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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.

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.

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Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

edWeb.net

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.

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

3 Creative Tech Tools to Teach Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you look it up in the Free Dictionary, you find this definition: The act or process of producing and recording words in a form that can be read and understood. assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

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Response to the Claim that K has Become the New 1st Grade

Saving Socrates

Also, elementary school should not be unstructured lacking a scope and sequence of learning or curriculum. It needs to have a sequential curriculum and assess the performance outcomes of student growth to begin to target any students who might be at risk to fall behind. Delaying assessment and support simply delays fixing an issue or denying one exists. The author claims this is the same approach as the Common Core, which he/she trashes as top down driven and corporate.

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Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Image Creative Commons. In regard to Creativity, check out my last post, which covers facilitating and assessing Creativity in the classroom. OER Commons – Take a look at these results from a search I did for STEAM based activities.

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

Kleinspiration

Chapters are organized around the familiar principles of the writing workshop: student choice, active revision, studying author’s craft, publication beyond the classroom, and assessment of both product and process. It addresses Common Core State Standards: RF.K.3.a

The delusional ways we evaluate English learners

The Hechinger Report

Second-graders at Dunn Elementary in Kentucky. Related: Closing gap for immigrant students under Common Core in Kentucky is a moving target. First, these students — by definition — have not yet mastered English. Photo: Luba Ostashevsky. Around 5 million children in U.S.

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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.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Some tools definitely have more potential than others. Bottom line: Practice core subject skills with fun games at school or at home. Target skills and differentiate with dynamic practice and assessments. Bottom line: Rich with content-aligned assessments, printable worksheets, and progress analytics. Bottom line: Effortlessly fun quizzing that can lead to productive formative assessment and student reflection if implemented effectively.

Shifting From A Curriculum Of Insecurity To A Curriculum Of Wisdom

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I was taught basic computer coding in the 1980s in elementary school. Let’s say that one definition of digital literacy might be “the ability to interpret and design nuanced communication across digital forms.” Shifting From A Curriculum Of Insecurity To A Curriculum Of Wisdom.

An alternative to differentiated math centers that’s easier, faster, AND more effective

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Math centers or workstations where kids are all involved in different activities are a fundamental part of many elementary classrooms. But centers are also a tremendous amount of work for the teacher, as both differentiation and assessment can be time consuming and difficult.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Some tools definitely have more potential than others. Tons of options, though pesky ads can annoy without a subscription Bottom line: Practice core subject skills with fun games at school or at home. Target skills and differentiate with dynamic practice and assessments Bottom line: Rich with content-aligned assessments, printable worksheets, and progress analytics.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Some tools definitely have more potential than others. Tons of options, though pesky ads can annoy without a subscription Bottom line: Practice core subject skills with fun games at school or at home. Target skills and differentiate with dynamic practice and assessments Bottom line: Rich with content-aligned assessments, printable worksheets, and progress analytics.

Lesson Study: When Teachers Team Up to Improve Teaching

MindShift

Marna Wolak’s fifth grade students at Sanchez Elementary in San Francisco are gathered on the rug for a “number talk.” Lesson study is a common professional development practice in Japan and is slowly gaining popularity in the U.S.;

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How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is “Smart”

MindShift

Collaboration and Equity in the Elementary Math Classroom. To combat that, a core part of Complex Instruction is to teach with a strengths-based approach, rather than only seeing student deficits.

What Do Sixth Graders Say About Learning With Games? It Works

MindShift

Attempts to use games as assessments ruin the playful experiences that make them an effective learning tool, he said. At the core of gaming is the concept of a challenge, and a player’s journey to meet it. I definitely learned a lot, but it was not as fun, not as interesting,” he said.