Can Common Core reading tests ever be fair?

The Hechinger Report

In last year’s statewide Common Core-related PARCC test, just 24 percent of the students at Esteves’ school met grade-level expectations in reading and writing, a category called English language arts and literacy. Related: Two studies find Common Core tests make the grade.

Dear Otto: Can We Eliminate Blogs–Teachers Hate Them!

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More than five years after adopting Common Core, Kentucky’s black-white achievement gap is widening

The Hechinger Report

It’s been over five years since Kentucky adopted the Common Core, guidelines for what students need to know in math and the English language arts in each grade. Related: Common Core ignores underprivileged students — and testing will lead to more achievement gaps.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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It’s easy to see why when you look at fundamental programming concepts: abstraction and symbolism – variables are common in math, but also in education. Grade-levels below are guidelines. Besides Math Standards, Alice supports these Common Core writing skills: 8.3a

Draw on Student Interests to Make the Common Core Work for You

Educator Innovator

This was originally posted at Common Sense Graphite. As the new school year begins, articles and resources dedicated to helping teachers develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core literacy standards are popping up everywhere. The best part: survey data is a perfect way to help students meet Common Core Writing Anchor Standards 6 and 7, which focus on using technology to produce writing and conduct research.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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It’s easy to see why when you look at fundamental programming concepts: abstraction and symbolism – variables are common in math, but also in education. Grade-levels below are guidelines. Besides Math Standards, Alice supports these Common Core writing skills: 8.3a

Happy Connected Educator Month

Kleinspiration

As I completed my graduate program, I was required to set up a blog and use certain web 2.0 We all were required to follow a rigid set of guidelines that were actually rules, not guides. Each blog in our class looked like a replica of every one''s site.

Student Learners become Leaders of Learning – a LeRoy Finkel Fellowship Follow-up

CUE

TigerTechTeam student leaders manage a website and blog , tutor younger peers, and participate in community nights to teach parents and families how to leverage technology to promote learning at home. They were excellent at following directions and working within guidelines.

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

Website Review: Prodigy Game

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Here are guidelines, culled from top education sites like Edutopia, Google Education, Educational Technology, and EdWeek that are valuable when evaluating any website: free or small fee. aligned with Blooms Taxonomy, Common Core, ISTE, or other state/national/international standards.

Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

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Set down conversation guidelines like 1) refer to each other by name, 2) participate by building on conversations, 3) participate often with comments and reactions to ideas of others, 4) don’t dominate the stage, 5) disagree, but don’t be disagreeable, and 6) wait your turn.

Tools of the Trade

Digital Promise

UDL Guidelines. PreK–12 educators can create, mix, and share instructional resources based on UDL and aligned to Common Core. Blog Developers Educators K-12 Learner Positioning Systems Marketplace Research Research@Work Researchers Special Education Practices Ed-tech Research MapAn innovative organization provides free tools and resources to make learning accessible to all students.

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1st Grade digital PBL: Does it work?

Neo LMS

Project-based learning , as we have often examined in this blog, is a powerful way to not only impart information, by exploration, but has the added advantage of stimulating and developing a range of other skills and habits such as communication, creativity, curiosity, confidence and collaboration.

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Study.com Makes the College Dream a Reality for Lots of Students

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If you’re looking for Common Core, a selection of videos and quizzes are specifically designed to supplement Common Core instruction for grades 8-12. These are treated exactly like any other lesson under the Teacher Edition guidelines.

Multiple Choice

Digital Promise

a vibrant and accessible teaching guide packed with strategies for implementing Common Core standards using UDL. Autonomy is an essential gateway to engagement, according to the UDL guidelines ; when students feel empowered, they become more excited to learn. Blog Special Education PracticesThis article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.

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Subscriber Special: July

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Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. These can be adapted to any writing program be it 6+1 Traits, Common Core, or the basic who-what-when-where-why. Here are general guidelines: up to 20 people per class (same low price–$750).

PBL and Politics – Join #MyParty16

EdTechTeacher

As Mike Kaechele writes on the Buck Institute Blog : This election cycle promises to be one of the more divisive elections that we have witnessed. election process by creating their own political parties based on a few core issues.

