Get Common Core Ready: Achieve Dynamic Student-led Discussions

Catlin Tucker

Discussion can be a powerful tool for learning yet engaging all students in equitable discussions can be challenging. Note: For educators interested in incorporating online discussions into their curriculum, my first book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12 provides resources and strategies to support this shift. Shifting to Students Designed, Facilitated & Assessed Discussions. Interested in technology tips to help you teach the Common Core? Learning

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

Kleinspiration

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. 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. They are so excited to play and learn! ”

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Rhode Island Approves IXL for K-12 Blended Learning and Assessment

eSchool News

IXL Learning , the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 11 million students, has been approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) for use under two statewide initiatives. Individualizing learning for every student. About IXL Learning .

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

College Credit Classes in Remote Teaching/Blended Learning

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Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives.

How a blended program can change Common Core math

eSchool News

One district looks at the changes a new blended math program for K-5 has brought. 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. In this way, each standard is more like an extension of previous learning than a totally new event. A push for deeper learning.

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

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment.

Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

Marketplace K-12

He also talked about how he thinks policy shifts like the implementation of the common-core standards and the adoption of “open” educational resources are likely to affect the K-12 market, and his company’s work. Thirty percent of the company’s revenues come from assessments of one kind or another, which includes professional certification and apprenticeship programs, as well as summative exams. And it’s what enables formative and summative assessment to converge.

College Credit Classes in Remote Teaching/Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. Resources include a blend of videos, pedagogic articles, lesson plans, projects, and virtual face-to-face meetings to share suggestions with classmates in a collaborative environment. These can be adapted to any writing program be it 6+1 Traits, Write Source, IB, Common Core, or other popular language arts curricula.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Know how to blend digital citizenship into lesson plans that require the Internet. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning.

Why Blended Learning Fits Your Class, 3 Issues to Think About, and 5 Easy Ways to Begin

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In fact, it’s transformed 21st-century education, offering a normative tool for adapting to varied student needs, a scalable approach to differentiating for student learning styles, and a collaborative must-have with its vast offering of virtual meeting and storage options. Blended learning occurs when an education program combines Internet-based media with traditional classroom methods. These should be in place before unpacking a blended learning program.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Know how to blend digital citizenship into lesson plans that require the Internet. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four grad school classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Know how to blend digital citizenship into lesson plans that require the Internet. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning.

MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I''m a proponent of critical thinking, cooperative learning, metacognition, blended learning, flipped learning. I''m a proponent of learning. Despite criticism, a traditional well-written multiple choice assessment can be a valid assessment tool ( I''m bracing for rebuttals ). The techniques outlined below can be used for formative and summative assessments. What is that type of question really assessing? What is being assessed?

Students at the Forefront: Blended Learning & Math

EdTechTeam

With the Common Core State Standards launching in 2009 and textbook publishers having to recreate their curriculums, many districts were left with their teachers having to come up with their own curriculum that met the new state standards. Luckily, the publishers have caught up and we are back to being able to adopt a Common Core aligned math program. Math seems to be at the forefront of many districts’ agendas.

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

Edsurge

In order to address these equity concerns, the district is increasingly turning to technology--in particular, blended learning--to allow all students to succeed. Embracing Blended Learning. The districtwide shift towards blended learning began in 2015 when Erica Hartman was hired as Supervisor of Technology Integration. She believes blended learning is useful because it provides students with a “level playing field.”

Merit Prep Sets Student Goals One Playlist at a Time

Edsurge

A freshman at Merit Preparatory Charter School in Newark, New Jersey, Onyemaobi has access to Spark , Matchbook Learning’s online information platform that uses data to help students and teachers track exactly what skills they need to master—and to set goals and find resources to help them get there. "It’s Despite their use of technology and personalized playlists, Merit Prep and Matchbook both emphasize blended learning environments in which teachers play the key role.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

Edsurge

As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw the need to better support a growth mindset around math in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Perez listened to Slater describe his platform's alignment with the common core and ELL teaching approaches, as well as features that support differentiation and collaborative pencil and paper activities.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

Edsurge

As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw attitudes toward math bottom out in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Students also needed support when it came to the end of year state assessments. “We Rocking the CAASPP Both schools have since experienced outstanding increases in their California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) scores.

