In Texas, new math standards look a whole lot like Common Core

The Hechinger Report

The Texas standards aren’t the same as the Common Core State Standards, adopted by more than 40 states. It’s actually illegal to teach Common Core in Texas. to Common Core, the new math standards here are pretty similar to the standards the state rejected, experts say.

Does Common Core Ask Too Much of Kindergarten Readers?

MindShift

For states adopting Common Core, the standards apply to kindergarten, laying out what students should be able to do by the end of the grade.* Advocates for the kindergarten Common Core standards agree that kindergarteners should not be sitting still all day doing reading drills.

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Responding to the Common Core Task Force Report

Reflections

A collaborative post by Lisa Meade and Tim Dawkins The release of the Common Core Task Force Report from Governor Cuomo’s office has created some interesting news and even more interesting social media posts.

“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

The Hechinger Report

Since Kentucky became the first state to adopt the Common Core in 2010, the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their nondisabled peers has widened slightly – despite sweeping expectations the more rigorous standards would help eliminate disparities in academic performance.

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

The Hechinger Report

and claims to explain how to teach the tragedy of the star-crossed lovers in a fun-filled way while hitting almost 50 Common Core standards in five weeks. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is among the many funders of The Hechinger Report. A Thomas B.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

Elementary Book Report Machine

The Electric Educator

My first project of 2016 was to help Kingsley elementary school , a small school in northern Michigan, build an elementary book report machine. Writing reflectively is a key component of the common core standards ( example ). Book reports are meant to be read!

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Teach the Common Core Standards with Ease via Mastery Connect MasteryConnect makes it simple to share and discover common formative assessments and track mastery of state and Common Core standards.

Critical Literacy Across the Curriculum

A Principal's Reflections

You will hear from a science teacher, a social studies teacher, and an art teacher as each provides her take on how the Common Core and 21st Century learning goals affect what goes on in the classroom. Common Core Standards Addressed: WHST.9-10.6;

Reading for the Jaded Student & All: Curriculet partners with USA Today

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Known as "curriculets," these integrated checkpoints focus on specific skills and Common Core Standards. Curriculet’s real-time reporting feature lets teachers track student achievement in every assignment. common core curriculet digital Reading

Back to School With Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Teach teachers and students how to use the revision history The Google Docs revision history tracks all changes that have been made to a document by each collaborator, which makes this a useful feature for student accountability. Teach students about the digital documentation in Google Docs.

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Google Docs: New Fonts & Templates

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

After that the fonts don''t show up automatically, you have to manually add the ones you commonly like to use. To access the fonts: Open a New Document. Google Docs is making the transition to Google Drive and with that they have recently announce some improved features for Docs users.

State Testing Disruptions Likely Produced Dips and Gains in Student Scores, Study Says

Marketplace K-12

While some students’ scores appeared to have been hurt by “logout” interruptions, evidence suggests others may have actually benefited from temporarily getting booted out of the system, a conclusion the authors of the report base on statistical modeling. The report also suggests the impact of the logout interruptions varied greatly by school and district. The goal of the report was “not to identify any source of blame, but to improve the system,” Alpert said. “We’re

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On capturing evidence in a few new containers

NeverEndingSearch

Around this time each year we share the year and we report on accomplishments. It also generates spreadsheet-based reports. Tags can connect to rubric criteria, Common Core or local standards.

Fun Assessment for Silent Sustained Reading

Catlin Tucker

I had tried everything from the traditional book report style assessment to more creative movie trailers, but I didn’t feel like they accomplished what I wanted from a silent sustained reading assessment. Interested in technology tips to help you teach the Common Core?

Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?

Neo LMS

Recent reports have found that – not surprisingly – digital natives who have mastered Fortnight and driving while texting are far from being able to distinguish between fake and real news, or adept at mid-skill job requirements for computer literacy.

