Creatively Teach the Common Core with Technology

Catlin Tucker

Educators today are facing two major shifts in education–a move to the Common Core Standards and increasing pressure to teach students with the technology they’ll be expected to use in their lives beyond high school.

SAMR Through the Lens of the Common Core

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

One of my goals is to weave digital tools into the Common Core to design flexible, student driven learning experiences that are Above the Line as defined by the SAMR model. 21st century skills CCSS common core standards edtech free technology P21 resources SAMR webinar

Betsy DeVos Touts Personalized Learning, Slams Common Core and Reform Efforts

Edsurge

Department of Education, Common Core is dead. a school using a technology-enhanced personalized learning model, during her ReThink Education tour last October. During the visit, she lauded the possibilities that technology could play in the education space, something she repeated at today’s event. privatization of public education through the introduction of technology initiatives such as personalized learning. Department of Education, Common Core is dead.”.

Exploring High Quality Websites and Apps for Common Core Lesson Design

Class Tech Integrate

This site offers a "Common Core Explorer" for ELA and Math Common Core standards for grades K - 12. Then a list of common core standards will appear, and apps and sites that can be utilized for those standards will be listed, with teacher and learner ratings.

Exploring High Quality Websites and Apps for Common Core Lesson Design

Class Tech Integrate

This site offers a "Common Core Explorer" for ELA and Math Common Core standards for grades K - 12. Then a list of common core standards will appear, and apps and sites that can be utilized for those standards will be listed, with teacher and learner ratings.

Owl Eyes: The Must-Get Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Edtech Apps that work From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. iPads Lesson Plans Librarians Mac Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM Teachers Tech Tips Technology Tools Web Tools Windows-PC

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

Edsurge

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. When I Buy Edtech Products, Our Teachers Don’t Use Them… What Do I Do? Many education technologies are not interoperable. A K-12 school operating system is the next step in the evolution of education technology.

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Using Tech to Support Literacy Across 13.8 Billion Years of History

Edsurge

This led to a conversation about TextGenome and our work developing technology to improve reading comprehension with Drs. BHP’s writing rubric is aligned with the Common Core and the writing approach is aligned to the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards dimensions of inquiry. Finding materials that work together, that share a common set of expectations and that introduce, reinforce and formalize these ideas consistently is hard.

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Educational Technology Support

Kleinspiration

I''m proud to be a partner with the following sites and appreciate how they''re supporting educational technology in various forms. Please take a moment to explore their sites and see for yourself how they''re transforming the landscape of #edtech today.

Cursive in the Classroom: What Else is Becoming Obsolete?

Edudemic

Articles Featured For Students Tools Trends classroom classroom technology common core edtech featured learning online learning online tools resources toolsDetermining which concepts will be permanently left by the wayside is a challenge for many educators.

13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About

Wisewire

Today the importance of educational technology goes beyond the use of instructional aids because of the ubiquity and usefulness of technology in everyday life. Students have to learn how to properly use technology at an early age for it to be eloquent in its language.

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Not Just for Reading Class Anymore: 5 Tips for Teaching Literacy Across Multiple Subjects

Edsurge

But after talking to a number of different educators and reading their various accounts, what I can tell you is that your peers have discovered creative, technology-supported ways to approach teaching reading, writing and vocabulary in their multi-subject classrooms—and they were willing to share it to help you out. Students created a computer program using free online coding platform Scratch to show their progress on a particular Common Core narrative writing standard.

Parent Questions About Edtech

Ask a Tech Teacher

I love hearing a parent’s perspective on technology in their classrooms so I reached out to efriend, Joe Peters for his thoughts. And most of all, technology has invaded the classroom in the form of equipment, tools and video educational lessons. .

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Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

If you don’t use educational technology, you’re not a cool teacher. They are growing up with all kinds of tech tools by their side, and they are thrilled to see technology involved in the educational process. The website gives you videos, images, and articles related to the questions and aligned with Common Core standards. There are plenty of EdTech resources to explore, and you couldn’t test them all even if you tried.

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Claco: Teachers & Technology Team Up

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Resources can be tagged by grade level, subjects, Common Core Standards (YES, Common Core Standards!), Having the Common Core Standards already embedded is a major selling point for me.

Four Ways to Redefine Parent Teacher Conferences—With a Little Help from Ironman

Edsurge

I credit technology—and superheroes. We intentionally redirected 100% of our engineering effort towards the new student platform because we believe education technology has typically ignored the student experience. Edtech requires student buy-in too. My experience in classrooms has taught me that it’s possible for technology to transform parent-teacher conferences. But technology isn’t going to redefine parent-teacher conferences for you; it’s only an enabler.

Things That Edtech Makes Better (and Worse)

jackcwest

Education technology in the twenty first century has made some remarkable progress. This new edtech is beginning to… common core EdTech Education Teaching UncategorizedThe ubiquity of software tools with cloud-based computing, the significant drop in price of powerful computing devices, and the explosion of easily accessible content represent more significant quantum leaps than say the VHS did over 16mm film.

