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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. Assessment.

Prodigy Math Game: Game-Based Learning for the Common Core

Kleinspiration

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. Game-based learning is a topic we have revisited numerous times on this blog.

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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. As an instructional coach, I’m often asked about the role of technology in math education. The goal is so that “Effective teachers optimize the potential of technology to develop students’ understanding, stimulate their interest, and increase their proficiency in mathematics.”.

How one innovative school district has closed gaps on harder Common Core tests

The Hechinger Report

The results from those new Common Core tests – designed explicitly to look for the skills kids need in college, namely critical thinking, problem solving and analytical writing skills – have been held up as proof of the persistence of deep-seated disparities in the education provided to poor students and children of color. Related: Common Core tests will widen achievement gap — at first. Read more about Common Core.

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 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

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. The program covers K-8 math, and has tons of common core aligned problems and videos for every standard - no matter where my kids are, they have material they can practice. I have started using a FREE new math program this spring called Front Row.

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. Students can take an assessment just after reading. A Product Review by Vicki Davis From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Educational Technology Support

Kleinspiration

I''m proud to be a partner with the following sites and appreciate how they''re supporting educational technology in various forms. Being a sponsor of this site is more than simply having a spot on the side bar, but rather joining a partnership together to support the advancement of technology in education. MasteryConnect - share common assessments aligned to standards, connect in a professional learning community, and track student performance.

How Do We Stop Illiterate Educators?

My Island View

We are now better than fifteen years into the 21 st Century and educators are still discussing what role technology plays in education. Digital literacy is recognized by the developers of common core to be important enough to be included as a component of the curriculum. The biggest problem we have with any digital education is the rapidity at which things change.This will only get worse as technology evolves.

This Toolkit Helps Take the Stress Out of State Testing

Edsurge

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. Students will have a blast competing with their classmates and racking up points for correct answers, speed and winning streaks while preparing for state assessments and deepening their understanding.

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.

?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. Grading student work by hand takes time and there is always a lag between students’ assessment and the resulting feedback. Education Technology Gaming Technology in School STEM Education Common Core State Standards Assessment Driven Curriculum Data and Research Game-based Learning

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.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. 5 Ideas for Writing with Technology. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Jacqui Murray @askatechteacher about writing with technology. But, Jacqui, how do we teach writing with technology? So, Jacqui… you’ve given us five great ideas for writing with technology.

Student Learners become Leaders of Learning – a LeRoy Finkel Fellowship Follow-up

CUE

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. TigerTechTeam student leaders manage a website and blog , tutor younger peers, and participate in community nights to teach parents and families how to leverage technology to promote learning at home.

Four Ways You Can Use Data to Create a Personalized, Teacher-Driven PD Playbook

Edsurge

Whether from formative and summative assessments or online instructional programs, data is both a powerful indicator of teaching and a driver for personalizing professional development. For example, imagine that you are an elementary school principal who is looking for opportunities to strengthen specific third grade math skills in the new school year. Let technology inform your approach to professional development.

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

edWeb.net

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.

Why Oregon teachers despise the Smarter Balanced tests

eSchool News

Oregon teachers wish they didn’t have to give their students Smarter Balanced English and math tests because the tests take too much time, have confusing directions and are unfair for students who don’t have computers at home or who have inadequate technology at school. They replaced the familiar, and easier, Oregon state reading and math tests, the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, or OAKS. A new survey reveals discontent with length, logistics.

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to hear another episode on technology tools? Jon’s core PL skills are focused on 1:1 deployment, Common Core, Project Based Learning, social media skills and Lesson Design. Jon has served as an Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of Technology at the county level. And this is the beauty of technology. And the thing about technology is we want to let technology do what it does best.

Regarding Aaron Ross's Interpretation of Student Centered Learning andthe Well Rounded Student

Saving Socrates

In his post on his blog [link] , Aaron Ross suggests that their are two polar opposite approaches to the neccessity of a common core, those who want to protect and perhaps even popularize it and those who want to totally abandon it. The American notion of a common set of knowledge that all students must acquire is not unique nor is it nearly as organized by a central government that in European nations like Britain or France. (I

OPINION: What math class and police brutality have in common

The Hechinger Report

A decade ago, Common Core math was introduced to emphasize understanding over rote learning, but the delivery of standards varies across schools, classrooms and teachers, depending both on who is being assessed and who is doing the assessing.

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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. It addresses not only graduation tests like SAT and ACT but subject area summative tests and end-of-grade assessments for states, Common Core and more (including PARCC). How NOT to Assess Student Writing.

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7+ Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Age group: Upper elementary, middle and high school.

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

What it is: MobyMax is more than just a tablet, it is a complete system that helps you identify areas of strength and weakness that your students might have through placement testing, progress monitoring, assessments, and IEP reporting; has practice for kindergarten through eighth grade mathematics, fact fluency, number sense, reading, language, literature skills, informational skills, writing, vocabulary, and state test prep.

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. Curious about how we use technology at Anastasis?

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. I am overwhelmed with joy for my students because I know now they each stand a better chance of being a successful student,” said Regina Trout, who teaches the second-year kindergarteners at Maple Hill Elementary School in Middletown. And various technology companies — from no-name startups to behemoths like Pearson — boast of new programs meant to facilitate this style of education.

15 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

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.

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. This conference was packed with experts sharing their knowledge with cool and exciting ways to integrate technology in the classroom. Screencastomatic - Free online screencast Paul Bogush 15 assessments that don''t suck. Now that things have settled a bit, I have finally had the time to debrief and organize all of the valuable information I received.

April is Financial Literacy Month–Try these Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. The app also includes which Common Core Math Standards are addressed by the gameplay. Set one game aside to play at the end of the year as a summative assessment.

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. To turn those numbers around, parents and teachers alike are looking to technology. 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.

Website Review: Prodigy Game

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are guidelines, culled from top education sites like Edutopia, Google Education, Educational Technology, and EdWeek that are valuable when evaluating any website: free or small fee. 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.

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. OER Commons – Take a look at these results from a search I did for STEAM based activities.

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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. Disclosure - Prodigy is a paid advertiser on Educational Technology Guy.

Blended Learning Models Reduce Class Sizes

eSpark

In 2011, Utica Community Schools decided to transform how students learn, starting with their first day of elementary school. million for technological improvements. With this funding and the new adoption of Common Core State Standards, UCS began exploring blended learning models.

Blended Learning Models Reduce Class Sizes

eSpark

In 2011, Utica Community Schools decided to transform how students learn, starting with their first day of elementary school. million for technological improvements. With this funding and the new adoption of Common Core State Standards, UCS began exploring blended learning models.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

I maintain a dataset of all education technology investments and all education technology investors. Glaring in its absence from this list: “personalization,” one of the most trumpeted technology “solutions” this year. (I’ll Moreover, per this ideology, without the aid of algorithms and “personalization” technology, human educators and traditional institutions have historically failed to meet the needs of individuals as individuals.

Developers Put Research to Work

Digital Promise

Last month, Digital Promise launched a crowdsourcing effort on how companies use scientific research to design and develop their educational technology products. 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. Computerized method for assessing cognitive domains.