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How a blended program can change Common Core math

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In the past few years, the Common Core has significantly altered the landscape in terms of mathematics education. As a result, our district, Worthington City Schools in Ohio, has narrowed the amount of topics we cover at each grade level, diving deeper into each topic in order to gain solid conceptual understanding, a high degree of procedural skill and fluency, and the ability to apply math to solve problems inside and outside the classroom.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Literature teachers are sure to be excited! You can assign texts for students to read. Click to see Owl Eyes. Browse or search the Owl Eyes library to see if your upcoming book is included. How Do Annotations Work? As the teacher, you can see and reply to their annotations within their book! How Do Teachers Assign In-Text Quizzes? As students read, you can assign questions to check for comprehension and point out important items.

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How to Teach STEM Every Day

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STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Science is our natural world, from the land we live on to the oceans and space we aspire to visit. It’s the weather that changes our picnic plans to the natural disaster that destroyed a town in our own state. Technology includes the iPads toddlers play on, the smartphones we use to guide our days, the apps that turn our lights on and off–or start our car. C-STEM Studio.

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Connecting Your Students with the World: Book Review [Book]

The CoolCatTeacher

Overwhelmed teachers who want to collaborate globally are going to love Connecting Your Students with the World. I’m excited to review this book. You’ll learn how to take part. There are tons of links and resources to get you started. I knew when I saw this book several months ago that it was going to help lots of teachers and their students connect. Teachers are busy and don’t have time to ferret out what they need to do.

Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

Design thinking is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, conceiving original ideas, lots of experimentation, and sometimes building things by hand. The projects teach students how to make a stable product, use tools, think about the needs of another, solve challenges, overcome setbacks and stay motivated on a long-term problem. Many of those same qualities are goals of the Common Core State Standards.

Why Santa Fe Broke the K-12 Model and Chose a Different Curriculum for the Middle Grades

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So, before committing, districts solicit input from teachers, parents, administrators and even community members, in an effort to make the best choices for their kids. Erica Wheeler EdSurge: Why did you decide to adopt MidSchoolMath's core curriculum?

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

If there is someone other than the teacher managing the makerspace or there is a schedule for the school, your kids may only be able to use it once a week or month. Some makerspace activities may be focusing on how to use the resources available and may not be connecting the activities to the curriculum or around a real world problem. Many of those same qualities are goals of the Common Core State Standards. Video Game Design with Elementary Learners.

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

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C-STEM Studio is a California A-G approved curriculum and turn-key solution for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics through computing and robotics. 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. Click to view slideshow.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

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As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw the need to better support a growth mindset around math in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Although the district had successfully implemented conceptual approaches to math instruction for several years, the shifts in the new standards were challenging for some students. Text can be read to them.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

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As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw attitudes toward math bottom out in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. There was a lot of fear around math and a lot of kids’ mindsets shifted to ‘I’m not good at math,’” explains Perez. Students also needed support when it came to the end of year state assessments. “We Text can be read to them. It was phenomenal to see!”

Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Image Creative Commons. The last time I heard Pink talk, it was in regards to his book “ A Whole New Mind “ At the time, it opened my my thought process to the importance of thinking and the right brain. I look forward to learning from you!

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Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. In fact, it might be time to begin thinking about next January! Science – STEM Resources.

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How to boost math skills in the early grades

The Hechinger Report

Small-group math work at Prairie Oak Elementary in Berwyn North School District 98 where, two years ago, just 14 percent of third-graders were able to do grade-level math. While instruction may challenge kids with no previous exposure to math, it is often not engaging enough for the growing number of kindergarteners with some math skills. It leads to the analytic, higher-level thinking that’s increasingly important.”. Were students willing to take risks?

35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post that recognizes that the Arts must be in STEM! Take some time to enjoy this wonderful journey of STEAM Resources. First, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. FETC 2019 – How does Orlando in January sound for an educational conference? Check out this link to see these sessions.

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Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Starting from a template that you’ve designed to guide your students through the project, they can collaborate or work together to explore, learn, brainstorm, and create. In this post, I’ll share how this app works and my thoughts on how you can use it in your classroom. How to Start Using Project Pals. are free, so it’s easy to get started. Your 20 free projects are counted by how many student projects you have.

Confused by your kid’s math homework? Here’s how it all adds up

The Hechinger Report

Mathew Felton-Koestler, known as “Mathy Matt” on his YouTube channel , makes videos for parents that explain why and how young kids are learning math these days. Allonda Hawkins said the way her children are expected to do math is “100 percent different” from the way she learned.

Part 4: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Turning STEM to STEAM… 24 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this fourth post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. In fact, it might be time to begin thinking about next January! Take a moment to watch the video.

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom: Putting the Arts in STEM

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It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education. A look at the works of Leonardo da Vinci will attest to this! The very first time I heard the idea of integrating the Arts into STEM education was while watching a keynote made by Daniel Pink at the NECC Conference in Washington DC… yes prior to ISTE Conferences! It is the STEAM that allows students to not just be technology consumers, but technology creators!

