10 Common Core Tech Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

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Here are ten of the top Common Core tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: 13 Ways Blogs Teach Common Core. Common Core Breathes Life into Keyboarding. Common Core requires publishing. Dear Otto: What are Common Core keyboarding standards? 7 Ways Common Core Will Change Your Classroom. 7 Common Core Ways to Assess Knowledge. How to Align Technology with Common Core State Standards.

9 Ways to Add Tech to your Lessons Without Adding Time to Your Day

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rework existing lesson plans in the school’s mandated digital program that too often, changes every year. the digital devices–computer or Chromebooks or iPads–won’t work on the Big Day. Use a digital timer for quizzes or other events.

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10 Ways Any Teacher Can (and Should) Use Technology

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Common Core tells us: New technologies have broadened and expanded the role that speaking and listening play in acquiring and sharing knowledge and have tightened their link to other forms of communication.

How Minecraft Teaches Reading, Writing and Problem Solving

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This follows Common Sense Media’s seal of approval. Let’s evaluate the Common Core Reading Standards and their good fit with games: What Common Core Expects. Required to understand the game’s big picture because few are based on common knowledge.

How NOT to Assess Student Writing

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In my school, every teacher assesses writing. If I use Common Core as an example, here’s what these Standards call out as important about writing (slightly rephrased from the Anchor Standards): Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. Gather relevant information, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

Integrating Technology Using the SAMR Model to Meet Common Core in the Classroom

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There are many practical ways educators can move their students t hrough the SAMR model (Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition) through technology integration, to extend learning, to meet the common core standards and develop lifelong learners. This is why we need COMMON CORE : It Highlights the importance of using technology as a tool for learning! Common Core has many places for tech tools to be used to meet objectives!

In the Teacher's Lounge: Using Edmodo to Teach Digital Literacy

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I had the pleasure on Tuesday last week to give a webinar on how I use Edmodo to teach my students digital literacy skills and help prepare them for digital assessments. My students piloted the PARCC last Spring and it became clear that knowing how to effectively navigate through a website will impact student scores on the Common Core assessment. There are lots of Easter eggs hidden in the slides, so use your digital literacy skills and explore!

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

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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 assessments might be used to engage learners in discussion before an inquiry.

May this Gobstopper (Now Called Curriculet) be Ever Lasting!

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While I''ve written quite a bit about assessing writing (ad nauseum) via digital means, reading instruction and assessment have remained a primarily paper-based enterprise in my class. While students can create projects, take quizzes, write responses digitally via BYOD and 1:1 using Google forms and docs, I''ve been missing a digital method for close reading of texts in my bag of instructional tricks.

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6 Tech Activities for Your Summer School Program

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15 Digital Tools in 15 Days. citizenship/ethics/etiquette. As they work, students “…construct viable arguments and critique reasoning of others…” More specifically (Common Core Appendix C): introduce claim. –click for more detail and assessment rubrics. how to digitize photos to use on phones/desktops/a slideshow. digital cameras, iPads, and email programs). 15 Digital Tools in 15 Days.

7 Skills Students Need for Today’s Classwork

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You rarely see a lesson that doesn’t ask for online this or digital that. Students are expected to collaborate and share online as young as kindergarten when they read digital books or draw pictures using iPad apps. Creating an online graphic organizer on the animal kingdom doesn’t necessarily conflate with knowing how to compare-contrast (a skill mentioned thirty-eight times by Common Core between kindergarten and eighth grade). Digital Citizenship.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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” 2010 was also the year that the Common Core Standards Initiative was enacted in response to numerous indicators of low student academic performance. Although the Common Core itself elicits mixed feelings , its effect on edtech is unwavering: “Integral to the Common Core was the expectation that they would be tested on computers using online standardized exams. ” 1:1 + Common Core = $$$$$.

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17 Ways to Add Tech to your Lessons Without Adding Time to Your Day

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rework existing lesson plans in the school’s mandated digital program that too often, changes every year. the digital devices–computer or Chromebooks or iPads–won’t work on the Big Day. Luckily, Common Core–and many State standards–provide an excellent starter list of seven ways to blend technology into your everyday teaching: have digital ebooks included in your class library. Use a digital timer for quizzes or other events.

Writing about Grading Writing (Again)

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Progressive : students peer edit and self assess using guided structure provided by teacher Techie Traditional : teacher uses Google forms with the Autocrat , Doctopus , and Goobric scripts, as well as other online rubric tools to assess student work. Techie Progressive : teacher designs the rubric and assessment process on a Google form using the Autocrat script and the students peer edit each other.

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CSI: Salinas

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The Final Product Students type up an outline for their case and is an individual grade assessing ability to follow directions, craft a legitimate argument and demonstrate understanding of outline format. Students would create a digital portfolio of crime scene photographs, videos of witness'' testimonies, and/or scenes from the mock trial. Teaching students to infer and formulate arguments can easily be in context of a novel.

Subscriber Special: July

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Building Digital Citizens. delivered digitally to your school or District. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. delivered digitally to your school or District.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-12 Tech Curriculum

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The K-12 Technology Curriculum is Common Core and ISTE aligned, and outlines what should be taught when so students have the necessary scaffolding to use tech for grade level state standards and school curriculum. Available in print and/or digital as a single or multi-user license.

6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

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Knowing that, there are six Best Practices teachers in the trenches suggest for integrating technology into classroom instruction: Digital Citizenship. Many schools now provide digital devices for students, often a Chromebook or an iPad. In cyberspace, students are confronted often–if not daily–with questions regarding cyberbullying, digital privacy, digital footprints, plagiarism, and more. Common Core has three levels of vocabulary: basic.

