Unwrapping the Common Core Standards

A Principal's Reflections

Love them or hate them, the Common Core is a reality for the majority of educators and schools across the country. While attending the 2013 ASCD Conference in Chicago I attended a session entitled Unwrapping Standards to Drive the Adoption of the Common Core State Standards. By unwrapping standards educators see the interconnectedness within the Common Core. Common Core teachers

With @ClassDojo - Go Paperless, Reach Common Core Standards, & Enhance Engagement!

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Reach Common Core Standards Instead of setting up a traditional class in Class Dojo, you can set up subject areas or units of study. Free Common Core "I Can Statements" for Pre-K - 3rd grade: click here Class Dojo Makes Sharing Easy Get Started Now with Class Dojo! apps for teachers behavior management Class Dojo Class Dojo App Common Core Common Core I Can education I Can Statements Liam Don manage student behavior Sam Chaudhary special education app teaching

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Discovery Education's Common Core Academies

A Principal's Reflections

Educators across America are grappling with what the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) mean for their instruction and have key questions around successful implementation: What are the core components of the CCSS and how do they impact me? Educators are invited to join their peers for Common Core Academies that are: Research-based: Their professional development integrates proven curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices from expert practitioners and thought leaders.

Join the @MasteryConnect Community and Connect with A World of Common Core!

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Mastery Connect = Your Home for Common Core Mastery Connect was putting together resources for the Common Core before the Common Core was even adopted by many of the states. They truly are the leader in all things Common Core! Grab the Free Common Core App! You can easily start to follow teachers who are part of the Common Core Mastery Connect community and begin sharing resources to use in your classroom!

Interactive Math Practice with @IXLLearning that is Common Core Aligned!

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Mobile Learning and the Common Core

The Mobile Native

Here are some links to get ready for the Common Core: 1. 55 Resources for meeting the Common Core 3. 3 Tools to Tackle Common Core Math Standards 4. Common Core: Assessments 5. Common Core Math 6. 11 Tech Tools to Teach the Common Core 7. 3 Useful Web Tools That Meet Common Core Standards 8. Common Core State Standards Initiative. Common Core Mobile Learning

Instructional Shifts to Support the Common Core

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you looking for ways to effectively implement and manage the Common Core aligned classroom? The seamless integration of technology into the Common Core aligned curriculum supports learning through active participation and increases opportunities for all students to have access to the resources and information they need for success. Take a look at the Common Core Standards and identify several standards that can be woven into the learning process.

Common Core in the Cloud

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With the 2013 Annual Conference, CUE to the Core coming up in two weeks, we wanted to focus our next blogs on Common Core. The video (below) Common Core in the Cloud, was captured on October 27, 2012, at the Fall CUE Conference. The post Common Core in the Cloud appeared first on OnCUE. Common Core Standards CUE Conference

2013 CUE Annual Conference – Common Core: Transforming Teaching and Learning

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March 14, 2013 kicking off the Annual CUE Conference, teacher Catlin Tucker, kickoff keynote speaker, shares her perspectives on embracing the Common Core Standards as a transformative leap in teaching and learning. The post 2013 CUE Annual Conference – Common Core: Transforming Teaching and Learning appeared first on OnCUE. Common Core Standards CUE Conference

Common Core Standards Featured Prominently in 2013 Annual CUE Conference

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The post Common Core Standards Featured Prominently in 2013 Annual CUE Conference appeared first on OnCUE. Common Core Standards CUE ConferenceEducational leaders know that any change in pedagogy, standards and assessment would require large doses of quality professional development to implement effectively. So what do you do when all three are changing? Send your team to the CUE Conference, of course!

School Leadership in the Common Core Era

A Principal's Reflections

Check out their book titled Beyond Core Expectations: A Schoolwide Framework for Serving the Not-So-Common Learner published by Corwin. Why we have chosen to title this work Beyond Core Expectations is twofold. Second, we advocate for the development of an action plan for educating the not-so-common learners that is research-based, achievable, and reaches beyond any current educational reform initiative for school improvement. Who Are the Not-So-Common Learners?

