K-6 Reading Lessons: Common Core Aligned


Step 2 : Browse lessons by Programs, Standards by State or Common Core, & Grade Levels You can do this part without even registering - yes, all for free. My main objective was to collect resources that were aligned to the Common Core. Coming Soon My FAVORITE CommonCore site, app, and tool from MasteryConnect Click here to get a head start on learning about my favorite Common Core tool!

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? Educators are invited to join their peers for Common Core Academies that are: Research-based: Their professional development integrates proven curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices from expert practitioners and thought leaders.


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With @ClassDojo - Go Paperless, Reach Common Core Standards, & Enhance Engagement!


Class Dojo is more than a behavior tool. Reach Common Core Standards Instead of setting up a traditional class in Class Dojo, you can set up subject areas or units of study. Free Common Core "I Can Statements" for Pre-K - 3rd grade: click here Class Dojo Makes Sharing Easy Get Started Now with Class Dojo! My relationship with ClassDojo goes back a long way.

Get Common Core Ready: Achieve Dynamic Student-led Discussions

Catlin Tucker

Discussion can be a powerful tool for learning yet engaging all students in equitable discussions can be challenging. Interested in technology tips to help you teach the Common Core? My book Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology will be published in June 2015 by Corwin.

Free Common Core Professional Development from @TenMarks


TenMarks Professional Development Series: September 26, 2012 4:00 PM Eastern October 17, 2012 4:00 PM Eastern On September 26th at 4pm EST, in the first of their two-part webinar series on Common Core State Standards hosted by Engaging Educators (Ben Curran and Neil Wetherbee), they''ll be discussing shifts in teaching necessary to accommodate and implement the CCSS in today''s classroom. In these trying economic times, we''ve seen many schools going through difficult budget issues.

Find and Pin All of Your Favorite Common Core Activities with @MasteryConnect!


Easily Find, Pin, and Save All of Your Common Core Resources One of the most popular ways in which educators collaborate using social media is through pinning. Mastery Connect is my favorite resource for all things Common Core. Start Pinning Common Core Goodies Recently, MasteryConnect launched a free option called Resource Pins for teachers upload and discover common core aligned resources using the very familiar pinning platform.

Mobile Learning and the Common Core

The Mobile Native

Here are some links to get ready for the Common Core: 1. 55 Resources for meeting the Common Core 3. 3 Tools to Tackle Common Core Math Standards 4. Common Core: Assessments 5. Common Core Math 6. 11 Tech Tools to Teach the Common Core 7. 3 Useful Web Tools That Meet Common Core Standards 8. Common Core State Standards Initiative. Common Core Mobile Learning

Global Competencies and the Common Core

A Principal's Reflections

I attended a session at the 2012 ASCD Annual Conference early on Saturday morning entitled Common Core and Curriculum 21: Global Competency in Literacy, Math, and Science. As we move to the Common Core it is crucial that we sustain a renewed focus on engaging students using global issues across multiple disciplines to keep them hooked and in position for achievement. 21st Century Skills ASCD 2012 Common Core

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. Created with Padlet Tools to Power the Learning Experience Use an Essential Question to Fuel the Inquiry An essential question can be a very effective tool for guiding research and tapping into students'' enthusiasm for inquiry and learning. Use a Padlet Board for Collaboration Padlet is the tool I used to launch this project.

Use of Blogging to Address the Common Core

A Principal's Reflections

First year New Milford High School teacher Mrs. Westbrook has been tackling the Common Core in an engaging and innovative fashion. One major instructional shift required by the Common Core Curriculum Standards is the increased emphasis on the use of informational texts. At the same time, the assignment provides a powerful learning tool.

Dropbox + Pinterest + SMART Exchange for Teachers + Common Core = ClassConnect


Flip your Classroom, Just Store your Favorites , Find Common Core Content, and Share your Lessons “ ClassConnect saves me time building lessons so I can focus on engaging & inspiring my students. Eric and I just finished our first round of presenting this amazing tool to teachers for the first time since his product launched last week. He created an amazing tool for teachers - and he''s only 20 years old !

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 seamless integration of technology into the Common Core aligned curriculum supports learning through active participation and increases opportunities for all students to have access to the resources and information they need for success. Take a look at the Common Core Standards and identify several standards that can be woven into the learning process.

Prodigy Math Game: Game-Based Learning for the Common Core


Prodigy’s math content is completely curriculum-aligned and covers standards from the Common Core, MAFs, and TEKS curricula depending on your location. Prodigy takes game-based learning a step further and provides teachers with a powerful set of reporting and assessment tools that allow them to easily identify trouble spots, differentiate instruction, and better manage classroom time. Game-based learning is a topic we have revisited numerous times on this blog.

12 Common Core Tools & Resources For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

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The best BYOD tech tools for the Common Core classroom

eSchool News

With just 4 categories and less than a dozen tools, educators can hit a lot of Common Core standards. My friend was overwhelmed by the plethora of tools available. She needed guidance on selection and advice in where the potholes were in introducing these tools to her students. This situation, in addition to SAMR and TPACK, largely called for simplifying the selection of tools and distilling them down to meaningful choices.

Common Core Connections: Unpacking Academic Vocabulary

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you wondering where to begin to adopt the Common Core Vocabulary Standards? These are often precise words that are used by the author in place of common words. The Common Core suggests that it''s important to target specific instruction on Tier 2 and and Tier 3 vocabulary words to help students develop deep understanding that cannot be acquired through independent reading. Wordle , a simple word cloud generator can be a handy tool for this task.

