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

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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.

Dropbox + Pinterest + SMART Exchange for Teachers + Common Core = ClassConnect

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Flip your Classroom, Just Store your Favorites , Find Common Core Content, and Share your Lessons “ ClassConnect saves me time building lessons so I can focus on engaging & inspiring my students. Then, start searching for content you can use by the Common Core!

Study analyzes NAEP, Common Core math alignment

eSchool News

The panel found that 79 percent of NAEP items in 4th grade math assessed content included in the CCSS at grade 4 or below. In the 8th grade, 87 percent of NAEP items assessed math included in the CCSS at grade 8 or below—a degree of alignment the report described as “strong.”

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. It also allows us to take a blended learning approach to our Common Core math instruction.

Oregon’s Scores Flat in Second Year of Common Core Testing

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(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons). The Oregonian’s Betsy Hammond writes that 55% of all pupils mastered the Common Core English standards, while only 42% met the proficiency levels on the math exam.

Differentiated math instruction using Front Row: adaptive math for K-8 classrooms!

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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. I have started using a FREE new math program this spring called Front Row.

Can Common Core reading tests ever be fair?

The Hechinger Report

Esteves, age 10, is a fourth-grader at Roberto Clemente Elementary School in Newark, N.J., This put the small school and its 494 students in the 8th percentile of elementary schools in the state of New Jersey. Related: Two studies find Common Core tests make the grade.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

However, it can take so much time for teachers to find appropriate articles, reading levels, and content related to what is happening in the classroom. You can find and add the reading to your classroom, where you can easily assign students to different lexile reading levels.

More than five years after adopting Common Core, Kentucky’s black-white achievement gap is widening

The Hechinger Report

At Dunn Elementary, kids who are struggling get extra time with second-grade teacher Sarah Bowling. The second-graders in Sarah Bowling’s class at Dunn Elementary were on a scavenger hunt to find “arrays.”. Closing these gaps was one of the goals of Common Core reform.

How one innovative school district has closed gaps on harder Common Core tests

The Hechinger Report

What we were doing was attached to the old standards, but the thinking and the logic was very Common Core, very focused on conceptual understanding,” said Johnstone. Related: Common Core tests will widen achievement gap — at first. Read more about Common Core.

Common Core: Addressing Text Complexity through Digital Resources

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I frequently see people use the Internet to look up recipes, movie listings, and news; however, I still don''t see it as a natural source for engaging rigorous learning in the classroom. Engage them in valuable tasks that are meaningful outside the four walls of the classroom.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

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While students are working independently in the online activities, Lexia’s embedded assessment system, Assessment Without Testing®, provides educators with actionable, norm and criteria-referenced performance data without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test.

BoomWriter Delivers a Free Common Core Aligned Personalized Literacy Tool

The 21st Century Principal

BoomWriter’s interactive collaborative writing platform lets teachers deliver a fun and engaging personalized learning experience, while elementary, middle, and high school age students work online to develop their reading, writing, and peer assessment skills. BoomWriter started in a middle school classroom and now has a presence in close to 10,000 classrooms spread throughout more than 60 countries! It is a valuable asset to my classroom.”

“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

The Hechinger Report

Field Elementary teacher Jessica Rockhold works with Remy Campbell on a smart board in her classroom. But to expect that the Common Core – or any standards – alone will move the needle is overreaching, he said.

Closing gap for immigrant students under Common Core in Kentucky is a moving target

The Hechinger Report

As is often the case, there was singing going on in Room 2 of Kenwood Elementary one Friday afternoon. Strong language skills are key as part of the state’s Common Core standards.

English + Common Core + Mobile = Success in Learning Poster Session at ISTE 2014

Education with Technology

In my ISTE Sunday 8-10 am poster session, I demonstrate many diverse mobile activities to help students achieve the English Language Arts Common Core Anchor Statements through mobile devices. The mobile activities focus on free common tool apps that are available on both the Android and the iPad. Teachers can give their students quick conventions formative assessment QR codes that link to an online survey/quiz such as in Google Forms.

What Is Competency-Based Learning, Why Does It Matter?

The CoolCatTeacher

Every Classroom Matters episode 210 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Middle school points down to elementary. Elementary points to kindergarten. Even assessment changes with competency-based learning.

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

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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. Post-Pilot Results : Succeeding with Common Core—Levered's 2018-19 survey.

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.

Ongoing Assessment of New Balanced Literacy

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Policastro, McTague, and Mazeski bring the collective expertise of university professors and veteran teachers to bear in this thoroughly researched and well-documented book to assist educators as they develop formative assessment practices, says Nancy Chodoroff.

This Toolkit Helps Take the Stress Out of State Testing

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Assessment For Learning. We walk you through the process of distinguishing between various assessment types, building goals, identifying best practices around your assessments and analyzing your data to make lasting instructional decisions throughout the year. This video explains how to bring excitement to classroom test prep, and engage your students in a live quiz game with Study Island’s new group sessions. Student Performance Improves on State Assessments.

