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. Teachers can easily differentiate instruction assigning articles written at a range Lexile levels to different groups of students within a single class. Just in time for summer reading! I’m always on the look out for great resources to support reading.

327 Common Core Aligned Playlists from MentorMob & LearnZillion

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

MentorMob and LearnZillion have teamed up to create a comprehensive collection of Common Core aligned learning playlists perfect for providing students with easy access to guided learning experiences. Currently there are 327 Common Core aligned playlists ready and available for free on the MentorMob site. The newly added LearnZillion Common Core aligned lessons focus on the use of narrated video for instruction.

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Vivid Vocabulary, Common Core, & Tech Integration Tools

wwwatanabe

With the shifts of the Common Core , students need to spend time learning both Tier 2 and Tier 3 words in a variety of ways. By interacting with vocabulary, students absorb the word''s meaning and learn to appropriately use it in a variety of contexts ( Common Core Appendix A ). There''s a built in "define" and "research" tool that is easily accessible when in a Google Doc. 21st Century Learning Common Core differentiated instruction

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

One of the things that I really appreciate about MobyMax is the mix of direct instruction and the ability for students to discover learning on their own through discovery-based instruction. As a teacher, the continuous progress monitoring makes formative instruction that much easier. Because MobyMax is based on the Common Core, you can analyze data based on standards, student, class, school, or even district.

Podcasting So Accessible, Even a ‘Technophobe’ Can Do It—and Teach It

Edsurge

Together they shared their stories, found common ground and saw their preconceived notions about each other shattered. Carter spoke with EdSurge about how her podcast project came together, the ease of using the Soundtrap platform, and some of the ways educators can use podcasting to differentiate instruction and help meet core curriculum requirements. I really enjoyed doing the editing because it was so accessible and so easy to figure out.

Most English lessons on Teachers Pay Teachers and other sites are ‘mediocre’ or ‘not worth using,’ study finds

The Hechinger Report

One of the most popular English lessons in the instructional marketplace Teachers Pay Teachers is a unit on how to teach William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” But otherwise, instruction in this Shakespeare unit rarely goes deeper than a surface understanding of the text.

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Digital Storytelling and Stories with the iPad

wwwatanabe

It is great differentiation for all students including ELL, gifted, and special needs. Common Core Standards Many specific content standards can be addressed through digital stories. Here are some of the Common Core Standards that digital storytelling and digital stories address: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.6 Background music and Creative Commons : If there is not music to choose from on the app or site, then find music that is legal to use in your video.

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Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Little did I know this experience would eventually propel me to help develop a school operating system that tackles technology issues plaguing educators and supports them with more opportunities to offer individualized instruction. If students missed class or needed additional help, they could go to my website and access the day’s lesson as well as videos and digital exercises from YouTube and Khan Academy.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

Edsurge

As I gained more experience teaching, I realized the most effective curriculum for students should provide a variety of options for assessment and instruction. They could easily access a library of lessons and assessments I’d created from scratch, or use. Well-designed and differentiated curriculum affords teachers the opportunity to help students meaningfully connect with the subject matter and expand their skill sets.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Any Otus user can access free third-party apps or content. assessing differentiate instruction flipped learning learning management system mobile learning

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Any Otus user can access free third-party apps or content. assessing differentiate instruction flipped learning learning management system mobile learning

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom. Any Otus user can access free third-party apps or content. assessing differentiate instruction flipped learning learning management system mobile learning

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom. Any Otus user can access free third-party apps or content. assessing differentiate instruction flipped learning learning management system mobile learning

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom. Any Otus user can access free third-party apps or content. assessing differentiate instruction flipped classroom mobile learning

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom. Any Otus user can access free third-party apps or content. assessing differentiate instruction flipped classroom mobile based learning

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom. Any Otus user can access free third-party apps or content. assesing differentiate instruction learning management system mobile learning

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom. Any Otus user can access free third-party apps or content. assesing differentiate instruction learning management system mobile learning

169 Tech Tip #127: 12 Tips on Hard-to-teach Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Category: Differentiation. These are like the games students love and teach important to Common Core standards as well as the demands of life. In fact, any chance you have, differentiate instruction. Consider a BYOD approach in your classes so students can use the devices they have easy access to and are comfortable with (if your school IT folks and infrastructure support this approach).

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TEACHER VOICE: How students in one Massachusetts town learned to love coding

The Hechinger Report

With apps and online lessons, we’re able to differentiate instruction for students by level and interest. Dash and Dot can easily be integrated across the entire elementary curriculum using corresponding Massachusetts State Standards, ISTE Standards for Students and Common Core Standards. I have found that hyperdocs are a fabulous way to share these differentiated activities. K-12 Opinion STEM Technology accessBoy using a tablet.

4 Critical Characteristics of High-Quality Instructional Content

Edsurge

K-12 educators are increasingly turning to digital resources to enhance instruction and address student needs. K-12 educators are increasingly turning to digital resources to enhance instruction and address student needs. Changes in What Teachers Know and Do in the Common Core Era.

