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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. I just an elementary teacher loving what he''s created and enjoying sharing it with others! find free resources. Not only can you find free, great resources. Then, start searching for content you can use by the Common Core!

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. As part of our push toward integrating technology and the Common Core, we adopted a new curriculum in grades K-5, called Stepping Stones , which combines print books with online student activities and a central portal for teachers.

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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.

“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. ” An issue of resources.

BoomWriter Delivers a Free Common Core Aligned Personalized Literacy Tool

The 21st Century Principal

BoomWriter is an award-winning educational technology resource that is free for teachers and allows their students to create, share, and even publish stories and other original content. 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.

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

Kleinspiration

I’m really excited to start using this resource to teach math - I have heard amazing things about it how engaging it is for students and how it has the potential to really help them grow in math. 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.

What Is Competency-Based Learning, Why Does It Matter?

The CoolCatTeacher

Middle school points down to elementary. Elementary points to kindergarten. Even assessment changes with competency-based learning. Educator Resources from this Episode. Marzano Research’s Competency-Based Learning Resources. Common Core Every Classroom Matters Podcast News & Trends TeachingEvery Classroom Matters episode 210 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

This Toolkit Helps Take the Stress Out of State Testing

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The toolkit below is packed with practical resources full of new approaches and best practices to help educators at all grade levels prepare their classes for upcoming state tests. 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.

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

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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.

First-Rate Math Tasks & Rubrics (Grades 4-5)

MiddleWeb

In a newly revised edition of Performance Tasks and Rubrics for Upper Elementary Mathematics, Charlotte Danielson and Joshua Dragoon show that developing performance tasks and using scoring rubrics are integrally linked. Book Reviews mathematics assessment Barb Rock CCSS Charlotte Danielson Common Core downloadable resources eye on education grades 3-5 Joshua Dragoon math standards performance tasks Routledge rubrics upper elementary

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

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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. Eight Resources for Designing Competency-Based Curriculum.

What is the story behind Georgia Test Prep?

Georgia Test Prep

We reached out to some of the parents around us who had kids in Elementary & Middle school and talked to them and concluded that creating an online platform that can address such issues would help parents provide a strong foundation to their children. The web app offers curriculum resources and practice questions to the students from grades 3 to 8. Being parents of young children it was evident that our work was cut out for us in order to support our children’s learning journey.

April is Financial Literacy Month–Try these Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now, just in time for April’s Financial Literacy Month, the business world has released an impressive list of additional resources to help teens see through the murkiness of financial independence. 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.

6 Must-Visit Websites For Every Elementary Educator

Gaggle Speaks

Sometimes, having too many choices can make the task of finding online resources a bit challenging. We’ve done some curation for you and picked out our top websites for elementary school educators. Some of the resources available include brain teasers (which are incredibly addicting), online games and lesson plans. The lesson plans also include Common Core standards. The website also has assessments for grades 2-5 that are directly tied to Common Core standards.

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

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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. Still, the application of the skills to demonstrate knowledge was a clear need with the use of online assessments. They can also take practice assessments using the devices.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Image Creative Commons. I thought it would be fitting to reflect on that last Keynote, over ten years ago, and share over 40 STEAM Resources as I get ready to hear a new Keynote by Daniel Pink. Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020.

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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.

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?

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

Luckily, many generous presenters at Miami Device shared their resources, notes, and handouts digitally. However, what does that look like for early elementary grades (K-3)? Technology Integration and the Common Core by Andrew Miller The CCSS call us to integrate technology in intentional and meaningful ways to have students meet rigorous standards. Imagine having all of your lesson resources available to all of the student devices, including apps, videos, files etc.,

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading. 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. What I am attempting to do is provide the tools and resources for these readings. Resources. The resources are created for teachers, by teachers.

Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

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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!

How to Prepare for the SAT

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cost vs. value — free is nice but if students get good value for fee-based resources, that’s just as important. How much time and money you spend depends on what resources you select and can vary from free to a substantial fee. Students gain exposure to rigorous content, master critical thinking skills, and have the opportunity to clarify common topical misconceptions. To date, there are over 500 free study resources that cover SAT prep.

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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. 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. Is there anything that you think that teachers may make as a common mistake? She’s a fantastic resource.

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. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. So the first step is to really assess your classroom area and determine where you’re going to hold that Morning Meeting.

15 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

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Age group: Upper elementary, middle and high school. Age group: Upper elementary. Students finish the program with an assessment of knowledge and certificates. It also includes a teacher’s guide, a series of lesson plans, and the Common Core standards addressed.

Open Educational Resources haven’t upended the way that K-12 schools get course materials – yet

The Hechinger Report

Free, openly licensed course materials, or open educational resources, have transformed a handful of colleges and many more college courses. In this file photo, students at Piedmont Elementary School get vocabulary practice online. In K-12 schools, however, where open educational resources have been hailed as an opportunity to democratize high-quality curriculum and break the publishing oligopoly, OER has had a slower uptake. Larry Singer, CEO of Open Up Resources.

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3 Websites Where You Can Find Complex Informational Texts

Catlin Tucker

As many teachers shift to the Common Core Standards, they are attempting to incorporate more complex texts and more informational/nonfiction texts into their curriculum. The Smithsonian Tween Tribune is a free resource for teachers and students. The articles also come with a quiz to assess comprehension and students can post a comment about what they read.

Prodigy: Virtual world of math

iLearn Technology

How to integrate Prodigy into your classroom: Prodigy is aligned to the Common Core Math standards and has over 300 math skills for students to master. Because Prodigy is aligned to the Common Core, it is easy to navigate. From the teacher dashboard, you can use the assessment feature to diagnose where students are, and align math content to what you are teaching in class. What it is: Prodigy is a fantastic way to differentiate math in your classroom.

3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class

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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. Content aligns with Common Core, state standards and classroom instruction. It’s aligned with Common Core State Standards and covers a majority of first-fourth grade geometry.

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

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Here are five online math resources that will turn boring math into a favorite subject: Mathletics. 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. Students can track correct responses allowing it to be used as an assessment if desired. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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. Grammaropolis is aligned with both national Common Core standards and Texas Expected Knowledge and Skills Objectives for grades K-6. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Prodigy - free math game that helps students learn math while having fun

Educational Technology Guy

Prodigy’s math content is completely curriculum-aligned and covers standards from the Common Core, MAFs, and TEKS curricula depending on your location. Prodigy takes game-based learning a step further and provides teachers with a powerful set of reporting and assessment tools that allow them to easily identify trouble spots, differentiate instruction, and better manage classroom time. free resources math

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.

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?