Why An Assessment Tool Is Crucial in Blended Learning- MAP TESTING

Saving Socrates

This is a common refrain from many of our top students who whiz through classes, but then perform less than stellar on key standardized exams like the SAT. Now you might say, no I still have kids that perform awesome in my class and deserve the A and then don''t perform so great on a standardized exam because of test anxiety or a learning issue or some other factor. This past year our school implemented a pilot program for blended learning in several classrooms.

Write, Review, Repeat with the Tsunami Writing Challenge

CUE

The rubric gives students a guide in what to write and self-assess, helps them through the peer review process, and has a point system so students (both individually and as a group) can work to earn the most points possible. After instruction, students enter the rewriting phase and make any changes, again using the rubric to self-assess their work, followed by groups totaling their points based on the rewrite and rubric.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Edgenuity Acquires Compass Learning to Expand Online, Blended Learning Reach

Marketplace K-12

Edgenuity today announced its acquisition of Compass Learning, bringing together two well-known ed-tech companies whose digital offerings will now span kindergarten through 12th grade. headquarters and the Austin, Texas, offices of Compass Learning. Compass Learning provides intervention and skills instruction in math, reading, and language arts for K-8. Assessments are built into both systems. Most Math Curricula Found to be Out of Sync With Common Core.

Core Leadership Summit 2013 on Blended and Personalized Learning: EdTech Reaches Out to EduLeaders

CUE

The 2013 Core Leadership Summit, titled “Blended and Personalized Learning: Conversations for 21st Century Learners,” offered almost 200 leaders and administrators three featured speakers Barbara Nemko, Alan November, Catlin Tucker; one panel on Smarter Balanced Assessment led by Beverly Young; and a charismatic keynote speaker- Harvard University’s Eric Mazur. Blended Learning Common Core Standards

Aligning your instructional activities in your LMS to the standards

Kairos EdTech

There is an increasing awareness and shift toward standard-based instruction and assessment. Common Core standards are now common language in teachers'' lesson plans. As there is an increase in blended programs and instructional activities in Learning Management Systems, it would only seem logical to want to align those directly within the LMS to the standards of your choice. blended learning common core LMS Schoology standards

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Four Ways You Can Use Data to Create a Personalized, Teacher-Driven PD Playbook

Edsurge

Whether from formative and summative assessments or online instructional programs, data is both a powerful indicator of teaching and a driver for personalizing professional development. When at all possible, get your teachers out of familiar environments and give them opportunities to watch, engage with, and learn from other experts within their own district in locations like classrooms or schools that are unfamiliar to them.

Four Ways to Redefine Parent Teacher Conferences—With a Little Help from Ironman

Edsurge

As a former New York City high school teacher, I know that parent-teacher conferences seldom provide parents with enough time to process what their children learned, what they’re interested in, and what needs improvement. Talk about what's being learned, not what's missing. I had effectively created the conditions necessary for my students to self-advocate, which, as I would later learn, meant parent-teacher conferences would be less of a performance review.

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

Edsurge

To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. I stepped up my game by adding even more videos and assessment exercises to my class website, mining resources from IXL and CK-12. I generated logins for my students and started “blending” instruction using the free content from these publishers. Learn more about Kiddom Academy.

800 new digital learning activities help prepare for PARCC and SBAC tests

eSchool News

New content and questions help students prepare for PARCC and SBAC assessments. Compass Learning recently announced its Pathblazer math and reading intervention solution and Hybridge blended learning solution have been enriched with more than 800 new digital learning activities for grades 6-8. Next page: How the system identifies student learning gaps and assigns digital learning activities.

3 Essentials for Success in a Blended [Literacy] Classroom

The Web20Classroom

The use of digital learning spaces has exploded in use in classrooms nearly everywhere. Through Learning Management Systems (LMS) many educators are moving to put content online and extend learning beyond the four walls and beyond the school day. This Blended Learning approach is both beneficial but its definition can be tough to nail down. Blended Learning is different than merely integrating technology into the classroom. Want to learn more?

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ? 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.

Part 5: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to post number five in a series devoted to formative learning (assessment). In this post I showcase some websites that can assist in providing interactive tools and resources essential in the classroom focused on student centered formative learning. Part 5: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities. Interactive Tools for Formative Assessment. Formative Learning. I enjoy learning from all of you.

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

Shake Up Learning

The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here’s how Google describes it : “ The Chromebook App Hub , an online resource to help educators, administrators and developers work together to learn about Chromebook apps and activity ideas for schools. Idea Sparks are designed to help teachers create meaningful learning experiences for their students with Chromebooks. Assess class performance.