Find and Pin All of Your Favorite Common Core Activities with @MasteryConnect!


Easily Find, Pin, and Save All of Your Common Core Resources One of the most popular ways in which educators collaborate using social media is through pinning. Mastery Connect is my favorite resource for all things Common Core. Start Pinning Common Core Goodies Recently, MasteryConnect launched a free option called Resource Pins for teachers upload and discover common core aligned resources using the very familiar pinning platform.

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. Both seasoned educators and those new to the teaching profession must confront these daunting challenges, which demand fundamental changes in the way teachers teach and students learn. Creating dynamic digital stories with mobile devices.


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Creative Apps for the Common Core and 4 Cs: Part 2


By CUE Member Jo-Ann Fox @AppEducationFox As a teacher using apps in the classroom, you need to ask yourself, what do you want your students to gain from their experience with their mobile device? The post Creative Apps for the Common Core and 4 Cs: Part 2 appeared first on OnCUE. Learn Education Technology

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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The 200,000+ teachers involved came away believing that, of all their education tools, coding was the best at teaching children to think. Besides Math Standards, Alice supports these Common Core writing skills: 8.3a

School Is Hard for Mobile Students. These Districts Want to Help.


a mostly working-class suburban city just across the Mystic River from Boston—high student mobility used to be a challenge without a clear solution. Not all mobility is bad. And student mobility is nothing new here. Education Technology Student Success

Learning Revolution Free PD - Conference Volunteering - Libraries! - Google Excitement - Common Core Film

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Partner Announcements The Essential #Edchat Resource Guide : The USC Rossier School of Education announces the release of The Essential #Edchat Resource Guide. Brought to you by USC Rossier’s Doctor of Education online (EDd). Is your library mobile friendly?

Audio-Visual Furniture Line with Release of Slim-Footprint, Adjustable Lectern

eSchool News

Yet there is an increased expectation for use of technology and expanded mobility within that same classroom. We set out to address those core issues, while minimizing the impact on an institutions budget,” said Ben Jones, Spectrum’s Vice President of Sales.

It’s New Year’s…Yeah, But…


If we want to be innovators in education, we must be risk takers at the core. Rather than being frozen, we can become mobilized by the possibilities. Education should be about sharing if we all have a shared goal-doing what’s best for kids. Happy New Year!! This day is often a time for retrospection and planning forward. People create lists of things they want to accomplish in the coming year. There is hope, there is renewal…but is there actual change?

How Google Play for Education Fits into K–12 Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Meg Conlan Experts from Colorado’s Challenge to Excellence Charter School explain how they navigated Common Core standards using Google Play for Education. Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Digital Content Mobile Apps Mobility Tablets

6 reasons it’s important to create your own online assessments

eSchool News

Assessments are critical to our efforts to improve instruction in K-12 education. Yet, in an age when students are accessing a vast array of resources on computers, tablets, and mobile devices, some school districts are still hesitant to take their assessments online. We use an assessment and data management system called Performance Matters to develop, administer, and score formative assessments tied to state and Common Core standards.

Virtual Nerd Mobile Math

Technology Tidbits

Virtual Nerd Mobile Math is an excellent free iOS app by education leader Pearson. This is a great Common Core aligned app that allows users to find educational videos, concepts, and tutorials on MS/HS Math. The app has over 1500 easy to follow tutorials and are ideal for students, educators, and parents looking to review fundamental Math concepts in a wide variety of areas. I highly recommend checking out Virtual Nerd Mobile Math by clicking here !!!

Come to the Mobile Learning Experience in September 2013

The Mobile Native

Cross Post from @TonyVincent "Learning in Hand" It''s my pleasure to be on the team organizing Mobile Learning Experience 2013. If you''d like to get a feel for 2012''s conference, then check out the Mobile 2012 Program and Mobile 2012 Speakers'' Resource Wiki. Mobile educators from across the country are gathering for three days to share, collaborate, and explore the many facets of mobile learning. Please consider presenting at Mobile 2013.

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. David Blixt - Author 6 hours ago via mobile I''ve been asked, due to how much I''m able to produce, if I sleep. I''ve been thinking about writing and how to evolve my students into better writers, but to be honest, I don''t really consider myself an accomplished writer.

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


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. A series of Read Like a Historian videos prepares educators to effectively launch this type of learning in their classrooms. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations.

Mobile Learning Experience 2012 - April 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona

The Mobile Native

Excited about mobile technology for learning and teaching? Want to connect with other educators and learn from their successes and challenges? Then join me for Mobile Learning Experience 2012 April 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. It''s my pleasure to be on the team organizing Mobile Learning Experience 2012. Registration for Mobile Learning Experience 2012 is open. Please consider applying to present a session at Mobile Learning 2012.

9 Good Collections of Videos for Education

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Common practice was to assign a chapter to read in a textbook and then a worksheet to assess student knowledge. Now there are dozens of online free educational videos that address most every academic topic imaginable. And they’re put out by recognized names in education — Khan Academy, BBC, Microsoft, Teacher Tube, as well as textbook providers like Origo. They are produced by expert educators in the fields including some prominent names like National Geographic.

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It's ALL ABOUT TIME! Mobile Projects in Minutes


As educators we want to create awesome lessons and projects for our students, but we all struggle with just one problem. I had a the opportunity to attend a workshop on "5 Minute Mobile Projects" for students at the Midwest Technology conference. I am going to share some ideas I got from attending his session, as well as some of my own, to give you some practical ideas for integrating NET-S & Common Core, as well as SAVE TIME!

