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


Prodigy’s math content is completely curriculum-aligned and covers standards from the Common Core, MAFs, and TEKS curricula depending on your location. This helps with my planning and differentiation for my students.

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.

Vivid Vocabulary, Common Core, & Tech Integration Tools


With the shifts of the Common Core , students need to spend time learning both Tier 2 and Tier 3 words in a variety of ways. By interacting with vocabulary, students absorb the word''s meaning and learn to appropriately use it in a variety of contexts ( Common Core Appendix A ).

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.

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


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. 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.

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


Together they shared their stories, found common ground and saw their preconceived notions about each other shattered. How can podcasting help teachers differentiate instruction and teach creativity, critical thinking and communication skills?

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!


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.

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


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.

Digital Storytelling and Stories for the Desktop


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 Digital storytelling is an art form conveying a message.

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Collaboration and Management in Google Apps


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.

Digital Storytelling and Stories with the iPad


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. I select music from the list suggested by Creative Commons.

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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.


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These lessons contain all sorts of dynamic media as well as being aligned to Common Core Standards. For my Pinterest board on Differentiating Instruction click here. assessing differentiated instruction educational resources lesson plans

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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 classroom mobile learning

Teachley: Mt. Multiplis

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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.

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


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.

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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.


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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 classroom mobile based learning

Digital Storytelling and Stories


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.

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?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset


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.

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

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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. 1994) Cognitive load theory, learning difficulty, and instructional design.

Take 5! for Science: 150 Helpful Prompts


is a handy science resource targeted for K-5 teachers that can also help differentiate instruction in higher grades, says Laura Von Staden. Take 5! The year's worth of prompts will help young students to tie science, writing and critical thinking together.


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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


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

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier


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.”

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.

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Technology Tidbits

Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. assesing differentiate instruction learning management system mobile learning*Be sure to check out Otus at ISTE, booth #2152.


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This super fun highly engaging game designed for grades 1st-6th and is aligned to Common Core Standards. Prodigy, even has a unique learning engine which allows the game to differentiate instruction and help students w/ areas they are struggling in.

Monster Math

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Also, Monster Math adjusts skill level based on a user's performance and differentiates instruction accordingly (ideal for self paced learning). Finally, Monster Math has lots of replay value as there are lots of levels and worlds to explore, and is aligned to Common Core Standards.


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iPracticeMath is a wonderful FREE (Common Core aligned) site for Math grades K-12. Not only are these reports generated in real-time but they make it easy to assess students and differentiate instruction, making it a vital resource for both school and in home instruction. assessment differentiate instruction math


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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.

iPads in Students' Hands


Using the iPads to help facilitate differentiated spelling tests Bonnie Barrett , 1st and 2nd grade teacher, used the iPad to deliver the spelling tests to her two grade levels of students. 21st Century Learning differentiated instruction iPad Professional Development

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Last Chance for this College-credit Class (Differentiation)

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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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Technology Tidbits

The free mobile app has a wide variety of educational games/activities for El Ed aligned to Common Core Standards. Best of all is the educational portal which allows educators to track student progress and differentiate instruction.

Station Rotation Model in Action (Video)

Catlin Tucker

I highlighted the benefits of working directly with small groups of students, using technology and station design to differentiate instruction, and maximizing the limited technology available in our low-tech classroom.

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