Common Core Reading Resource: Smithsonian Tween Tribune

Catlin Tucker

Interested in more technology tips to help you teach the Common Core? My book Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology will be published in June 2015 by Corwin. Teachers can easily differentiate instruction assigning articles written at a range Lexile levels to different groups of students within a single class. Just in time for summer reading! I’m always on the look out for great resources to support reading.

Last Chance: Differentiated Instruction Online Class (MTI 563)

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MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher. Differentiation in the classroom means meeting students where they are most capable of learning. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Use technology to differentiate for student learning styles. Differentiation.

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Last Chance: Differentiated Instruction Online Class (MTI 563)

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher. Differentiation in the classroom means meeting students where they are most capable of learning. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Use technology to differentiate for student learning styles.

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

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Prodigy’s math content is completely curriculum-aligned and covers standards from the Common Core, MAFs, and TEKS curricula depending on your location. Prodigy takes game-based learning a step further and provides teachers with a powerful set of reporting and assessment tools that allow them to easily identify trouble spots, differentiate instruction, and better manage classroom time. This helps with my planning and differentiation for my students.

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

327 Common Core Aligned Playlists from MentorMob & LearnZillion

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

MentorMob and LearnZillion have teamed up to create a comprehensive collection of Common Core aligned learning playlists perfect for providing students with easy access to guided learning experiences. Currently there are 327 Common Core aligned playlists ready and available for free on the MentorMob site. The newly added LearnZillion Common Core aligned lessons focus on the use of narrated video for instruction.

STEM, PBL, Common Core, and 21st Century Learning

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Water quality in Mrs. Goucher''s and Mrs. Martinez'' 4th grade classes This was a collaborative project between two classrooms, capitalizing on each teacher''s strengths while differentiating for the learners. Listen to these teacher reflections: Obviously some direct instruction was done along the way for both the chemistry students and the algebra students. What overlaps do you see between STEM, PBL, Common Core, and 21st century learning?

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

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One of the things that I really appreciate about MobyMax is the mix of direct instruction and the ability for students to discover learning on their own through discovery-based instruction. As a teacher, the continuous progress monitoring makes formative instruction that much easier. Because MobyMax is based on the Common Core, you can analyze data based on standards, student, class, school, or even district.

Common Core: Addressing Text Complexity through Digital Resources

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Those of us who are transitioning to Common Core standards know that text complexity will affect the rigor in our classrooms. Teachers and librarians who use Accelerated Reader (AR) in their schools need to take into consideration that the AR levels (ATOS) are changing to adapt to the higher reading levels in Common Core. 21st Century Learning Common Core differentiated instruction The Internet is a key resource for text complexity.

Savvas Learning Company’s enVision Mathematics Honored with Gold Stevie Award

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Nationally recognized curriculum earns distinction for best “Mathematics Instructional Solution”. Teaching with high-quality instructional materials has a direct impact on student learning outcomes.

Most English lessons on Teachers Pay Teachers and other sites are ‘mediocre’ or ‘not worth using,’ study finds

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One of the most popular English lessons in the instructional marketplace Teachers Pay Teachers is a unit on how to teach William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” But otherwise, instruction in this Shakespeare unit rarely goes deeper than a surface understanding of the text.

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Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

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Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ? Lexia Reading Core5 is an online literacy program developed with an instructional model and scope and sequence based on research published in numerous peer reviewed journals. The assessment data is correlated to and highly predictive of outcomes on DIBELS, AIMSweb, MAPS and other commonly used norm-referenced assessments.

Digital Storytelling and Stories for the Desktop

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It is great differentiation for all students including ELs , gifted, and special needs. Here are some of the Common Core Standards that digital storytelling and digital stories address: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.6 Images and Creative Commons : Have students create their own images, take their own photos, or find photos that have Creative Commons Licenses and have them properly cite the photo either on the same page as the picture or at the end.

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6 Conferences In 5 Days at #SDEevents for Educators This Summer in Vegas!

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I''m leading 12 sessions over three days for the following conferences: Power Up , Differentiated Instruction , and I Teach 1st. Erin offers tools for meeting the Common Core by integrating technology into your instruction and building the digital media skills of your young learners. group instruction. use games to support the 8 Mathematical Practices of the Common Core AND reinforce your math curriculum.

Collaboration and Management in Google Apps

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21st Century Learning collaboration Common Core differentiated instruction PLN Professional Development Original Photo Credit: star5112 via Compfight cc Adapted by Tracy Watanabe Two heads are better than one. October is Connected Educator''s Month. Get connected, and move beyond connection to collaboration. Collaboration is key for this day and age in both face-to-face and virtual environments. One of my favorite collaborative tools include Google Apps for Education.

Digital Storytelling and Stories with the iPad

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It is great differentiation for all students including ELL, gifted, and special needs. 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 Background music and Creative Commons : If there is not music to choose from on the app or site, then find music that is legal to use in your video.

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Podcasting So Accessible, Even a ‘Technophobe’ Can Do It—and Teach It

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Together they shared their stories, found common ground and saw their preconceived notions about each other shattered. Carter spoke with EdSurge about how her podcast project came together, the ease of using the Soundtrap platform, and some of the ways educators can use podcasting to differentiate instruction and help meet core curriculum requirements. Connie Carter’s latest Maine-based Operation Breaking Stereotypes project was coming to an end.

