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Evaluating Technology Use in the Classroom
Evaluating the use of technology in a classroom environment is not something most administrators are trained to do. It is easy to walk into a classroom and see that every student is using a computer, but how do you really assess if and what type of learning is taking place? In the past, I have had administrators tell me “I walked into the teacher’s room and all the students were on laptops.” As though just the site of students working on laptops meant they were engaged in the learning process. I have been trying to wrap my head around a simple way for administrators to evaluate the use of technology in the classroom (a thank you to Dennis Harter who got me thinking about this). When most administrators evaluate teachers during the evaluation process, they have some sort of check sheet they are working from either mental or as part of a school’s evaluation process.

Common Core Resources
KATM Supports the Implementation of the Common Core State Mathematics Standards NCSM position paper
Common Core Mathematics Curriculum Models
College and Career Readiness The Illinois State Board of Education has been charged by the Illinois 97th General Assembly to implement Public Act 97-704. The State Board of Education is to coordinate the acquisition, adaptation, and development of middle and high school Mathematics Curriculum Models to aid school districts and teachers in implementing Common Core Mathematics State Standards for all students. Public Act 97-704 required representation from statewide educational organizations and stakeholders.
Using Writing In Mathematic
Using Writing In Mathematics This strand provides a developmental model for incorporating writing into a math class. The strand includes specific suggestions for managing journals, developing prompts for writing, and providing students with feedback on their writing.

SMART Boards and the Tips-and-Tricks Phenomenon
A really awesome phenomenon about the Internet is the viral nature of sharing information. In other words, good information spreads quickly throughout niche areas. A case in point...yesterday, I ran across a relatively new blog called elearnr (cool name!) that had a post called Ten Ways to Use Your Interactive Whiteboard More Effectively. It is a very well written post by Doug Belshaw that expands on a Google Docs presentation called Thirty-Seven Interesting Ways to Use Your Interactive Whiteboard (see below).
New Jersey Student Learning Standards
New Jersey Student Learning Standards In 1996, the New Jersey State Board of Education adopted the state's first set of academic standards called the Core Curriculum Content Standards. The standards described what students should know and be able to do upon completion of a thirteen-year public school education. Over the last twenty years, New Jersey's academic standards have laid the foundation for local district curricula that is used by teachers in their daily lesson plans.

Essential Strategies for Supporting Fraction Sense
Interactive Support for the 10 Essential Strategies. Our fractions tools support the instructional strategies found in this innovative new book about teaching fractions. 10 Essential Strategies for Supporting Fraction Sense, Grades 3-5
Illinois Learning Standards for Social/Emotional Learning(SEL)
The standards describe the content and skills for students in grades K - 12 for social and emotional learning. Each standard includes five benchmark levels that describe what students should know and be able to do in early elementary (grades K - 3), late elementary (grades 4 - 5), middle/junior high (grades 6-8), early high school (grades 9-10), and late high school (grades 11-12). These standards build on the Illinois Social/Emotional Development Standards of the Illinois Early Learning Standards.

The three Rs in MP8. And the E. And the L.
Standard for Mathematical Practice number 8 is probably the hardest for people to wrap their heads around: MP8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. There are too many words in there: regularity, repeated, reasoning.
20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators
When one looks at how technology has changed education over the past decade, one can’t help but be blown away by the sheer number of iPad apps for educators that have absolutely flooded the electronic marketplace. There are so many iPad apps for teachers released every month that even the most plugged-in educator would have a difficult time processing and utilizing them all. Luckily, when teachers are looking to learn how to use iPads in the classroom, they need to look no further than TeachHUB magazine and TeachHUB.com -- an educator’s primary go-to resource when researching iPad apps for teachers and iPads in the classroom. Read on to learn about TeachHUB magazine and TeachHUB.com’s updated list of the hottest iPad apps for teachers and iPad apps for education, destined to forever alter your curriculum landscape, organized here by subject. Scroll down for an index of many of TeachHUB's helpful iPads in the classroom app reviews and more of the best usage of iPads in the classroom. Trello