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English + Common Core + Mobile = Success in Learning Poster Session at ISTE 2014

Education with Technology

In my ISTE Sunday 8-10 am poster session, I demonstrate many diverse mobile activities to help students achieve the English Language Arts Common Core Anchor Statements through mobile devices. The mobile activities focus on free common tool apps that are available on both the Android and the iPad. Teachers can give their students quick conventions formative assessment QR codes that link to an online survey/quiz such as in Google Forms.

Differentiated math instruction using Front Row: adaptive math for K-8 classrooms!

Kleinspiration

It’s common core aligned, and has tons of problems and videos Every question and every video in Front Row is common core aligned, so I know it’s teaching the right material. The program covers K-8 math, and has tons of common core aligned problems and videos for every standard - no matter where my kids are, they have material they can practice. I have started using a FREE new math program this spring called Front Row.

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Common Core-Based Tests Causing Scramble for Computer Literacy

K-12 Schools - Education News

This spring, elementary and high school students nationwide will be taking Common Core-related tests, which frequently are taken on computers and require accurate and quick typing skills. In terms of typing, this is a growing pain,” said Luci Willits, deputy executive director of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, a group of states developing joint tests for the Common Core standards. “If K-12 Schools Common Core GED Testing

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

Designed specifically to meet the Common Core and other rigorous state standards, Lexia Reading Core5 provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction, and delivers norm and criteria-referenced performance data and analysis without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test. The assessment data is correlated to and highly predictive of outcomes on DIBELS, AIMSweb, MAPS and other commonly used norm-referenced assessments.

BoomWriter Delivers a Free Common Core Aligned Personalized Literacy Tool

The 21st Century Principal

BoomWriter’s interactive collaborative writing platform lets teachers deliver a fun and engaging personalized learning experience, while elementary, middle, and high school age students work online to develop their reading, writing, and peer assessment skills. The first is an interactive vocabulary application called “WordWriter” that will deliver an interactive vocabulary experience allowing students to apply, share, and assess newly learned words in original content.

More than five years after adopting Common Core, Kentucky’s black-white achievement gap is widening

The Hechinger Report

At Dunn Elementary, kids who are struggling get extra time with second-grade teacher Sarah Bowling. The second-graders in Sarah Bowling’s class at Dunn Elementary were on a scavenger hunt to find “arrays.”. Closing these gaps was one of the goals of Common Core reform.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Mancenido (Undergraduate, Bachelor of Elementary Education - Special Education) 2:00am Connecting Education to the Cloud for Digital Citizenship - Chryssanthe Sotiriou, High School EFL Coordinator 3:00am Democratization: Stuctural Change of Regimen and of the Living Experience at Schools - Olek Netzer, Ph.D. Wednesday, November 19th, is day three of the fifth annual Global Education Conference.

Get Your MOOC On!

The Web20Classroom

For more information about this course or to register, please visit https://courses.mooc-ed.org/cdl1 Division and Multiplication of Whole Numbers: Bridging to Fraction Understanding is the second in the “Mathematics Learning Trajectories for the Common Core” MOOC-Ed series. This professional development series focuses on learning trajectories as a framework for interpreting and implementing the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS-M).

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Here's what you missed at the MidWest Technology Conference 2014 #METC14

MSEDTechie

iPads More Than Just Apps- Using the SAMR Model to Meet Common Core iPads More Than Just Apps-Using the SAMR Model to Meet Common Core from msedtechie and Classrooms Without Walls- Using Social Media to Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom Classrooms Without Walls- Using Social Media to Connect with the School Community from msedtechie Here are a few other takeaways from this dynamic conference!

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Rod Federwisch & Karen Goss Assessing and Developing Modern Language Fluency For Global Communication - Harry Tuttle, Ed.D. Blended Learning Cohorts for Powerful and Sustainable Professional Development - Chad Fairey, Head of School The Easy and Hard Problems in the Transformational Use of Digital Media in Schools - James Bosco, Professor Emeritus What are the traits of an effective Elementary Physical Education program in today''s world - Francis J.

Response to the Claim that K has Become the New 1st Grade

Saving Socrates

Also, elementary school should not be unstructured lacking a scope and sequence of learning or curriculum. It needs to have a sequential curriculum and assess the performance outcomes of student growth to begin to target any students who might be at risk to fall behind. Delaying assessment and support simply delays fixing an issue or denying one exists. The author claims this is the same approach as the Common Core, which he/she trashes as top down driven and corporate.

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Prodigy: Virtual world of math

iLearn Technology

How to integrate Prodigy into your classroom: Prodigy is aligned to the Common Core Math standards and has over 300 math skills for students to master. Because Prodigy is aligned to the Common Core, it is easy to navigate. From the teacher dashboard, you can use the assessment feature to diagnose where students are, and align math content to what you are teaching in class. What it is: Prodigy is a fantastic way to differentiate math in your classroom.

