Common Core-Based Tests Causing Scramble for Computer Literacy

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This spring, elementary and high school students nationwide will be taking Common Core-related tests, which frequently are taken on computers and require accurate and quick typing skills. K-12 Schools Common Core GED Testing

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

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PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I just clicked on the Google button and signed in with my Google account. These starter projects are aligned with Common Core standards and are already built for you.

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How to Compare and Contrast Authentically

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Common Core Standards recognize the importance of this skill by addressing it in over 29 Standards, at every grade level from Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade. Critical thinking Problem solving common core

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Most English lessons on Teachers Pay Teachers and other sites are ‘mediocre’ or ‘not worth using,’ study finds

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and claims to explain how to teach the tragedy of the star-crossed lovers in a fun-filled way while hitting almost 50 Common Core standards in five weeks. But the other two giants where teachers seek materials, Pinterest and Google, were conspicuously missing from the study.

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Try LearnBoost: Free Amazing Gradebook Software for Teachers!

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? Learnboost: Free Amazing Gradebook, Attendance, and Lesson Planning Software you''re one click away. LearnBoost empowers educators with free administrative software for schools and classrooms.

Happy Connected Educator Month

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We also developed projects and presentations using various software programs. It was decided that since so many were interested in hearing about the philosophy of Anastasis and what it was like to teach at this amazing institution, we should all Hangout on Google.

Why Should Schools go with Google Apps and Chromebooks?

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I''m a huge fan and user of Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks and have written about them at length here. Here is a generic version of what I presented as reasons why my district should Go Google that you can use in your own school/district. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Google + Pinterest + Dropbox = [NEW] Free @appolearning (Lesson Planning Dream)!

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Google. Your Personalized Google for All Digital Resources & Content! From there, login via Facebook, Google or Twitter to get started. Find Engaging Resources, Save them to Your Collections, and Organize Your Lesson Planning Favorites! -

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Tech Ed Resources–Lesson Plans

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There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few: bundles of 5 lesson plans –Themed; great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard.

Last Chance for this College-credit Class

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Strategies introduced range from conventional tools such as quick writes, online websites, and visual writing to unconventional approaches such as Twitter novels, comics, and Google Earth lit trips. NOT Included: Standard software assumed part of a typical ed tech set-up.

10 Space Websites That Will Launch Your Class Study

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100,000 Stars is programmed by space enthusiasts at Google. Grammaropolis is aligned with both national Common Core standards and Texas Expected Knowledge and Skills Objectives for grades K-6. This game is by Planet In Action, a provider of exciting Google Earth-based games.

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Sustainable Development Goals: Writing Journals

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State and National Content Area and Literacy Standards Addressed: Common Core State Standards – ELA. Common Core State Standards – Math. Common Core State Standards Initiative. Common Core State Standards Initiative.

How to Prepare Students for PARCC/SBACC Tests

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Pay attention to these and your students will be much more prepared for this Spring’s Common Core assessments: Keyboarding. Common Core requires this. A great starting point when teaching problem solving strategies is Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice.

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How AI is Changing Writing: Check out Robot Don

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One of these writing assistants is Robot Don, an AI-driven software which we are going to discuss in this article. According to research , most common undergraduate writing errors include faulty sentence structure, misplaced words, poor punctuation, and pretty slim vocabulary.

8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

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50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom. The authors focus on Google Classroom in particular, not just as a piece of software, but as a means of enhancing the traditional teaching methods. More education books: Google Apps Meets Common Core.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

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There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few: bundles of 5 lesson plans –Themed; great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

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There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few: bundles of 5 lesson plans –These are great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few: bundles of 5 lesson plans –Themed; great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard.

How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

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Standardized tests (Common Core Testing, AP, SAT, High-school Exit Exam, College Entrance Exams, GED). Teachers then can upload these materials on to classroom management software such as Google’s Classroom where it can be easily accessed by themselves and their students.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

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There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few: bundles of 5 lesson plans –These are great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard.

