Common Core-Based Tests Causing Scramble for Computer Literacy

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This spring, elementary and high school students nationwide will be taking Common Core-related tests, which frequently are taken on computers and require accurate and quick typing skills. K-12 Schools Common Core GED Testing

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. Have them log in on the right side of the iPad app, or on their laptop here.

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May this Gobstopper (Now Called Curriculet) be Ever Lasting!

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While I''ve written quite a bit about assessing writing (ad nauseum) via digital means, reading instruction and assessment have remained a primarily paper-based enterprise in my class. edmodocon On @Gobstopper students can read on a tablet, smartphone or laptop.

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!

Digital Storytelling and Stories with the iPad

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It can be used as an authentic assessment. Common Core Standards Many specific content standards can be addressed through digital stories. Here are some of the Common Core Standards that digital storytelling and digital stories address: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.6

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How to Prepare Students for PARCC/SBACC Tests

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I polled my PLN to find specific tech areas students needed help with in preparing for the Assessments. Pay attention to these and your students will be much more prepared for this Spring’s Common Core assessments: Keyboarding. Common Core requires this.

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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” The 1:1 initiative aimed for districts to issue each student a laptop for use in-school and at home. ” 2010 was also the year that the Common Core Standards Initiative was enacted in response to numerous indicators of low student academic performance.

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100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

Assess class performance. The Khan Academy Kids curriculum was developed in collaboration with learning experts at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and is aligned with Common Core standards and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.

169 Tips That Easily and Quickly Integrate Tech into Your Class

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If you’re a veteran teacher integrating technology into units of inquiry and/or Common Core State Standards, these tips will be invaluable. Tips are organized alphabetically by category, with the number of tips in parentheses after the category: Assessment (7).

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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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13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About

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There are many educational apps that were created to enhance teaching and learning, tools for knowledge sharing, instruction, collaboration, practice, productivity, and assessment. lessons, exercises, and assessments) and share them with students. Original Article Source: [link].

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What parents should ask teachers about technology

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Teach digital citizenship is easily done either through dedicated platforms like Common Sense Media and Netsmartz , or a full-blown curriculum like this one from Structured Learning. For Common Core schools: How do they prepare students to succeed with online testing?

Need a New Job? Here’s What You Do

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Discuss not just your years of experience, but the student groups you’ve taught, the philosophies you’ve followed (such as IB or Common Core), parent needs met, pedagogy you’ve rolled out, teacher groups you’ve led, and more.

Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t

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The Return When teachers conduct an initial assessment of any technology, they assume there will be some investment involved—usually related to the amount of time it will take to learn the technology and incorporate it into practice. Does it meet subject- and grade-level Common Core standards?

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Ban Laptops" Op-Eds. For the past ten years, every ten months or so, someone would pen an op-ed claiming it was time to ban laptops in the classroom. For their part, critics of laptop bans claimed the studies the op-eds frequently cite were flawed, reductive, and out-of-date.

3D science product offers immersive learning

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Each session closes with a short assessment to help build foundational knowledge. Content is correlated to Next Gen Science Standards and Common Core State Standards at the high school level. Gale Interactive: Science’s 3D content aims to bring science to life.

Thousands of parents are enrolling their children in online preschool

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She leaned in toward her laptop and looked at a sentence that read, “Bake me a cake.” Company officials also said students are assessed throughout the program to see if they have mastered preschool-level skills before they move on to more challenging material.

Your Essential Back to School EdTech Checklist

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Device tune-up : update/refresh/re-image your tablets, laptops, and desktops. Do your laptops/desktops need more memory? Did you buy new laptops or tablets? Subscribe to Common Sense Media , which has a WEALTH of tools to help your students grow as digital citizens.

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The upside, and the downside, of working ‘as fast as you want and as slow as you need’

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Working with stakeholders and consultants, it was decided to incorporate a project-based, competency-based model that would use laptops as opposed to textbooks, and students would work by the mantra “as fast as you want and as slow as you need”.

Kiddom: an easier way to manage standards-based grading

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Kiddom’s Chief Academic Officer, Abbas Manjee, is a former high school math teacher who often got bogged down recreating and modifying daily/weekly assessments. This gives you the option to use your iPhone or an iPad rather than a laptop.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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Indeed, despite the buzz around personalized learning, there’s no simple recipe for success, and the common ingredients — such as adaptive-learning technology and student control over learning — can backfire if poorly implemented.

What’s ‘Value Added’ About Tech Tools in the Classroom?

Educator Innovator

I always cringe when educational pundits talk about evaluating teachers according to “value-added” assessment models, as if the value that teachers offer their students could be easily quantified or evaluated according to any standardized metric.

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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Available with either 15.6-inch or 13.3-inch Full HD touch displays, all Spin 5 models have a 360-degree hinge that allows four usage modes (laptop, tablet, display, and tent). Gizmos help prepare students for rigorous new standards and online assessments.

Peek Inside a Flipped Math Classroom

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I supplement that with LearnZillion , which has thousands of great short video clips on Common Core concepts, and Khan Academy , which has videos covering every concept imaginable. . As for the students who don''t have Internet access at home, I make laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads available to them first thing in the morning so they can watch the video before class starts. This is a quick, informal assessment to show me who still gets it and who needs a little more practice.

Robert Scott - Texas Education Commissioner - #SXSWedu

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Scott observes his own children connecting globally with friends via Skype and using their laptops seamlessly in their schooling every day. Recommended book to read: The Global Achievement Gap States using the common core standards will become Microsoft - monolithic; Texas will become Apple - being responsive and innovative. Example: Students design bridges and professional engineers assess them and interact with them.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

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Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Common Core) for individual students.

Peek Inside a Flipped Math Classroom

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I supplement that with LearnZillion , which has thousands of great short video clips on Common Core concepts, and Khan Academy , which has videos covering every concept imaginable. . As for the students who don''t have Internet access at home, I make laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads available to them first thing in the morning so they can watch the video before class starts. This is a quick, informal assessment to show me who still gets it and who needs a little more practice.

What Do Sixth Graders Say About Learning With Games? It Works

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Attempts to use games as assessments ruin the playful experiences that make them an effective learning tool, he said. At the core of gaming is the concept of a challenge, and a player’s journey to meet it. Linear equations flashed on a laptop screen. By Alexandria Neason.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” The Whiteboard Advisors’ latest “Education Insider” report ( PDF ) is on assessment trends, higher education, and the presidential campaigns. ” Via Chalkbeat : “They rejected multi-state Common Core exams. Education Politics.

The ‘Maker’ Movement: Understanding What the Research Says

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The case-study school’s “emphasis on trial and error, experimentation, and productive failure sat in uneasy alignment to the school’s competency-based curriculum and assessment practices,” the authors wrote. Access to power tools, laptops, computing devices, and digital hardware. Popular ‘Maker Movement’ Incompatible With Common Core, Authors Contend. Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog.

Great Podcast Episodes for Students and Teachers

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This article is part of Common Sense Education's Teacher Voices series, which provides a platform for diverse perspectives on teaching in the digital age. That's how I got started -- I wanted to use Serial as a primary text for at least a few weeks, but I wasn't sure how it would fit in with Common Core or how it might affect my students' reading habits.

Great Podcast Episodes for Students and Teachers

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That's how I got started -- I wanted to use Serial as a primary text for at least a few weeks, but I wasn't sure how it would fit in with Common Core or how it might affect my students' reading habits. Students willingly and excitedly assess the evidence, judge the characters, dissect the testimonies, and break down exactly how Koenig crafted a story that engaged more listeners than any podcast in history.

Is Estonia the new Finland?

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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.