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

Stephen’s Episcopal Day School hosted Miami Device , a conference held on their campus November 6 & 7, 2014. However, what does that look like for early elementary grades (K-3)? Technology Integration and the Common Core by Andrew Miller The CCSS call us to integrate technology in intentional and meaningful ways to have students meet rigorous standards.

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

What it is: MobyMax is more than just a tablet, it is a complete system that helps you identify areas of strength and weakness that your students might have through placement testing, progress monitoring, assessments, and IEP reporting; has practice for kindergarten through eighth grade mathematics, fact fluency, number sense, reading, language, literature skills, informational skills, writing, vocabulary, and state test prep.

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 10th, 2014 Children want the same things we want. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry. Presenters: Barry Fishman (University of Michigan), Lori Takeuchi (The Joan Ganz Cooney Center), and Michelle Riconscente (GlassLab/NYU), Seeta Pai (Common Sense Media).

How to help struggling young readers

The Hechinger Report

These techniques include how to create strong, guided reading instruction, how to select and appropriately use high-quality texts and how to assess each child’s reading level to better target guided and independent reading. Related: Can Common Core reading tests ever be fair?

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Can Blended Learning Improve Equity in One of Nation’s Most Diverse Districts?

Edsurge

In 2014, they were named a model for desegregation by the Center for Diversity and Equality in Education. The station rotation model is utilized across the district, at the elementary, middle and high school level, in both bilingual and mainstream classes. Students at Normandy Park Elementary in Morris School District. She uses i-Ready , which provides both diagnostic assessments and level-appropriate practice.

PARCC Results for DC Show College-Readiness Concerns

K-12 Schools - Education News

The scores show how students in the area are performing on the new Common Core academic standards , implemented in an effort to increase the amount and depth of material students learn across the nation. The new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests were given for the first time this spring in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Middle school and elementary school scores are expected to be released in mid-November.

The delusional ways we evaluate English learners

The Hechinger Report

Second-graders at Dunn Elementary in Kentucky. Related: Closing gap for immigrant students under Common Core in Kentucky is a moving target. For example, they will acknowledge that it takes years to learn academic English and, in the next breath, bluster over the “achievement gaps” of English learners with graduation rates and national reading and math assessments. Photo: Luba Ostashevsky. Around 5 million children in U.S.

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After years of neglect, Mississippi takes baby steps to boost school readiness

The Hechinger Report

I think we took for granted before what 4-year-olds were capable of doing,” said Quitman Lower Elementary Principal Amanda Allen, listing some skills the youngest learners are impressing her with: advanced vocabularies, number recognition, self-motivation. “It’s More than 3,000 of Mississippi’s kindergarteners, or 9 percent, were unable to move on to first grade for the 2019 school year, more than three times the percentage of children nationally who repeated kindergarten in 2014.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

But Logan’s feelings about online learning are common. A network of charter schools in California and Washington developed the Summit Learning Program for their students almost a decade ago; the model got a boost in 2014 from Facebook engineers after Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, visited a Summit middle school. Shelby Villegas, sixth grade math teacher at Whispering Wind Academy Elementary School in Phoenix.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

Indeed, despite the buzz around personalized learning, there’s no simple recipe for success, and the common ingredients — such as adaptive-learning technology and student control over learning — can backfire if poorly implemented. Bits of student performance data are only just starting to trickle out of the pilot schools, so it’s too early to assess most of them quantitatively. Most Basecamp schools make a lot of changes to the platform’s lesson plans, projects and assessments.

How little is too little money for schools?

The Hechinger Report

In that respect, Kansas City, where in 2014 nearly 90 percent of the students were poor enough to qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, is not unusual. They were also given a common planning period to discuss student progress and problems and consider ways to make lessons more rigorous and engaging. The district also embraced the new Common Core standards, despite controversy elsewhere. KANSAS CITY, Kan. —

What Do Sixth Graders Say About Learning With Games? It Works

MindShift

Attempts to use games as assessments ruin the playful experiences that make them an effective learning tool, he said. At the core of gaming is the concept of a challenge, and a player’s journey to meet it. His parents say the games have made him a risk-taker, unaffected by the frustration he often felt in elementary school if something didn’t work the first time. By Alexandria Neason.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

It is a profoundly undemocratic force whereby unelected billionaires funnel money into efforts to reshape public education policies – expanding charter schools, pursuing alternative forms of teacher certification, promoting the Common Core State Standards, encouraging merit-based pay for teachers, and popularizing the narrative that education technology is the key to “personalization.” This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.