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Cross Curricular Maker Education Activity That Addresses Common Core Standards

User Generated Education

My primary job is that of educating pre and in-service teachers with a bit of teaching elementary students along the way. What follows is a specific lesson for upper elementary and middle school students. It combines geometry concepts with a language arts activity while addressing several common core standards. Common Core State Standards Addressed. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression. Assessment.

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. I just an elementary teacher loving what he''s created and enjoying sharing it with others! Then, start searching for content you can use by the Common Core! Then, switch your groups.

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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. Our students are encouraged and expected to work in pairs and small groups as they engage in math problems that build a deep conceptual understanding instead of basic memorization of algorithms. Blended learning at the elementary level is different than the traditional definition.

Common Core-Based Tests Causing Scramble for Computer Literacy

K-12 Schools - Education News

This spring, elementary and high school students nationwide will be taking Common Core-related tests, which frequently are taken on computers and require accurate and quick typing skills. In terms of typing, this is a growing pain,” said Luci Willits, deputy executive director of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, a group of states developing joint tests for the Common Core standards. “If K-12 Schools Common Core GED Testing

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

Octavio Gutierrez works with a group of students learning English, giving them a preview of what their fluent peers will learn later. With testing season starting up again, here’s a reminder of last year’s demoralizing news: Every California district and demographic group fared worse on the national Smarter Balanced tests, and the state’s already large test score gaps grew. Related: Common Core tests will widen achievement gap — at first. Read more about Common Core.

“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. Since Kentucky became the first state to adopt the Common Core in 2010, the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their nondisabled peers has widened slightly – despite sweeping expectations the more rigorous standards would help eliminate disparities in academic performance. One of the tablets in use in Jessica Howard’s classroom at Field Elementary.

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.

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 can be used by teachers in a variety roles and educational settings, such as whole class, small group, before, during, and after school.

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

Kleinspiration

This is a huge deal - the fact Front Row can just do this automatically without any intervention from me frees up so much of my time to help my students individually and in small groups. 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.

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. Yet it’s hard to determine from looking at the state’s testing data how successful schools have been in closing the achievement gap between these students and their peers since Common Core was implemented. In addition, the English learner group is a diverse one.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

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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. The assessment data is correlated to and highly predictive of outcomes on DIBELS, AIMSweb, MAPS and other commonly used norm-referenced assessments.

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. Study Island New Game-Based Group Sessions. 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.

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 the need to better support a growth mindset around math in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Lalaine Perez Just a short drive away, Mónica Ruiz, principal at Chula Vista’s Montgomery Elementary, was facing her own math struggles. 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 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 Lalaine Perez Just a short drive away, Mónica Ruiz, principal at Chula Vista’s Montgomery Elementary, was facing her own math struggles.

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

Edsurge

What’s more, game-based learning (GBL) can address some of the most common roadblocks encountered by math teachers and students alike. As achievement gaps have widened and class sizes have grown in the last two decades, schools have responded by grouping students by ability level in order to making teaching more manageable. Students with advanced skills can be negatively affected by ability grouping as well.

Educational Technology Support

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MasteryConnect - share common assessments aligned to standards, connect in a professional learning community, and track student performance. Teach the Common Core with Mastery Connect ! Mastery Connect : Teaching the Common Core just got a whole lot easier! www.abcya.com/ is the leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web. Group I''m very thankful for the sponsors of this site.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

Edsurge

standards-based) school for at-risk youth, pre-packaged curriculum and assessments offered very little flexibility for personalization or modification. With students on my roster performing at a range of grade levels from elementary to beyond high school, I decided against bundled curriculum and textbooks and instead committed to building an in-house curriculum tailored to my students’ needs.

Groups partner for in-school news delivery

eSchool News

A new ed-tech partnership will provide daily news coverage integrated with in-text, leveled assessments to K-12 students. 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.

@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. So when we got to Friday for the test – and I was teaching kind of a self-departmentalized; I had two groups of reading kids, so I had about 75 kids – and guess what; I didn’t give anybody less than a B. The other thing I like is it’s not whole group.

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.