Google Earth and Cracking Curriculum Content


In my piece that just came out this week , I discuss apps that clinicians can use to facilitate the daunting process of making your therapy educationally relevant, meaning that the context mirrors or parallels what is going on in the classroom setting. Secondly, although this topic is important, I realized as I saw my column in an issue filled with information about Common Core, it wasn''t really about Common Core, as (for now) those standards are only in Language Arts and Math.

Who is the new U.S. Education Secretary, Miguel Cardona?

The Hechinger Report

When he was assistant superintendent of schools in Meriden, Miguel Cardona — the state’s new education commissioner — would take new teachers on a tour of the city’s neighborhoods. Credit: YouTube/State Education Resource Center. Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona.

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) Displays: A Maker Education Project

User Generated Education

See Halloween Wars: An Interdisciplinary Lesson with a STEM, STEAM, Maker Education Focus for more about this. Common Core State Standards – ELA. The micro:bit features an embedded compass, accelerometer, mobile, and web-based programming capabilities. Education Maker Education creativity cultural awareness innovation maker education maker movement science STEAM STEMI have lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a few decades.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. Will more schools embrace student-centric mobile devices? “There will be more momentum for mobile devices in classrooms with an eye toward affordable alternatives to traditional 1:1 rollouts.” Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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The FREE education browser for your iPad via @TheRoverApp to view Flash Content!


Rover is the free to download education app that streams educational Flash content to your iPad! Rover is an education app and the only education browser for your iPad designed for teachers and students of all ages. Rover is targeted towards enhancing the K-12 education experience, bringing the best online learning content to your iPad- including access to content ordinarily available on the Apple tablet (e.g. Can''t access flash on your iPad?

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Sustainable Development Goals: Writing Journals

User Generated Education

They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests (Division for Sustainable Development Goals, n.d.). State and National Content Area and Literacy Standards Addressed: Common Core State Standards – ELA. Common Core State Standards – Math.

Sphero for Education

Technology Tidbits

Basically, the Sphero is a programmable orb that can be used to play games, as a controller, or even integrate into education. BTW, did I mention that it is waterproof too, and already has over 25 mobile apps to download. Of course, these lessons use the Sphero robotic ball to complete a variety of educational activities that can be done in groups and are easy to integrate into any classroom. There are four educational apps (iOS/Android) for the Sphero that are listed below.

Mimio unveils MimioMobile for browsers

eSchool News

Company also gives educators first public demos of the touch-enabled MimioProjector 280T. The MimioMobile app will now be compatible with any device with a supported web browser, so educators and students can access and use the application’s assessment and collaboration features from nearly any device, including Chromebooks and Windows surface tablets. Our goal is to help educators create the type of learning environments that meet their needs, today and into the future.”.

W.Va. leaders advocate statewide one-to-one computing

eSchool News

Two of West Virginia’s top K-12 education leaders on Nov. In a short speech to state and local education officials, business leaders and others at the third annual West Virginia Education Summit, state Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano said one-to-one computing initiatives, which have led to controversy in other states over issues including cost and computers’ perceived added learning distractions, could help decrease educational inequities among students.

15 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

” For educators and parents, Admongo includes tools like videos, lesson plans, printed materials, downloads, and alignment with state standards. It also includes a teacher’s guide, a series of lesson plans, and the Common Core standards addressed.

Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

Graphite Blog

The Common Sense Education team just returned from a fabulous four days at the ISTE Conference in Philadelphia. It was great to connect with the thousands of educators who came by our booth, attended our sessions, and entertained us with their impressive karaoke skills. 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. ELA AND ELL A+ Tools for K-5 Common Core Reading Comprehension.

Can Competency-Based Education Demonstrate Mastery Across a Lifetime? #DLNchat


The conversation was guided by our special guest Executive Director of C-BEN (Competency-Based Education Network), Charla Long. Much of the discussion focused on how competency-based education (CBE) could support students in acquiring and demonstrating the knowledge, skills and abilities. Brian Peddle offered this solution: “I think they should be measured in education and then in the workforce. What’s your dream for the future of competency-based education?

Games and Apps for Supporting Young Students with Mathematics Difficulties

The most recent data from the National Association of Educational Progress (NAEP) showed that 58% of US fourth grade students are below proficiency level in mathematics (The Nation’s Report Card, 2013). With the new Common Core State Standards, many educators have questions about how to provide math activities for students who are performing below grade level while simultaneously addressing the Common Core State Standards.

April is Financial Literacy Month–Try these Resources

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” For educators and parents, Admongo includes tools like videos, lesson plans, printed materials, downloads, and alignment with state standards. 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. This app works on desktops as well as mobile devices.

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

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a series of symbols, used synonymously as text and grouped to imply or prompt the multimedia in the games and programs that happen on computers, websites, and mobile apps. According to Computer Science Education Week : There will be 1 million more computing jobs than students over the next 10 years (adding up to $500 billion in salaries). But, the reasons educators embrace coding are purer: It teaches children to think. Educational Applications.

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Technology Tidbits

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


Technology Tidbits

Matific is a fantastic site/mobile app (iOS/Android) for Math grades K-6. The free mobile app has a wide variety of educational games/activities for El Ed aligned to Common Core Standards. While the site has tons of educational resources such as: worksheets, activities, videos, and more. Best of all is the educational portal which allows educators to track student progress and differentiate instruction. educational apps math

Enhance Young Learner's English Vocabulary with @MindSnacks & Teach Foreign Languages!


Mindsnacks: Vocabulary Building and Language Development MindSnacks is a mobile educational gaming company that develops popular apps that teach foreign languages and test preparation subjects. The app has also been designed to support the Common Core Learning Standards. apps for elementary education educational games foreign language apps french app iPad apps for kids italian app mind snacks mindsnacks spanish app teaching test prep app vocabulary app vocabulary app