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4 Reasons to Use Kids Discover Online for Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

There are several reasons why Kids Discover Online is a fantastic website for middle and elementary science, history, and ELA teachers: Students can visually explore curated topics, finding connections in a safe space. After students read, they can take a quick assessment about the topic. Students can take an assessment just after reading. A Product Review by Vicki Davis From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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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Writing Scaffolds to Meet Diverse Learning Needs

A Principal's Reflections

As students work to master the complex reading and writing standards demanded by the Common Core, Mrs. Montecuollo and Mrs. Westbrook collaborated to create writing scaffolds that address the diverse academic needs of their 9th grade students. As students struggled to articulate their ideas, they worried that their writing sounded “so simple” and “so elementary.” Common Core Innovation Joanna Westbrook literacy Lorraine Montecuollo New Milford High School

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

Jon’s core PL skills are focused on 1:1 deployment, Common Core, Project Based Learning, social media skills and Lesson Design. The kids come in, I say, get out your phones, or get out your Chromebooks or your iPads; boom, we’re going to do the test. I mean, when I started using formative assessment like this to teach binary numbers, I used to teach – binary numbers used to take seven days.

Reading for the Jaded Student & All: Curriculet partners with USA Today

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

In addition to its free on-demand digital library filled with popular books, Curriculet now allows students to read news articles with embedded assessments that develop literacy skills and build subject area knowledge. Known as "curriculets," these integrated checkpoints focus on specific skills and Common Core Standards. Teachers can assess progress on standards and literacy skills, track time spent on-task, and identify where individual learning gaps are.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is the screencasting tool I recommend for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. Is there anything that you think that teachers may make as a common mistake? 5 Idea Friday Blogging Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) How to Guides.

8 Reasons Why Students Should Create Videos and 15 Webtools to Do That

Ask a Tech Teacher

So why shouldn’t students create videos when constructing knowledge for formative or summative assessments? That’s right out of Common Core writing standards. Students see so many slideshows in their classes, they no longer include the wow factor felt in elementary school. WeVideo –collaborative way to record on mobile devices and edit on desktop or Chromebooks. How do I assess a project like Movie Maker?

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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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. The Chromebook Trade-In Program offers individuals a website where they can fill out a brief online form providing details about the devices they want to trade in and what type of Chromebook they’d like to purchase. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

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

Edsurge

The station rotation model is utilized across the district, at the elementary, middle and high school level, in both bilingual and mainstream classes. Initiatives have been created to provide free home WiFi to students in need (paid for by nonprofit Morris Educational Foundation ) and equip every student with a free Chromebook, which students in grades six through 12 are allowed to take home. Students at Normandy Park Elementary in Morris School District.

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.

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

However, what does that look like for early elementary grades (K-3)? Rethinking the Chromebook as a Creation Device by Tanya Avrith Chromebooks have huge potential in the area of creation. There are so many opportunities for creation on chromebooks; we just need to rethink what creation looks like! See examples at varying grade levels of successful PBL projects aligned to Common Core and ISTE NET Standards and for various subject areas.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Education Week : “New Test Pitched As Alternative to Common Core-Focused High School Exams.” ” “Word about the Vector Assessment of Readiness for College, or Vector A.R.C., has been making its way through the conservative blogosphere,” writes Catherine Gewertz, “which is pitching it as a tool for families who don’t want their children taking college admissions tests that reflect the Common Core State Standards.”

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