Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

These starter projects are aligned with Common Core standards and are already built for you. This digital citizenship project is aligned with several Common Core State Standards.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: Friday, January 19, 2018. I try to focus in on the standards of the writing curriculum I’m using — augmented with Common Core or whatever other standards I’m using — and focus on those, rather than sitting there with a paper and pencil and doing it that way.

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CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown


The bill requires State Superintendent Torlakson to convene an advisory panel to prepare recommendations for a K-12 Computer Science Strategic Implementation (CCSSI) Plan to be adopted by the State Board of Education and implemented by the California Department of Education on or before July 1, 2018.

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) Displays: A Maker Education Project

User Generated Education

I have the privilege of working with gifted kids at two elementary schools with over 80% Hispanic students. Common Core State Standards – ELA. I have lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a few decades.

Integrating Maker Education into the Curriculum

User Generated Education

An example is Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach’s program, Novel Engineering: Novel Engineering is an innovative approach to integrate engineering and literacy in elementary and middle school.

April is Financial Literacy Month–Try these Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

The site includes Common Core Math Standards addressed with play. It also includes a teacher’s guide, a series of lesson plans, and the Common Core standards addressed. Age group: Upper elementary, middle and high school.

Why I Became A Teacher

EdNews Daily

My own elementary education was fraught with anxiety resulting in genuine school phobia while enduring eight years of parochial school in the late ’60s. Guest article by Jill Drum. A few years ago, I began planning my retirement for when I reached the end of 31 years of teaching.

How to Prepare for the SAT

Ask a Tech Teacher

Over seven million will take SAT tests in 2018 in January, March/April, May, June, October, November, or December. Students gain exposure to rigorous content, master critical thinking skills, and have the opportunity to clarify common topical misconceptions.

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

OER Commons – Take a look at these results from a search I did for STEAM based activities. Each project aligns with common core and national standards and delivers measurable learning while using free software. Welcome to a post that recognizes that the Arts must be in STEM!

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4 Steps to Create a Strong 3D Printing Program

EdTech Magazine

Additionally, ISTE addresses Common Core math standards in geometry and measurement across K–12. My vision was to increase access and equity in a science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) curriculum for elementary students.

How social studies can help young kids make sense of the world

The Hechinger Report

Social studies is like the lima beans on the curricular plate of the elementary student’s day,” said Paul Fitchett, associate professor and director of curriculum and instruction for the doctoral program in education at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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A study finds promise in project-based learning for young low-income children

The Hechinger Report

Part of the appeal of project-based learning is the perception that there’s more freedom, a welcome antidote to the pressures of test prep and meeting Common Core standards.

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Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

The Hechinger Report

The problem is that many American elementary schools aren’t doing that. ” But this research hasn’t made its way into many elementary school classrooms. ” Related: Can Common Core reading tests ever be fair? she was an elementary school teacher.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. Is it important for all children to be taught common skills and content? Dan D.

35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom: Putting the Arts in STEM


OER Commons – Take a look at these results from a search I did for STEAM based activities. Each project aligns with common core and national standards and delivers measurable learning while using free software.

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How to boost math skills in the early grades

The Hechinger Report

Small-group math work at Prairie Oak Elementary in Berwyn North School District 98 where, two years ago, just 14 percent of third-graders were able to do grade-level math. That push for a common, connected curriculum also includes what happens before, and during, kindergarten.

How to help struggling young readers

The Hechinger Report

Related: Can Common Core reading tests ever be fair? This story about early reading instruction is part of a series about innovative practices in the core subjects in the early grades.

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Class Tech Tips: Classroom Tips for Teaching Vocabulary with Keyword Searches


As an elementary school teacher, I definitely introduced word lists and spelling tests with vocabulary unrelated to the topics we explored in different parts of the school day. When I’m searching for an answer to a question – big or small – I often head over to Google.

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If You Want Equity in the Classroom, Above-Average Readers Need Intervention Too


In 2010, New Jersey adopted Common Core standards. We have a pullout Gifted and Talented program at the elementary school level. Achieve the Core. I think every child needs to have some kind of reading intervention. Michael Ballone, director of curriculum for the K-8 Marlboro Township Public Schools in New Jersey, has a clear idea of what most literacy instruction gets wrong: it only serves struggling readers. “I

Choosing The Right Adaptive Learning Tool


Unique Features: Julia Cope, third-grade teacher at Bonita Elementary in Newman-Crows Landing USD, values the variety of reports for both teachers and parents. NWEA’S MAP GROWTH ( ) Jenny Lynn Hatter, Chief Academic Officer of Harrison County Schools, reading to elementary students.

