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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!

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

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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 biggest way is for them to watch a short, one minute video.

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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. Teachers can give their students quick conventions formative assessment QR codes that link to an online survey/quiz such as in Google Forms.

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. Video: Phil Daro - Teaching Chapters, Not Lessons.

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.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

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While students are working independently in the online activities, Lexia’s embedded assessment system, Assessment Without Testing®, provides educators with actionable, norm and criteria-referenced performance data without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test.

8 Reasons Why Students Should Create Videos and 15 Webtools to Do That

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For decades, teachers have used videos in the classroom to share information. They communicate a message with audio, visual, motion, color, and spatial details, making videos much more effective than traditional approaches like reading from a text, lecturing, or showing a slideshow.

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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

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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. I worked in the same school—doors down from my wife—for three years.

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Educational Technology Support

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MasteryConnect - share common assessments aligned to standards, connect in a professional learning community, and track student performance. Teach the Common Core with Mastery Connect ! Mastery Connect : Teaching the Common Core just got a whole lot easier!

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.

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

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. I use this tool when students are making Scratch video games for them to record their games and explain their scripts.

How to Prepare for the SAT

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quantity and quality of available prep materials — materials are both in-depth and in a variety of formats (written, online, video, live/chat) with explanations of answers. Test prep can include questions, tests, and videos. 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.

April is Financial Literacy Month–Try these Resources

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Through this interactive video game, students learn to identify advertising and understand its messages with the goal of becoming informed, discerning consumers. The site includes Common Core Math Standards addressed with play. Age group: Upper elementary, middle and high school.

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. This goes well beyond Khan Academy’s online video training, into fantasy worlds of trolls and wizards, the type of activities most parents have tried to keep their kids away from.

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.

Integrating Maker Education into the Curriculum

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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. Video: __. Assessment : How will learners be assessed?

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

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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.

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

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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.

3 Creative Tech Tools to Teach Writing

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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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Developers Put Research to Work

Digital Promise

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.

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

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They can search based on subject matter, video topic, Common Core or state standard, or simply browse a list of videos. Selection can be either a theme-based video or a game (called GameUp) — whichever is better suited to their learning style. NOVA Videos .

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Get Your MOOC On!

The Web20Classroom

In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user fora that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs)." It is recommended for elementary and middle grades mathematics educators.

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

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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.

Learning About Young Makers

User Generated Education

In my role as a teacher as ethnographer, I made some initial observations during my first two weeks of teaching maker education for elementary age students. In the following video, Carol Dweck talks about making challenge the norm when working with our learners.

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

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click her e to view A few of my favorite sources for having students collaborate and publish work: Turn your photos & videos into pure amazing. Animoto automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from your photos, video clips and music.

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

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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. Take a moment to watch the video.

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

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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. You can also bring in video from other sources and edit in Camtasia.

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!

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.

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

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Social Studies: [link] - tons of resources on creating effective flipped videos. You create an account, upload your video or find a youtube and then start popping up! Take a piece of video and add pop ups and images that will pop up.

How to Use Edtech to Get Your Learners Active and Moving

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Socrative from MasteryConnect : This has been a go-to for teachers for years because of its simple interface that allows teachers to create assessments in advance or on-the-fly. Review games often inject energy into a classroom before a test, and right when students need a jolt of energy to get that over that summative assessment hump at the end of a unit. A common tool seen in the world language and social studies classrooms at my school is Quizlet Live.

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New K to 5 Science Kits Feature Digital Simulations from Science Education Leader Carolina Biological

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The program is a core curriculum that combines interactive investigations, literacy components, and digital resources to teach students science content and investigative skills. The program can help elementary teachers fit science into busy school days.