Join the @MasteryConnect Community and Connect with A World of Common Core!

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Mastery Connect = Your Home for Common Core Mastery Connect was putting together resources for the Common Core before the Common Core was even adopted by many of the states. They truly are the leader in all things Common Core! Grab the Free Common Core App! Being a part of the community allows you to share lesson resources and assessments - for free! Assessing student progress by specific standard has never been easier.

Free Common Core Professional Development from @TenMarks

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TenMarks is one of those companies that will soon begin entering into the world of accessible professional development, with their free Webinar Wednesday series. Presenters will also introduce participants to new resources and collaboration tools to help demystify the Common Core State Standards. The second webinar in this series is scheduled on October 17th at 4pm EST and will focus on assessments with the CCSS.

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10 Common Core Tech Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten of the top Common Core tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: 13 Ways Blogs Teach Common Core. Common Core Breathes Life into Keyboarding. Common Core requires publishing. Dear Otto: What are Common Core keyboarding standards? 7 Ways Common Core Will Change Your Classroom. 7 Common Core Ways to Assess Knowledge. How to Align Technology with Common Core State Standards.

Engage With Your Learning Community: MasteryConnect (a CommonCore Resource)

Kleinspiration

MasteryConnect makes it simple to share and discover common formative assessments and track mastery of state and Common Core standards. Through MasteryConnect’s MasteryTracker, teachers can effectively assess core standards, monitor student performance, and report student mastery to parents and administrators. You can now view common assessments on the iPad.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. These assessments might be used to engage learners in discussion before an inquiry. Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

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. In this 10-minute on-demand webinar, we guide you through essential steps that can help schools, parents and students prepare for testing. Student Performance Improves on State Assessments.

In the Teacher's Lounge: Using Edmodo to Teach Digital Literacy

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I had the pleasure on Tuesday last week to give a webinar on how I use Edmodo to teach my students digital literacy skills and help prepare them for digital assessments. My students piloted the PARCC last Spring and it became clear that knowing how to effectively navigate through a website will impact student scores on the Common Core assessment. Watch the webinar to see what I do and how I do it. collaboration common core digital citizenship edmodo

Digital Storytelling and Stories with the iPad

wwwatanabe

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 Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text. I select music from the list suggested by Creative Commons , Dano Songs , or Melody Loops.

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Digital Storytelling and Stories for the Desktop

wwwatanabe

It can be used as an authentic assessment. Here are some of the Common Core Standards that digital storytelling and digital stories address: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.6 Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text. After being inspired by the webinar, I created the following page summarizing some of my key take-aways: Click here to download PDF Example Below is an example of digital storytelling by Siobahn Quigg.

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Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Online education Teacher resources bundles webinars

How to Weave Advisory into Academics — Plus 10 Resources for Teaching SEL

Edsurge

This was a common refrain in advisory class. CASEL defines these in terms of specific competencies that can be assessed and mastered: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. . Education Technology 21st Century Skills Technology in School STEM Education Personalized Learning Common Core State Standards“Mister, why do we have to do this? I’d honestly rather work on math right now. Or anything else.”

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes and Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Assessment is project-based so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network.

Need a New Job? Here’s What You Do

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Assessment is project-based so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

What is Kiddom? Why is it right for you? And free resources to inform your teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

The ideal would be to have all assignments, assessment, and submittals for each student curated in one spot that automatically updates as the year progresses–and provides actionable reports. Here are details you’ll like: All relevant teacher information is included on the teacher dashboard with links to dig deeper into standards, students, assessments, assignments, and more. Teachers create assessments aligned with pre-selected standards.

Games and Apps for Supporting Young Students with Mathematics Difficulties

edWeb.net

>>> VIEW THE WEBINAR RECORDING. With the new Common Core State Standards, many educators have questions about how to provide math activities for students who are performing below grade level while simultaneously addressing the Common Core State Standards. Earn your CE Certificate for viewing this recording : Join the free PreK-3 Digital Learning community on edWeb.net and take a quiz to receive a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tech coaching/mentoring is available from experts who work with you via email or virtual meetings to prepare lesson plans, teach to standards, integrate tech into core classroom time. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes and Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Assessment is project-based so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes and Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Assessment is project-based so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network.

Tech Ed Resources–Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Learn granular approaches to infusing differentiation into all of your lesson plans, whether you’re a Common Core school or not, with this hands-on, interactive class. Ideas include visual, audio, video, mindmaps, infographics, graphic organizers, charts and tables, screenshots, screencasts, images, games and simulations, webtools, and hybrid assessments. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

Week of March 28, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. We hope you will consider hosting your own public webinars using the free LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab ( [link] ). Join this webinar to participate in this discussion.

Resource Review: Mentoring Minds

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through their dashboard, teachers can identify which students have mastered specific standards, what learning goals should come next for each student, and which students require in-depth interventions to meet the standard(s) being assessed. Professional development is available for teachers on core concepts like differentiation in the classroom, rolling out Common Core Standards, best practices for instruction, formative assessment strategies, and more.

Tech Ed Resources–K-8 Tech Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

The K-8 Technology Curriculum is Common Core and ISTE aligned, and outlines what technology should be taught when so students have the necessary scaffolding to use tech in the pursuit of grade level state standards and school curriculum. There are a wide variety of webinars to address pedagogic and practical edtech topics.

3 Digital Tools to Encourage Close Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

‘Close reading’ entered the teacher’s lexicon with this Common Core literacy anchor standard: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2011, p. All content is Common Core-aligned.