Digital Storytelling and Stories

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Images and Creative Commons : When the tool doesn''t have built in images, have students create their own images, take their own photos, or find photos that have Creative Commons Licenses , and have them properly cite the photo either on the same page as the picture or at the end. Background music and Creative Commons : If there is not music to choose from on the site, then find music that is legal to use in your video. Digital storytelling is an art form conveying a message.

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?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

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What’s more, game-based learning (GBL) can address some of the most common roadblocks encountered by math teachers and students alike. Grouping math students to target instruction has become widespread, with students often placed in one of three categories—intervention, advanced, and somewhere in the middle. Intervention students can get stuck in a deficit model of instruction that repeatedly focuses only on they skills and knowledge they lack.

Design Your Digital Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Differentiated instruction and flexible learning paths work for everyone! Digital Differentiation Webinar Series in June. common core cool tools differentiation education essential questions free technology interactive multimedia research student tools technology thinglink tutorials web 2.0

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Best Practices for Teaching Math to Unique Learners: Visual Representations

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Early elementary school teachers commonly use lines, circles, or other basic shapes to represent quantities to be combined when teaching addition. Explicit instruction with visual representations includes plenty of opportunities for students to practice, get feedback, and ask questions.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

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Little did I know this experience would eventually propel me to help develop a school operating system that tackles technology issues plaguing educators and supports them with more opportunities to offer individualized instruction. I generated logins for my students and started “blending” instruction using the free content from these publishers.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

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As I gained more experience teaching, I realized the most effective curriculum for students should provide a variety of options for assessment and instruction. Well-designed and differentiated curriculum affords teachers the opportunity to help students meaningfully connect with the subject matter and expand their skill sets. “We’ve blocked three days off leading up to the first day of school for curriculum and lesson planning. You’ve got time to plan ahead.”

PracTutor

Technology Tidbits

PracTutor is aligned to Common Core Standards and each state curriculum. Finally, PracTutor generates detail reports making it easy for teachers to differentiate instruction. Android differentiate instruction educational apps mathPracTutor is an excellent all-in-one mobile (iOS/Google Play) app for Math grades K-8th. However, an educator can customize their own curriculum and even create their own worksheets.

mySkillBoard

Technology Tidbits

mySkillBoard is a nice new site for differentiating instruction. Also, an educator can align student skills to Common Core Standards and even use it on any mobile device. For my Pinterest board on Differentiating Instruction click here. differentiated instruction The way this is done is by an educator inputing student data into mySkillBoard and then being able to assess students through different visualizations.

Take 5! for Science: 150 Helpful Prompts

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is a handy science resource targeted for K-5 teachers that can also help differentiate instruction in higher grades, says Laura Von Staden. Book Reviews Science Capstone Common Core critical thinking earth science elementary Judy Elgin Jensen Kaye Hagler Laura Von Staden life science math middle grades NGSS physical science prompts science writing skillsTake 5!

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. assessing differentiate instruction flipped learning learning management system mobile learning

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. assessing differentiate instruction flipped learning learning management system mobile learning

The Never-Ending Story: Procedures vs. Understanding in Math

K-12 Schools - Education News

In getting from Point A to Point B, the visitor may be given instruction that consists of taking main roads; the route is simple enough so that he is not overburdened by complex instructions. For students with learning disabilities, explicit instruction on procedure should take precedence. To this end, we would add that an undue emphasis on understanding can decrease the amount of needed explicit instruction to students. Leaming and Instruction, Vol.

ExitTicket

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ExitTicket is a fantastic new student response system that allows educators assess student performance and then differentiate instruction in real-time. Students can view their assessment scores that are aligned to Common Core Standards. For my Pinterest board on Differentiating Instruction click here. differentiated instruction educational app student response system

Fishtree

Technology Tidbits

These lessons contain all sorts of dynamic media as well as being aligned to Common Core Standards. Also, Fishtree combines the best features of a LMS (learning management system) that allows teachers to assess students in real-time, grade, message, and more, which makes it a perfect solution for differentiating instruction. For my Pinterest board on Differentiating Instruction click here.

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Teachley: Mt. Multiplis

Technology Tidbits

This is great for Game Based Learning as well as Differentiating Instruction, and has high replay value for students. Also, Teachly is aligned to Common Core Standards. differentiated instruction educational apps iPad math Teachley: Mt. Multiplis is a fun new free iPad app that helps students w/ their basic multiplication skills.

BrainRush

Technology Tidbits

Best of all the games are ideal for differentiated instruction (and aligned to Common Core Standards) using it''s unique engine to adapt to each student''s learning. differentiated instruction game based learning gamification BrainRush is one of my favorite new sites for Game Based Learning (GBL). This is a great resource for educators looking to find educational games on a wide variety of subjects such as: Math, Foreign Language, Social Studies, etc.

Otus

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Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. assessing differentiate instruction flipped learning learning management system mobile learningOtus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. assessing differentiate instruction flipped learning learning management system mobile learningOtus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more.