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California Standards and Technology in the Classroom. Using PEARLTREES. Preparing for Smarter Balanced Assessments. Smarter Balanced Technology Readiness Resources - Smarter Balanced Assessment System. Using Google Docs to prepare students for Smarter Balanced Assessments. Get Google Apps News & Tips Jennifer Oliveira is a Google Certified Trainer who works at Del Mar Union School District in San Diego, California.

Using Google Docs to prepare students for Smarter Balanced Assessments

She has over 18 years of experience in the education field and specializes in Google Apps & Chromebook deployments. You can find her on Google+ and the Google Apps Marketplace. If you haven’t taken the opportunity to preview the Smarter Balanced Testing practice tests, now would be a good time. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is one of the two nationally approved assessments aligned with Common Core, as well as being an adaptive assessment, suitable for all students including students with disabilities.

High School Guide for Student Technology Preparation for ... Tech Connect. You’d be hard-pressed to find a savvy web user who has not heard of or used Google Maps, one of the showpieces of the search giant’s informational toolbox.

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Technology Permeates Common Core Standards. While the Common Core State Standards focus on math and English language arts, they also emphasize technology as a way to learn knowledge and skills in these areas.

Technology Permeates Common Core Standards

On Wednesday, the state-led standards initiative published its recommendations, and states now will consider whether they want to adopt these standards or keep their own. Basic technology skills will allow students to succeed in college and careers, said Chris Minnich, director of standards and assessments for the Council of Chief State School Officers, which coordinated the standards initiative along with the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices. That's why technology should be integrated into academics instead of taught separately. The standards include basic technology skills such as keyboarding that students must know to succeed, but in the bigger picture, they call for students to use technology to help them learn instead of just having technology, he said.

The standards The states. National Technology Standards. 10 Presentation Tools for Students. If you have sat through one too many bad PowerPoint presentations or seen too many posters thrown together at the last minute, it’s time to change how your students put together their presentations.

10 Presentation Tools for Students

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom. Storytelling has always been a significant part of history, but the means through which the stories have been told has evolved with each civilization.

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

From the oral histories presented by bards in ancient courts, to the works of scribes during the Renaissance, to newspapers, CNN, and now the Internet, personal narrative has been used to communicate the events of the past. Digital media now combines tradition with technology and allows students to tell stories through voice, text, images, audio, and video. 18 Free Digital Storytelling Tools For Teachers And Students. Editor's note: We have originally written and published this article in February 2013.

18 Free Digital Storytelling Tools For Teachers And Students

Thanks to your useful suggestions and our own following of the latest developments in the fast paced field of technology, we have updated this piece in November 2015 in the hope that you will keep finding it useful. Thank you for sharing! Stories are important. At the following list you will find 18 free digital storytelling tools, both websites and apps, which will help you use technology to tell a story while being highly creative and having fun. 11 Free Digital Storytelling Websites ACMI Generator ACMI Generator is a creative studio space where you can explore the moving image, be inspired, create your own moving image works, and share your creations with the Generator community. A List of 20 Free Tools for Teachers to Create Awesome Presentations and Slideshows. Below is a list of some of the best free tools teachers and students can use to create awesome slideshow and presentations. 1- KnovioKnovio gives life to static slides and with a simple click you will be able to turn them into rich video and audio presentations that you can share with your friends and colleagues via email or popular social media websites.

A List of 20 Free Tools for Teachers to Create Awesome Presentations and Slideshows

Knovio does not require any software installation or download, it is all web based. 2- AheadAhead is a great presentation tool for educators. It works in such a way that it instantly transforms your layouts into a zooming presentation. Check it out its is great. 3- HelloSlideHelloSlide is a cool web tool that allows its users to create awesome slides together with voice narration. 4- JuxJux is one of the best showcase for your stories. 5- SlidestaxxSlidestaxx is a great presentation tool. 6- Present.meIt allows its users to record and share their presentations using their webcams. 13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About. Web-based tools continue to proliferate, giving teachers more to add to their arsenal, but it can be hard to determine which resources are worth spending time exploring.

13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About

At the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) conference this year, Adam Bellow, founder of EduClipper, and Steve Dembo, Online Community Manager for Discovery Education offered a quick run through of some favorite apps. The two educators are early adopters of ed-tech classroom strategies and have a lot of experience with tech integration. 1.

Padlet used to be called Wallwisher, but it got a makeover and a name change recently. It’s essentially a virtual board with sticky notes that can be easily moved, shared and embedded. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Digital Citizenship.