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. That summer, the light bulb turned on for me: Visual Instructional Tools tailored for each standard. 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.

How open resources help infuse Common Core into lessons

eSchool News

Open resources can help design attractive, engaging lessons with a Common Core twist. In 2010, my state, Mississippi, joined the growing list of states adopting the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and math. While the rigor of the Common Core will ultimately prepare our students for college and careers, implementation has its challenges. Common Core Top News

MLA Commons CORE and Open Access


The Modern Language Association recently announced an exciting open-access project, Humanities Core , funded by the NEH. The announcement explains the project: The MLA and Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Center for Digital Research and Scholarship are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a $60,000 start-up grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to begin development of Humanities Commons Open Repository Exchange, or Humanities CORE.

Can Digital Visual Learning be used to Teach Common Core ELA, History, & Science


Visual Digital Tools can Play a Meaningful Role in Teaching Common Core Subjects Yes, it can. Book Reviews Making the case for Education Technologies _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics Digital Instructional Tools for Common Core Digital Instructional Tools for ELA Digital Instructional Tools for History Digital Instructional Tools for Science visual tools for teaching common core

Shifts and Issues Associated With The Common Core

A Principal's Reflections

I attended another session on the Common Core State Standards today at the 2012 ASCD Annual Conference entitled Educator Readiness for the Common Core: ASCD Findings from Select States. In North Carolina, 45 percent of educators feel that they do not have the resources and tools necessary to successfully implement the Common Core State Standards. Change Common Core Opinion

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).

Creatively Teach the Common Core with Technology

Catlin Tucker

Educators today are facing two major shifts in education–a move to the Common Core Standards and increasing pressure to teach students with the technology they’ll be expected to use in their lives beyond high school. I’ve written Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology to support English, history/social studies, and science teachers as they shift to the new Standards using technology.

327 Common Core Aligned Playlists from MentorMob & LearnZillion

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

MentorMob and LearnZillion have teamed up to create a comprehensive collection of Common Core aligned learning playlists perfect for providing students with easy access to guided learning experiences. Currently there are 327 Common Core aligned playlists ready and available for free on the MentorMob site. The newly added LearnZillion Common Core aligned lessons focus on the use of narrated video for instruction.

Common Core Connections: Using Multimedia to Present Knowledge & Ideas

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Technology can be a powerful tool to help us meet the Common Core Standards and move our students forward to prepare them for success in school and beyond. In general, t he Common Core calls for the seamless integration of technology into the curriculum. There are also specific Common Core standards dedicated to using technology. Effective instructional technology integration calls for using technology as a tool for learning, not as an add on.

Writing and the California Common Core K-5

My Paperless Classroom

So I sat down with the Common Core as adopted by California and looked at the K-5 standards. With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing” This standard is the same for grade K-3. When we use tools like Google docs or Drive we are meeting this standard. When we use Google docs, we are using collaborative writing tools. We have been talking standards recently on my K-8 private school campus.

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. The Common Core has also required more coherence in our curriculum. As part of our push toward integrating technology and the Common Core, we adopted a new curriculum in grades K-5, called Stepping Stones , which combines print books with online student activities and a central portal for teachers.

5 Tech-Driven Methods for Teaching the Common Core


Enhance Digital Literacy Skills While Teaching to the Common Core The common core has become standard in schools all across the country since it was introduced in 2009. Free Tools & Resources Presentation tools Social Media & Social Learning _ Miscellaneous Tools and TopicsSo far, 42 states and the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Vivid Vocabulary, Common Core, & Tech Integration Tools


With the shifts of the Common Core , students need to spend time learning both Tier 2 and Tier 3 words in a variety of ways. By interacting with vocabulary, students absorb the word''s meaning and learn to appropriately use it in a variety of contexts ( Common Core Appendix A ). Students can check their word choice easily with this tool. There''s a built in "define" and "research" tool that is easily accessible when in a Google Doc.

OpenEd Launches Free Common Core Assessment Creation Tool

The 21st Century Principal

L os Gatos, CA – June 17, 2014 — OpenEd ( www.OpenEd.io ), the largest K-12 educational resource catalog, today announced a free tool designed to enable teachers to easily create assessments with the question types required by Common Core standards. OpenEd’s assessment creation tool enables educators to create tests incorporating their own questions, or existing questions automatically suggested by OpenEd’s unique educational recommendation engine.

Core Tech for Learning with ELA Common Core #ISTE2014


One of the #ISTE2014 sessions I attended was "Core technologies for the Common Core" by Kyle Brumbaugh and Elizabeth Calhoon. They had a great introduction to the Common Core and a plethora of helpful tools. In this post, I will share some of what I learned from them , and add in a few more resources, ideas, and tools. Tools for readability Have you ever wondered if the text on a website is the appropriate reading level for your students?

How to Navigate the Common Core with ELLs


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.

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. Technology is not a panacea, it’s just a tool, and its primary value is in enhancing the power of teaching to reach more people. We’re very confident that our products are aligned to the common core.

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! Educators will leave with tools, including lessons and assessment tasks for immediate use. Visit the Discovery Education Common Core site to learn more!

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. Join us for a look at how to use free and user friendly digital tools to design and facilitate Common Core aligned, student-driven learning experiences that provide students with flexible learning paths and extend the walls of the classroom.