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

Kleinspiration

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. Eric had requests to autograph iPads and even posed for photos!

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.

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“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.

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. Step 1: Sign up for Front Row If you have an iPad handy, get it from the app store: Apple.

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.

@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.

iPads in Students' Hands

wwwatanabe

This was our first year with iPads in the elementary classrooms, purchased with Title funding. Shelly and I role played how to preview nonfiction text in this ShowMe video , created on the iPad in real time. How have you used iPads in your classroom?

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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. When they have an audience, when it’s an actual book they can open on their iPad or they can print a PDF, it’s just such a powerful piece to have in your portfolio.

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. At Anastasis , we are a 1-1 iPad setting, this works really well for us, but we also have a population where we can request a device in a BYOD situation.

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. Sway –create animated storylines and presentations from iPads.

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Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

They can search based on subject matter, video topic, Common Core or state standard, or simply browse a list of videos. Many topics include thorough teacher resources such as lesson plans and assessments. They can even create quizzes to assess their learning.

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Happy Holidays & a Look Back on the Best of 2012 from @KleinErin at Kleinspiration

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click here to view ABCya Games: The Leader in Free Kids Computer Games & Apps for your iPod/iPad!! ABCya.com : ( click here ) ABCya.com is the leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web.

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Students at the Forefront: Blended Learning & Math

EdTechTeam

With the Common Core State Standards launching in 2009 and textbook publishers having to recreate their curriculums, many districts were left with their teachers having to come up with their own curriculum that met the new state standards.

Here's what you missed at the MidWest Technology Conference 2014 #METC14

MSEDTechie

Screencastomatic - Free online screencast Paul Bogush 15 assessments that don''t suck. Global classroom projects: icollaboratory, Kidlink: lower elementary, Flat connections: [link] , Hello little world skypers: Skype projects World Read Aloud Day is march 5th!!!

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

Create Multimedia eBooks in a 1 iPad Classroom by Wesley Fryer Enhanced eBooks on iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches can include audio, video, and interactive animations in addition to digital text, images and links. However, what does that look like for early elementary grades (K-3)?

How to Use Edtech to Get Your Learners Active and Moving

Edsurge

Socrative from MasteryConnect : This has been a go-to for teachers for years because of its simple interface that allows teachers to create assessments in advance or on-the-fly. Review games often inject energy into a classroom before a test, and right when students need a jolt of energy to get that over that summative assessment hump at the end of a unit. A common tool seen in the world language and social studies classrooms at my school is Quizlet Live.

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What Makes a Good Edtech Tool Great?

Edsurge

We’ve seen the market fluctuate dramatically, as early iPad-dominated classrooms gave way to the rise of Google. The boom and bust of Common Core standards have left their mark, just as new concerns over media literacy and privacy are doing currently. As a director for Common Sense Education , I’ve enjoyed something of a ringside seat, having edited close to 1,000 edtech reviews written by expert educators.

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Why I Love @TenMarks Education | Online Math Program for Grades 1-10

Kleinspiration

So, I ventured off for a moment and clicked the Common Core icon. Being an elementary teacher, this was an option. I''ll be able to tell by daily formative assessments whether they''re understanding the material. Looking for Math Support? - try TenMarks.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

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. In the zSpace supplement, learners will be introduced to zSpace components, terminology and core concepts.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

It is a profoundly undemocratic force whereby unelected billionaires funnel money into efforts to reshape public education policies – expanding charter schools, pursuing alternative forms of teacher certification, promoting the Common Core State Standards, encouraging merit-based pay for teachers, and popularizing the narrative that education technology is the key to “personalization.” This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015

Technology Tidbits

Oncore - A free to use iPad app for teachers that acts like an all-in-one Learning Management System, where educators can assess students, take attendance, communicate w/ parents, and much more. Ignite Teaching - An excellent free iPad app for Project Based Learning through collaborative digital presentations/projects. Help Teaching - A very nice site for educational resources, printables, assessments, and more.

Lesson Study? There’s an App for That

MindShift

One of the standards for mathematical practice in the Common Core is to “ construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. The iPad app presents an observer with a seating chart of the classroom, with the option to add names of students.

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The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Burton Creating Student ePortfolios by Melissa Green Creative Learning Environments Promote Creative Thinking by Gail Casey Digital Authentic Assessment by Kati Searcy Digital Media Festivals for Elementary Students by Kass Bates Directing the Moral Compass: Teaching Digital Citizenship for Social Justice by Lesley Farmerr Enhancing Teacher Learning Skills Through Free and Open Online Training Sessions by Carla Arena Get Your Students Connected Globally Through Blogging by Paula L.

Best EdTech of 2016

Graphite Blog

In 2016 the Common Sense Education editorial staff evaluated close to 170 apps, games, and websites for learning potential and classroom implementation. Price: Free; Platform: iPad; Grades: Pre-K–K. for full access; Platform: iPad; Grades: 6–12.