Free Common Core Aligned Lessons and Web 2.0 Games to Play on your SMART Board!

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When you click on Common Core State Standards. videos, websites, files - no upload/download time ) Utah Education Network put together a fabulous selection Common Core lessons! The National Science Digital Library has a great collection of interactive content to match your core standards! I will be completing my 4-8 and secondary files over spring break. Attention: FREE Lessons and Interactive Resources!

Visual Instructional Tools Are Essential When Teaching Common Core Standards

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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. What I imagined was to take each standard, deconstruct it visually and place its core elements into a graphic organizer, and use it as a teaching tool for my students. Education Technology Common Core Policy

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Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

Marketplace K-12

He also talked about how he thinks policy shifts like the implementation of the common-core standards and the adoption of “open” educational resources are likely to affect the K-12 market, and his company’s work. ” Many critics accuse publishers, including Pearson, of making exaggerated claims of having aligned academic materials to the Common Core State Standards, while having only made superficial changes.

Teachers in Common-Core States Have Big Say in Choosing Resources, Report Suggests

Marketplace K-12

Teachers of math and English/language arts in states following the common-core standards are playing a strong role in developing or selecting the classroom resources they use, a report has found. Educators at the secondary level also made those choices, but less often, according to the report, released by the RAND Corporation. Respondents in common-core aligned states were asked how frequently they use various instructional materials during the 2015-16 academic year.

Connecting 21st Century Learning, Technology, and Common Core Standards

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21st century learning and technology integration are part of the Common Core design. Academic conversations Academic conversations are part of 21st century learning and the Common Core Standards. I recently listened to a Schools Moving Up webinar by Nancy Frey called Collaborative Conversations: Speaking and Listening in Secondary Classrooms. Three types of writing in the Common Core are: arguments, informational, and narratives.

Common Core: Addressing Text Complexity through Digital Resources

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Those of us who are transitioning to Common Core standards know that text complexity will affect the rigor in our classrooms. Teachers and librarians who use Accelerated Reader (AR) in their schools need to take into consideration that the AR levels (ATOS) are changing to adapt to the higher reading levels in Common Core. Secondary examples: Synthesize primary sources of information on the same topic from different perspectives.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

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Ensure all pupils have access to computer science from K-post secondary education. 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. Present computer science at the secondary school level in a way that can fulfill a computer science, math, or science graduation credit. CUE Advocacy Update.

Difference in Perspective: An Interdisciplinary Project

A Principal's Reflections

Westbrook and Mrs. Morel continue their collaboration to address the Common Core literacy standards within our fine arts program, with the goal of increasing the rigor of the writing assignments across the curriculum. Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information. Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.

Tech This Out- Math Instruction

CUE

Though my area of expertise is secondary mathematics, I’m going to suggest some technology exploration that will to build conceptual understandings that engage kindergarteners all the way up to post-secondary learners. In the secondary classroom, the graphing calculator has monopolized the technology landscape since many current educators were students themselves. Common Core Standards Education Technology Technology in Education activity builder desmos math TI-84

This Toolkit Helps Take the Stress Out of State Testing

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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. Elementary and Secondary Test-Taking Tips. Education Technology Assessments Student Success Student Achievement Common Core Personalized Learning Teaching & Learning

How Do We Stop Illiterate Educators?

My Island View

Digital literacy is recognized by the developers of common core to be important enough to be included as a component of the curriculum. An influx of digitally educated teachers would go a long way in changing the culture of elementary and secondary schools in regard to their acceptance and priorities concerning new tools for learning and the integration of technology and education.

Literacy is a discipline.

Reading By Example

Wisconsin recently revised our ELA standards (Common Core). While I can appreciate the push to embrace “disciplinary literacy”, especially in the secondary grades, we cannot at the same time lose sight of the so-important skill of comprehending and communicating in our world. Appreciation Communication Literacy Reading Writing Common Core DPI ELAI was a part of this committee, one of many educators coming together from all over the state.

What happens when college and career readiness starts in kindergarten?

eSchool News

Without the consistent conversations, a student may never pursue secondary education or have a solid career at all. Common Core Featured on eSchool News Top NewsAs one district proves, you don’t have to wait until high school to expose students to their futures. Ask a third grader what she wants to be when she grows up, and she might say “a doctor.”

