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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!

Does Common Core Ask Too Much of Kindergarten Readers?

MindShift

For states adopting Common Core, the standards apply to kindergarten, laying out what students should be able to do by the end of the grade.* But they struggle when kids still don’t meet Developmental Reading Assessment benchmarks.

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Colorado Releases Results of Second Year of Common Core Tests

K-12 Schools - Education News

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons). Seventy-three percent of 9th-graders were present for testing, up from 70% and 88.3% All students did a little worse overall in math , but elementary pupils fared a little bit better on the math exams than they did in the 2014-2015 school year.

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.

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.

?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. Math games activate prior knowledge before presenting the learning objective. Grading student work by hand takes time and there is always a lag between students’ assessment and the resulting feedback. What’s more, traditional math feedback—presented to students as a letter grade or percent correct—signals the end of learning.

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.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. Is there anything that you think that teachers may make as a common mistake? 5 Idea Friday Blogging Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) How to Guides.

How to Prepare for the SAT

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students gain exposure to rigorous content, master critical thinking skills, and have the opportunity to clarify common topical misconceptions. USATestprep is standards-aligned teacher-directed test preparation for elementary through high school. How NOT to Assess Student Writing.

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5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors.

Promoting Academic Discourse in the ESL Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

This is not the language used at home, so it presents challenges. I am a 6th-grade teacher at Crestmore Elementary school in the Colton Joint Unified School District, in Southern California.

15 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

Along the way, students juggle rent, gas, groceries, taxes, car payments, and life’s ever-present emergencies. Age group: Upper elementary, middle and high school. Age group: Upper elementary. Students finish the program with an assessment of knowledge and certificates.

April is Financial Literacy Month–Try these Resources

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The site includes Common Core Math Standards addressed with play. 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.

3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

Website Review: Prodigy Game

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aligned with Blooms Taxonomy, Common Core, ISTE, or other state/national/international standards. Prodigy is a free, adaptive math game for grades 1-7 that integrates Common Core or Ontario math into a role-playing game using a Pokemon-style wizardry theme.

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. Math used to be a tedious memorization of facts and formulas.

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. That includes presenting their information for the varied needs of task, purpose, and audience.

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Integrating Maker Education into the Curriculum

User Generated Education

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. Assessment : How will learners be assessed?

Developers Put Research to Work

Digital Promise

Mindprint Learning provides a cognitive assessment developed for children that can be administered online. Results are presented in a learning profile of strengths and weaknesses along with recommendations of learning strategies and supports.

3 Creative Tech Tools to Teach Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

These include (rephrased from Common Core Writing Standards): dig deeply into subjects of interest to achieve better understanding and to build knowledge. assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

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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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I Named My Cat After a Vampire: a post about reading instruction

Kleinspiration

I was a top student, passed every assessment with flying colors, yet never really understood any of the books I read. Yet, I don''t recall a class library or being taken to the school''s library (only in elementary). Meet Edward and Bella Just Kidding.

McGraw-Hill Education launches free project-based literacy instruction

eSchool News

SRA FLEX Literacy Projects Jumpstart promotes critical skills for at-risk elementary, middle and high school students, extends benefits of project-based learning to more U.S. FLEX Literacy Projects resources for either Elementary (3-5) or Secondary (6 and above) classrooms.

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

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Prezi offers a unique format to the traditional slideshow presentation. Prezi is ''the zooming presentation editor.'' Start creating astonishing presentations live and on the web. Thank you all for helping to make 2012 very merry!

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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. I am anxious to bring the arts concept into my next STEM presentation! I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations.

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Massachusetts once had the best state test in the country. Will it again?

The Hechinger Report

As rain poured outside on the chilly evening of February 24, a group of Arlington elementary school parents was imagining a sunnier place — Dorothy’s trip down the yellow brick road. The MCAS has long been considered one of the nation’s best tests at assessing student performance.

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.

Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

Graphite Blog

The Common Sense Education team just returned from a fabulous four days at the ISTE Conference in Philadelphia. We were thrilled to catch up with long-time users of Common Sense resources as well as introduce our work to many more of you. In the Common Sense Education meeting rooms, we offered two full days of 15-minute lightning sessions. DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Digital Passport: Digital Safety for Elementary School Kids . What a trip!

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

Edsurge

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. It was difficult to ascertain those students’ reading levels unless you were a reading specialist, and even then, assessments were performed individually and were very time-consuming. In 2010, New Jersey adopted Common Core standards. We have a pullout Gifted and Talented program at the elementary school level.

SMATH: How to Turn 2 Subjects Into 1 Super-Class

Edsurge

Piedmont Elementary in Alabama, we decided to finally try it. Common Core math standards and Next Generation Science Standards were being implemented, and subjects were becoming more interconnected. The data from our NWEA benchmark assessments from the 2015-2016 school year showed that our students made significant growth in math, and our state standardized assessment results also showed significant improvement from the previous year's scores.

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

MSEDTechie

I had the pleasure to attend and present at the Midwest Technology Conference in February. I co-presented two workshops this year. Screencastomatic - Free online screencast Paul Bogush 15 assessments that don''t suck.

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. As I explored the idea of technology, PBL, and the differentiated classroom I needed find some common connections and categories. There are other areas that also come to mind including student grouping, assessment, and interest.

3 Ways to Fix District PD—Tap Internal Talent, Analyze Your Data Footprint, and Listen

Edsurge

They had limited impact on professional learning, says Epps, principal of the Mancos Early Learning Center and Elementary School. But when Mancos decided to adopt Mastery Connect , an online resource to help track student mastery of Common Core standards and to align curriculum, leaders realized that they needed a more intensive approach to training teachers to use the new digital tool. Together, these assessments represent your technology and data footprint.

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Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

When I attend sessions, in addition to taking my own notes, I like to photograph the presenter, enhance the photo, and overlay text on top to make an infopic. Luckily, many generous presenters at Miami Device shared their resources, notes, and handouts digitally.

Going Schoolwide with Reading Engagement: How We Got to Now

Reading By Example

For the past five years, our K-5 elementary school has focused on the relationship between reading and writing. Our students’ work, collaboratively assessed through grade level and vertical teams, has shown great gains. The Common Core State Standards were a primary focus.