Get Common Core Ready: Achieve Dynamic Student-led Discussions

Catlin Tucker

Discussion can be a powerful tool for learning yet engaging all students in equitable discussions can be challenging. Note: For educators interested in incorporating online discussions into their curriculum, my first book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12 provides resources and strategies to support this shift. Interested in technology tips to help you teach the Common Core? Learning

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

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Game-based learning is a topic we have revisited numerous times on this blog. The implications it has on student engagement and learning cannot be overstated. If you have not already experimented with game-based learning with your class, make 2015 the year you do! Prodigy’s math content is completely curriculum-aligned and covers standards from the Common Core, MAFs, and TEKS curricula depending on your location. They are so excited to play and learn! ”

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Common Core Standards and Technology – Using Blended Learning in a Robust Infrastructure

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Part 1 of 2 – by Catherine Banker and David Tokofsky It requires a robust infrastructure and thoughtful planning to implement 1-on-1 student-to-computer ratios in order to deliver new common core standards, new content, and new testing strategies. The post Common Core Standards and Technology – Using Blended Learning in a Robust Infrastructure appeared first on OnCUE. Blended Learning Common Core Standards

Oregon adopts K-8 Common Core math programs

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Common Core programs use research-based approach to help students learn reasoning, critical thinking. The Oregon State Board of Education has adopted Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready and Ready Common Core math programs for use in all K–8 classrooms across the state. Built for the CCSS, the programs were built from scratch by strictly following the Publishers’ Criteria for the Common Core State Standards. Common Core News Top News

College Credit Classes in Remote Teaching/Blended Learning

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Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives.

How a blended program can change Common Core math

eSchool News

One district looks at the changes a new blended math program for K-5 has brought. 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. In this way, each standard is more like an extension of previous learning than a totally new event. A push for deeper learning.

Rhode Island Approves IXL for K-12 Blended Learning and Assessment

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IXL Learning , the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 11 million students, has been approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) for use under two statewide initiatives. Individualizing learning for every student. About IXL Learning .

Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

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He also talked about how he thinks policy shifts like the implementation of the common-core standards and the adoption of “open” educational resources are likely to affect the K-12 market, and his company’s work. A Pearson business motto is “content plus assessment, powered by technology, equalizes effective learning at scale,” Fallon said, and after years of striving for that goal, “we only feel that it’s really now starting to come together.”.

College Credit Classes in Remote Teaching/Blended Learning

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Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives.

Common Core Assessment 20x More Expensive? What Can Edtech Do?

Question Tank

The forthcoming Common Core (CC) Assessments are the next generation of standardized tests in the US, and will meet the testing frequency requirements of the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind unless congress should act to change this, which is most unlikely. Forty six… blended learning common core Data Analysis EdTech Education Teaching Smarter Balanced

Common Core Assessment 20x More Expensive? What Can Edtech Do?

Question Tank

The forthcoming Common Core (CC) Assessments are the next generation of standardized tests in the US, and will meet the testing frequency requirements of the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind unless congress should act to change this, which is most unlikely. Forty six… blended learning common core Data Analysis EdTech Education Teaching Smarter Balanced

Blended Learning My Way: PBL, the Standards, Technology and Reflection

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Driving Question: What Does Blended Learning Look and Sound Like In A Classroom? "I Ever wonder how you are going to deal with all the mandates such as Common Core and Next Gen Standards at one time and still reach all our kids? Volume 3, Issue 1, Number 8. I give up. I can't keep up. It's all way too much!" Ever felt like giving up when trying to monitor the managing 28-30 students doing projects at one time?

Blended Learning Event Hosted by Simple K12

Catlin Tucker

On Wednesday, October 14th I’ll be doing an extended Q&A about blended learning and my bestselling book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12. I’ll share my journey shifting from a traditional approach to teaching in a low-tech classroom to a blended learning model by capitalizing on my students’ connectivity and devices. I’ll provide an overview of my book for teachers and administrators interested in blended learning.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Know how to blend digital citizenship into lesson plans that require the Internet. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. Resources include a blend of videos, pedagogic articles, lesson plans, projects, and virtual face-to-face meetings to share suggestions with classmates in a collaborative environment. These can be adapted to any writing program be it 6+1 Traits, Write Source, IB, Common Core, or other popular language arts curricula.

Why Blended Learning Fits Your Class, 3 Issues to Think About, and 5 Easy Ways to Begin

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In fact, it’s transformed 21st-century education, offering a normative tool for adapting to varied student needs, a scalable approach to differentiating for student learning styles, and a collaborative must-have with its vast offering of virtual meeting and storage options. Blended learning occurs when an education program combines Internet-based media with traditional classroom methods. These should be in place before unpacking a blended learning program.

Not Yet Blended Learning

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Source (Infographic): How to Implement Blended Learning: Version 2.0. There is a lot of talk these days about Blended Learning. However: “Increasing student opportunities to engage with technology — such as teachers using flipped classroom strategies, a school computer lab, and computers using digital curriculum in the classroom – are all steps in the right direction, but don’t meet the full potential of blended learning.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Know how to blend digital citizenship into lesson plans that require the Internet. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four grad school classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Know how to blend digital citizenship into lesson plans that require the Internet. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning.

Farewell, Lecture?

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Blended Learning Common Core Standards Creativity and Imagination Education Technology Flipped Classroom Uncategorized alternate instruction Lecture Mazur memorization ScienceA selection of this post appears in the Winter, 2016 issue of OnCUE as our 5 Trends to Love/5 Trends to Lose series. This is in the Lose list. To read the full text of “Farewell, Lecture?” ” follow this link. link]. “Farewell, Lecture?”