Global Oneness Project: free, interdisciplinary instruction and engagement

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If you are seeking to inspire global awareness, critical thinking and student engagement, share the Global Oneness Project with your secondary classroom teacher partners. Common Core global global education instruction video Global OnenessThe Global Oneness Project offers an award-winning, interdisciplinary collection of films, photo essays, and articles exploring cultural, social, and environmental issues.

Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with Tech--Part 1

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Click to download Read with a Pen -- Primary Click to download Read with a Pen -- Secondary Annotating with iPads For annotating with iPads, the students could take a photo of the text, then annotate using various apps. collaboration Common Core iPad Students need to be taught how to read complex texts. One of the strategies for learning how is close reading. It slows the reader down to notice and ponder more. It also connects meaning and builds systems of thought.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations.

DOGO News: current events and non-fiction for your classroom

iLearn Technology

Each article lists the Common Core Standards it meets, and the grade levels it is appropriate for. Analyze Evaluate Government Interactive book Knowledge (remember) Middle/High School PE Primary Elementary Science Secondary Elementary Social Studies Teacher Resources Understand (describe, explain) Websites article assignments bias books class page classrooms DOGO google classroom movies news news articles non-fiction online news research reviews

How We Express Ourselves: Making a Museum in a Box

iLearn Technology

Not to get too in the weeds about that process, but essentially I’m looking at Next Generation Science standards, Colorado Social Studies Standards, and Common Core as I build each block. In the last eight years, my posting habits have become pretty sparse, to say the least. Starting and running a school…it’s a lot. It keeps me busy and thoroughly exhausted. I miss it. I miss the cadence of posting regularly and interacting with my education friends virtually.

Prodigy: Virtual world of math

iLearn Technology

How to integrate Prodigy into your classroom: Prodigy is aligned to the Common Core Math standards and has over 300 math skills for students to master. Because Prodigy is aligned to the Common Core, it is easy to navigate. What it is: Prodigy is a fantastic way to differentiate math in your classroom. Prodigy is a game-like fantasy world where students engage in math along their adventures. Prodigy is a virtual world where students can play together with classmates.

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

Because MobyMax is based on the Common Core, you can analyze data based on standards, student, class, school, or even district. Not only do your students now have a device, but they also get a robust math and reading fluency platform that enhances learning as aligned to the Common Core Standards. It’s always nice when new toys show up in the mail to review. Especially when they promise to help make your program more tailored to the individual, that I really like!

How We Express Ourselves: Making a Museum in a Box

iLearn Technology

Not to get too in the weeds about that process, but essentially I’m looking at Next Generation Science standards, Colorado Social Studies Standards, and Common Core as I build each block. In the last eight years, my posting habits have become pretty sparse, to say the least.

Station Rotation Model in Action (Video)

Catlin Tucker

In a previous blog post titled “ Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model ,” I described many of the reasons I use the Station Rotation Model in my secondary classroom. In the videos above, I talk about how I am using StudySync , which is a cross-curricular, core literacy program with hundreds of digital texts, dynamic videos and multimedia lessons.

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What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

It provides reading resources either uploaded by the teacher or selected from the platform’s library of thousands of fiction and nonfiction books (some free; some through Prime plans), Common Core-aligned lesson plans, videos, or simulations. They can look up words they don’t understand and translate the text into a long list of languages that may be their native or a secondary language they are learning.

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Avoid the One-Size-Fits-All Classroom

Catlin Tucker

At the secondary level scenes like this are less frequent. Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology Available NOW ! . 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.

Three simple steps for creating lesson plans

Hapara

The first step to planning an effective lesson is to decide what skill you will teach using the Common Core or state standards specific to your content area and grade level. Creating effective lesson plans is the cornerstone of successful teaching and learning.

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Systemic Change Means Rethinking College and Career Prep. We’ve Done It Before.

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That is to say, when our students embark on their post-secondary journeys, they should have what they need to succeed in whichever journey they choose. The space race “crisis” of the 1950s and ‘60s led the U.S.

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#FactFriday: Florida’s AP Student Success

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Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), “Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey,” 2000-01, 2010-11, 2014-15, and 2015-16. In Florida, 31.7 percent of 2018 public high school graduates scored a 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam during high school, compared to 32.9 percent in Massachusetts and 32.2 percent in Connecticut. The national average is 23.5 percent.