Things That Edtech Makes Better (and Worse)

jackcwest

Education technology in the twenty first century has made some remarkable progress. This new edtech is beginning to… common core EdTech Education Teaching Uncategorized The ubiquity of software tools with cloud-based computing, the significant drop in price of powerful computing devices, and the explosion of easily accessible content represent more significant quantum leaps than say the VHS did over 16mm film.

10 Tips For the Beginner EdTech Technology Teacher on Special Assignment

CUE

The post 10 Tips For the Beginner EdTech Technology Teacher on Special Assignment appeared first on OnCUE. Blended Learning Common Core Standards Technology in EducationBy CUE Member and Guest Blogger Serena McKinney MY STORY Packing up my classroom was a strange feeling after only having been in it for six years. Until, I realized the size and scope of my new classroom; the Irvine Unified School District.

Help Teachers Truly See Their Students Through Usable, Connected Data

Edsurge

As a passionate data-driven education evangelist, Heimes has been anything but invisible as co-creator of EASOL, The Educator and Student Open Learning initiative; former Chief Technology Officer for the Center for Educational Innovation; and most recently, Principal Consultant for RESPEC , an organization that implements and promotes the Ed-Fi data model. I believe very strongly in open-source technology.

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What Some School Tech Leaders Think of Your Edtech Pitch

Edsurge

Some education technology vendors are eager to get their wares in front of school and district decision-makers. I have also been in organizations that are very grassroots-based, where teachers brought much of the innovation and change around the adoption and use of technology.

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An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators

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But the reality is that there are not enough people with this background in the edtech industry. The journey into the edtech industry is different for everyone. Engage Edtech Employees in Extended Learning We call the program Freshman Seminar.

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New Research Proves Game-Based Learning Works—Here's Why That Matters

Edsurge

Without proof of success, many school districts have opted not to adopt new technologies. Efficacy in edtech needs to be determined by conducting well-controlled, large sample-sized efficacy studies. If new edtech isn’t supported by high quality research, then claims about efficacy are just that—marketing claims. We in the edtech industry need to get over that.

3 Teacher Money Making Opportunities Using Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jessica Gordon @1337teach shares three ways teachers can use technology to make money this summer (or anytime.) Want to hear another episode on technology tools to try? Three teacher money-making opportunities using technology.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

Edsurge

To somewhat quote Darth Vader, I found the lack of quality edtech curriculum deeply disturbing. To somewhat quote Darth Vader, I found the lack of quality edtech curriculum deeply disturbing. This was at odds with my experience, because I relied extensively on edtech for assessments. My experience has taught me to believe that it is possible for technology to ease administrative burdens and increase the quality of interactions between teachers and students.

What parents should ask teachers about technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology in education’ has become the buzz phrase for cutting edge classes that are plugged into the latest education trends. How knowledgeable are teachers about technology? If my student struggles with a technology skill, where can s/he go for help?

Happy Connected Educator Month

Kleinspiration

Blogging mentor to many and #edtech pioneer, Kelly Tenkely , started this school. I recently participated in their day of learning focused on the Common Core. On August 17, I will be their Spotlight Presenter doing several sessions on the Common Core.

If We Could Write 10,000 Words.

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

While the Common Core Curriculum Standards are supposed to provide English teachers with a common core of skills and texts, English classes are not standardized because the scope is too broad. The other piece of this puzzle is the use of technology to foster writing.

The Bare Minimum Of Technology Integration

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Bare Minimum Of Learning Technology. What is the bare minimum of learning technology integration in a classroom? Prevailing local technology use? What might be considered a kind of basic standard for education technology in 2016. Technology #edtech genius hour

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

Last summer, when I was working for ThinkCERCA, which helps students develop critical thinking skills through reading and writing, the edtech startup was facing a big decision: should it try and break into the lucrative Chinese market? Here’s a handy guide for anyone in edtech looking to cross the Pacific. In my experience, this phenomenon is partly caused by the limited business models that an edtech company can efficiently pursue in the two countries. edtech companies.

Getting Animated With Google Slides and Screencastify

CUE

Scripts written and rehearsed, I had to show two groups how Screencastify worked and then I had four Technology Superheroes who could show the rest of the groups. And all this from the almost too simple edtech directions of – Create Google Slides, Publish to Web, Script, Screencastify.

What Makes a Good Edtech Tool Great?

Edsurge

The boom and bust of Common Core standards have left their mark, just as new concerns over media literacy and privacy are doing currently. As a director for Common Sense Education , I’ve enjoyed something of a ringside seat, having edited close to 1,000 edtech reviews written by expert educators. Identify a Real, Solvable Problem The edtech industry has a tendency to misdiagnose the day-to-day challenges teachers and students face.

An EdTech Authentic Ending

CUE

How do we make the end of the year educational technology authentic? . They can be related back to the Common Core Standards for writing (always important) but more importantly, they remind our students to observe the world around them.

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

EdTechTeacher

Not only has ongoing formative assessment and quality feedback been honed by teachers for years, it has also become recognized as a core element of personalized learning environments, as highlighted in Rhode Island’s Personalized Learning Whitepaper.

CSI: Salinas

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

assessment BYOD BYOT common core digital citizenship edmodo edtech education flipclass flipped flipping literature PBL project based learning teaching technology writing Teaching students to infer and formulate arguments can easily be in context of a novel.