Write! Camera! Common Core Math!

Battelle for Kids

April 23, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 5, Number 12. Driving Question: Can Writing and Film Making Enrich Students'' Common Core Math Learning? I remember early in my teaching career William Zinnser''s Writing to Learn: How to Write-and Think-Clearly about Any Subject at All. I remember distinctly the section encouraging teachers to encourage students to write about math. What I didn''t know then as where his ideas would take me over an 18 year teaching career. P21 Blogazine

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Common Core

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Today: Common Core Bundle. In this bundle, you get 20 tech ed resources on how to use technology to achieve Common Core Standards–presented in a variety of ways including Lesson plans, webinars, and short but pithy articles. 7 Hall of Fame articles addressing Common Core topics. If you’re the tech teacher and have dedicated technology time each week, this shows how to use tech to support classroom inquiry while meeting Common Core standards.


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Common Core Reading Resource: Smithsonian Tween Tribune

Catlin Tucker

Interested in more technology tips to help you teach the Common Core? My book Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology will be published in June 2015 by Corwin. Sidenote: If you are wondering what the target Lexile range is for your students, check out the chart below, which is provided in Appendix A of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Science, Science and Technical Studies.

Adequate vs Suitable and the Common Core War

Brilliant or Insane

This is honorable–even […] The post Adequate vs Suitable and the Common Core War appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Featured Opinion Common Core edchatBrilliant or Insane When we commit to improving, we often make adequate our priority. This makes sense, if you’ve been trained to look for deficits and mind the gap. We align to standards, we measure the distance we must travel in order to meet them, and we craft interventions that help us bridge the gap.

13 Common Core facts for parents

eSchool News

As Common Core implementation continues in adopting states, parents say they often feel uninformed. By now, many parents have heard of the Common Core State Standards. But that doesn’t mean they understand why states are adopting the Common Core, what the Common Core will do for students, and how the standards are different from previous state standards. Next page: 13 things parents should know about the Common Core.

The Not-So-Common Common Core

Brilliant or Insane

The Common Core State Standards would eliminate the evils of individual curricula across state lines, giving every teacher the same set of objectives to teach their students. The post The Not-So-Common Common Core appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Issues Common Core edchat Brilliant or Insane. The concept seemed surprisingly simple, even remarkable to some educators.

Get Common Core Ready: Achieve Dynamic Student-led Discussions

Catlin Tucker

Interested in technology tips to help you teach the Common Core? My book Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology will be published in June 2015 by Corwin. Discussion can be a powerful tool for learning yet engaging all students in equitable discussions can be challenging.

Using Technology to Teach Common Core

EdTech Magazine

By Catlin Tucker Getting students to engage with common core doesn't have to be such a challenge. Technology can light the path. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content

Responding To Criticisms Of The Common Core

TeachThought - Learn better.

Responding To Criticisms Of The Common Core. Ed note: Supporting “commonness” or standardization isn’t a part of our mission at TeachThought, but we are interested in giving equal voice to diverse voices across education. Further, the majority of educators in the United States teach according to the Common Core standards, which makes them of interest to us. Myth #2: The Common Core Standards are too vague and are “dumbing down” our students.

Common Core Driving Schools’ Technology Needs

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Most principals surveyed say they are increasing bandwidth, acquiring mobile devices to meet Common Core demands. Bandwidth Management Budgeting Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Management Networking

How Twitter influences the Common Core debate

eSchool News

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

Cross Curricular Maker Education Activity That Addresses Common Core Standards

User Generated Education

It combines geometry concepts with a language arts activity while addressing several common core standards. Common Core State Standards Addressed. My primary job is that of educating pre and in-service teachers with a bit of teaching elementary students along the way. I often say that there is not enough time during the school day and the school year to teach isolated and singular content area topics. I stress designing and teaching cross-curricular thematic units.

Prodigy Math Game: Game-Based Learning for the Common Core


If you have not already experimented with game-based learning with your class, make 2015 the year you do! Prodigy’s math content is completely curriculum-aligned and covers standards from the Common Core, MAFs, and TEKS curricula depending on your location. Game-based learning is a topic we have revisited numerous times on this blog. The implications it has on student engagement and learning cannot be overstated.

Mass CUE Keynote: Creatively Teach the Common Core with Technology

Catlin Tucker

Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology . I had the pleasure of delivering the keynote at Mass CUE this year! Available NOW on Amazon ! . Learning

Faster learning progress seen in first Common Core state

eSchool News

American Institutes for Research study reveals that Kentucky students showed more academic proficiency after exposure to the Common Core standards. While the report’s authors are careful not to attribute student achievement gains to the Common Core, they conclude that “fears about [the standards’] impact on student outcomes may be overstated.”. Common Core News Research Top News

Flocabulary’s Raps Makes Common Core Learning ‘Fun and Accessible’

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Each video includes a quick news review, a quiz and interactive lyrics to deepen and reinforce Common Core skills. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Internet Online Learning Online Video

What are the most challenging Common Core standards?

eSchool News

A new look into how students handle some of the toughest reading and math Common Core standards could help educators identify where they need to spend more time. Curriculum Associates recently conducted research using data from more than 750,000 students to identify the reading and math Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that students find the most challenging. Common Core News Top News