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15 Real-World Lessons You Can Teach Kids NOW

The CoolCatTeacher

And there is no better free resource for educators to use than Everfi. I encourage teachers and administrators to check out Everfi and figure out the best fit for their curriculum needs when you are in an in-person or remote environment. Grade level: elementary grades.

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10 Articles on Using Tech to Teach Math

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. How to Interest the Next Generation of Great Minds to Work in STEM Fields. 32 Websites to Support Math Automaticity in K-5. 3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class. How to Teach Students to Solve Problems. Math Books for Elementary Grades.

Is it time to stop segregating kids by ability in middle school math?

The Hechinger Report

She showed the students a video to review the math, then sent them scattering to different tables to practice the exercises they’d found challenging. “We We don’t want anything too easy, because if you go to the gym and you pick up two pounds, what purpose is that?”

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

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I have the privilege of working with gifted kids at two elementary schools with over 80% Hispanic students. See Halloween Wars: An Interdisciplinary Lesson with a STEM, STEAM, Maker Education Focus for more about this. Using 21st century skills to understand and address global issues. Elaborate, refine, analyze and evaluate their own ideas in order to improve and maximize creative efforts. Common Core State Standards – ELA.

Integrating Maker Education into the Curriculum

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Rather than the maker experiences being an after school program, an add on activity, or an activity that is implemented when students have done their regular lessons work, it should be part of the regular, day-to-day curriculum. As noted in USC Rossier Online, “ In order for your school and students to be fully invested in maker education, it has to be integrated into your curriculum, not squeezed in” ( [link] ). How does making enhance the lesson? If yes, how?

This Amazing South Bronx School Grows 50,000 Pounds of Vegetables a Year

The CoolCatTeacher

They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. And while they can explore a wide variety of topics from the US Constitution to Ecology and Ancient China, I also like that you can assign these nonfiction texts at three different lexiles to supplement what you’re doing in the classroom.

How social studies can help young kids make sense of the world

The Hechinger Report

One of the longtime goals of public education is to produce young people capable of participating in the democratic process. Experts say that requires regular and high-quality social studies lessons, starting in kindergarten, to teach kids to be critical thinkers and communicators who know how to take meaningful action. Border Crossers trainers Ben Howort and Ana Duque are both former elementary school teachers.

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Avoid the One-Size-Fits-All Classroom

Catlin Tucker

When I volunteer in my children’s elementary classrooms (1st and 3rd grade), I am struck by how frequently the teacher finds time to work directly with small groups of students to offer additional support, review concepts, assess understanding, and practice skills. Many middle school and high school teachers feel immense pressure to move quickly through the curriculum. Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology Available NOW !

Game Education: It’s in Their DNA – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

Jean Piaget once said that “play is the answer to how anything new comes about.” Game education is a powerful way to engage 21st century learners in a variety of cognitively complex tasks that lead to deeper levels of understanding. Educational games help students to learn about certain subjects, expand their thinking on specific concepts, and reinforce skill development while they play while increasing engagement, empathy and excellence in the classroom.

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

The Hechinger Report

Learning to code at such an early age not only increased my self-confidence but also fostered creativity, curiosity, self-directed learning and continued explorations of computer science. A global movement that now reaches tens of millions of students in nearly 200 countries, Hour of Code began as a one-hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify coding and broaden participation in computer science. I tell them to “Show me what you can do!”

Can patriotism and criticism coexist in social studies?

The Hechinger Report

As Chris Tims, a high school teacher in Waterloo, Iowa, sees it, history education is about teaching students to synthesize diverse perspectives on the nation’s complicated past. Americans have been arguing over what to teach children about U.S. Here’s how it all adds up. “It’s

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Poster Children of Math Education

K-12 Schools - Education News

I think highly of him and enjoy our discussions even though we may not see eye to eye. In our last discussion he expressed the following view: “I think we have spent too many years teaching kids to ‘do math’ and not nearly enough time teaching true number sense. I recall learning to divide fractions by ‘invert and multiply’, but no one ever taught me why that works. We were first shown how to divide fractions using the common denominator method (see Figure 1).

14 of The Best Math Games For Kids -Fun and Educational Math Apps for Children

Fractus Learning

Math games for kids encourage children to learn and improve their essential addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills while having fun with their family or playing with other students in the classroom. It is one of those games kids continue to play as adults.

Venture into the Unknown A littleBit- A Finkel Fellowship Post

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I’m sure you’ve thought about trying something new in your classroom, but were tied to many other requirements that needed your immediate attention- Common Core, standards based grading, student behavior, parent issues. For many years, I wanted to implement something new to enhance my teaching, but I didn’t know what to do. Sometimes it takes an unexpected event to jumpstart that process. Introduction to littleBits.

Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry

EdTechTeam

As a teacher, I knew all about project based learning and how rewarding it could be for students, but I struggled to imagine how I would make it work in my 4th grade classroom. With the Common Core, state testing, interventions, and all else that goes on in the elementary day, how would I find time for my students to investigate and inquire into their interests? As we returned to school in January, our inquiry took off.

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. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

Collaboration Coaching

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We''ve adapted it to fit our district''s needs. 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. During the first two years, it was through invitation only to become a collaboration coach.