SAMR Through the Lens of the Common Core

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

One of my goals is to weave digital tools into the Common Core to design flexible, student driven learning experiences that are Above the Line as defined by the SAMR model. As education leaders incorporate the CCSS into school systems, P21 urges them to do so in a way that honors the fusion of the 3R''s (core academic content mastery) and 4C''s (critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration, communication and creativity and innovation).

Unpacking the Common Core: Tech Powered Projects

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

There is still time to catch some awesome Common Core webinars today at Simple K12. SK12 common core projects sliderocket slideshow webinar Earlier today I presented a webinar for Simple K12. I packed a lot of content and resources into the 30 minute presentation so I am publishing the interactive slideshow here. The slideshow has plenty of links to explore. These resources can be viewed at your own pace.

A Free App To Download Today and Use Tomorrow from @IXLLearning - Common Core Math: PreK - Geometry

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simple to use free - you can get started by using the app as a guest TONS of concepts to choose from reinforces what I already do in the classroom Step 1 : download the IXL Math Practice App Step 2 : select your grade level Step 3 : select your concept Step 4 : select your skill Step 5 : have fun practicing For More Information: Interactive Math Practice with IXL Learning that is Common Core Aligned! Introducing the NEW IXL Math App!

Scholastic's First Thanksgiving Full Common Core Unit Plans with Videos and Printables!

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The First Thanksgiving Scholastic has put together NEW Common Core-aligned lesson plans to introduce your class to the real story of the first Thanksgiving. There are interactive guides, lesson plans, activities for centers, printable reproducibles, virtual field-trips and more! You can access the entire unit and read more about it on my recent post. Enjoy the fabulous, free resources!!

How Twitter influences the Common Core debate

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Researchers track tweets to determine how social media plays into Common Core and educational debates. A new study endeavors to uncover how social media can impact education politics and how people view those issues, especially as they relate to the Common Core State Standards. Common Core News Research Social Media Top News

Common Core Elementary Apps Created by Teachers for the @iTooch App by EduPad!

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National Common Core Standards. There is an app for that. iTooch Elementary is an app covering the official Maths, Science and Language Arts curriculum for grades 3-5. Each title contains 40-50 chapters and includes 1000-2000 activities. The a pps created by iTooch are currently being used by more than 300,000 students and have been created by teachers to make sure they comply with the U.S. You can click here to see the teachers behind the development of iTooch.

Common Core Academy Learning Opportunities From Discovery Education

The Web20Classroom

A long time ago, Francis Bacon said that knowledge is power … This summer, teachers can empower their teaching with meaningful and actionable knowledge about the Common Core Standards at Discovery Education''s Academies! Visit the Discovery Education Common Core site to learn more!

Giveaway: @itooch Giving Away a Full Set of Common Core Apps Created By Teachers!

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National Common Core Standards. There is an app for that. I n January of this year we feature d a fantastic app devel oper named iTooch Elementary. You can view the full re view here and also see some excerpts below. iTooch was one of our mos t viewed posts this year and I ha ve heard nothing but outstanding comments on their work since first being int roduced to the product.

Common Core is changing how schools teach ELA and math

eSchool News

New report finds Common Core is affecting reading and math — but not test scores. States considered strong adopters of Common Core are more likely to see a de-emphasis of fiction and a decline in advanced math enrollment among middle school students thanks to adoption, according to a new report that also found a trivial difference in test scores between states that have and have not adopted the standards.

Webinar: Unpacking the Common Core -Technology Powered Projects

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Technology can be a powerful tool to help us meet the Common Core Standards and prepare our students for success in school and beyond, and a great way to use that technology is with student projects. Join us for a look at how to use free and user friendly digital tools to design and facilitate Common Core aligned, student-driven learning experiences that provide students with flexible learning paths and extend the walls of the classroom.

iCommonCore with @MasteryConnect - CommonCore at your Fingertips!

