Tech Ed Resources for Class–Common Core

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. Today: Common Core Bundle. 7 Hall of Fame articles addressing Common Core topics. How do you use it.

Tech Ed Resources for Class–Common Core

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. Today: Common Core Bundle. 7 Hall of Fame articles addressing Common Core topics. How do you use it.

Discovery Education's Common Core Academies

A Principal's Reflections

Educators across America are grappling with what the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) mean for their instruction and have key questions around successful implementation: What are the core components of the CCSS and how do they impact me? Click HERE to register to attend.

Common Core Standards for Second Grade


Common Core Teaching Packets from Charity Preston I''d like to introduce a new product from my good friend, Charity at The Organized Classroom Blog. This is a HUGE pack and includes pretty much all you need to focus your instruction throughout the school year!

Tech Ed Resources for Class–Common Core State Standards

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. Today: Common Core Bundle. 7 Hall of Fame articles addressing Common Core topics. How do you use it.

Free Common Core Professional Development from @TenMarks


When there are decisions being made to cut entire programs or increase class size counts, one of the items that is usually first to fall will be professional development. They are the co-founders of Engaging Educators , a firm dedicated to helping teachers engage the future.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Common Core

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. Today: Common Core Bundle. 7 Hall of Fame articles addressing Common Core topics. How do you use it.

Common Core Connections: Halloween Writing

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The Common Core Standards identify six instructional shifts necessary for effective implementation of the ELA/Literacy strand. These instructional shifts provide a framework to help us understand the big picture before diving into the specific individual standards.

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. 7 Common Core Ways to Assess Knowledge.

Instructional Shifts to Support the Common Core

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you looking for ways to effectively implement and manage the Common Core aligned classroom? The CCSS identify a spiraling set of skills necessary to prepare students for success. The standards are designed to teach students how to think.

SAMR Through the Lens of the Common Core

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

One of my goals is to weave digital tools into the Common Core to design flexible, student driven learning experiences that are Above the Line as defined by the SAMR model. Digital tools provide students with resources, flexible options and support to do it.

Common Core Academy Learning Opportunities From Discovery Education

The Web20Classroom

A long time ago, Francis Bacon said that knowledge is power … This summer, teachers can empower their teaching with meaningful and actionable knowledge about the Common Core Standards at Discovery Education''s Academies! As a trusted educational partner, Discovery Education has worked with thousands of educational leaders to transform teaching and learning. Math Academy The CCSS not only require shifts in what we teach, but most importantly, in how we teach.

Owl Eyes: The Must-Get Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Literature teachers are sure to be excited! Owl Eyes does several things for reading literature: You can create a classroom and invite students. You can assign texts for students to read. Click to see Owl Eyes. How Do Annotations Work? How to Use Owl Eyes.

Elementary school teachers struggle with Common Core math standards

The Hechinger Report

Cookies and math tend to go together in an elementary school classroom. Teachers use them as conceptual props to explain an operation like division. If you have 12 cookies and four friends, how can you give an equal number of cookies to each friend?

Visual Instructional Tools Are Essential When Teaching Common Core Standards


When I first saw the long list of my classes’ ELA Common Core Standards, I remember feeling overwhelmed and worrying about how I was going to cover all of them in a single school year. I was being asked to teach approximately 60 standards in one year, a pace that I had never tried before. Many of the standards were complex, requiring higher levels of analysis and evaluation and more time to teach. I knew this was going to test my skills and patience.

FREE WEBINAR: 9 Ways Writing Has Been Reinvented in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Reinventing WRiting teaches you about the 9 tools that are changing writing, learning and living forever and how to teach with them. Blogging Common Core Get Connected How to Guides.

Webinar: Unpacking the Common Core -Technology Powered Projects

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Technology can be a powerful tool to help us meet the Common Core Standards and prepare our students for success in school and beyond, and a great way to use that technology is with student projects.

Where special education students are succeeding under Common Core

The Hechinger Report

Third grade reading intervention teacher Antoinette Coppa provides small group instruction to students Matilda Helt, Miguel Santos and Jeremy Cantero during reading workshop. To do this, she gives herself two thumbs up. Explain how, using evidence from the text.”.

Writing 2.0: Technology-Rich Approach to Common Core Writing


How do we communicate? We communicate face-to-face, in writing, through various technologies, and multimedia. What is does it mean to be literate? Being literate is being able to effectively communicate. Furthermore, know if there are any non-disclosures in your classroom.

How a blended program can change Common Core math

eSchool News

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. This means the ability to think across grades and connect major topics within grades.

XplorLabs Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, their Fire Forensics: Claims and Evidence unit is a safe way to educate middle school students about fire. Generally speaking, this free interactive STEM lab takes 2-4 days to complete and includes extension science experiments that you could add to the unit.

STEM 235

Can Common Core reading tests ever be fair?

The Hechinger Report

She moved to Newark with her family at age 4. Esteves’ teacher gives her books to take home, part of the school’s push to keep students reading outside of school. In general, I think the common core approach is the right one,” wrote Shanahan in a blog.

