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

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Prodigy’s math content is completely curriculum-aligned and covers standards from the Common Core, MAFs, and TEKS curricula depending on your location. Here’s what teachers we spoke to had to say about the program: “ The Prodigy program has been an invaluable tool to my students and me.

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. He created an amazing tool for teachers - and he''s only 20 years old !

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4 Reasons to Use Kids Discover Online for Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve found a tool that can help with inquiry-based learning, nonfiction reading, and meeting standards: Kids Discover Online. After students read, they can take a quick assessment about the topic. Students can take an assessment just after reading.

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. It also allows us to take a blended learning approach to our Common Core math instruction.

“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.

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. BoomWriter is a helpful and effective instructional tool, allowing teachers to go online to monitor students’ progress, and provide individualized feedback and personalized instruction from anywhere.

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.

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. Post-Pilot Results : Succeeding with Common Core—Levered's 2018-19 survey.

Ongoing Assessment of New Balanced Literacy

MiddleWeb

Policastro, McTague, and Mazeski bring the collective expertise of university professors and veteran teachers to bear in this thoroughly researched and well-documented book to assist educators as they develop formative assessment practices, says Nancy Chodoroff.

This Toolkit Helps Take the Stress Out of State Testing

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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.

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jon Corippo @jcorippo talks about one of his favorite tools, Quizizz. He shares how you can use this tool to teach vocabulary and save time for other things! Unleashing students to help with this tool. Want to hear another episode on technology tools?

How Do We Stop Illiterate Educators?

My Island View

Digital literacy is recognized by the developers of common core to be important enough to be included as a component of the curriculum. An influx of digitally educated teachers would go a long way in changing the culture of elementary and secondary schools in regard to their acceptance and priorities concerning new tools for learning and the integration of technology and education.

3 Creative Tech Tools to Teach Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

What they have defined as ‘writing’ is actually writing conventions, tools, and activities rather than its purpose, goals, and definition. assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. Elementary-High School.

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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. Math lead teacher Barb Rock says it's an ideal PD tool for schools and systems.

?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. Given that most older children and teens play digital games outside of school— according to one study , 99% of boys and 94% of girls aged 12 - 17 play at least 7-10 hours per week—it’s no surprise that game-based learning is proving to be an effective classroom tool.

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.

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

Edsurge

While it can be hard to share out the myriad of little things teachers do that are so effective, we do have a tool that can help—data. 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. You have all of the tools; dig into them and identify focus areas and pinpoint what is working and what is not.

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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.

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.

Reading for the Jaded Student & All: Curriculet partners with USA Today

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

In addition to its free on-demand digital library filled with popular books, Curriculet now allows students to read news articles with embedded assessments that develop literacy skills and build subject area knowledge. common core curriculet digital Reading

Choosing The Right Adaptive Learning Tool

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Math RIT points on the NWEA MAP Growth Math Assessment from winter to spring, exceeding expected growth of 3.3 Stride also has the Progress Monitoring Assessments (PMAs) that can be administered four times per year.”

What Makes a Good Edtech Tool Great?

Edsurge

In the last five years, there have been some remarkable shifts in the tools educators use in the classroom and to perform their many responsibilities. 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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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is the screencasting tool I recommend for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. You see, that never mentions what tool to use to do that.

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.

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. I came up with several categories I thought tools might come fit under.

How to Prepare for the SAT

Ask a Tech Teacher

well-rounded — nicely differentiated tools that address varied student learning styles. Students gain exposure to rigorous content, master critical thinking skills, and have the opportunity to clarify common topical misconceptions. How NOT to Assess Student Writing.

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Promoting Academic Discourse in the ESL Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I am a 6th-grade teacher at Crestmore Elementary school in the Colton Joint Unified School District, in Southern California. So I think starting to really think about the common core state standards and how we want the students to actually master and show mastery through oral language.

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. Animator Free —a flipbook and stopmotion movie-making tool for iOS. Multimedia Videos Web Tools

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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

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

April is Financial Literacy Month–Try these Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

” For educators and parents, Admongo includes tools like videos, lesson plans, printed materials, downloads, and alignment with state standards. The site includes Common Core Math Standards addressed with play. Age group: Upper elementary, middle and high school.

Integrating Maker Education into the Curriculum

User Generated Education

Maker education can be a tool for teaching the curriculum that you already have, At a glance, maker projects may appear disconnected from the curriculum. Assessment : How will learners be assessed? Peer 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. So what are some main characteristics of these assessment practices? Students learn to set goals, self-assess, monitor their progress over time.

Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

Educator Innovator

Editor’s Note: Teaching Channel has partnered with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use by educators. The majority of the tools mentioned in this post and the four earlier posts in our series, transform the student experience from passive consumers of information to active creators of content, employing multiple English Language Arts standards and skills along the way.