7 Skills Students Need for Today’s Classwork

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By middle school, they work in online groups through forums, wikis, and Google Apps. Doing a project that uses Google Docs or MS Word doesn’t mean students will apply that knowledge to the year-end PARCC and SB tests. Typing programs are much more than MS Word and Google Docs.

6 Stand-alone Lesson Plans for Subs

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Even if the sub is knowledgeable in the subject matter, s/he doesn’t have intimate knowledge of what this particular student group knows about software, websites, problem solving, and more, which can be scaffolded for the current lesson.

Last Chance for this College-credit Class (Differentiation)

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Learn granular approaches to infusing differentiation into all of your lesson plans, whether you’re a Common Core school or not, with this hands-on, interactive class. Google account (can be your school account or your personal one). MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher.

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10 Reasons to Screencast in Your Class and 7 Best-in-class Tools

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With Common Core’s emphasis on understanding and explaining tasks, screencasts are a great way for both students and teachers to share the required steps in completing a math problem, collaborate on close reading, or pursue any other literacy activity. Google Hangouts on Air.

What parents should ask teachers about technology

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Teach digital citizenship is easily done either through dedicated platforms like Common Sense Media and Netsmartz , or a full-blown curriculum like this one from Structured Learning. Who picks the digital apps, software, extensions, and programs used in the classes?

Sal Khan: Test Prep Is ‘the Last Thing We Want to Be’

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You can follow the podcast on the Apple Podcast app , Spotify , Stitcher , Google Play Music or wherever you listen. So we believe that the students, by doing this work in a mastery framework, will learn the common core standards better.

Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

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No plugs, electricity, logins, registrations, software, or magic codes. These can be located quickly in the App Store or Google Play by scanning the QR code included in the instructions: Go ahead–scan the image above on your smartphone or tablet to get one of the apps.

What Happens When Technology Fails? 3 Work-Arounds

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With the pride of place iPads and Chromebooks and 1:1 programs are getting in curriculum decisions, tech problems will be common, varied, frustrating, show-stopping, and nauseating. Google the problem. It’s such a common fear, it has a name and its own website call LMGTFY.com.

Curating Content with @appoLearning

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From there, login via Facebook, Google or Twitter to get started. Simply type in the search term on appoLearning, or browse by subject, grade-level, device and Common Core Standard, to find a list of vetted resources. Curation, as many of you know, is near and dear to my heart.

Education and Augmented Reality — Really?

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AR is certainly a technological revolution, being able to interact with reality via an enhanced visual overlay is undoubtedly a clever piece of software, and the web is increasingly populated with amazing programs that “bring lessons to life” in the classroom.

Replacing Skills

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Many schools are now complaining that students are doing poorly on the test because they don’t have the computer skills needed to even navigate the test software. The Common Core standards do contain references to digital literacy, however.

4 Steps to Create a Strong 3D Printing Program

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Young students gain a real-world learning experience with geometry and measurement, and develop spatial awareness through the use of computer-aided design (CAD) software. Additionally, ISTE addresses Common Core math standards in geometry and measurement across K–12.

Silent Reading vs. Independent Reading: What’s the Difference? (plus digital tools to assess IR)

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The authors also cite the Common Core Anchor Standard that addresses independent reading: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.10. This information can be backed up to Google Drive, Evernote, and other cloud storage options. Students can also be grouped in the software based on specific strategies and needs. Google Forms. We set up a Google Form in one grade level in our school: Evernote.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Or the company will have to start charging for the software. In 2018, Mozilla said it would retire Backpack, its platform for sharing and displaying badges, and would help users move their badges to Badgr, software developed by the tech company Concentric Sky.

Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t

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And the number of education-specific apps, services, and software I actually used consistently? Does it meet subject- and grade-level Common Core standards? Most teachers I know have adopted the Google Suite into their practice.