Cross Curricular Maker Education Activity That Addresses Common Core Standards

User Generated Education

My primary job is that of educating pre and in-service teachers with a bit of teaching elementary students along the way. What follows is a specific lesson for upper elementary and middle school students. It combines geometry concepts with a language arts activity while addressing several common core standards. Common Core State Standards Addressed.

Prodigy Math Game: Game-Based Learning for the Common Core


Prodigy’s math content is completely curriculum-aligned and covers standards from the Common Core, MAFs, and TEKS curricula depending on your location. Sue McCulloch , Grade 3/4 Northport Elementary School Prodigy is extremely effective at engaging students using an adaptive technology to cater to each individual. Game-based learning is a topic we have revisited numerous times on this blog.


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

How a blended program can change Common Core math

eSchool News

In the past few years, the Common Core has significantly altered the landscape in terms of mathematics education. The Common Core has also required more coherence in our curriculum. As an instructional coach, I’m often asked about the role of technology in math education. The goal is so that “Effective teachers optimize the potential of technology to develop students’ understanding, stimulate their interest, and increase their proficiency in mathematics.”.

English Common Core Mobile Activities ebook

Education with Technology

English Common Core Mobile Activities. I recently published English Common Core Mobile Activities ebook. Use these 150+ different mobile activities to guide your students in learning and demonstrating the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Anchor Statements in Language, Speaking and Listening, Reading, and Writing.

How one innovative school district has closed gaps on harder Common Core tests

The Hechinger Report

The results from those new Common Core tests – designed explicitly to look for the skills kids need in college, namely critical thinking, problem solving and analytical writing skills – have been held up as proof of the persistence of deep-seated disparities in the education provided to poor students and children of color. Related: Common Core tests will widen achievement gap — at first. Read more about Common Core.

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. Although the ebook is intended for grades 6-12, teachers at both the elementary and the college level can easily adapt the activities. English Common Core Mobile Activities.

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). Although the ebook is intended for grades 6-12, teachers at both the elementary and the college level can easily adapt the activities. English Common Core Mobile Activities.

Early Elementary: Differentiate Reading Practice

Catlin Tucker

This week I was presenting on technology infused reading strategies and resources for K-5 teachers and wanted to share them. This strategy uses technology in two stations. I’d love to hear what elementary teachers are using to get students reading online. Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology Available NOW ! .

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

The Hechinger Report

Field Elementary teacher Jessica Rockhold works with Remy Campbell on a smart board in her classroom. 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. This includes assistive technology devices.

Differentiated math instruction using Front Row: adaptive math for K-8 classrooms!


It’s common core aligned, and has tons of problems and videos Every question and every video in Front Row is common core aligned, so I know it’s teaching the right material. The program covers K-8 math, and has tons of common core aligned problems and videos for every standard - no matter where my kids are, they have material they can practice. I have started using a FREE new math program this spring called Front Row.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Chromebooks Common Core Data Driven Instruction Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides. iPads Lesson Plans Librarians Mac Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM Teachers Tech Tips Technology Tools Web Tools Windows-PCEdtech Apps that work From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

4 Reasons to Use Kids Discover Online for Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

There are several reasons why Kids Discover Online is a fantastic website for middle and elementary science, history, and ELA teachers: Students can visually explore curated topics, finding connections in a safe space. A Product Review by Vicki Davis From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Nonfiction text is important for student reading.

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


Erica Wheeler EdSurge: Why did you decide to adopt MidSchoolMath's core curriculum? We thought about elementary, middle and high school. Curriculum Catalog: See Core Curriculum by MidSchoolMath , and download a 2021 Product Catalog. “It

Video Game Design with Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

In order to support interest and passion driven learning (all – I mean all – of my students play video games) as well as address cross-curricular content area integration of language arts, science, and technology standards, I had my gifted elementary learners, grades 2 through 6, do a semester long project on video game design. English Language Arts Common Core State Standards.

Flipping the elementary school classroom? YES!


Elementary school classrooms do not naturally lend themselves to a flipped or blended environment for a number of reasons. Blended or flipped environments also are not ideal in an elementary school setting because so much of teaching in these grades is dependent on modelling and direction. Flipping the elementary school classroom? Near the end of the blog I will also explore some of the valuable resources for the professional development of elementary school teachers.