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Renaissance Launches Major Updates to Star Spanish Assessments

eSchool News

Renaissance also released a learning progression aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in Spanish and plans to release versions for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) en Español and the California CCSS en Español next month.

Here’s how we made data usable for our teachers

eSchool News

In today’s digital classroom, teachers have access to more data than ever. I am not saying that multiple data measures are a bad thing; in fact, they can help us to differentiate instruction, personalize learning, and really meet each of our students where they are academically. Our state test scores were low and, with the changing rigor of Common Core, parents were coming to me concerned that they were not able to help their child with assignments.

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Prodigy - free math game that helps students learn math while having fun

Educational Technology Guy

Prodigy’s math content is completely curriculum-aligned and covers standards from the Common Core, MAFs, and TEKS curricula depending on your location. Prodigy takes game-based learning a step further and provides teachers with a powerful set of reporting and assessment tools that allow them to easily identify trouble spots, differentiate instruction, and better manage classroom time.

5 technologies that support differentiated learning

eSchool News

It’s no secret that 21st century teachers and school administrators are under enormous pressure to differentiate instruction to enhance learning for all students, regardless of ability or their innate interest in the material. Classroom technology also makes it easier than ever to differentiate lessons appropriately. What’s more, integrating technology into the classroom allows schools to meet Common Core standards about technology and digital media literacy.

PROJECTPALS REVIEW

techlearning

Project Pals also provides a resource bank of Common Core-aligned lesson plans so teachers can drag and drop content to differentiate instruction. Teachers and students can have anytime, anywhere access to work alone or collaboratively. Common Core-aligned projects can be reused and shared. projectpals.com ?

SMATH: How to Turn 2 Subjects Into 1 Super-Class

Edsurge

We realized combining classes could help us integrate science and math standards, while team-teaching would allow us to differentiate instruction. Common Core math standards and Next Generation Science Standards were being implemented, and subjects were becoming more interconnected. We realized combining classes could help us integrate science and math standards, while team-teaching would allow us to differentiate instruction.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom. Any Otus user can access free third-party apps or content.

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

EdTechTeacher

It is therefore essential to personalize instruction based upon learner differences if we are going to ensure that all students thrive in our schools. The key strategy to get to this level of understanding involves a tried-and-true instructional practice: formative assessments and feedback. Students have access to models of strong and weak work. Tool: iReady (Adaptive Math/ELA Assessment & Instruction). Data from iReady helps differentiate instruction in Math.

Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t

Edsurge

The district-mandated PD tech instruction I experienced was inconsistent, infrequent and seemed to focus heavily on early-education apps like ClassDojo. Does it meet subject- and grade-level Common Core standards? Tom told me he has always incorporated a higher than average level of technology into his instruction. Will It Facilitate Instruction? Can I Integrate It Into My Instruction With Ease?

Practical examples of social media in elementary school

The Innovative Educator

Using a blog hits many important curriculum areas, such as differentiating instruction as well as meeting many Common Core Standards (see here & here for examples). They are not permitted to access or use those accounts during the school day. Author''s note: This post was originally written as a primer for parents on how the staff & students use various "social media" tools as part of the instructional day.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Autographed Books : (per Amazon): In The Book Whisperer , Miller takes us inside her sixth grade classroom to reveal the secrets of her powerful but unusual instructional approach. Rejecting book reports, comprehension worksheets, and other aspects of conventional instruction, Miller embraces giving students an individual choice in what they read, combined with a program for independent reading. per Heinemann website): Troy Hicks holds sight on good writing workshop instruction.

Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014

Technology Tidbits

Gooru - A great place for students to find study guides on a wide range of subjects that are aligned to Common Core Standards and ideal for personalized learning. Also, a nice place to find Common Core aligned lesson plans. News-O-Matic - A terrific free mobile app designed to bring 5 Common Core aligned articles to students. Prodigy - A fantastic free online Math game aligned to Common Core Standards grades 1-6th.

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

techlearning

The program is a core curriculum that combines interactive investigations, literacy components, and digital resources to teach students science content and investigative skills. Written by science educators at Carolina, Building Blocks of Science|3D was developed to explicitly meet the NGSS and align to the Common Core State Standards in Literacy and Math. Teachers need a variety of ways to deliver concepts and differentiate instruction in order to reach every student.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The App Hub is dedicated to bringing transparency to developers’ data and accessibility policies, and to help decision-makers find information about apps to meet the unique learning goals and policies of their school districts.”. Developers Resource Page – a resource page for app developers to access best practices and policies. I love that it includes some tips and differentiated strategies.

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

Redefining the Mobile Writing Process by Greg Kulowiec While the fact that we proceed through the steps of Brainstorming, Organizing, Drafting, Revising, Publishing, and Reflecting may not change, the associated tasks and processes certainly evolve and transform when students have access to mobile devices. 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.