Want to Code on an IPad? Here are 3 Great Apps

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Fundamental programming concepts include: abstraction and symbolism–variables are common in math, but also in a student’s education. sequencing–knowing what happens when; mentioned in Common Core standards for grades 1 through 5.

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What is Standards-based Grading?

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Today, many educators want to not only evaluate progress at a point in time but optimize that against the ongoing standards their school mission is built on such as Common Core, International Baccalaureate, NGSE, or TEKS.

Subscriber Special: Group PD at a great price

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Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. These can be adapted to any writing program be it 6+1 Traits, Common Core, or the basic who-what-when-where-why. Here are general guidelines: between 5-20 people per class (same low price–$750).

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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

Many of those same qualities are goals of the Common Core State Standards. Final Reflection: Learners reflect on the process in a way that works best for them – blogs, photo essays, video recording, podcast, sketchnotes, illustrated ebook. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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5 Ways to Involve Parents in Your Class

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Provide guidelines so they don’t wonder why they’re there or get embarassed because they ‘did something wrong’ Invite parents to share their expertise. help them understand Common Core math, or the school’s math program (i.e.,

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An Update on What You Need to Know about ESSA

edWeb.net

These systems involve four primary indicators: proficiency on state tests; English language proficiency; another academic factor that can be broken out by subgroup; and a “wild card” item that each state can choose within certain guidelines. edWeb Blog ESSA Every Student Succeed Act

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?

Hour of Code Lesson Plans by Grade

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It’s easy to see why when you look at fundamental programming concepts: abstraction and symbolism – variables are common in math, but also in education. Grade-levels below are guidelines. Besides Math Standards, Alice supports these Common Core writing skills: 8.3a

3 Teacher Money Making Opportunities Using Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Jessica Gordon on episode 87 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This is one reason this blog post was late!). But again, follow your guidelines.

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

Kleinspiration

Thank you to everyone who supports the work we all share through our blogs and social networks. In each chapter you’ll learn how to expand and improve your teaching by smartly incorporating new technologies like wikis, blogs, and other forms of multimedia.

How Mock Elections Can Help Students Write for Different Audiences

Graphite Blog

Address a ton of Common Core standards. For those of you familiar with tabletop role-play like Dungeons & Dragons, these guidelines act as their " character sheets."). As with any lesson, there's a lot of room for adaptation, from high-tech (blog posts and discussion along with dynamic, real-time voting using polling apps) to no-tech (giving speeches in class and using secret ballots).

How Mock Elections Can Help Students Write for Different Audiences

Graphite Blog

Address a ton of Common Core standards. For those of you familiar with tabletop role-play like Dungeons & Dragons, these guidelines act as their " character sheets."). As with any lesson, there's a lot of room for adaptation, from high-tech (blog posts and discussion along with dynamic, real-time voting using polling apps) to no-tech (giving speeches in class and using secret ballots).

How to Use Oral Presentations to Help English Language Learners Succeed

MindShift

Additionally, t he Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards specifically focus on oral presentations. GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION. In this section, we give some general guidelines for oral presentations with ELLs.

How Mock Elections Can Help Students Write for Different Audiences

Graphite Blog

If you're looking to use elections as a platform for building argumentative and persuasive writing skills, I've put together a lesson plan featuring some great tools we've reviewed on Common Sense Education. Used under Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Making of ST Math's New Line Plot Games

MIND Research Institute

Line plots (or dot plots, as they’re also known) are a building block on the way to more sophisticated visual representations, and are most commonly introduced in second grade. Even for early grades, the mode could be used to discuss the “most common” distance.

2016 Global Education Conference - 53 Live Sessions on Tuesday, Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tuesday, November 15th, is day three of the seventh annual Global Education Conference. We are ready for another great day of sessions and keynotes! IMPORTANT NOTES: Simple instructions on joining the conference for newcomers: [link].

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Republicans are made because the Department of Education issued guidelines about how ESSA should be implemented. Via Education Week : “New Test Pitched As Alternative to Common Core-Focused High School Exams.” ” Not sure why [this](How Students and Faculty Think Critically With Medium) is about Medium and not about blogging in general other than the compulsion to always promote some corporate brand. Education Politics.

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