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Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

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These starter projects are aligned with Common Core standards and are already built for you. This digital citizenship project is aligned with several Common Core State Standards.

10 Articles on Using Tech to Teach Math

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Math Books for Elementary Grades. Lesson plans about math and tech: How to Achieve Common Core with Tech: the Math Strand. Here are ten of the top Math-and-tech tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics.

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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

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I try to focus in on the standards of the writing curriculum I’m using — augmented with Common Core or whatever other standards I’m using — and focus on those, rather than sitting there with a paper and pencil and doing it that way.

3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class

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Most elementary age kids I know love math, but that changes when they matriculate to middle school. DimensionU is a collection of engaging interactive multiplayer fantasy games for grades 2-10 (some can be played solo) that focus on core skills in mathematics and literacy.

April is Financial Literacy Month–Try these Resources

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The site includes Common Core Math Standards addressed with play. It also includes a teacher’s guide, a series of lesson plans, and the Common Core standards addressed. Age group: Upper elementary, middle and high school.

Website Review: Prodigy Game

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aligned with Blooms Taxonomy, Common Core, ISTE, or other state/national/international standards. Prodigy is a free, adaptive math game for grades 1-7 that integrates Common Core or Ontario math into a role-playing game using a Pokemon-style wizardry theme.

32 Math Apps for a Rigor-infused Classroom

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Elevated Math –Elevated Math provides initial instruction or intervention on math topics that cover place value, estimation, large digit addition all the way through Algebra I (two years of math instruction!). Content is aligned with Common Core Standards.

How to Teach STEM Every Day

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Common Core addresses that with their focus on college and career ready, but the huge pushback against these Standards (justified or not, depending upon which side you’re on–we won’t get into those here) may derail their approach.

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Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

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Programs are geared to the particular learning of Elementary and Middle School, and Middle and High School with games and lessons aligned to state and national standards like Common Core, TEKS and MAFS. Math used to be a tedious memorization of facts and formulas.

C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics

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This web-based scalable program is available for elementary through high school students and can last anywhere from four weeks to a year. ” In fact, the C-STEM Studio algebra curriculum is fully aligned with Common Core state standards in mathematics.

8 Reasons Why Students Should Create Videos and 15 Webtools to Do That

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That’s right out of Common Core writing standards. That includes presenting their information for the varied needs of task, purpose, and audience. Avoid the embarrassment and stress of live presentations. For some students, live presentations are painful.

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10 Reasons to Screencast in Your Class and 7 Best-in-class Tools

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It can be simple or sophisticated, anything from a whiteboard presentation to a slideshow to a movie-like video. the presenter picture, usually in the right corner. ability to upload to YouTube, the Cloud, or another common file sharing location.

3 Creative Tech Tools to Teach Writing

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These include (rephrased from Common Core Writing Standards): dig deeply into subjects of interest to achieve better understanding and to build knowledge. Elementary-High School. Elementary-High School. Each vignette collection is tied together by a common mood.

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Want to Code on an IPad? Here are 3 Great Apps

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Fundamental programming concepts include: abstraction and symbolism–variables are common in math, but also in a student’s education. sequencing–knowing what happens when; mentioned in Common Core standards for grades 1 through 5.

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3 Great Special Needs Digital Tools

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Mixed in with the scores of digital tools I see every week, I’ve found three that stand above the rest and will quickly become staples in your teaching toolkit: Sonocent–for note-taking and study skills. Audio Notetaker is a robust digital note-taking and study tool.

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Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

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They can search based on subject matter, video topic, Common Core or state standard, or simply browse a list of videos. Zanran searches not only text (as is done by traditional browsers), but numerical data presented in graphs, tables, and charts and posted as an image.

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Promoting Academic Discourse in the ESL Classroom

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This is not the language used at home, so it presents challenges. I am a 6th-grade teacher at Crestmore Elementary school in the Colton Joint Unified School District, in Southern California.

How to Prepare for the SAT

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Students gain exposure to rigorous content, master critical thinking skills, and have the opportunity to clarify common topical misconceptions. USATestprep is standards-aligned teacher-directed test preparation for elementary through high school.

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Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

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The Common Sense Education team just returned from a fabulous four days at the ISTE Conference in Philadelphia. We were thrilled to catch up with long-time users of Common Sense resources as well as introduce our work to many more of you. In the Common Sense Education meeting rooms, we offered two full days of 15-minute lightning sessions. DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Digital Passport: Digital Safety for Elementary School Kids . What a trip!

Collaboration Coaching

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This blog was about World War II content, but Mrs. Carpenter used it to also teacher her content standards about writing, grammar, and informational text, while also explicitly teaching about digital citizenship.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Blackboard Ally is an accessibility solution that helps make digital class content in a learning management system (LMS) more accessible for all learners. The video is part of Impero’s work to support schools in keeping students safe online and promoting good digital citizenship.

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

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Our second annual School Leadership Summit is this week, and we hope you will consider joining us for some or many of the 60+ free online presentations and keynote addresses. Reed 11:00am Making a Better World: Digital Citizenship Resources for K-12 - Kelly Mendoza, Sr.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

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Bottom line: Practice core subject skills with fun games at school or at home. Free, expansive digital library unlocks treasure trove of books. Bottom line: A solid resource for Common Core math instruction as well as foundational knowledge in a number of other subjects. Bottom line: With impressive supports for teachers, Kodable is a fun way for elementary school students to understand coding.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

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The fifth annual Global Education Conference is just a few weeks away, and we want to be sure that you have an opportunity to contribute to this year''s conference as a presenter. Everyone is encouraged to submit a presentation proposal, including first-time presenters. Additionally, we are hoping to have a great set of student presentations this year. Be sure to check out the Student Strand and consider encouraging your students to submit a presentation proposal.

The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

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this will also allow you to correspond with the presenters and other members, and to comment on sessions and discussions). Naugle Giving Students a Creative Voice Through Digital Storytelling by Jennifer Judkins Hosting a Skype Author Visit by Abbe Waldron Hunting & Gathering: Helping Creative Students Build Their Social Media Presence Wisely by Gigi Johnson I have an avatar- How can she help me with my teaching?

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

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Tons of options, though pesky ads can annoy without a subscription Bottom line: Practice core subject skills with fun games at school or at home. Free, expansive digital library unlocks treasure trove of books Bottom line: This large collection of books and videos on a wide variety of topics is an easy -- and free -- enhancement to any classroom library.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

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Tons of options, though pesky ads can annoy without a subscription Bottom line: Practice core subject skills with fun games at school or at home. Free, expansive digital library unlocks treasure trove of books Bottom line: This large collection of books and videos on a wide variety of topics is an easy -- and free -- enhancement to any classroom library.

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

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ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry. Presenters: Barry Fishman (University of Michigan), Lori Takeuchi (The Joan Ganz Cooney Center), and Michelle Riconscente (GlassLab/NYU), Seeta Pai (Common Sense Media). These skills and much more can be applied through Graphite, a free service by Common Sense Media.