Storybird Professional artwork jumpstarts student creativity, quickly drawing them into the writing process and scaffolding their progress. Simple tools keeps them on track; social feedback keeps them going. Onboard students with or without email, issue challenges, review and share work, and build a beautiful class library. All in a private setting that collects NO data from you or your students. VIRTUAL LIBRARY OF INSTRUCTIONAL UNITS Your browser does not support script Important Note!!: Google's Internet Browser, Google Chrome, has some compatibility issues with the files within the Virtual Library. This is a problem with Google's pdf plug-in, and not the files in the library. Explorer and Safari should work.
Common Core Math: Best Resources for High School Educators Common Core has certainly raised some questions -- from what assessment will look like, to curriculum development and how the standards are in practice. There are others, I'm sure. But currently, education nonprofits and researchers are developing materials to help educators, parents and students understand them. With that in mind, here are some of the best resources for understanding how Common Core will shift high school math classrooms, with example videos, articles about assessment and lists of tech tools for educators. Common Core Assessment Examples for High School Math: Assessment changes are coming with the CCSS; that's for sure. But how will they look like?
KERIS Purpose Support the substantial enhancement of public education by shifting the knowledge-centered system to an activity-centered, teaching-learning support system and thus cultivating creative thinking and cooperative problem-solving ability. Direction Re-organize the educational information service based on participation, openness, sharing and cooperation, and reinforce the foundation to share and distribute educational information and facilitate its use through a grand consortium between private and public institutions. Systematically Manage teachers’capabilities for ICT-enabled education by establishing a lifelong management system for their teaching/learning experiences and enhancing the field-based use of ICT in education by operating the Cyber Home Learning Service to improve the academic performance of students
Favorite Web Tools Schoology– Learning management system with an online discussion capability perfect for extending conversations beyond the walls of the physical classroom to give every student a voice. Evernote – Capture, index and remember information using a computer, phone, and web. Students can take notes, capture favorite videos, save webpages, and collaborate on projects using Evernote. It is the notebook of the 21st century. Padlet – Virtual post-it note board.
Learning Registry The Learning Registry is not intended to be your portal into the world of digital resources but rather a conductor that developers can use to create the user-friendly and tailored tools you need. You are currently looking “behind the scenes” of some tools that you already enjoy. While you are welcome to take the Learning Registry for a test drive below, the primary audiences for this site are publishers and developers who, together, can create the user-friendly, tailored tools you are looking for. Check Out Some of the Current Tools and Apps Available There are a growing number of developers generating tools for educators that are powered by the Learning Registry.
Common Core standards shake up the education business New York State has become the epicenter of a major transformation in the $7 billion textbook industry that threatens the preeminence of publishing behemoths like Pearson. A few large companies have monopolized the business for decades, although lately, districts have begun to move away from printed textbooks. Now, the new Common Core State Standards in math and English are accelerating the trend as schools overhaul curricula to meet tougher academic guidelines. Small nonprofits, education technology startups, and companies that have never dabbled in producing educational content are stepping up to create learning apps and even full curricula that schools can use in addition to—or in place of—their old textbooks. New York has been the most prominent state to toss aside the old business model of relying on textbooks printed by the publishing giants.
High School eLearning North Carolina has a wide variety of online resources for high school students to get ahead. North Carolina Virtual Public School offers high school credit to students who want to complete Core courses, Advanced Placement courses, and Honors courses online. Learn and Earn Online is a dual credit program, offering both high school and college credit. UNCG iSchool offers college courses online to students in grades 10-12. North Carolina Virtual Public School The North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) is committed to raising achievement and closing learning gaps with 21st century innovation by providing access to world class learning opportunities for all North Carolina students.
Content Curation Tools: The Ultimate List The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools and accompanying map, is comprised of both business grade tools that support organizations’ content marketing strategies, as well as personal curation tools that can be used by individuals for hobbyist or organizational purposes. Content curation is when an individual (or team) consistently finds, organizes, annotates and shares the most relevant and highest quality digital content on a specific topic for their target market. Curation is a great way to support your created content strategy, publish content consistently and keep track of your favorite information sources. Enlightened content marketers are using a content mix that is only 65% created, with the remainder being 25% curated and 10% syndicated. My hope is that this map will help you or your organization navigate the growing world of curation and find a tool that best fits your content needs.
Better Lesson: Common Core ELA, Math & Science Common Core Math Kindergarten Counting & Cardinality Education Week Published Online: March 4, 2015 The first round of a Consumer Reports-style review for instructional materials paints a dismal picture of the textbook-publishing industry’s response to new standards: Seventeen of 20 math series reviewed were judged as failing to live up to claims that they are aligned to the common core. The reviews, released online Wednesday by the nonprofit EdReports.org, were conducted by small groups of teachers and instructional leaders from across the country. They looked at digital and print K-8 mathematics materials from widely used publishers—including Pearson, McGraw-Hill, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt—as well as from some lesser-known providers whose texts passed state review processes. The results echo previous alignment studies conducted by university-based researchers.
Open Educational Resources Utah's Open Textbook Projects Utah has geared up to begin providing teachers, students, and parents with materials to support the Utah Core Standards, instruction, and teaching. Created by groups of content and teaching experts, including university faculty, district and school specialists, teachers, and USOE staff. Science Utah’s first OER project was science.
Curation Tools Share your own uses of curation tools or other great examples here: --Ideas for Using Curation Tools Curationmeans to select, collect, preserve, maintain, organize and archive. One dictionary definesa "curator" as someone in charge of a museum or library!