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50 Important Links for Common Core Educators Educators across the nation are working hard this summer to begin developing updated curricula that will fit into the new Common Core State Standards, which will be fully applied in 45 U.S. states (Texas, Alaska, Nebraska, Virginia, and Minnesota have opted out of statewide participation) by 2015. Yet despite the hubbub about the new standards, which were created as a means of better equipping students with the knowledge they need to be competitive in the modern world, many teachers still have a lot of unanswered questions about what Common Core will mean for them, their students, and their schools. Luckily, the Internet abounds with helpful resources that can explain the intricacies of Common Core, offer resources for curriculum development, and even let teachers keep up with the latest news on the subject. We’ve collected just a few of those great resources here, which are essential reads for any K-12 educator in a Common Core-adopting state. Groups and Organizations

Create a Graph Classic - Bar Graph - NCES Kids' Zone There are all kinds of charts and graphs, some are easy to understand while others can be pretty tricky. There are many different types because each one has a fairly specific use. Bar graphs can be used to show how something changes over time or to compare items. They have an x-axis (horizontal) and a y-axis (vertical). Typically, the x-axis has numbers for the time period or what is being measured, and the y-axis has numbers for the amount of stuff being measured. All Kinds of Families : Children's Poet Laureate : Video Children’s Poet Laureate Presents: All Kinds of Families With rollicking rhythm and rhyme, Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman gives young readers a sense of belonging in this all-inclusive celebration of families. 6:50 Children's Poet Laureate

Common Core State Standards Register | Lost Password Skip to Content Follow us on Facebook ResourcesAbout MC3 What Is Your Learning Style? What Is Your Learning Style? This quiz asks 24 questions and will take less than five minutes to complete. Try not to think too hard -- just go with your first thought when describing your daily activities and interests. By the end, you may have some new insights into your learning preferences. Editor's Note (2013): There is no scientific evidence, as of yet, that shows that people have specific, fixed learning styles or discrete intelligences, nor that students benefit when teachers target instruction to a specific learning style or intelligence.

Bee-Bot Bee-Bot is an exciting new robot designed for use by young children. This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun! Bee-Bots are now rechargeable! The latest model Bee-Bot, which Terrapin has in stock, contains a built-in long-lasting lithium battery that is rechargeable via a USB port using either a computer USB connection or direct USB charger. All the other great Bee-Bot features are the same, while the rechargeable battery makes Bee-Bot even more convenient to use in the classroom. The Most Useful Resources For Implementing Common Core — I Hope You’ll Contribute More (NOTE: Readers have begun to contribute some excellent ideas in the comments. I’ll get around to adding them to the body of this post but, until then, be sure to review the comments, too!) I’m obviously not a real big fan of Common Core standards, and am a bit skeptical about its practical impact on what happens in the classroom. Nevertheless, they’re here, and I thought it would be useful to readers and to me to begin to collect some practical and helpful tools.

RoboRally Robot Racing to the Extreme! As one of several supercomputers in a fully automated widget factory, you have it made. You are brilliant. Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus Help Save The ENDANGERED From EXTINCTION! The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus Tools for the Common Core Standards Phil Daro, Bill McCallum, Jason Zimba A Grecian urn You have just purchased an expensive Grecian urn and asked the dealer to ship it to your house. He picks up a hammer, shatters it into pieces, and explains that he will send one piece a day in an envelope for the next year. Passport to the Internet: Student tutorial for Internet literacy (Grades 4-8) This interactive tutorial teaches students the critical thinking skills they need to apply to their online experiences, including online safety, authenticating online information, recognizing online marketing ploys, protecting their privacy, managing online relationships and dealing with cyberbullying. (Available through a licensing arrangement. For information on how to obtain a licence see the Resource Catalogue. Many provinces, territories, school boards and districts and individual schools have already licensed Passport to the Internet.

7 traits kids need to succeed What if a child's success in school were measured not in IQ but in strength of character? That's the question Paul Tough tries to answer in his book How Children Succeed—Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. Education is once again a hot-button issue this fall, as many provincial governments trim their education budgets and labour negotiations between teachers and administrators in Ontario remain acrimonious. PARCC Assessment System and ELA, Part 2 « PARCC in Massachusetts In Part 1 on the PARCC assessment system I tried to walk through, though somewhat briefly, a general sense of the design principles and the general architecture of the assessment system. In this post I am going to try to convey what I learned specifically about the design of the ELA assessment and review the general evidence-centered design principle. Below is the picture of evidence-centered design construction: Evidence-Centered Claims Driving Design of ELA Assessment The ELA assessment has a broad set of claims about what students should know and be able to do that should be supported by the evidence collected through the assessment tasks. These claims are intended to support the intent of the PARCC assessment system’s larger function of determining if students are on-track or ready for college and careers.