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Common Core practice tests now available online

The Innovative Educator

From eSchool News " Site of the Week :" View more Sites of the Week The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, one of two collections of states that are designing online tests aligned with the Common Core standards, has released online practice tests in both ELA and math for students in grades 3-8 and 11. common core standards

Who or What Hates Common Core?

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A team of researchers from the Consortium for Policy Research in Education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education has been digging deeply into social media data to examine the roots of the public dialogue around Common Core. In the most recent chapter of work released, the researchers identify one group that accounted for "roughly a quarter of all Common Core-related activity on Twitter" during the 32-month time period they studied.

Common Core Standards and Technology – Using Blended Learning in a Robust Infrastructure

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Part 1 of 2 – by Catherine Banker and David Tokofsky It requires a robust infrastructure and thoughtful planning to implement 1-on-1 student-to-computer ratios in order to deliver new common core standards, new content, and new testing strategies. The post Common Core Standards and Technology – Using Blended Learning in a Robust Infrastructure appeared first on OnCUE. Blended Learning Common Core Standards

Five years after Common Core, a mysterious spike in failure rate among NY high school students

The Hechinger Report

Back in 2013, when New York was one of the first states in the nation to adopt Common Core standards and administer tougher tests, children’s test scores initially plummeted. After an initial drop in pass rates among eighth and ninth graders on a Common Core algebra exam in 2014-15, scores improved. In California, scores dipped among 11th graders in the spring of 2018, four years after the introduction of Common Core aligned exams.

Webinar Resources: SAMR Through the Lens of the Common Core

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I had a lot of fun presenting a webinar today for Infinitec. Here is a link to the slideshow for review! Click to view

High School Senior's Take on the Common Core and the Obsession with Testing

The 21st Century Principal

The debate over Common Core continues. accountability and standards Common Core High Stakes Testing testing and accountability This video captures a high school senior Ethan Young speaking eloquently about some of the concerns about establishing a national curriculum and our current education system''s obsession with testing, accountability and standards. Perhaps our policymakers forget that standardization doesn''t equal equity though they might think so.

Common Core and technology together

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From a Common Core perspective, there are several standards that are successfully addressed in a little project like this. common core content creation NETS PBL This is a video created by an 8th grade student reflecting on one of the causes of WW2: Germany''s invasion of Poland. I particularly enjoy how she uses technology to communicate and broadcast in a very efficient way what she''s learned about the event.

Common Core Assessment 20x More Expensive? What Can Edtech Do?

Question Tank

The forthcoming Common Core (CC) Assessments are the next generation of standardized tests in the US, and will meet the testing frequency requirements of the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind unless congress should act to change this, which is most unlikely. Forty six… blended learning common core Data Analysis EdTech Education Teaching Smarter Balanced

Common Core Assessment 20x More Expensive? What Can Edtech Do?

Question Tank

The forthcoming Common Core (CC) Assessments are the next generation of standardized tests in the US, and will meet the testing frequency requirements of the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind unless congress should act to change this, which is most unlikely. Forty six… blended learning common core Data Analysis EdTech Education Teaching Smarter Balanced

Wagon Wheel Through the Lens of the Common Core

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Here are the lyrics, wordled and connected to the Common Core Shift #6 - Vocabulary. The wheels are turning slowly, but that''s okay. Let''s start with vocabulary and the big picture. It''s a good way to dig deeper into words. For a clearer picture and an excellent example of CCSS Shift 6, please see my earlier post using Lincoln''s Gettysburg address as text. G ettysburg Address

What Does "Common Core Aligned" REALLY Mean?

The Innovative Educator

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Is the common core sending children over an educational cliff?

The Innovative Educator

There’s been a lot of buzz about the Common Core Standards and how they’re supposed to somehow get our children college and/or career ready by raising the standards for all. Guest post by TimeOutDad As an aspiring school leader, as an educator, as a parent, I am deeply worried about the education of our children.

5 Reasons I Use TenMarks in My Classroom:

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