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Common Core & Ed Tech

Common Core & Ed Tech

The Complete Educator’s Guide to Using Skype effectively in the classroom Increasingly, educators globally are transforming their classroom using Skype to create powerful, authentic, motivating learning experiences for their students. From connecting with classrooms in other locations to learning about each others’ culture to connecting with content experts – educators are extending learning beyond classroom walls. So how do you use Skype effectively with your class? Hopefully this will help! Here’s our educator’s guide on every thing you need to know about Skype from…… 1. A. 2. A. 3. A. Alternatively, here’s The Complete Educator’s Guide to Using Skype effectively in the classroom PDF version — for you to download and print off. About Skype Skype is a free application that allows you to call people from all over the world using the Internet. When you contact another person that uses Skype you talk or chat for free. Best of all you can tell when another user is online and what their status is so you know if they are available. Setting up your Skype account: A. 1. 4.

Teach4SciJourn | Common Core State Standards Welcome to the Share My Lesson Information Center for the Common Core State Standards. As well as a wealth of facts and statistics about the standards, you'll also be able to find aligned curricula and lesson plans, the latest news on the Common Core and relevant videos and links. In addition, you can access expert advice and opinions in our Common Core Forum, where you can ask or answer questions on the standards. The Common Core State Standards will require big transitions and changes to the professional lives of educators and we want to help. CCSS Forum Join the conversation about the Common Core and what it means for America's classrooms CCSS Forum

5 Tools to Introduce Programming to Kids Digital Tools Arduino It’s hard to argue with the importance of teaching students how to use computers — how to turn on, log on, search the Web, and use applications. These skills are absolutely necessary for students’ academic success as well as for their future job prospects. Being able to use the Internet and operate computers is one thing, but it may be just as valuable to teach students how to code. Giving students an introduction to programming helps peel back the layers of what happens inside computers and how computers communicate with one another online. Many students don’t have access to computer science courses until college, and that’s a missed opportunity to introduce younger students to programming. Developed by the MIT Media Lab, Scratch is a visual programming language for children age 6 and up. Alice is a free and open source 3D programming environment designed to teach students object-oriented and event-driven programming. s also enables robotics-building. Related

Dissolving Barriers To Adopting Technology In The Classroom Dissolving Barriers To Adopting Technology In The Classroom How the Other Half Lives: A Report from the 2013 Highlander Institute Blended Learning Conference by Dawn Casey-Rowe, Social Studies & Educational Technology Last weekend, the Second Annual Highlander Institute Blended Learning Conference took place on the campus of Rhode Island College. RIC is one of Rhode Island’s largest teacher colleges, with a reputation of using methodology that is field-based and practical, so it only made sense to host the rapidly growing event at the college’s Alger Hall. The event tripled in size from last year, showing the demand for professional development and discussion around concepts of technology and blended learning. But there was another group. I introduced myself to one teacher, and we began to talk. “Yeah,” she said, “All this is…overwhelming.” “Overwhelming because you would like some help planning technology for your classroom, or overwhelming for some other reason?” Policies must be updated.

NCLE Report: Remodeling Literacy Learning Findings Key findings from the NCLE survey, explored in more detail in the body of the report, yield the following conclusions about how US educators are currently working together to meet rising literacy expectations and how best to support them going forward. Literacy is not just the English teacher's job anymore. Working together is working smarter. But schools aren't structured to facilitate educators working together. Policy Recommendations Policymakers at the school, system, state, and national levels have a central role to play in remodeling literacy education.

LANGUAGE Live - Launch into Accelerated Literacy Learning Designed specifically to meet the higher expectations of the CCSS, LANGUAGE!® Live is a comprehensive literacy solution that combines teacher-directed learning with personalized, adaptive instruction in an online social environment. The curriculum was developed to reach readers in grades 4-12 who are two or more years below grade level. Learn about the powerful and innovative LANGUAGE! Live curriculum model. Hear internationally renowned literacy expert Dr. See LANGUAGE! Get Started | Submrge Welcome to Submrge! Search or browse for Games or Activities, and learn how games are or could be included in classroom activities. Each game page includes important information for teachers, like benefits of play, educational issues for discussion, easily accessible game information, and activities related to the game on Submrge. Each activity page includes important information on the level and subject, but also the activity’s relationship to Bloom’s Taxonomy, Common Core Standards, 21st Century Skills, and the H.E.A.T. Framework. Do you have a game, activity related to games, or an idea for using a game or games in your classroom and would like to share it?

A Question of Trust: Predictive Conditions for Adaptive and Technical Leadership in Educational Contexts | Alan Daly D o w n l o a d e d B y : [ C D L J o u r n a l s A c c o u n t ] A t : 2 2 : 1 3 1 4 D e c e m b e r 2 0 0 7 A Question of Trust Adaptive Leadership, or second-order change, is most often associated with creating the conditions for individuals to confront existing values andnorms. Heifetz (1994) relates that adaptive leadership is required when boththe problem definition and solution involve learning, not the mere applicationof a “quick fix.” Adaptive leadership directly addresses those problems wherea gap exists between the values people hold and the reality they face, espe-cially strongly held values that at one time may have been effective, but arepresently an impedance to current pervasive educational challenges (Heifetz& Linsky, 2002). The Importance of Trust to School Improvement .

Welcome to Constructing Meaning 10 Techy Icebreakers for The 21st Century Teacher Here are some great icebreakers you can work on using technology : 1- Self PortraitHave your students draw themselves. After they have done this, collect the papers and hang them up for the whole class to see. 2- Video/ audio introductions Encourage students to record a short video clip in which they introduce themselves to their peers. The teacher generates a list of words related to a topic to be taught. 5- Prior Knowledge check Giving multiple choice tests or true and false quizzes before introducing a topic or reading engages students, activates a student’s prior knowledge, and will encourage the sharing of information and resources. 6- Personalize it Teacher writes the topic to be taught on the board and then talks about how the topic relates to them by using a personal reference or story.