The Homework Help Desk: Amazing [FREE] Interactive Resource to Help Kids and Parents!


A Must Have Resource for All Parents - I made 2 brief videos below - As I attempt to catch up on mass amounts of unread email, I enjoy browsing the various resources that come through my inbox. So, I decided to give it a try.

In Texas, new math standards look a whole lot like Common Core

The Hechinger Report

Third grade math teacher Karen Demore says her students at New Frontiers Charter School need to understand math as a journey, not just a series of right or wrong answers. As Demore moved on to the next part of the lesson, the textbooks stayed closed. Read more about the Common Core.

Connecting Your Students with the World: Book Review [Book]

The CoolCatTeacher

Overwhelmed teachers who want to collaborate globally are going to love Connecting Your Students with the World. This book designed especially for grades K-8 classrooms. I’m excited to review this book. You’ll learn how to take part. There are tons of links and resources to get you started. I knew when I saw this book several months ago that it was going to help lots of teachers and their students connect.

Common Core: Addressing Text Complexity through Digital Resources


I frequently see people use the Internet to look up recipes, movie listings, and news; however, I still don''t see it as a natural source for engaging rigorous learning in the classroom. This is where teachers get to "teach" by providing guidance and scaffolding for the students.

How one innovative school district has closed gaps on harder Common Core tests

The Hechinger Report

But bright spots across the state could provide lessons for how California might do better in the future. Wiseburn’s superintendent, Tom Johnstone, says the scores are the result of a combination of efforts, but he’s especially proud of how the district revamped the way math is taught.

Does Common Core Ask Too Much of Kindergarten Readers?


Sandwiched between preschool and first grade, kindergarteners often start school at very different stages of development depending on their exposure to preschool, home environments and biology. There’s a wide age range for learning to read,” said Nancy Carlsson-Paige on KQED’s Forum program.

BoomWriter Delivers a Free Common Core Aligned Personalized Literacy Tool

The 21st Century Principal

BoomWriter is an award-winning educational technology resource that is free for teachers and allows their students to create, share, and even publish stories and other original content. BoomWriter’s interactive collaborative writing platform lets teachers deliver a fun and engaging personalized learning experience, while elementary, middle, and high school age students work online to develop their reading, writing, and peer assessment skills. It is a valuable asset to my classroom.”

How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

ViewSonic Education

According to educational assessment is an integral part of instruction and the learning process. Each has its part to play in holistically analyzing students’ learning outcomes. How to explain summative assessment. When to use summative assessment.

“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

The Hechinger Report

Field Elementary teacher Jessica Rockhold works with Remy Campbell on a smart board in her classroom. But to expect that the Common Core – or any standards – alone will move the needle is overreaching, he said. They’re probably going to have poor outcomes,’” she said.

How to Teach Critical Thinking

Ask a Tech Teacher

Subjects like math and science — the ones only “smart” kids do well in — demand that you find patterns, unravel clues, connect one dot to another, and scaffold knowledge learned in prior lessons. Don’t jump in to solve problems. How to Critically Think.

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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. But, as every teacher knows, it matters little how perfectly your lesson meets Reading Anchor Standard #3 if 30 students’ eyes are glazed over while you teach it.

Larry Ferlazzo’s Thoughts on Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Larry Ferlazzo @larryferlazzo discusses classroom management. Today, for Thought Leader Thursday, we’re thinking about how we can all improve our classroom management skills. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.”

Teach Writing Skills: Using Powerful Prompts to Inspire Students to Write

The CoolCatTeacher

Every Classroom Matters episode 178 with John Spencer. You can teach writing skills with powerful multimedia based prompts and ideas, a global audience, and easy to use tools. John Spencer has the data to show that kids write more using this method. Can it work in my classroom?

Closing gap for immigrant students under Common Core in Kentucky is a moving target

The Hechinger Report

Four 6-year-olds sat cross-legged around teacher Dyan Ogbe as she asked each to give their own ending to a song by saying what they’d buy with different amounts of money. Strong language skills are key as part of the state’s Common Core standards.

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. The students use the apps as a seamless tools with which to show their demonstration of the Anchor Statements. ” The teachers ask their students to pair up.

What Parents Need To Know About the Common Core (technology tips included)

Saving Socrates

What Parents Need to Know About the Common Core and How They Can Help Their Children The Common Core is an attempt to nationalize the curriculum creating common core standards in grades K-12. Well, almost all states have signed up to support this and by doing so are requiring their curriculum to conform to these standards. This learning curve will need to be addressed. So, how can you help?

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator. logic – go through a problem from A to Z. Drop backpack to floor (or place under chair).

Making Math Meaningful with Virtual Math Manipulatives

The CoolCatTeacher

Use technology to help you teach math From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Use the real world to teach without the mess of physical manipulatives. On the whole, many teachers don’t understand how to use them.