Educational Technology Support


I''m proud to be a partner with the following sites and appreciate how they''re supporting educational technology in various forms. Being a sponsor of this site is more than simply having a spot on the side bar, but rather joining a partnership together to support the advancement of technology in education. MasteryConnect - share common assessments aligned to standards, connect in a professional learning community, and track student performance.

How Do We Stop Illiterate Educators?

My Island View

We are now better than fifteen years into the 21 st Century and educators are still discussing what role technology plays in education. Digital literacy is recognized by the developers of common core to be important enough to be included as a component of the curriculum. The biggest problem we have with any digital education is the rapidity at which things change.This will only get worse as technology evolves.

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


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. Lalaine Perez Just a short drive away, Mónica Ruiz, principal at Chula Vista’s Montgomery Elementary, was facing her own math struggles. Post-Pilot Results : Succeeding with Common Core—Levered's 2018-19 survey.

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


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. Lalaine Perez Just a short drive away, Mónica Ruiz, principal at Chula Vista’s Montgomery Elementary, was facing her own math struggles. Post-Pilot Results : Succeeding with Common Core—Levered's 2018-19 survey.

This Toolkit Helps Take the Stress Out of State Testing


Built specifically from state and Common Core education standards, Study Island has a fun and easy-to-use interface that’s proven to produce significant academic growth outcomes in math, ELA, science and social studies with just 30 minutes of practice a week. In this video you'll hear from administrators, teachers and students about how Indiana’s Penn High School uses technology to personalize instruction, differentiate learning and drive student achievement.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown


The 23-member panel is to include: Six K-12 teachers, representatives of the State Superintendent, Governor, Senate, and Assembly, the CTC, private sector technology industry, UC, CSU, Community Colleges, private colleges, county offices of education, the Instructional Quality Commission, STEM education representatives, school administrators, a public school pupil, a parent organization, and the National Computer Science Teachers Association. CUE Advocacy Update.

Have Fun with @ABCyaGames Counting Money App (set up for your whole class!)


See More Apps by ABCyaGames click here I''ve been nominated for A Bammy Award for Elementary Teacher of the Year. ABCya abcya app abcya games common core math apps counting money app education educational technology math apps money app money games teaching My Favorite App for Counting Money ABCyaGames makes some of my absolute favorite interactive games for students. The best part is - my kids just love their games, too!

A Novel Idea For Student Writing


There are workbooks available for purchase for high school, middle school, and both upper and lower elementary school, but teachers may also download the workbooks for free.). But it turns out there is so much more to NaNoWriMo than writing a novel, and technology is central to its power and success. They not only develop as writers, but they see their reading and technology skills, not to mention their academic confidence, skyrocket. Student novels.

?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. Education Technology Gaming Technology in School STEM Education Common Core State Standards Assessment Driven Curriculum Data and Research Game-based LearningIn the gaming world, perseverance, problem solving, and creativity are the keys to success.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier


With students on my roster performing at a range of grade levels from elementary to beyond high school, I decided against bundled curriculum and textbooks and instead committed to building an in-house curriculum tailored to my students’ needs. 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.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. 5 Ideas for Writing with Technology. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Jacqui Murray @askatechteacher about writing with technology. But, Jacqui, how do we teach writing with technology? Jacqui: I think what happens to a lot of teachers is that they confuse the idea of teaching writing — when they are talking about technology — with teaching handwriting or keyboarding.

Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach


One of the most positive developments in education technology in recent years has been the ever-growing adoption of digital instructional programs. We suggest that the state guarantee this by drafting rigorous standards (consistent with the Common Core, at least here in California) reflected on two smooth curves, one for literacy and one for numeracy, starting in kindergarten and ending in 12 th grade.

Four Ways You Can Use Data to Create a Personalized, Teacher-Driven PD Playbook


For example, imagine that you are an elementary school principal who is looking for opportunities to strengthen specific third grade math skills in the new school year. Let technology inform your approach to professional development. Use the data outputs from your LMS, classroom assessment and practice programs, high-stakes tests, and any other technologies that you already have in place as support for driving effective instructional techniques.

