Tech Ed Resources for Class–Common Core

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Today: Common Core Bundle.

Tech Ed Resources for Class–Common Core

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Today: Common Core Bundle.

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Write! Camera! Common Core Math!

Battelle for Kids

Driving Question: Can Writing and Film Making Enrich Students'' Common Core Math Learning? I remember early in my teaching career William Zinnser''s Writing to Learn: How to Write-and Think-Clearly about Any Subject at All. I remember distinctly the section encouraging teachers to encourage students to write about math. April 23, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 5, Number 12.

Tech Ed Resources for Class–Common Core State Standards

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Today: Common Core Bundle.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Common Core

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Today: Common Core Bundle.

Discovery Education's Common Core Academies

A Principal's Reflections

Educators across America are grappling with what the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) mean for their instruction and have key questions around successful implementation: What are the core components of the CCSS and how do they impact me? How do I integrate the CCSS most effectively into my curriculum and instruction? How do I create assessments that align to the CCSS? How do I plan for the successful implementation of the CCSS in my classroom?

10 Common Core Tech Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten of the top Common Core tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: 13 Ways Blogs Teach Common Core. Common Core Breathes Life into Keyboarding. Common Core requires publishing. Dear Otto: What are Common Core keyboarding standards? 7 Ways Common Core Will Change Your Classroom. 7 Common Core Ways to Assess Knowledge. 11 Things I Love About Common Core.

Free Common Core Professional Development from @TenMarks

Kleinspiration

When there are decisions being made to cut entire programs or increase class size counts, one of the items that is usually first to fall will be professional development. As teachers, we all know how important good professional development opportunities can for our own personal growth, and how often the ability to attend a session can impact whether or not teachers can actually receive the training and development that they desire.

Interactive Math Practice with @IXLLearning that is Common Core Aligned!

Kleinspiration

Online Support for Pre-K - 8th Plus Algebra & Geometry - click here to try IXL - I''ve been using IXL for the past several months with my own two children, Jacob (4) and Riley (8). As a parent, I love how organized the site is to use. I do not have time to teach myself how to navigate a site prior to signing up. That is the reason I decided to go with IXL. You can click here to see how great it is!

Common Core Connections: Halloween Writing

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The Common Core Standards identify six instructional shifts necessary for effective implementation of the ELA/Literacy strand. These instructional shifts provide a framework to help us understand the big picture before diving into the specific individual standards. CCSS Shift 5, Writing from Sources, calls for an emphasis on analyzing and synthesizing information from multiple sources to reach a conclusion or make an argument.

Instructional Shifts to Support the Common Core

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you looking for ways to effectively implement and manage the Common Core aligned classroom? The CCSS identify a spiraling set of skills necessary to prepare students for success. The standards are designed to teach students how to think. They call for increased comprehension, synthesis of information and the ability to clearly express learning. We have the opportunity to redesign learning, let''s embrace it!

How to Use Technology to Get Creative with the Common Core by @Sarah_Daren

My Paperless Classroom

Discussion is important when it comes to the Common Core, because the idea is for students to grasp a greater understanding of the curriculum. The post How to Use Technology to Get Creative with the Common Core by @Sarah_Daren appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Editorial Common Core

SAMR Through the Lens of the Common Core

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

One of my goals is to weave digital tools into the Common Core to design flexible, student driven learning experiences that are Above the Line as defined by the SAMR model. As education leaders incorporate the CCSS into school systems, P21 urges them to do so in a way that honors the fusion of the 3R''s (core academic content mastery) and 4C''s (critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration, communication and creativity and innovation).

Visual Instructional Tools Are Essential When Teaching Common Core Standards

Edsurge

When I first saw the long list of my classes’ ELA Common Core Standards, I remember feeling overwhelmed and worrying about how I was going to cover all of them in a single school year. I was being asked to teach approximately 60 standards in one year, a pace that I had never tried before. Many of the standards were complex, requiring higher levels of analysis and evaluation and more time to teach. I knew this was going to test my skills and patience.

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. 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.

How to Navigate the Common Core with ELLs

MiddleWeb

Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull-Sypnieski’s guide to implementing the common core with ELLs is a comprehensive "incredibly user-friendly" resource that projects care and respect for teachers, students, and the education profession as a whole, says teacher Rita Platt.

Scholastic's First Thanksgiving Full Common Core Unit Plans with Videos and Printables!

Kleinspiration

The First Thanksgiving Scholastic has put together NEW Common Core-aligned lesson plans to introduce your class to the real story of the first Thanksgiving. Each day, I squeeze in about 10-15 minutes of reading aloud followed by about 10-15 minutes of responding in an activity book the kids work on to complete comprehension skills and strategy questions and activities based on the daily readings. At this time, we take the opportunity to discuss the Mayflower.

