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Exactly What The Common Core Standards Say About Technology

Exactly What The Common Core Standards Say About Technology
The Common Core Standards, the national academic standards for K-12 schools in the United States, have now been adopted by 47 of the 50 states in the U.S. This makes them the pre-eminent source of what is being taught in the vast majority of public schools in America. Much has been made in the blogosphere and across social media of the changes compared to former academic standards that were dictated at a state level. Reactions usually involve the added demand these standards place on text complexity and general rigor. Since they’re only available for English-Language Arts and Math, it’s difficult to get a full picture for how they will impact public education, but some inferences can be made based on the set of ELA standards. TeachThought’s focus is on the intersection of education and technology, and the Common Core certainly takes aim at in-depth student technology use. Common Core Standards W= Writing RI= Reading: Informational SL= Speaking and Listening W.4.6. RI.8.7. SL.11-12.2. Related:  Common Corebest practices

Keeping it real with Primary Sources! The ELA Common Core State Standards (CCSS) suggest the use of more primary source materials in science and social studies classes. I agree that this will bring some interesting experiences to class and expose kids to some historically important documents. These documents will also challenge them to read “closely” and will offer great ways to generate, and reflect on, text dependent questions. But where are these resources available? Teaching with Primary Sources Journal-- This web site offers strategies and resources for K-12 classrooms from the Library of Congress. 2)The American Memory Collection-- The American Memory collection is one of the resources you will access from the link above. UC San Diego- SSHL Guide to ON-line Primary Sources - This resource organizes primary source materials available to the UC San Diego community. Primary Resources Organized by State! Jim

New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model Sometimes a visual guide comes along and it just makes total sense. That’s how I felt about Allan Carrington’s clever ‘Padagogy Wheel‘ which we featured on Edudemic last week. Check out the previous version then view the one below to see the differences. But I was quite amazed this morning when I saw that the Padagogy Wheel had been updated. This new Padagogy Wheel (which honestly is less about iPads and more about technology integration now) should encourage you to focus on redefining your current standards, the current role tech plays in your classroom, and just about everything else. Want to print out the poster? The Padagogy Wheel by Allan Carrington is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Absolutely free stock photos websites The web is awash with free stock photo websites. Some are generic submit-your-own sites such as photo monolith Flickr, whereas others cater for specialised niche markets such as high quality travel photos, landscapes, people and macro photography. Many stock image providers such as Istockphoto.com charge per image download. However there are some hidden gems that offer absolutely free stock photos in return for the publicity generated. Most other stock photography websites fit somewhere in between. Photos free for personal and commercial use Sifting through the terms and conditions of each site to work out which offer no-strings attached photos free for personal and commercial use is a headache at the best of times. Absolutely free stock image websites 1. A clean website that is easy to use. Professional photographers can create their own gallery on RGB. 2. Stock.XCHNG is an excellent photo sharing website with (at time of writing) 405436 photos online, largely free for use. 3. 4. 5. 7.

Becky_L_Perkins : Biography project with QR Codes! The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. The following is our list for the 55 best apps for learning we can find. A few notes: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad 1. Developer Description: View 360-degree panoramas of places around the globe with Street View; View high resolution satellite imagery of locations around the world. 2. Developer Description: “…explore more than 750 Science, Math, Social Studies, English, Engineering & Tech, Arts & Music, and Health subjects right on their mobile devices. 3. Developer Description: “This app is a fun way for parents, teachers, librarians, and readers to get more information about top rated books at the fifth and sixth grade level. This app is a fun way for parents, teachers, librarians, and readers to get more information about top rated books at the fifth and sixth grade level. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

28 Free and Cheap Resources to Help You Teach Common Core -- THE Journal Common Core | Feature 28 Free and Cheap Resources to Help You Teach Common Core If you’re looking to invigorate your classroom with games, video, personalization and other student favorites, this list is a great place to start. By Dian Schaffhauser06/10/14 Yes, we know it's tough to make the transition to the Common Core State Standards — or whatever new learning standards your state has put in place for math, English language arts and science. English Language Arts BoomWriter Looking for ways to get your students to practice their writing skills? Subtext Last year, Renaissance Learning acquired K-12 digital reading program Subtext, and we’re happy to say that the transition has been a good one. A new premium edition ($2.99 per user) adds the abilities for teachers to track students’ reading progress, convert text to speech at any reading speed, access 50 templates that can serve as CCSS or state standard assignments and engage in an educator community to share assignments and ideas.

What is ConnectEd? Ed. note: To highlight the importance of connected classrooms, the White House held a virtual "show and tell" with three schools that are embracing technology and digital learning. Watch the full hangout at wh.gov/show-and-tell. President Barack Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, right, talk with students while visiting a classroom at the Yeadon Regional Head Start Center in Yeadon, Pa., Nov. 8, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Preparing America’s students with the skills they need to get good jobs and compete with countries around the world relies increasingly on interactive, individualized learning experiences driven by new technology. But today, millions of students lack access to the high-speed broadband internet that supports this sort of learning technology. The fact is, schools without internet access put our students at a disadvantage. Here’s how ConnectED works: Upgrading connectivity Training teachers

WES Media Center Infographic - Reflective Practice My snapshot of the current school year isn't focused on circulation statistics, but my accomplishments and objectives for the remainder of the year. We often overlook the importance of reflection, focus on what our students are reading, and fail to plan beyond the required classroom lessons. This leaves little time and energy for growth, sharing and development of ourselves and our peers, which results in a lack of creativity and focus. It's important to note our successes and pitfalls and share them with others, promote lifelong learning and reading by our example and be bold in the setting of goals. Do you agree? The infographic was created with Piktochart. Edie a.ka.

Gaston county among unhealthiest counties in NC GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- New rankings show Gaston County is among the unhealthiest counties in the state. According to the rankings from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Gaston County slipped five spots in a statewide ranking of county health outcomes, from seventy-sixth to eighty-first out of 100 counties. Health outcomes are the quantification of illness and early death in a community. However, in a ranking of health factors, which measures the infrastructure and resources necessary for communities to be healthy, Gaston climbed four spots, from sixty-fifth to sixty-first. The health department is leading a team of agencies trying to come up with new ways to fight obesity in the county; Girls on the Run is a character building program that tries to teach kids about fitness early in life. Kathleen Boyce, the director of the program for Gaston County says she was not surprised by the county health rankings.

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