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

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Pearson has been criticized for everything from its deployment of curriculum in districts’ 1-to-1 technology programs to the prominent role it plays in high-stakes testing. 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. We’re very confident that our products are aligned to the common core.

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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Common Core and technology together

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I particularly enjoy how she uses technology to communicate and broadcast in a very efficient way what she''s learned about the event. 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-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

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.

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. 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). . Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. Critical thinking Problem solving common core

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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.

How Do We Stop Illiterate Educators?

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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 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. 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.

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. If you have a great app or way to annotate with technology, please share. collaboration Common Core iPad Students need to be taught how to read complex texts. One of the strategies for learning how is close reading.

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.

How We Express Ourselves: Making a Museum in a Box

iLearn Technology

I also am unwilling to retire iLearn Technology all together. I hope that you’ll continue to find reasons to come to iLearn Technology. These days, rather than merely sharing a technology tool that I’ve found useful, I want to do so within a broader context. Within our inquiry blocks, we use technology as a tool that helps us dive deeper, capture our learning, think critically, and make connections.

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). Instead of retreating from the idea of testing, we need to learn from the flaws of our current assessment system and take advantage of new ideas and technologies. Fortunately, as states increasingly move to computer-based assessments, they are also able to take advantage of adaptive assessment technologies.

How We Express Ourselves: Making a Museum in a Box

iLearn Technology

I also am unwilling to retire iLearn Technology all together. I hope that you’ll continue to find reasons to come to iLearn Technology. These days, rather than merely sharing a technology tool that I’ve found useful, I want to do so within a broader context.

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

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Because MobyMax is based on the Common Core, you can analyze data based on standards, student, class, school, or even district. Each step of the way they are supported and challenged as needed thanks to the adaptive technology built-in! 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.

Prodigy: Virtual world of math

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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. Curious about how we use technology at Anastasis? 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.

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. I highlighted the benefits of working directly with small groups of students, using technology and station design to differentiate instruction, and maximizing the limited technology available in our low-tech classroom.

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

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That legislation prompted a major shift in our instructional focus that ushered more students toward careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Education Technology Jobs & Careers STEMThe space race “crisis” of the 1950s and ‘60s led the U.S.

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How to Monetize Your Education Technology Product (Hint: Positioning Is Paramount)

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Either way, it is important for all edtech entrepreneurs, especially those who develop instructional technology for use by teachers and students in the K-12 grades, to understand how to position their products for maximum sales success. Based on my experience in the enterprise software world and now in education technology, I’d like to offer some of my thoughts on how to go about doing this. The Education Technology Products Quadrant.

What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

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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. For those teachers who are frustrated by large class sizes, the wide spectrum of ability levels in a single class, or a general lack of time, I suggest experimenting with blended learning and creative lesson design using technology. Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology Available NOW ! .

The Business of Education Technology

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I maintain a dataset of all education technology investments and all education technology investors. Glaring in its absence from this list: “personalization,” one of the most trumpeted technology “solutions” this year. (I’ll Moreover, per this ideology, without the aid of algorithms and “personalization” technology, human educators and traditional institutions have historically failed to meet the needs of individuals as individuals.

Educator: These are “My Tech Essentials”

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[ Editor’s note : “My Tech Essentials” is a new monthly feature on eSchool News that highlights the choice of ‘must-have’ technology used by one tech-savvy educator; with the hope that other educators might also find these peer-tested tools useful. As the Curriculum Specialist with Vancouver Public Schools, I oversee Secondary English Language Arts, Advanced Placement, Running Start, and College in the High Schools.

Top Ten Reasons to sign up for Summer PD

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You’re technophobic, but lately feel like teaching without technology is like looking at a landscape through a straw. Technology in education is the greatest show on earth. ” Education’s fix requires technology. This 18-hour course provides students with first-hand experience leveraging technology as a strategic tool when teaching academic topics. Jacqui Murray has been teaching for 35 years, K-8 technology for 15 years.

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

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You’re technophobic, but lately feel like teaching without technology is like looking at a landscape through a straw: You’re missing a lot. Technology in education is the greatest show on earth. ” Education’s fix requires technology. This 18-hour course provides participants with first-hand experience leveraging technology as a strategic tool when teaching academic topics. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 20 years.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

You’re technophobic, but lately feel like teaching without technology is like looking at a landscape through a straw. Technology in education is the greatest show on earth. ” Education’s fix requires technology. This 18-hour course provides participants with first-hand experience leveraging technology as a strategic tool when teaching academic topics. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

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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. Initially, IBM couldn’t just write standards for manufacturing the various components of its early machines due to a host of complex technological interdependencies that were not well understood.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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Always eager to associate itself with the latest tech craze, education technology embraced Pokémon Go with great gusto: “ Why Pokemon Go shows the future of learning gamification.” ” But these wild proclamations – wishful thinking , no doubt – tended to overlook the realities of mobile technology and education. ” And yet education technology companies, in conjunction with schools, collect so much data – much of it utterly unnecessary.

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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. Topics include languages, music, technology, social studies, science, engineering, maths, journalism, and more. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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How to Integrate Multimedia and Writing Instruction With VR, Video and Digital Timelines

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My kids love it whenever they get the chance to use technology as part of the writing process. My job is to make sure that the tech use is meaningful and purposeful - when used correctly technology can help enhance and transform my lessons, provide real-world activities, and increase student engagement. The Common Core ELA writing standards encourage students to “use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.”

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Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Learning has fundamentally changed with the evolution of the Internet and other technologies that allow for ubiquitous access to information and knowledge. OCW courses are available under open licenses, such as Creative Commons. IOCS is aligned to Common Core, ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS•S), and state technology curriculum standards as well as the Partnership for 21st Century Skills Framework.

How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites

Shake Up Learning

Implementation in the primary grades may look different from the examples in this post, but don’t assume that this is just for secondary students. These standards could be content standards such as Common Core or NGSS. Mike attended UW Madison where he received his degree in Secondary Education in Broadfield Science and Biology with additional certifications in chemistry and physics.

21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom

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Today, there is a wide assortment of free technology options available to enhance your instruction. Here are some top sure-fire picks to ensure your goal has real purpose, not just an introduction of technology for the sake of looking tech-savvy. Perfect for ESL or slower readers, as it provides an u nlimited access to hundreds of levelled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day. Apps Technology #edtech apps

Too Much Professional Development? Let's Do Something Different

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In the nexus of multiple mandates, teachers are bombarded with new curriculum, new standards such as Common Core and Next Generation Science; new education endeavors like STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math); new textbook adoptions, computer coding and technology integration. It is a natural method for increasing rigor, relevance and innovation with technology in all subject areas. Professional development has become unwieldy.

21st Century Learning with Explain Everything – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe

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With the rise of the Common Core and the PARCC tests, there is no question that we are living in an era of accountability. He found that the app was a great tool to drive inquiry based lessons with secondary students. K-8 Technology Educator Karen Bosch also has used Explain Everything to redefine assessment in the language arts and science classrooms. This guest post from Courtney Pepe ( @iPadQueen2012 ) first appeared on Daily Genius.