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Elementary school teachers struggle with Common Core math standards

The Hechinger Report

2, 2014 photo, teacher Joy Burke surprises her students with homemade cookies as they leave their fifth grade class at John Hay Elementary school in Seattle. Cookies and math tend to go together in an elementary school classroom. Read more about the Common Core.

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Does Common Core Ask Too Much of Kindergarten Readers?


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.

Colorado Releases Results of Second Year of Common Core Tests

K-12 Schools - Education News

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons). Seventy-three percent of 9th-graders were present for testing, up from 70% and 88.3% All students did a little worse overall in math , but elementary pupils fared a little bit better on the math exams than they did in the 2014-2015 school year.

More than five years after adopting Common Core, Kentucky’s black-white achievement gap is widening

The Hechinger Report

At Dunn Elementary, kids who are struggling get extra time with second-grade teacher Sarah Bowling. The second-graders in Sarah Bowling’s class at Dunn Elementary were on a scavenger hunt to find “arrays.”. Closing these gaps was one of the goals of Common Core reform.

English +Common Core +Mobile = Success (ISTE2014 Poster -details)

Education with Technology

Here are the ten examples I showed at my English + Common Core + Mobile ISTE 2014 Poster Session: Based on CCSS Anchor Statements: L.2 Present mobile recorded news to two different groups (HS class and elementary class). English Common Core Mobile Activities.

English + Common Core + Mobile = Success in Learning Poster Session at ISTE 2014

Education with Technology

In my ISTE Sunday 8-10 am poster session, I demonstrate many diverse mobile activities to help students achieve the English Language Arts Common Core Anchor Statements through mobile devices. The mobile activities focus on free common tool apps that are available on both the Android and the iPad. As the teachers project the graph of that day’s online quiz and they discover that many students have made errors, they present a micro-lesson on that aspect of capitalization.

Video Game Design with Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

English Language Arts Common Core State Standards. Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown


The bill supports President Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative, which provides Federal funding for the next three years for states to increase access to computer science education in elementary and secondary education classrooms. CUE Advocacy Update.

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset


What’s more, game-based learning (GBL) can address some of the most common roadblocks encountered by math teachers and students alike. Math games activate prior knowledge before presenting the learning objective. What’s more, traditional math feedback—presented to students as a letter grade or percent correct—signals the end of learning. In the gaming world, perseverance, problem solving, and creativity are the keys to success.

Video as a Tool to Understand CCSS Mathematical Practices

A Principal's Reflections

Success at the Core is a free resource available to teachers and leaders to assist in the successful implementation of the Common Core Standards. One of the powerful aspects of Success at the Core is the use of video to to illustrated effective pedagogical techniques in mathematics. They had come here at 4:00 pm, after a long day, to learn about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathematics. Common Core Mathematics Opinion

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Presenting the recorded audio between groups will also allow you to work on auditory comprehension. auditory comprehension Common Core compare-contrast context curriculum connections description discourse later elementary MS story grammar text structure

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Common Core Connection: -CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2 Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., Common Core curriculum connections graphic organizers HS later elementary MS sequencing text structure

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Student Learners become Leaders of Learning – a LeRoy Finkel Fellowship Follow-up


Jefferson Elementary #TigerTechTeam, 2016. TigerTechTeam is a student led technology club, affecting positive change beyond the doors of Jefferson Elementary, a rural school in California’s Central Valley, with 100% socio-economically disadvantaged students.

The Never-Ending Story: Procedures vs. Understanding in Math

K-12 Schools - Education News

For many concepts in elementary math, it is the skill or procedure itself upon which understanding is built. Once the foundational skills of addition and subtraction are in place, alternative strategies such as those suggested in Common Core in the earlier grades may now be introduced.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

Methods: Tradition vs. Relevance

My Island View

As a person who attends many education conferences year round, I experience many lectures often in the form of Power Point presentations. I find myself dependent on my devices to distract me from the boredom that often accompanies too many of these 45-minute presentations. As a person of some age, I must admit that a two-hour presentation for me would probably result in a series of short catnaps.

Open Better Speech and Hearing Month with Sound Uncovered


In addition, the app itself provides a lot of content that you can use for mapping expository text, as it presents much information about how sound works. Common Core Connection: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1d

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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

The Limits of Curriculum Choice

Digital Promise

Among the key findings — of interest to district leaders, curriculum specialists, and school-based educators: Contrary to prior studies, this analysis finds little evidence of differences in average math achievement growth in schools using different elementary math curricula.

5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

But you might also be sharing big books or having writing, so you need the space to be open enough where the kids can not only see you, but see the materials that you ‘re presenting as well. And we really want to celebrate that difference, and what we have in common.

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


The app has also been designed to support the Common Core Learning Standards. The vocabulary is presented in a visual manner that is easy for learners to connect with and learn in a more meaningful way. I''ve been nominated for A Bammy Award for Elementary Teacher of the Year.

Happy Connected Educator Month


We also developed projects and presentations using various software programs. I was able to travel to San Diego and present with a fabulous group of educators. We each had 5 minutes to present while the slides auto-advanced throughout the entire segment.

One-to-One Key Ideas: Focus on Learning


Externally, the product may look the same (such as a presentation made with Prezi), but the learning outcomes would be quite different when they use it for higher-level thinking. Common Core demands students to do their own thinking and support their claims and opinions with evidence.

15 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

Along the way, students juggle rent, gas, groceries, taxes, car payments, and life’s ever-present emergencies. Age group: Upper elementary, middle and high school. Age group: Upper elementary. Age group: Upper elementary, middle and high school.

10 Articles on Using Tech to Teach Math

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

Lessons Learned from the History of the "Crisis" in Education

Saving Socrates

The memorable report begins with the line" the educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people." Our diversity was from within present on our very shores. The Common Core, first thought of really by Ed. What we as a nation are saying by having a common core is that we expect all citizens to at least have this set of educational skills and knowledge.

Pi Day: An Example of an Interdisciplinary, Engaging Lesson

User Generated Education

I have the privilege of teaching my gifted elementary students for multiple years. Common Core Math Standards: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.G.B.4. Common Core English Language Arts Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.7.

3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

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.

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.

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

32 Math Apps for a Rigor-infused Classroom

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Flash to Pass –easy-to-use, elegant program designed to facilitate mastering the basic math facts learned in Elementary School. Content is aligned with Common Core Standards. My Math Flashcards App –My Math Flash Card App is for mastering basic elementary math facts.

How to Teach STEM Every Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

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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