Students at the Forefront: Blended Learning & Math

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With the Common Core State Standards launching in 2009 and textbook publishers having to recreate their curriculums, many districts were left with their teachers having to come up with their own curriculum that met the new state standards. Luckily, the publishers have caught up and we are back to being able to adopt a Common Core aligned math program. Math seems to be at the forefront of many districts’ agendas.

Can Blended Learning Improve Equity in One of Nation’s Most Diverse Districts?

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In order to address these equity concerns, the district is increasingly turning to technology--in particular, blended learning--to allow all students to succeed. Embracing Blended Learning. The districtwide shift towards blended learning began in 2015 when Erica Hartman was hired as Supervisor of Technology Integration. She believes blended learning is useful because it provides students with a “level playing field.”

Merit Prep Sets Student Goals One Playlist at a Time

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A freshman at Merit Preparatory Charter School in Newark, New Jersey, Onyemaobi has access to Spark , Matchbook Learning’s online information platform that uses data to help students and teachers track exactly what skills they need to master—and to set goals and find resources to help them get there. "It’s Despite their use of technology and personalized playlists, Merit Prep and Matchbook both emphasize blended learning environments in which teachers play the key role.

5 Questions to Evaluate Open Educational Resources

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The post 5 Questions to Evaluate Open Educational Resources appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Inside the Classroom Blended Learning Common Core digital learning evaluate open educational resources OER Online learning customization Teacher ResourcesOpen educational resources (OERs) can be a valuable asset for educators, but there are some things to consider before jumping on the bandwagon.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

Edsurge

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. Perez listened to Slater describe his platform's alignment with the common core and ELL teaching approaches, as well as features that support differentiation and collaborative pencil and paper activities.

A Novel Idea For Student Writing

CUE

Digital citizenship: since our novel-writing is supported by an interactive website, our students learn how to work, participate, and contribute to an online community. Blended Learning Common Core Standards Digital Citizenship Education Technology Uncategorized NaNoWriMo novel student writing writingStudent novels. Jessie was an angry 8th grader, a fiery girl who had far better things to do than listen to a teacher and do homework.

The Importance of Unit Planning in a BOLD (Blended Learning)/21st Century Classroom

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Over the past few months, I have been fortunate enough to work closely with the Magen David Yeshivah blended learning teachers. I created a blended learning template that I adapted from the original Grant Wiggins template on unit planning. When I first worked with my BOLD teachers in the summer, I wanted the Step 3 section in their unit plans (the day to day activity section) to include daily accounting for blended (online curriculum) and differentiation.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

Edsurge

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. Perez listened to Slater describe his platform's alignment with the common core and ELL teaching approaches, as well as features that support differentiation and collaborative pencil and paper activities.

Write, Review, Repeat with the Tsunami Writing Challenge

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Common Core Standards CUE Conference Flipped Classroom blended learning cue bold flipped classroom iron chef lessons tsunami writing writingGetting students to write, present their work, or even read can be hard work. Over the past few years, I have tackled different approaches to get students to present in my World Language and Computer Science classroom, including Iron Chef lesson design and Pecha Kucha.

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Getting Animated With Google Slides and Screencastify

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Blended Learning Common Core Standards Creativity and Imagination Education Technology Future Ready animation google slides stop motionI’m going to go into some detail about the process my class used to animate our Google Slides, but I got all my information from Sam Patterson’s blog here. Follow Sam, he’s good people (plural, if you count the puppets).

10 Tips For the Beginner EdTech Technology Teacher on Special Assignment

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Blended Learning Common Core Standards Technology in EducationBy CUE Member and Guest Blogger Serena McKinney MY STORY Packing up my classroom was a strange feeling after only having been in it for six years. Until, I realized the size and scope of my new classroom; the Irvine Unified School District. This summer, nearly one week before school started, I left the comfort […].

Project Based Learning: Tips for Putting the Cliches Into Practice

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By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Lisa Highfill The pendulum is swinging again with Project Based Learning, but don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater! Cliches about education have surfaced often throughout the years as attempts to explain the latest fad or learning design. As we move from independent state standards to united common […]. The post Project Based Learning: Tips for Putting the Cliches Into Practice appeared first on OnCUE.

Edgenuity Acquires Compass Learning to Expand Online, Blended Learning Reach

Marketplace K-12

Edgenuity today announced its acquisition of Compass Learning, bringing together two well-known ed-tech companies whose digital offerings will now span kindergarten through 12th grade. headquarters and the Austin, Texas, offices of Compass Learning. Compass Learning provides intervention and skills instruction in math, reading, and language arts for K-8. On its website, Compass Learning states that it serves more than 2 million students and 70,000 teachers across the U.S.

Core Leadership Summit 2013 on Blended and Personalized Learning: EdTech Reaches Out to EduLeaders

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The 2013 Core Leadership Summit, titled “Blended and Personalized Learning: Conversations for 21st Century Learners,” offered almost 200 leaders and administrators three featured speakers Barbara Nemko, Alan November, Catlin Tucker; one panel on Smarter Balanced Assessment led by Beverly Young; and a charismatic keynote speaker- Harvard University’s Eric Mazur. Blended Learning Common Core Standards

A Key to Education Reform.

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The flipped classroom, maker movement, project-based learning, blended learning, student centered learning, hour of code, collaboration, direct instruction, and lecture, there are passionate teacher advocates supporting each of these methods as the best way for kids to learn. The focus is targeting student learning. A combination of several methods might be the best path for students to learn. It is a key to adult learning and teachers are adults.