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Meet Characters Behind Istation's Math Program: Donnie & The Decimals, Mr. X, Miss Match, Pie Face & More

WIth Istation's interactive and personalized math program, students are introduced to Donnie, who is the lead singer in a band known as Donnie & The Decimals. As students grow with Donnie, he becomes Secret Equation Man, fighting evil math villains like Miss Match, Mr. X and Pie Face.  His days are exciting and full of adventure.

But Istation math is more than just fun. To ensure a personalized learning path, computer-adaptive assessments measure the critical areas of mathematical development. Student-driven instruction increases engagement by automatically adjusting support based on students’ individual abilities and needs.

Learn more about Donnie and his team by checking out the bios below: 

Meet the Characters from Istation's Advanced Reading Program: Justin Time, Paige Turner and More!

Would you or your students like to learn more about the characters in Istation's Advanced Reading Program. Our animation and curriculum teams have worked together to create bios of some of our favorite Istation reading characters:  Amelia Chameleon, Calvin Cool, Justin Time, Mr. Marco, and Paige Turner. Check out the bios below and download the .pdf at the bottom of this blog for use in your classroom.

Istation Reading en Español in a Dual Language Classroom

What is dual language and what does a dual language classroom look like? Our experts offer insight and explain how Istation Reading en Español is a perfect fit for this instructional model.

Data is More Than Just a Hammer! How to Use Data Effectively to Guide Instruction

Data can be so misunderstood. There's even disagreement over the word itself. Singular? Plural? Both? 

It’s unfortunate that data often has a negative connotation on school campuses says Mona Savage, English Language Arts Elementary Coordinator for the McKinney Independent School District in McKinney, Texas.  

 “The biggest misconception about data is that it is the hammer. It’s not the hammer,” she says. “It’s not supposed to point out inefficiencies, weaknesses, and a lack of knowledge. It does just the opposite. It finds areas to grow, areas to improve.” Instead of looking at data as a hammer that crushes things, what if you could position data as a tool that helps build things?

Tweets from Teachers – Goal Setting

Featuring Diana McGuire

More than Just an RTI Solution

District Sees Tremendous Growth with Istation’s Reliable Data

In her search for a Response to Intervention (RTI) solution, Michelle Herkert of Jersey Community Unit School District 100 in Illinois needed a program that could provide results. Though Jersey was already using a handful of products, the programs weren’t giving the district what Herkert called “any meat for the data.”