Three simple steps for creating lesson plans

Hapara

The first step to planning an effective lesson is to decide what skill you will teach using the Common Core or state standards specific to your content area and grade level. History class: By the end of class, students will be able to explain how technological advancements during WWI affected soldiers, as evidenced by creating a main claim and supporting that claim with primary and secondary source documents.

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Educator: These are “My Tech Essentials”

eSchool News

As the Curriculum Specialist with Vancouver Public Schools, I oversee Secondary English Language Arts, Advanced Placement, Running Start, and College in the High Schools. 1) ThinkCERCA : Since the onset of the Common Core State Standards, much of the focus in reading has shifted to informational texts.

Top Ten Reasons to sign up for Summer PD

Ask a Tech Teacher

A secondary focus (but of significant interest with students I polled) is technology as change agent in achieving Standards, enabling teachers to fulfill Common Core requirements without adding that ‘extra layer’ many teachers fear will take more time/knowledge/effort than they have time for. If you haven’t yet made the decision to join me at Summer PD for three-weeks of high-intensity tech integration, here are the Top Ten Reasons for signing up: 10.

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Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

A secondary focus (but of significant interest with educators I polled) is technology as change agent in achieving Standards, enabling teachers to fulfill Common Core requirements without adding that ‘extra layer’ many teachers fear will take more time/knowledge/effort than they have available. This summer, Ask a Tech Teacher is holding five Summer Learning classes : Tech-infused Teacher (Certificate edition for CEUs or grad class for college credit ). Tech-infused Class.

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Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

A secondary focus (but of significant interest with educators I polled) is technology as change agent in achieving Standards, enabling teachers to fulfill Common Core requirements without adding that ‘extra layer’ many teachers fear will take more time/knowledge/effort than they have available.

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Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

OCW courses are available under open licenses, such as Creative Commons. The Independent OpenCourseWare Study (IOCS) that I co-created with Julie Meehan when I was principal at New Milford High School represents an uncommon learning experience for secondary students that allows them to fully utilize OCW to pursue learning that focuses on their passions, interests, and career aspirations.

9 Good Collections of Videos for Education

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Common practice was to assign a chapter to read in a textbook and then a worksheet to assess student knowledge. Bitsize is the BBC’s collection of free short videos and lessons (they’re all bite-sized) on over fifty subjects taught in Primary or Secondary education. When I started teaching, videos were a rarity.

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What A Struggling School Looks Like On Paper

TeachThought - Learn better.

Increase the alignment of curricula across grades and content areas to Common Core Learning Standards, and refine units of study in order to increase rigor in tasks to advance the post-secondary readiness of all learners. Enhance the monitoring of curriculum development and teacher team practices to ensure that teachers are effectively meeting the learning needs of all students as they work to meet the expectations of the Common Core.

New Education Policy 2020 – Highlights and Comparison With Other Educational Policies of the World

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Ages 3 to 8 will fall under foundational stage, 8 to 11 under preparatory stage, 11 to 14 under middle stage, and 14 to 18 under secondary stage.

Free K-2 Earth Environmental Education Curriculum Now Available

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The Think Earth Environmental Education Foundation, a leading non-profit provider of environmental education for primary and secondary schools, is making its award-winning curriculum available free online. Each unit is aligned with Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the McREL Standards Compendium. At the core of Think Earth is an award-winning environmental curriculum that is now available for free online (for K-3 teachers, presently).

Oregon approves Discovery math resource statewide

eSchool News

Discovery Education’s Math Techbook has been approved as a core instructional resource across Oregon state. The Oregon State Board of Education has approved the Discovery Education Math Techbook for statewide use as a core instructional resource through its state adoption process. Math Techbook engages students with real world problems worth solving while supporting any device, anywhere, anytime in any secondary instructional setting.

McGraw-Hill Education launches free project-based literacy instruction

eSchool News

FLEX Literacy Projects resources for either Elementary (3-5) or Secondary (6 and above) classrooms. Aligned with Common Core and state standards for reading, the FLEX Literacy Project Experience for grades 3-12 empowers educators to precisely adapt instruction to the needs of diverse of learners by addressing writing, speaking, listening, language and informational text.

Who is the new U.S. Education Secretary, Miguel Cardona?

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FROM OUR PARTNER. This story was originally produced in 2019 by our publication partner, the CT Mirror , and is reprinted with permission.

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