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. While these students had worked for an entire school year with positive improvement in reading, writing, and math skills, the knowledge was not transferring to the technology-based state assessments.

15 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

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Age group: Middle school. Age group: middle and high school. Age group: Upper elementary, middle and high school. Players pick their NFL team and the opponent, the level of difficulty, skill level, their age-group, and the length of play. Age group: high school.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. I try to focus in on the standards of the writing curriculum I’m using — augmented with Common Core or whatever other standards I’m using — and focus on those, rather than sitting there with a paper and pencil and doing it that way. You meet with your critique group to go over it, and you can do that virtually on Google Hangouts or Skype.

Promoting Academic Discourse in the ESL Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I am a 6th-grade teacher at Crestmore Elementary school in the Colton Joint Unified School District, in Southern California. And then in addition to that, it just gave me a great assessment tool to be able to assess whether they had actually mastered the type of volcano that they each had researched. So I think starting to really think about the common core state standards and how we want the students to actually master and show mastery through oral language.

April is Financial Literacy Month–Try these Resources

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Age group: Middle school. Age group: Middle School. The site includes Common Core Math Standards addressed with play. Age group: High school. With this free real-time streaming stock market game, students set up accounts or join an existing group. It also includes a teacher’s guide, a series of lesson plans, and the Common Core standards addressed. Age group: Upper elementary, middle and high school.

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. In the physical classroom, I enjoy designing lessons that break my students into smaller groups, so I can work with small groups much like elementary teachers do.

The Reading League Journal – The Perfect Storm: Mississippi’s Momentum for Improving Reading Achievement

ExcelinEd

In 2011, 78% of 4th graders scored below proficient in reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The reform efforts included a state-funded commitment to a pre-kindergarten pilot program, a comprehensive reading policy featuring a promotion/retention component at third grade, and a required assessment of the knowledge and skills needed to teach the science of reading for aspiring elementary teachers.

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

Programs are geared to the particular learning of Elementary and Middle School, and Middle and High School with games and lessons aligned to state and national standards like Common Core, TEKS and MAFS. The program caters to each teacher’s unique blend of student-driven learning and teacher-led instruction giving teachers the ability to provide resources for specific students or groups. Math used to be a tedious memorization of facts and formulas.

Integrating Maker Education into the Curriculum

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An example is Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach’s program, Novel Engineering: Novel Engineering is an innovative approach to integrate engineering and literacy in elementary and middle school. Group Discussion About the Learning Challenge.

3 Creative Tech Tools to Teach Writing

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This one is well-aligned with the goals of most popular writing curricula and the Common Core Standards: To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students need to learn to use writing as a way of offering and supporting opinions, demonstrating understanding of the subjects they are studying, and conveying real and imagined experiences and events. assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

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6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

EdTechTeacher

The key strategy to get to this level of understanding involves a tried-and-true instructional practice: formative assessments and feedback. Not only has ongoing formative assessment and quality feedback been honed by teachers for years, it has also become recognized as a core element of personalized learning environments, as highlighted in Rhode Island’s Personalized Learning Whitepaper. So what are some main characteristics of these assessment practices?

Developers Put Research to Work

Digital Promise

Mindprint Learning provides a cognitive assessment developed for children that can be administered online. “Mindprint’s cognitive assessment was developed in the Brain Behavior Lab at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Mindprint continues to work with the researchers in the Brain Behavior Lab to expand the number of skills we assess. Computerized method for assessing cognitive domains.

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. I’ve never seen a group of students who didn’t get fully involved in the taping (and sometimes fully distracted). Collaborate with a group. For every job a student doesn’t feel prepared for, there’s a group member who does.

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Teaching teachers to relinquish control

The Christensen Institute

Its instructional format is predominantly face-to-face, teacher-delivered lectures or demonstrations of the material, and each cohort of students works through a single, unified curriculum at the pace of the whole group. At the start of the 2015–16 school year, Kelly implemented a Station Rotation that consisted of three stations: Solo Station (independent work), Peer-to-Peer (pair work), and Guided Group (teacher-led instruction). The second guardrail was formative assessments.