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.

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.

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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.

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.

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!

?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.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

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With students on my roster performing at a range of grade levels from elementary to beyond high school, I decided against bundled curriculum and textbooks and instead committed to building an in-house curriculum tailored to my students’ needs. As I gained more experience teaching, I realized the most effective curriculum for students should provide a variety of options for assessment and instruction.

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. 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.

Practical examples of social media in elementary school

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Using a blog hits many important curriculum areas, such as differentiating instruction as well as meeting many Common Core Standards (see here & here for examples). Everything done with social media is done to help create a transparent learning environment, teach 21st century skills and proper use of related digital tools, and meet the needs of all learners through differentiation while also meeting CCSS.

iPads in Students' Hands

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This was our first year with iPads in the elementary classrooms, purchased with Title funding. 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. Using the iPad with Common Core & 21st Century thinking There''s an app that I found called Painting with Time , where you look at the same thing over increments of time.

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Prodigy - free math game that helps students learn math while having fun

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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.

5 technologies that support differentiated learning

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It’s no secret that 21st century teachers and school administrators are under enormous pressure to differentiate instruction to enhance learning for all students, regardless of ability or their innate interest in the material. Classroom technology also makes it easier than ever to differentiate lessons appropriately. What’s more, integrating technology into the classroom allows schools to meet Common Core standards about technology and digital media literacy.

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

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It is therefore essential to personalize instruction based upon learner differences if we are going to ensure that all students thrive in our schools. The key strategy to get to this level of understanding involves a tried-and-true instructional practice: formative assessments and feedback. Tool: iReady (Adaptive Math/ELA Assessment & Instruction). Data from iReady helps differentiate instruction in Math. iReady is also used as an instructional tool.

I Named My Cat After a Vampire: a post about reading instruction

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Yet, I don''t recall a class library or being taken to the school''s library (only in elementary). Other Noteworthy Books I''m Reading this Summer click the book to connect Smart implementation of the Common Core State Standards requires both an overall understanding of the standards and a grasp of their implications for planning, teaching, and learning. A practical lesson planning process to use with the Common Core, based on Classroom Instruction That Works, 2nd Ed.,

TEACHER VOICE: How students in one Massachusetts town learned to love coding

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Thousands of students in Plymouth public elementary schools participate in Hour of Code, a lynchpin in our technology curriculum for the past three years. With apps and online lessons, we’re able to differentiate instruction for students by level and interest. Dash and Dot can easily be integrated across the entire elementary curriculum using corresponding Massachusetts State Standards, ISTE Standards for Students and Common Core Standards.

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series that supports the use of technology in support of differentiated learning in and beyond the PBL classroom. Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading. I was recently asked to provide a workshop that supported Differentiated Learning through the use of educational technology in the Project Based learning Classroom (PBL). This is a program that really does allow for whole class differentiation.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. Is it important for all children to be taught common skills and content? Rogers Elementary Principal Lisa Lovato. Differentiated instruction was conceived in the 1950s. Dan D.

SMATH: How to Turn 2 Subjects Into 1 Super-Class

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Piedmont Elementary in Alabama, we decided to finally try it. We realized combining classes could help us integrate science and math standards, while team-teaching would allow us to differentiate instruction. Common Core math standards and Next Generation Science Standards were being implemented, and subjects were becoming more interconnected. Brandi Todd has been an elementary teacher for sixteen years.

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

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Autographed Books : (per Amazon): In The Book Whisperer , Miller takes us inside her sixth grade classroom to reveal the secrets of her powerful but unusual instructional approach. Rejecting book reports, comprehension worksheets, and other aspects of conventional instruction, Miller embraces giving students an individual choice in what they read, combined with a program for independent reading. per Heinemann website): Troy Hicks holds sight on good writing workshop instruction.

Collaboration Coaching

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The Collaboration Coach training presents an opportunity for Apache Junction Unified School District teachers to explore coaching as an effective model for providing ongoing professional learning with classroom teachers focused on 21st century learning, Common Core, technology integration, and best teaching practices. It''s a great example of the culture change and increased rigor with digital age instructional strategy in their reflection.

Resources from Miami Device

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However, what does that look like for early elementary grades (K-3)? Technology Integration and the Common Core by Andrew Miller The CCSS call us to integrate technology in intentional and meaningful ways to have students meet rigorous standards. See examples at varying grade levels of successful PBL projects aligned to Common Core and ISTE NET Standards and for various subject areas.

New K to 5 Science Kits Feature Digital Simulations from Science Education Leader Carolina Biological

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The program is a core curriculum that combines interactive investigations, literacy components, and digital resources to teach students science content and investigative skills. Written by science educators at Carolina, Building Blocks of Science|3D was developed to explicitly meet the NGSS and align to the Common Core State Standards in Literacy and Math. The program can help elementary teachers fit science into busy school days.

Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015

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Galxyz - An innovative mobile app (Android/iOS) for Elementary Science that is COPPA compliant and aligned to Common Core Standards. TenMarks - A very popular site for Math for grades 1st-12th that tracks student progress as well as helps teachers differentiate instruction. LearnBop - A great site for educators teaching Math in grades K-12 that tracks student progress and allows educators to differentiate instruction.

50 Math Sites and Apps

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This game meets Common Core Standards and has blue tooth capabilities to allow for two players across multiple devices. Also, supports "differentiated instruction" as well as a website w/ a teacher portal for managing and tracking students. Cookie - A great site w/ lots of educational games for Elementary schools including Math. Math Chimp supplies all the Common Core Standard questions from a wide variety of Math problems.