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


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


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.

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. In terms of typing, this is a growing pain,” said Luci Willits, deputy executive director of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, a group of states developing joint tests for the Common Core standards. “If K-12 Schools Common Core GED Testing

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.

Common Core and technology together

Kairos EdTech

There''s literacy involved in the process as she writes the script she reads on the video; she has also paraphrased and synthesized information from primary and secondary sources and assessed the relationship between the two. From a Common Core perspective, there are several standards that are successfully addressed in a little project like this. common core content creation NETS PBL

Common Core Assessment 20x More Expensive? What Can Edtech Do?

Question Tank

The forthcoming Common Core (CC) Assessments are the next generation of standardized tests in the US, and will meet the testing frequency requirements of the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind unless congress should act to change this, which is most unlikely. Forty six… blended learning common core Data Analysis EdTech Education Teaching Smarter Balanced

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


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


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.

How to Compare and Contrast Authentically

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. emphasize in their respective accounts; Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources (9-10 grade Reading Standards–History–2). . Critical thinking Problem solving common core

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CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown


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


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


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.

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.”

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.

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


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.

Global Oneness Project: free, interdisciplinary instruction and engagement


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.

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


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.

Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). For instance, one reason why some testing critics have been in favor of new assessments aligned with the Common Core is because those assessments are designed to be better measures of deeper learning. You don’t have to look far to find controversy regarding standardized testing.

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.

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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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!

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.

#FactFriday: Florida’s AP Student Success


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.

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


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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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.

America in Class

Indiana Jen

And it’s got some handy resources that they’ve housed at a site called America in Class that has primary and secondary resources, webinars , and lessons for history and literature teachers. Some amazing resources for teachers of American History! History Tech. The National Humanities Center is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to advanced study in all areas of the humanities.

Why standards often disappoint

The Christensen Institute

But for many, K-12 learning experiences do not rise to the required rigor of post-secondary preparation. On one hand, we have outcome standards, such as the Common Core State Standards. The operating systems, application software, core memory and logic circuitry all affected each other in ways that were not completely apparent.

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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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.