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

The Hechinger Report

Each year since, they have won numerous awards, including the trophy for Outstanding Production for the best overall elementary school performance three years in a row, from 2013 to 2015, and again in 2017.

After Layoffs, Math Curriculum Developer Reasoning Mind Sells to Weld North Education


curriculum market shifted towards purchasing materials aligned materials to Common Core and state academic standards, the organization began building new offerings based on these U.S. 1, 2018. In January 2018, private equity firm Silver Lake acquired a subset of that portfolio (9 of those 16 companies) to create Weld North Education (WNE), which Grayer continues to run.

Using schools to bring a dying Rust Belt city back to life

The Hechinger Report

Over the last three years, the proportion of students passing Common Core-aligned national math and reading tests has inched up, growing from 3 percent to 6 percent. It is a common story. “We Principal Brittany Green, Gordon Bush Elementary School, East St.



Ally is designed to integrate with a school district’s existing LMS and automatically runs class materials through an accessibility checklist that looks for common accessibility issues. In the zSpace supplement, learners will be introduced to zSpace components, terminology and core concepts.

DOGO News: current events and non-fiction for your classroom

iLearn Technology

Each article lists the Common Core Standards it meets, and the grade levels it is appropriate for. Analyze Evaluate Government Interactive book Knowledge (remember) Middle/High School PE Primary Elementary Science Secondary Elementary Social Studies Teacher Resources Understand (describe, explain) Websites article assignments bias books class page classrooms DOGO google classroom movies news news articles non-fiction online news research reviews

5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

And we really want to celebrate that difference, and what we have in common. 5 Idea Friday Classroom Management Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Social Emotional Learning Special Needs Teachers Teachers

How Social Studies Can Help Young Kids Make Sense of the World


This story about social studies instruction is part of a series about innovative practices in the core subjects in the early grades. Border Crossers trainers Ben Howort and Ana Duque are both former elementary school teachers.

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How to Boost Math Skills in the Early Grades


Although Illinois adopted Common Core standards in 2010, Berwyn North, a kindergarten through eighth-grade district with 3,084 students , had not yet incorporated the standards when Ayala and her new assistant superintendent, Amy Zaher, were hired in 2012.

The Ripple Effects of Resilience

MIND Research Institute

The very first Standard for Mathematical Practice in the common core speaks of helping students be able to "make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.". Additional Resources: Core Competencies of Social Emotional Learning. SEL in Elementary Mathematics. One night, my wife and I had just sat down to dinner at a local restaurant when one of the waitresses came rushing over to our table.

Wonder Workshop Introduces New Applied Robotics Curriculum for Middle Schools that Gives Students Voice and Choice in STEM Learning


Wonder Workshop, creators of Dash & Dot robots used in over 20,000 elementary schools worldwide, has released a new applied robotics curriculum to help students discover their own pathways of STEM learning.

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Technology proficiency is even included on their teacher evaluation rubric and elementary students standards reports.

5 questions teachers should ask before investing their time and money in edtech

eSchool News

As someone who has dedicated her career to making the world a better place through the education of our children, I was excited to learn that tablets and computers are nearly commonplace in elementary school classrooms across the nation.

How Genrefication Makes School Libraries More Like Bookstores


So the decision could come down to a pragmatic consideration of resource availability and student body composition, but it might also touch the soul of the field: What ought the core mission of a modern school librarian be?

Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials


Elementary teachers have been especially challenged for the first time to fit science instruction into their day,” said Kristen Mayfield-Evanishyn, Marketing Manager at Carolina. Engineering is a requirement of the new standards, with engineering-specific core ideas.

New K to 5 Science Kits Feature Digital Simulations from Science Education Leader Carolina Biological


BURLINGTON, NC, April 10, 2018 – During the recent NSTA conference, Carolina Biological Supply Company, the leading school science supplier and an NSTA show sponsor, launched the new Building Blocks of Science|3D hands-on unit kits for students in grades K to 5.