5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Felicia Durden shares methods behind having a powerful morning meeting in special education classrooms. From routine to celebrations, we talk about how to start the day well in special education classrooms. 5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms.

Promoting Academic Discourse in the ESL Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Greetzel Mojica @Mojica_CJUSD talks about how she teaches academic discourse in her sixth-grade classroom. In today’s show, Greetzel Mojica discusses promoting peer review and academic discourse in her ESL classroom: A recent project Greetzel’s sixth graders did with volcanoes.

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

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What’s more, game-based learning (GBL) can address some of the most common roadblocks encountered by math teachers and students alike. Given that most older children and teens play digital games outside of school— according to one study , 99% of boys and 94% of girls aged 12 - 17 play at least 7-10 hours per week—it’s no surprise that game-based learning is proving to be an effective classroom tool. Our classrooms can too.

6 Must-Visit Websites For Every Elementary Educator

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We’ve done some curation for you and picked out our top websites for elementary school educators. The lesson plans also include Common Core standards. The website also has assessments for grades 2-5 that are directly tied to Common Core standards.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

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Beginning that very first year in my Algebra classroom, I've strived to make it easier for educators to design their own curriculum. standards-based) school for at-risk youth, pre-packaged curriculum and assessments offered very little flexibility for personalization or modification. Despite the immense amount of work involved, my colleagues and I fine-tuned our curriculum every year based on student skill gaps and results from formative assessments.

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

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Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments.

Avoid the One-Size-Fits-All Classroom

Catlin Tucker

When I volunteer in my children’s elementary classrooms (1st and 3rd grade), I am struck by how frequently the teacher finds time to work directly with small groups of students to offer additional support, review concepts, assess understanding, and practice skills.

Student Learners become Leaders of Learning – a LeRoy Finkel Fellowship Follow-up

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Jefferson Elementary #TigerTechTeam, 2016. TigerTechTeam is a student led technology club, affecting positive change beyond the doors of Jefferson Elementary, a rural school in California’s Central Valley, with 100% socio-economically disadvantaged students.

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

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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. common core curriculet digital Reading

Why Oregon teachers despise the Smarter Balanced tests

eSchool News

They replaced the familiar, and easier, Oregon state reading and math tests, the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, or OAKS. The behaviors in my classroom have been awful. Assessments McClatchy News Preparing for Common Core Assessments Top News

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

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I knew she was a good teacher, but in all that time, I never had the opportunity to watch her in her own classroom. 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. For example, imagine that you are an elementary school principal who is looking for opportunities to strengthen specific third grade math skills in the new school year.

Regarding Aaron Ross's Interpretation of Student Centered Learning andthe Well Rounded Student

Saving Socrates

In his post on his blog [link] , Aaron Ross suggests that their are two polar opposite approaches to the neccessity of a common core, those who want to protect and perhaps even popularize it and those who want to totally abandon it. The American notion of a common set of knowledge that all students must acquire is not unique nor is it nearly as organized by a central government that in European nations like Britain or France. (I

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

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EdSurge caught up with Ballone to discuss differentiation tools, the dangers of not intervening with above-average readers and the thrill of seeing equity in action in the classroom. In the past, kids in K-2 would get a reading assessment with their teacher but students in upper grades were just expected to be able to read. In 2010, New Jersey adopted Common Core standards. Michael Ballone How do you bring equity and energy into the classroom? Achieve the Core.

How to Prepare for the SAT

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Founded in 2002 by graduates of the Yale School of Management, Veritas Prep offers live classroom prep courses, interactive online courses, on-demand classes, and private SAT tutoring sessions. More on assessments: 12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning.

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MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

Because MobyMax is based on the Common Core, you can analyze data based on standards, student, class, school, or even district. MobyMax is reasonably priced enough that even if your classroom doesn’t have classroom computers, you could have several Moby Tablets.

Prodigy: Virtual world of math

iLearn Technology

What it is: Prodigy is a fantastic way to differentiate math in your classroom. How to integrate Prodigy into your classroom: Prodigy is aligned to the Common Core Math standards and has over 300 math skills for students to master.

It’s a school, not a plantation: Five ways to end black teachers’ disengagement in the classroom

The Hechinger Report

Now grown up and a teacher herself, Meeka couldn’t help glaring at it as if it were responsible for how bored she was listening to Mrs. Brown painstakingly review the senseless rubric her group would be assessed with. Pamela Lewis.

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

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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. He co-wrote the book, Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day.

3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class

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Most elementary age kids I know love math, but that changes when they matriculate to middle school. DimensionU is a collection of engaging interactive multiplayer fantasy games for grades 2-10 (some can be played solo) that focus on core skills in mathematics and literacy.