Oregon adopts K-8 Common Core math programs

eSchool News

Common Core programs use research-based approach to help students learn reasoning, critical thinking. The Oregon State Board of Education has adopted Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready and Ready Common Core math programs for use in all K–8 classrooms across the state. Built for the CCSS, the programs were built from scratch by strictly following the Publishers’ Criteria for the Common Core State Standards. Common Core News Top News

Coding for the Common Core – Apps for Integrating Coding With Math and ELA


She present the session “Coding for the Core: [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Image Source Dr. Leslie Suters is a faculty member in the College of Education’s Curriculum & Instruction Department at Tennessee Tech University. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Study analyzes NAEP, Common Core math alignment

eSchool News

A new study of the math alignment between the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), adopted by most states, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the longtime barometer of academic achievement among the nation’s students, found “reasonable agreement” overall but also some areas of 4th and 8th grade math where there was less of a match. Assessments Common Core News Research STEM Top News

How open resources help infuse Common Core into lessons

eSchool News

Open resources can help design attractive, engaging lessons with a Common Core twist. In 2010, my state, Mississippi, joined the growing list of states adopting the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and math. While the rigor of the Common Core will ultimately prepare our students for college and careers, implementation has its challenges. Common Core Top News

Districts report ‘major problems’ finding Common Core resources

eSchool News

Years into Common Core, teachers lament lack of materials. It was a time-consuming but necessary response, Baumann said, to what appears to be a near-universal lament of teachers as they page through textbooks and websites: a lack of high-quality teaching materials aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards that have been adopted by most states. Next page: The learning landscape, five years into Common Core implementation. Common Core News Top News

Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

eSchool News

Senate action to give states more testing and evaluation flexibility, Common Core resistance continues. Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. Resistance could be costly: If fewer than 95 percent of a district’s students participate in tests aligned with Common Core standards, federal money could be withheld, although the U.S.

Don’t forget AV needs for Common Core assessments

eSchool News

Devices debuted at TCEA feature multipurpose design ideal for Common Core and state assessments. School leaders are aware that Common Core assessments will come with some new requirements, and AV equipment needs should not be overlooked. Assessments Common Core News Top News

Julia Steiny: Common Core Badly Disrespects Literature

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Last week I had kind words for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The post Julia Steiny: Common Core Badly Disrespects Literature appeared first on Education News. K-12 Schools Common Core English Literature Julia Steiny Literacy EducationBy Julia Steiny. Building intelligence through building knowledge is a far better approach to educating kids than the current obsession with covering vast amounts of content.

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.

Writing and the California Common Core K-5

My Paperless Classroom

So I sat down with the Common Core as adopted by California and looked at the K-5 standards. We have been talking standards recently on my K-8 private school campus. We are trying to figure out where we are hitting the mark and if we are neglecting any fundamentals. This is especially challenging in the lower grades where all of the standards are the responsibility of the classroom teacher.

Personalized learning and Common Core: Mortal enemies?

The Hechinger Report

The consequences of failing can include sanctions for schools and teachers, and even school closure, and now the standards are more rigorous with 40-plus states having adopted the Common Core State Standards. It’s helpful to have some common language that says here’s what fifth grade is, and here’s what sixth grade is. It’s helpful to have some common language that says here’s what fifth grade is, and here’s what sixth grade is,” she said.

How a blended program can change Common Core math

eSchool News

In the past few years, the Common Core has significantly altered the landscape in terms of mathematics education. The Common Core has also required more coherence in our curriculum. As part of our push toward integrating technology and the Common Core, we adopted a new curriculum in grades K-5, called Stepping Stones , which combines print books with online student activities and a central portal for teachers.

Publishers' Group Examines Common-Core 'Conundrum'

Marketplace K-12

An industry needs a scorecard to adapt to the of the common core standards' changing political environment. Common Core Pearson Publishing commoncore k12 pearson publishingThe publishers' association tackled that this week. [[[You might try a more straightforward excerpt, because you're trying to round up a lot of things in the blog item]].

Coding in the Common Core


Photo Credit: Tara Linney Tara Linney Coding in the Classroom Learn about coding resources that meet the CCSS math and ELA requirements, and discover seven habits to help you teach what might be an unfamiliar content area

Creatively Teach the Common Core with Technology

Catlin Tucker

Educators today are facing two major shifts in education–a move to the Common Core Standards and increasing pressure to teach students with the technology they’ll be expected to use in their lives beyond high school. I’ve written Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology to support English, history/social studies, and science teachers as they shift to the new Standards using technology.

Easy Way to Start with the Common Core by @mathdiana

Teacher Tech

Tweet by Diana Herrington Shift Lesson Planning Interested in a first step for common core? Common Core CCSS common coreI have found that just sifting my lesson allows me to think of connectors as the lesson is revealed. To do this I begin a lesson halfway through a class period. I have enough time to introduce the foundation for […].

Educators in the Middle East Tackle the Common Core

Marketplace K-12

About 200 educators will learn more about the common-core standards, which are implemented in American-curriculum private schools in the Middle East. Assessment Common Core International Education International Markets alisonburrows commoncore dubai internationaleducation middleeast normanwebb

7 Technology Enhanced Item Types You’ll See On Common Core Tests This Spring


When The Common Core State Standards initiative was first announced there was a collective eye roll amongst veteran teachers. The post 7 Technology Enhanced Item Types You’ll See On Common Core Tests This Spring appeared first on Edudemic. Common Core Featured Education and Technology featured k12 standardized tests