10 of the most popular stories about education research in 2019

The Hechinger Report

They are listed in the order of popularity — by the number of times readers viewed them on our website, The Hechinger Report. Five years after Common Core, a mysterious spike in failure rate among NY high school students.

What is Standards-based Grading?

Ask a Tech Teacher

How many times have you experienced teachers who based report card grades on how well students complete classwork, homework, and quizzes? Here’s a good four-minute video overview of SBG: SBG reminds teachers that the goal isn’t to write the book report but communicate ideas.

6 Ways to Make Classroom Typing Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

Consider the academic need to: write reports. use online tools for core classes (Wordle, Animoto, Story Creators). By 3rd grade, Common Core discusses the use of keyboarding to produce work, i.e., CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.6

What is Kiddom? Why is it right for you? And free resources to inform your teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

The ideal would be to have all assignments, assessment, and submittals for each student curated in one spot that automatically updates as the year progresses–and provides actionable reports. Report cards can be automatically created based on student work.

Creating Skills Assessment Rubrics Revised and Aligned with Blooms & CCSS

Saving Socrates

The past week I have been spending a lot of time revamping Magen David''s Skills assessment rubrics to align them to the Common Core. Because Magen David is a regents school, we need to align our curriculum to the common core and this is a fundamental part of the process. Magen David has a skills based report card which unlike the traditional report card, serves to let students know, twice a year, how they are doing in acquiring skills.

What A Struggling School Looks Like On Paper

TeachThought - Learn better.

In this follow-up post we look more closely at a range of data from two successful schools and one school identified in the Cuomo Report on Failing Schools. Here are its survey and quality report data: Overall Survey Data (and comparative graduation data).

OPINION: The Opt Out movement is gaining ground, quietly

The Hechinger Report

Standardized testing is a common feature in K-12 schooling in the United States, with federal legislation requiring since 2002 that states test virtually all children in grades 3-8 in mathematics and English language arts.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Otus 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.

GED and other high school equivalency degrees drop by more than 40% nationwide since 2012

The Hechinger Report

Map created by Jill Barshay/Hechinger Report. Interactive map created by Jill Barshay of The Hechinger Report. All three new tests are more rigorous than the old GED and were designed to mirror the changes in traditional high schools with the introduction of Common Core standards.

Chronicle

Technology Tidbits

The ability to capture multiple pics, videos, and audio recordings within a note enables teachers to easily provide rich feedback, document student growth, share student achievements, and intervene for student needs.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Otus 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. Otus 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.

21st Century Learning with Explain Everything – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

With the rise of the Common Core and the PARCC tests, there is no question that we are living in an era of accountability. This guest post from Courtney Pepe ( @iPadQueen2012 ) first appeared on Daily Genius. What does assessment look like in 21st Century education?

25 Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom (with examples!)

techlearning

Book report generator - Writing reflectively is a key component of the common core standards. Using AutoCrat and FormMule, attendees are automatically notified with the meeting details and invited to add their agenda items to the agenda document.

Chronicle

Technology Tidbits

The ability to capture multiple pics, videos, and audio recordings within a note enables teachers to easily provide rich feedback, document student growth, share student achievements, and intervene for student needs.

Chronicle

Technology Tidbits

The ability to capture multiple pics, videos, and audio recordings within a note enables teachers to easily provide rich feedback, document student growth, share student achievements, and intervene for student needs.

Chronicle

Technology Tidbits

The ability to capture multiple pics, videos, and audio recordings within a note enables teachers to easily provide rich feedback, document student growth, share student achievements, and intervene for student needs.

Another solution: Tracking Formative Standards-Based Student Performance

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Every Curriculet text has questions tagged with a Common Core ELA Standard and each Curriculet-USA Today news article is tagged with one specific standard. To document mastery of specific standards, students complete the summative tracking form and submit links to artifacts that demonstrate mastery of the standards. I can use a mail merge add-on to generate reports of student performance for parents and administrators.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Otus 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.