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 ). The Kinglsey elementary team (Rich Rountree, Sean Selby, Sara Trowbridge, Kendra Bell, and Lynn Alford) decided to leverage their class set of Chromebooks and turn a paper book report assignment into a digital process using Google Forms and Docs.

How our elementary school got a tech makeover

eSchool News

Kids gravitate to technology in the classroom, so it makes sense for teachers to utilize digital projectors—that is, unless no one can see the lessons they display. This was our situation a couple of years ago at Northwest Elementary School in Chatsworth, Ga., Teachers were dealing with curriculum changes with the implementation of Common Core, as well as the budget shortages that were affecting us all, and this contest really pulled our community together.

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. TigerTechTeam student leaders manage a website and blog , tutor younger peers, and participate in community nights to teach parents and families how to leverage technology to promote learning at home.

Methods: Tradition vs. Relevance

My Island View

The technology has changed the way learning happens. Technology by its nature will continue to advance and evolve. It is easier for us to change our methodology and to use the technology than it is to withhold the technology to maintain the outdated methodology. Common Core Curriculum Education Elementary Internet Leadership Mentoring PD Professionalism Reform Teacher Teched Technology Thought leadership Thought Provoking

5 technologies that support differentiated learning

eSchool News

Although elementary school teachers have long been familiar with learning centers as a way to provide different activities for literacy and math, learning centers are becoming more popular in middle and high schools as a way to differentiate learning and keep students more engaged than they would be with an endless stream of traditional lecture-based lessons. Technology: The Key Ingredient in Successful Learning Centers. Next page: 5 technologies for engaging learning centers).

Practical examples of social media in elementary school

The Innovative Educator

Using a blog hits many important curriculum areas, such as differentiating instruction as well as meeting many Common Core Standards (see here & here for examples). Composing a tweet can be a great way to teach brevity in writing as well as how to skillfully edit & revise for length without changing meaning Most importantly, teaching my students a wide range of technology tools and platforms Here is how students use social media.

Why Oregon teachers despise the Smarter Balanced tests

eSchool News

Oregon teachers wish they didn’t have to give their students Smarter Balanced English and math tests because the tests take too much time, have confusing directions and are unfair for students who don’t have computers at home or who have inadequate technology at school. Students can spend as much time on the tests as they wish, but testing officials say they take about seven hours for elementary students and 8 ½ for high school juniors.

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? Jessica Ratliff-Gordon is an elementary educator, author, and doctoral student at Northcentral University. Louis, Missouri, she began her teaching career at Buder Elementary within the St. Three teacher money-making opportunities using technology.

Regarding Aaron Ross's Interpretation of Student Centered Learning andthe Well Rounded Student

Saving Socrates

In his post on his blog [link] , Aaron Ross suggests that their are two polar opposite approaches to the neccessity of a common core, those who want to protect and perhaps even popularize it and those who want to totally abandon it. The American notion of a common set of knowledge that all students must acquire is not unique nor is it nearly as organized by a central government that in European nations like Britain or France. (I

Better Know a District Superintendent: Dr. Philip Hickman’s $800K Textbook-for-Technology Swap


Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology as a #GoOpen ambassador for his use of open educational resources. These experiences—or rather, the “collision of human learning and computers,” as he describes it—inspired him to pursue a career in education technology. Hickman : Our children of poverty have less of an opportunity to have access to information, to technology, to experiences that can shape a student’s mindframe and career ambitions.

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to hear another episode on technology tools? Jon’s core PL skills are focused on 1:1 deployment, Common Core, Project Based Learning, social media skills and Lesson Design. Jon has served as an Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of Technology at the county level. And this is the beauty of technology. And the thing about technology is we want to let technology do what it does best.

The FREE Lesson Plans and Resources You Aren’t Using! (but should be) – SULS0148

Shake Up Learning

Rich started his teaching career as an elementary school teacher in the Seattle area. As he moved around into different grade levels and roles, Rich discovered his passion for using technology to teach. Rich suggests the best place to start is at the OER Commons website.

OER 70