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

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Students can share these slides to create a digital word wall.” The platform gives teachers and administrators the flexibility to mix and match content from a growing number of open educational resources (OER), to digitize existing content, or to build their own. Assess class performance. All You Need to Know to Prepare for the Trainer Skills Assessment and Application!

Subscriber Special: Donate to my blog–free MLK Lesson Plans

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Common Core and ISTE alignment. assessment strategies. Digital delivery only. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

Subscriber Special: More MLK

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Designed for grades 4-7, it’s aligned with Common Core and ISTE Standards. . Common Core and ISTE alignment. assessment strategies. Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching.

Subscriber Special: 2 Free Martin Luther King Day Lesson Plans

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Designed for grades 4-7, it’s aligned with Common Core and ISTE Standards. . Common Core and ISTE alignment. assessment strategies. Subscriber Special. Until January 18th: Free Martin Luther King Day Lesson Plans.

Teach Critical Thinking

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It validates what many teachers already teach, the problem-solving steps included in Common Core, as well as how most of us intuitively set out to solve a problem. There’s a reason why the brain uses 25% of the calories you eat: Thinking is hard work.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-12 Tech Curriculum

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The K-12 Technology Curriculum is Common Core and ISTE aligned, and outlines what should be taught when so students have the necessary scaffolding to use tech for grade level state standards and school curriculum. K-12 Student Workbooks (digital only) are a great addition.

Tech Ed Resources–Online Classes and Coaching

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In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding.

Online College Classes Start Monday!

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Here are the the ones I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. digital commerce. digital communications. digital search/research.

A new resource guide from Kiddom: Standards-based Grading for ELA and Social Studies

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This guide clears common misconception and offers best practices. This inherent challenge further amplifies common misconceptions about standards-based (or competency-based) grading. How to Align Technology with Common Core State Standards. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. News assessments

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Subscriber Special: February

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Building Digital Citizens. We’ll help you integrate tech into your curriculum, teach digital citizenship, differentiate for your learners, and more. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Building Digital Citizens. digital law.

Silent Reading vs. Independent Reading: What’s the Difference? (plus digital tools to assess IR)

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Teacher monitoring, assessing, and support during IR. The authors also cite the Common Core Anchor Standard that addresses independent reading: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.10. Assessing Independent Reading. The challenge then is: how do I assess independent reading? Next is a list of tools that I have observed teachers using for assessing independent reading. Teachers can set up a digital form to capture any type of information.

How to Prepare Students for PARCC/SBACC Tests

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By starting these tasks in Fall, you’ll be ready when yearly assessments arrive in April-May: Between March and June, 2015, nearly five million students in 11 states and the District of Columbia completed the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing to measure student accomplishment of Common Core State Standards in the areas of mathematics and English/language arts. Tests were administered via digital devices (though there are options for paper-and-pencil).

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College Credit Classes in Remote Teaching/Blended Learning

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Here are the the ones I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. digital commerce. digital communications. digital search/research.

Classes in Remote Teaching

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Here are the the ones I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. digital commerce. digital communications. digital search/research.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-12 Tech Curriculum

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The K-12 Technology Curriculum is Common Core and ISTE aligned, and outlines what should be taught when so students have the necessary scaffolding to use tech in the pursuit of grade level state standards and school curriculum. K-12 Student Workbooks (digital only) are a great addition.

Last Chance for this College-credit Tech-for-writing Class

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Educators participate in this five-week hands-on quasi-writer’s workshop to learn about widely-available digital tools that will help their students develop their inner writer. These can be adapted to any writing program be it 6+1 Traits, Common Core, or the basic who-what-when-where-why.

2 Martin Luther King Day Lesson Plans

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I have two lesson plans, both aligned with Common Core, to help you plan Martin Luther King Day. Common Core aligned. 7-page booklet includes a sample, step-by-step projects, a rubric for assessment, and additional resources to enrich teaching. Aligned with Common Core. 7-page booklet includes a sample, step-by-step projects, a rubric for assessment, and additional resources to enrich teaching.

2 Free Martin Luther King Day Lesson Plans

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Designed for grades 4-7, it’s aligned with Common Core and ISTE Standards. . Common Core and ISTE alignment. assessment strategies. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Subscriber Special. Until January 18th: Free Martin Luther King Day Lesson Plans.

NaNoWriMo: An #EduAwesome Project for Your #BestYearEver

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Bonus: the online NaNo community serves as a perfect avenue for teaching (and practicing) digital citizenship. Common Core aligned : While “Common Core aligned” doesn’t really make my heart sing, the reality is that most of us must use curriculum that meets certain standards. Stay tuned over the next couple months for a few more posts on the NaNoWriMo project: getting your classroom ready, getting your students ready, assessing their work, and publishing.

EdmodoCon Guest Post #2: N. Dale

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Stibaly Johnson) Navigate and utilize the Common Core Consortium website.(Stibaly Let students digitize their work samples by having them take a picture of their written work for assessment.( digital citizenship edmodo edmodocon Our 2nd guest blog post in the series is by Nira Dale , a 9th grade English teacher in Florence, Alabama, and a very active member of the Language Arts community on Edmodo.

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Allsides: Curating diverse perspectives (or looking at news from most sides now)

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Registered teachers access a host of tools, lesson plans and assessments, as well as email updates. Resources are Common Core-aligned and designed to support interdisciplinary learning and foster critical thinking, collaboration, and communication, and support Social Emotional Learning (SEL). credibility critical thinking digital citizenship digital literacy media literacy news news literacy Allside

Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

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Many of us find students benefit greatly when the school employs curriculum-based assessments to measure progress. Because by teaching, assessing knowledge, tracking progress, and personalizing to student needs, we can determine if students are accomplishing what they must to complete the work of learning. This is done through its standards-aligned assessment library or teacher-created assessments developed from a bank of over 60,000 standards-specific questions.