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Top Ten Reasons to sign up for Summer PD

Ask a Tech Teacher

A secondary focus (but of significant interest with students I polled) is technology as change agent in achieving Standards, enabling teachers to fulfill Common Core requirements without adding that ‘extra layer’ many teachers fear will take more time/knowledge/effort than they have time for. Topics attendees will learn by doing include: Blogging—to reflect, collaborate with classmates, share perspectives during class, complete assessments in some cases.

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Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

A secondary focus (but of significant interest with educators I polled) is technology as change agent in achieving Standards, enabling teachers to fulfill Common Core requirements without adding that ‘extra layer’ many teachers fear will take more time/knowledge/effort than they have available. Twitter—used to share notes, thoughts, mini-assessments, to collect information via #hashtags, and in TwitterChats.

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Confused by your kid’s math homework? Here’s how it all adds up

The Hechinger Report

He has two sets of videos specifically on the Common Core, in which he talks about the kindergarten and the third grade standards. It’s grounded in research going back more than 30 years and is reflected in the Common Core State Standards, which are used in 41 states.

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Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

A secondary focus (but of significant interest with educators I polled) is technology as change agent in achieving Standards, enabling teachers to fulfill Common Core requirements without adding that ‘extra layer’ many teachers fear will take more time/knowledge/effort than they have available. Topics attendees will learn by doing include: Blogging—to reflect, collaborate with classmates, share perspectives during class, complete assessments in some cases.

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Math Expert Dr. Francis (Skip) Fennell Endorses Hand2Mind’S Hands-On Standards

eSchool News

As a well-respected writer on both the NCTM Focal Points and Common Core State Standards, Fennell served as President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) from 2006–2008 and was a founding member of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. Webinar.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Tech Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

The K-8 Technology Curriculum is Common Core and ISTE aligned, and outlines what should be taught when so students have the necessary scaffolding to use tech in the pursuit of grade level state standards and school curriculum. K-5 has a FREE companion wiki with FREE webinars on how to teach each lesson throughout the year and takes questions from anyone who has the curriculum.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Tech Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

The K-8 Technology Curriculum is Common Core and ISTE aligned, and outlines what should be taught when so students have the necessary scaffolding to use tech in the pursuit of grade level state standards and school curriculum. Grades K-5 has a FREE companion wiki with FREE webinars on how to teach each lesson throughout the year and takes questions from anyone who has the curriculum.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Tech Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

The K-8 Technology Curriculum is Common Core and ISTE aligned, and outlines what should be taught when so students have the necessary scaffolding to use tech in the pursuit of grade level state standards and school curriculum. There are a wide variety of webinars and classes (college credit and certificate) to address pedagogic and practical edtech topics.

An Expanded Definition of Student Success

Digital Promise

In a recent presentation to the League of Innovative Schools Assessment working group, Erin and Eric shared the Cortex platform and described the academic growth and progress they have seen among their students since the platform’s implementation. The data that fuels Cortex is based on bringing standards to a more refined framework with a common data visualization of green, yellow, and red for differing levels of mastery.

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3 Essentials for Success in a Blended [Literacy] Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Students need opportunities for collaborating with peers, creating new ideas, and formatively assessing their knowledge, all taking place in the digital environment. Co-constructing anchor charts and a quick formative assessment during the active engagement provides educators timely information in which to inform instruction. Private assessment and gradebook 2. There is also a great webinar on crafting Scalable Blended Literacy Programs worth a watch as well.

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

They can search based on subject matter, video topic, Common Core or state standard, or simply browse a list of videos. Many topics include thorough teacher resources such as lesson plans and assessments. Also available for educators are teacher videos, lesson plans, and webinars. They can even create quizzes to assess their learning. I read recently that 70% of millennials get their news from Facebook. Really?

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Need a New Job? Here’s What You Do

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Include not only the step-by-step, but samples, artifacts, assessment strategies, feedback from students and parents, and reflections from you after it’s completed. . When that’s done, honestly assess your resume.

5 Free Summer Professional Development Resources from ASCD

The 21st Century Principal

ASCD’s Free Educator Summer Professional Development Resources ASCD School Improvement Tool — Designed for use in schools and school systems around the world, this online tool offers educators a comprehensive needs assessment as they prepare for the coming year. The EduCore ™ digital tool — This digital tool is a repository of evidence-based strategies, videos, and supporting documents that help educators transition to the Common Core State Standards.

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

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I get so excited connecting with you all though comments, contests, give-aways, conferences, workshops, webinars, Twitter chats, Linky parties, Facebook groups, Pinterest boards, emails, and more. Please take a moment and visit the sponsor of this site: - Mastery Connect : ( click here ) MasteryConnect makes it simple to share and discover common formative assessments and track mastery of state and Common Core standards.

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edWeb Survey on Teacher Professional Development

edWeb.net

All educators need PD and learning that is relevant to their practice to keep up with the rapid pace of change in technology and education initiatives such as ESSA, Common Core, Next Gen Science Standards, Future Ready, and more. Assess how edWeb compares with other teacher professional learning options. I’ve presented at a conference, workshop, or webinar.

edWeb Releases Survey on Teacher Professional Development

edWeb.net

All educators need PD and learning that is relevant to their practice to keep up with the rapid pace of change in technology and education initiatives such as ESSA, Common Core, Next Gen Science Standards, Future Ready, and more. Assess how edWeb compares with other teacher professional learning options. I’ve presented at a conference, workshop, or webinar.