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.

Oregon adopts K-8 Common Core math programs

eSchool News

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.

Vivid Vocabulary, Common Core, & Tech Integration Tools

wwwatanabe

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 ). 21st Century Learning Common Core differentiated instruction

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

eSchool News

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

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

Kleinspiration

SDE National Education Conference - Vegas 2014 I''m excited to travel to Las Vegas this weekend to spend the week with some of the most energizing and inspiring teachers across the country. 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.

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

The Hechinger Report

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!

Kleinspiration

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 program was developed and refined based on educator feedback and rigorous, ongoing research, and has been recognized by independent review organizations.

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

Edsurge

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.

Collaboration and Management in Google Apps

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October is Connected Educator''s Month. One of my favorite collaborative tools include Google Apps for Education. 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. Get connected, and move beyond connection to collaboration.

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

Edsurge

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

I have just returned from the Illinois Computing Educators Conference where I had the opportunity to facilitate a full day session titled Design Your Digital Classroom. The participants were dedicated, innovative educators from across the state of Illinois, each bringing their own expertise and needs to the group. Differentiated instruction and flexible learning paths work for everyone! Digital Differentiation Webinar Series in June.

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

Edsurge

Nearly ten years ago, I started my career in education as a math teacher at a new alternative high school serving over-age, under-credited youth in New York City. If we, the educators, were going to serve our students well, we were going to have to get pedagogically creative. If we, the educators, were going to serve our students well, we were going to have to get pedagogically creative. Many education technologies are not interoperable.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

Edsurge

Beginning that very first year in my Algebra classroom, I've strived to make it easier for educators to design their own curriculum. Curriculum design is fundamentally emotional work, representing the journey educators plan for students to make meaningful connections with concepts. As I gained more experience teaching, I realized the most effective curriculum for students should provide a variety of options for assessment and instruction.

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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Best Practices for Teaching Math to Unique Learners: Visual Representations

N2Y

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.

PracTutor

Technology Tidbits

PracTutor is aligned to Common Core Standards and each state curriculum. However, an educator can customize their own curriculum and even create their own worksheets. 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.

mySkillBoard

Technology Tidbits

mySkillBoard is a nice new site for differentiating 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. 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 Never-Ending Story: Procedures vs. Understanding in Math

K-12 Schools - Education News

The issue of balance between procedural fluency and conceptual understanding continues to dominate discussions within the education community. 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. Department of Education.

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

Last Chance for this College-credit Tech-for-writing Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Educators participate in this five-week hands-on quasi-writer’s workshop to learn about widely-available digital tools that will help their students develop their inner writer. These can be adapted to any writing program be it 6+1 Traits, Common Core, or the basic who-what-when-where-why.

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

ExitTicket

Technology Tidbits

ExitTicket is a fantastic new student response system that allows educators assess student performance and then differentiate instruction in real-time. Also, being browser based, ExitTicket runs on any mobile device and has a educational student app. Students can view their assessment scores that are aligned to Common Core Standards. Best of all are the abundance of educational resources/videos that help educators integrate ExitTicket into the classroom.

Fishtree

Technology Tidbits

Fishtree is an innovative new digital adaptive learning platform that allows educators to curate and create lessons for their students. 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.

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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. For my Pinterest board on Educational iOS Apps click here. 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

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. 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

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom. 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. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom. assessing differentiate instruction flipped learning learning management system mobile learning

iPracticeMath

Technology Tidbits

iPracticeMath is a wonderful FREE (Common Core aligned) site for Math grades K-12. I like to think of this as the "ultimate" Math resource, as students/educators can find whatever they are looking for, such as: worksheets/printables, interactive problems, detailed problem-walkthroughs, and more. Best of all, is the educational portal which allows educators/parents to manage/track student accounts and generate detailed reports.

Prodigy

Technology Tidbits

This super fun highly engaging game designed for grades 1st-6th and is aligned to Common Core Standards. Best of all is the teacher portal which allows for educators to assess students and get instant real-time reporting. Prodigy, even has a unique learning engine which allows the game to differentiate instruction and help students w/ areas they are struggling in. differentiated instruction game based learning math

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom. assessing differentiate instruction flipped classroom mobile learning

Monster Math

Technology Tidbits

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. For my Pinterest board on Educational iOS Apps click here. differentiated instruction game based learning math self paced learning

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom. assessing differentiate instruction flipped classroom mobile based learning