students are back in school?

Good news! Prodigy’s revamped Test Prep tool gives you comprehensive data on the exact math concepts students have mastered, and where they still need more practice.

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How Prodigy Supports Children Through Online Learning During Lockdown

The global situation and developments surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak has become a major concern for everyone around the world. This unprecedented situation has also left most parents worried about their children. Especially when it comes to their education, parents are confused as to how to proceed with their child’s daily routine and learning when schools remain closed for the foreseeable future due to lockdown.

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8 Proven Ways to Overcome Teacher Burnout and Love Teaching Again

Your phone alarm failed to go off on time, so you scramble out the door and forget your lunch in the process.

Arriving after the morning bell has already rung, you rush into your classroom and scramble to set up today’s lesson. Students are distracted and the funny, engaging video you hoped would capture their interest keeps freezing. 

During lunch, you receive a reminder from the principal about those IEPs you completely forgot about. 

You pack your things and head home, where you quickly eat and grade assignments until you fall into bed. 

If this scenario sounds familiar, you might be struggling with teacher burnout.

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How to Boost Student Success with the New Crystal Caverns Adventure!

Every journey starts with an adventure.

Introducing Prodigy’s first one ever — Crystal Caverns! 💎

Teachers, we have a very exciting announcement for you and your students: 

Starting April 30, your students can embark on a journey that pushes engagement to new heights and presents new ways to promote positive attitudes towards math.

The brand new and first of many Crystal Caverns adventure takes players through fun quests with tons of new in-game features, challenges and rewards. 

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43 Awesome Riddles for Kids [With Answers]

Many of us can agree: the triumph that comes with solving a tough riddle is a feeling like no other. And chances are, your child will love riddles too!

There are plenty of reasons to introduce riddles to your child. Riddles are a great way to stimulate children’s minds. Plus, they’re a fun activity to keep kids occupied and learning at home. 

We collected the 43 best riddles for kids (and adults, too!) to keep your child entertained and get their brains working. 

Try them out below!

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Help Children Cope With Stress During The COVID Lockdown

In the past few weeks, social distancing and isolation has become the new norm during this unfortunate COVID outbreak and right now it is the only way to ensure safety for you and your family. But social distancing and self-isolation can be really stressful, especially for children. In fact, according to the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC), children and teens are more strongly affected by the stress from this crisis. (Source: Mental Health And Coping During COVID-19 | CDC). Therefore, at a time like this where there is so much media updates and news about the pandemic, it is important to check up on your child’s mental health and ensure that they are dealing with it in a healthy way. Children respond to stress differently than adults and as parents you should check for signs of anxiety or behavioral changes during this time.

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5 ‘Social Distancing’ Tips For Families To Practise During Lockdown

As the government announces an extended lockdown throughout the country, it has become more and more important for individuals and families to safely practise social distancing. In addition to taking precautions such as regularly cleaning hands and staying indoor, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also recommended that families should also maintain distance between themselves and others to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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