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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. Conventions Mobile Online Survey. 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. In a survey conducted of participating Tech Heroes teachers just last spring, 95% found BoomWriter to be an “effective instructional tool” and 97% of teachers would use it again in their classrooms.

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Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

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 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 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.

Why Oregon teachers despise the Smarter Balanced tests

eSchool News

A new survey reveals discontent with length, logistics. Those are among the finding of a survey conducted by the state teachers union last spring. Nearly 1,300 teachers, representing less than 5 percent the state’s teaching corps, responded to the online survey. Survey respondents were overwhelmingly extremely negative in their response to every question, according to a summary of the survey results the released Monday, ahead of Tuesday.

How to boost math skills in the early grades

The Hechinger Report

Small-group math work at Prairie Oak Elementary in Berwyn North School District 98 where, two years ago, just 14 percent of third-graders were able to do grade-level math. She did a survey to find out what flavor each student preferred.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. Is it important for all children to be taught common skills and content? Dan D.

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 exam, known as PARCC — which stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers — was aligned to the Common Core, a set of national educational standards for what students should be able to do in each grade in English and math. Read more about Common Core.

How to Boost Math Skills in the Early Grades

MindShift

During the last school year, only 40 percent of fourth-graders nationwide scored at a proficient level in a nationwide math assessment. On a recent spring day, Maritza Cleary’s third-grade class at the district’s Prairie Oak Elementary School tackled math pictographs.

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. Luckily, the publishers have caught up and we are back to being able to adopt a Common Core aligned math program. Ann-Marie Skaggs has been teaching elementary school in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2005.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Chapters are organized around the familiar principles of the writing workshop: student choice, active revision, studying author’s craft, publication beyond the classroom, and assessment of both product and process. ClassConnect : click here donating a $50 Visa Gift Card 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.”

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

The Hechinger Report

In this file photo, students at Piedmont Elementary School get vocabulary practice online. Most school districts now say that open educational resources are part of their overall curriculum-selection strategy; fully 80 percent of IT leaders responding to the Consortium for School Network’s latest survey on the topic said this was the case in their districts.

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Can testing save arts education?

The Hechinger Report

to compare artwork created by their students for tests and to try to find common ground in scoring it. Educators prefer to call the new exams assessments, because they’re so different in form and format from traditional standardized tests. The goal, though, is to create a common “test” — often in the form of a project — that can be given to students in different classrooms across the state and used to help compare the performance of schools and districts.

Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

The Hechinger Report

More than 60 percent of American fourth-graders are not proficient readers, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and it’s been that way since testing began in the 1990s. The problem is that many American elementary schools aren’t doing that.

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. Other elementary buildings that visit us (we are a lab school through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction) comment frequently on the quantity of words per page students produce.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

But Logan’s feelings about online learning are common. Surveys and interviews routinely find that many students prefer learning directly from teachers and get tired of looking at screens. Shelby Villegas, sixth grade math teacher at Whispering Wind Academy Elementary School in Phoenix. Shelby Villegas, a sixth grade math teacher at Whispering Wind Academy Elementary School in Phoenix, is in her third year with Summit.

After years of neglect, Mississippi takes baby steps to boost school readiness

The Hechinger Report

I think we took for granted before what 4-year-olds were capable of doing,” said Quitman Lower Elementary Principal Amanda Allen, listing some skills the youngest learners are impressing her with: advanced vocabularies, number recognition, self-motivation. “It’s In addition, kindergarteners who took advantage of state-funded pre-K in Quitman ranked among the top five performers on an assessment of school readiness skills, state data released in November show. ?. QUITMAN, Miss. —

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Rod Federwisch & Karen Goss Assessing and Developing Modern Language Fluency For Global Communication - Harry Tuttle, Ed.D. Blended Learning Cohorts for Powerful and Sustainable Professional Development - Chad Fairey, Head of School The Easy and Hard Problems in the Transformational Use of Digital Media in Schools - James Bosco, Professor Emeritus What are the traits of an effective Elementary Physical Education program in today''s world - Francis J.

Closing the 30 million word gap

eSchool News

The preschoolers loved the program, Nemko said, and the results of the pilot were “phenomenal”: As the children consumed the digital books, assessment data showed a 250-percent increase in their English language skills. The reason is that when you come to school and your language skills aren’t as good, a lot of what the teacher says—and 80 percent of classroom instruction in elementary school is a teacher talking and students listening—is going to go right over your head.”.

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry. Thursday, June 12th at 10:30am in Madison, WI GLS 10 Conference - Games in the Classroom , A panel discussion on surveys about games and learning: what surveys can and can''t tell us about this topic, what we learned via survey data, and implications for practice.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Politico : Stolen “emails from the Democratic National Committee show DNC Deputy Communications Director Eric Walker telling his colleagues to avoid mentioning the Common Core in a video. Via Gawker : “ Black Elementary School Teacher Body-Slammed By Cop and Lectured on ‘Violent Tendencies’ of Black People.” ” The program in question: The Global Assessment Certificate program. Presidential Campaign Politics. Convention Week #2.

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

As a set of policies, accountability was instantiated in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2002, and reinforced by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. ESSA gives more autonomy and flexibility to states than they had under NCLB through competency-based assessments, which could drive the development of personalized learning technologies.

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Is Estonia the new Finland?

The Hechinger Report

Fifth-graders at Konguta Kool – an elementary school in a small Estonian village – prepare for a math lesson in the computer lab. In 2012, Estonia’s 15-year-olds ranked 11 th in math and reading and sixth in science out of the 65 countries that participated in an international test that compares educational systems from around the world, called the Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA. students said they were happy at school on the survey.).