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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! Then, start searching for content you can use by the Common Core! Want to Create Videos Like Sal Khan? -

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.

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

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

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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 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. This video explains how to bring excitement to classroom test prep, and engage your students in a live quiz game with Study Island’s new group sessions. Student Performance Improves on State Assessments.

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.

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. So why shouldn’t students create videos when constructing knowledge for formative or summative assessments? That’s right out of Common Core writing standards.

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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.

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! www.abcya.com/ is the leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web. I''m very thankful for the sponsors of this site.

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.

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

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. Its combination of video and written explanations also serve varied student learning styles. Veritas Prep offers both free and fee tips, videos and more for both SAT and ACT. More on assessments: 12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning.

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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 use this tool when students are making Scratch video games for them to record their games and explain their scripts. 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.

15 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

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

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. And with her sixth-graders, she recently did a project where she had them present about volcanoes and uploaded the video to Twitter, (see [link] ) and it kind of intrigued us. And then in addition to that, it just gave me a great assessment tool to be able to assess whether they had actually mastered the type of volcano that they each had researched.

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. ” 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.

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. 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

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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.

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. Students have their own customizable dashboard which includes required tasks, questions to answer, and extra help (with videos and a dictionary) on difficult questions. Students can track correct responses allowing it to be used as an assessment if desired.

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

3 Creative Tech Tools to Teach Writing

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This one is well-aligned with the goals of most popular writing curricula and the Common Core Standards: To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students need to learn to use writing as a way of offering and supporting opinions, demonstrating understanding of the subjects they are studying, and conveying real and imagined experiences and events. 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. Mindprint continues to work with the researchers in the Brain Behavior Lab to expand the number of skills we assess. Computerized method for assessing cognitive domains.

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. 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?

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. It uses a wide variety of media (photos, diagrams, videos, animations, articles, and podcasts) to explain traditionally-complex concepts such as magnetism, genes, and thermal imaging. 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)." For more information about this course or to register, please visit https://courses.mooc-ed.org/cdl1 Division and Multiplication of Whole Numbers: Bridging to Fraction Understanding is the second in the “Mathematics Learning Trajectories for the Common Core” MOOC-Ed series.

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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). Other Noteworthy Books I''m Reading this Summer click the book to connect Smart implementation of the Common Core State Standards requires both an overall understanding of the standards and a grasp of their implications for planning, teaching, and learning.

18 Distance Learning Tools with Sound Privacy Practices

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This is why Common Sense Education, with the help of our Privacy Program and its more than 250 district partners, provides privacy ratings on the learning review pages of hundreds of popular edtech products.

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. The kids of all ages struggled a bit – as is common with making type activities but all were successful to some degree with all of the activities. The curricular activities, worksheets, and tests of our current education system most often include single attempts and then assessments on degree of correctness.

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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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. Create rich, multimedia experiences with videos, photos, music, blogs, documents and more. Import video (from a file or YouTube) or images.

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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!

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. It allows you to capture video of anything on your computer screen (along with audio and webcam video if you like) and then edit and share it with your students. You can also bring in video from other sources and edit in Camtasia.

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.

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

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iPads More Than Just Apps- Using the SAMR Model to Meet Common Core iPads More Than Just Apps-Using the SAMR Model to Meet Common Core from msedtechie and Classrooms Without Walls- Using Social Media to Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom Classrooms Without Walls- Using Social Media to Connect with the School Community from msedtechie Here are a few other takeaways from this dynamic conference! Take a piece of video and add pop ups and images that will pop up.