Common Core Academy Learning Opportunities From Discovery Education

The Web20Classroom

A long time ago, Francis Bacon said that knowledge is power … This summer, teachers can empower their teaching with meaningful and actionable knowledge about the Common Core Standards at Discovery Education''s Academies! As a trusted educational partner, Discovery Education has worked with thousands of educational leaders to transform teaching and learning. Math Academy The CCSS not only require shifts in what we teach, but most importantly, in how we teach.

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.

Elementary school teachers struggle with Common Core math standards

The Hechinger Report

Cookies and math tend to go together in an elementary school classroom. Teachers use them as conceptual props to explain an operation like division. If you have 12 cookies and four friends, how can you give an equal number of cookies to each friend? You have to think that you’re not dividing up the cookies, you are seeing how many times ¼ can fit into 12,” explained Juli Dixon, professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida. “It’s

Where special education students are succeeding under Common Core

The Hechinger Report

Third grade reading intervention teacher Antoinette Coppa provides small group instruction to students Matilda Helt, Miguel Santos and Jeremy Cantero during reading workshop. On a Tuesday afternoon at PS 172 in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, Yulizabeth Ramirez, 8, uses her hands to determine how to differentiate between the letters b and d. To do this, she gives herself two thumbs up. Explain how, using evidence from the text.”.

Webinar: Unpacking the Common Core -Technology Powered Projects

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Technology can be a powerful tool to help us meet the Common Core Standards and prepare our students for success in school and beyond, and a great way to use that technology is with student projects. collaboration common core elearning multimedia

Common Core-Based Tests Causing Scramble for Computer Literacy

K-12 Schools - Education News

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. Schools are beginning to drill students in posture, finger placement, and keyboard accuracy in preparation for the computer-based exams. Now, starting in second grade, students begin to learn how to type. K-12 Schools Common Core GED Testing

Writing 2.0: Technology-Rich Approach to Common Core Writing

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How do we communicate? We communicate face-to-face, in writing, through various technologies, and multimedia. What is does it mean to be literate? Being literate is being able to effectively communicate. Common Core writing requires students to create and publish writing online, and to interact and collaborate with others. We must design lessons that incorporates digital mediums for students to communicate and collaborate with others.

How to Compare and Contrast Authentically

Ask a Tech Teacher

To students, knowing how to ‘compare and contrast’ sounds academic, not real world, but we teachers know most of life is choosing between options. 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. Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and.

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XplorLabs Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, their Fire Forensics: Claims and Evidence unit is a safe way to educate middle school students about fire. Generally speaking, this free interactive STEM lab takes 2-4 days to complete and includes extension science experiments that you could add to the unit. The Fire Forensics: Claims and Evidence module is designed to. Consequently, they work to foster safe living and working environments for people. How to Get Started With Fire Forensics.

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In Texas, new math standards look a whole lot like Common Core

The Hechinger Report

Third grade math teacher Karen Demore says her students at New Frontiers Charter School need to understand math as a journey, not just a series of right or wrong answers. As Demore moved on to the next part of the lesson, the textbooks stayed closed. Instead, she directed two students to flip a desk and balance it upside down on a step scale. It may or may not lead to a right answer, but it will certainly lead to better thinking and reasoning.

Does Common Core Ask Too Much of Kindergarten Readers?

MindShift

Sandwiched between preschool and first grade, kindergarteners often start school at very different stages of development depending on their exposure to preschool, home environments and biology. 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.* There’s a wide age range for learning to read,” said Nancy Carlsson-Paige on KQED’s Forum program.

FREE WEBINAR: 9 Ways Writing Has Been Reinvented in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Reinventing WRiting teaches you about the 9 tools that are changing writing, learning and living forever and how to teach with them. Blogging Common Core Get Connected How to Guides. Join me, August 25 at 7pm EDT From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Writing has been reinvented. Learn about the tools, techniques and writing tips that are changing everything. Thursday, August 25, 7pm EDT. Register Now.

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.

Can Common Core reading tests ever be fair?

The Hechinger Report

She moved to Newark with her family at age 4. Esteves’ teacher gives her books to take home, part of the school’s push to keep students reading outside of school. In last year’s statewide Common Core-related PARCC test, just 24 percent of the students at Esteves’ school met grade-level expectations in reading and writing, a category called English language arts and literacy. But Pinheiro has mixed feelings about how high the bar is set for her students.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator. The 200,000+ teachers involved came away believing that, of all their education tools, coding was the best at teaching children to think. logic – go through a problem from A to Z. How do I program a series of activities — and why? Drop backpack to floor (or place under chair).

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. But bright spots across the state could provide lessons for how California might do better in the future. Read more about Common Core.

Draw on Student Interests to Make the Common Core Work for You

Educator Innovator

This was originally posted at Common Sense Graphite. As the new school year begins, articles and resources dedicated to helping teachers develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core literacy standards are popping up everywhere. But, as every teacher knows, it matters little how perfectly your lesson meets Reading Anchor Standard #3 if 30 students’ eyes are glazed over while you teach it.

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. The students use the apps as a seamless tools with which to show their demonstration of the Anchor Statements. ” The teachers ask their students to pair up.