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How to Teach the Common Core Vocabulary Standards | Pennington Publishing Blog

How to Teach the Common Core Vocabulary Standards | Pennington Publishing Blog | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
What most teachers notice after careful reading of the Common Core Vocabulary Standards is the expected breadth, complexity, and depth of instruction.
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Useful suggestions on how to teach vocabulary in the content area.

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Useful strategies for vocabulary instruction.  I'm sure there are more engaging ways to do this, but I'm Scooping this for anyone who might be flummoxed by this standard:)

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Apps for Winter Reading

Apps for Winter Reading | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
For families traveling this winter or teachers simply looking for an alternative to tablet games, there are lots of great apps for winter reading. Android devices, iPhones and iPads can be turned int
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Great options for both iOS and Android.  Parents should check these out too.

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Become An EdTech Specialist: Do You Have What It Takes? - Edudemic

Become An EdTech Specialist: Do You Have What It Takes? - Edudemic | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Even though many teachers think that they know about 'some' technology, they probably wouldn't consider themselves enough of a tech geek to become an edtech specialist.
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6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments
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Both web-based and iOS access - coolness!

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Using QR Codes to Differentiate Instruction

Using QR Codes to Differentiate Instruction | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
An expectation of the Common Core Learning Standards is that teachers differentiate their instruction to meet the needs of all children. This includes special education and general education students
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We've used QR codes to facilitate a study on settings in literature.

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How to Teach the Common Core Vocabulary Standards | Pennington Publishing Blog

How to Teach the Common Core Vocabulary Standards | Pennington Publishing Blog | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
What most teachers notice after careful reading of the Common Core Vocabulary Standards is the expected breadth, complexity, and depth of instruction.
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Useful suggestions on how to teach vocabulary in the content area.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, August 29, 2013 3:49 PM

Useful strategies for vocabulary instruction.  I'm sure there are more engaging ways to do this, but I'm Scooping this for anyone who might be flummoxed by this standard:)

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Creative Educator - Build Thinking Skills with Informational Text Projects

Creative Educator - Build Thinking Skills with Informational Text Projects | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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Great projects for integrating informational text into reading programs.

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Don't Be Afraid to Give Direct Feedback

Don't Be Afraid to Give Direct Feedback | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Until several years ago, I had a hard time confronting my subordinates with direct, straight-up critical feedback. I didn't want the awkwardness I thought would come from telling someone he wasn't do
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The 7 Habits Of Effective Connected Educators - Edudemic

The 7 Habits Of Effective Connected Educators - Edudemic | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Whether you're using technology a lot or just dipping your proverbial toes in the digital water, this quick set of tips is perfect for connected educators.
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Teaching Toddlers to Tweet? Introducing Social Media to Elementary Students

Teaching Toddlers to Tweet? Introducing Social Media to Elementary Students | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Let me begin this post by saying, "I agree."

I agree that students should have recess and play outside.
I agree that young children need to interact in a face-to-face setting.
I agree that it is dev
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5 Great Math Apps for Grade School Kids | MindShift

5 Great Math Apps for Grade School Kids  | MindShift | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The number of apps related to teaching various mathematics topics seems to be growing daily, and it can be a difficult to find that needle in a haystack. Here, we found five of those needles, already tested and approved.
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Teaching Respect and Responsibility — Even to Digital Natives | MindShift

Teaching Respect and Responsibility — Even to Digital Natives | MindShift | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
As with any behavior involving kids, mistakes will be made with online behavior -- and that’s a vital part of the learning process.
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Teaching Respect and Responsibility — Even to Digital Natives | MindShift

Teaching Respect and Responsibility — Even to Digital Natives | MindShift | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
As with any behavior involving kids, mistakes will be made with online behavior -- and that’s a vital part of the learning process.
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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.
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Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience

Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
What is new and different in the Common Core? When it comes to the writing standards, a heavy emphasis on audience for one thing, and this is very good news.
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Writing for an audience - student work no longer "just good enough".

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Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category

Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"In recognition of the widespread use of iPad sin schools and general education, Apple recently released a new "Apps for Teachers" http://bit.ly/16HvwHx category in the App Store. You'll find them listed among a wide and extensive list of categories under the "Education Collection" banner."


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csleynse's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:17 AM

Utility and project based learning apps for teachers and specialists. Worth checking out!

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carldowse's curator insight, January 19, 2014 8:43 AM

Productivity and teaching apps - old and new -  listed and even easier to find now

Monika Macias's curator insight, February 22, 2014 12:10 AM

Apple finally gives us our own category! 

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ELA Common Core Resources for Elementary Educators

ELA Common Core Resources for Elementary Educators | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
How will the Common Core shift English-language arts learning in elementary school?
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Well-vetted collection of resources for those looking to better understand the ELA common core.

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Doing it Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

Doing it Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Every Monday, my seventh grade English teacher would have us copy a list of 25 words she'd written on the board. We'd then look up the dictionary definitions and copy those down.
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Great suggestions for teaching vocabulary in all curriculum areas.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, September 16, 2013 9:55 PM

It doesn't have to be drill and kill!

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Hunting the Whole Enchilada: 6 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks -- THE Journal

Hunting the Whole Enchilada: 6 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks -- THE Journal | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
It's time to try out K-12 textbooks that won't gather dust on your classroom shelves. Here are the best sites for digital books that won't cost you a dime.
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Six Reasons Educators Say They Are Choosing Chromebooks Over iPads, Netbooks And PCs

Six Reasons Educators Say They Are Choosing Chromebooks Over iPads, Netbooks And PCs | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Readers: This is a continuation of a piece I wrote over the weekend "Chromebooks Gain Ground In The Education Market, But A Majority Of Educators Still Prefer IPads." Here is what the Chromebook preferring minority have to say.
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Understanding the value of Chromebooks in the classroom.

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Linda Jones's curator insight, August 2, 2013 11:58 AM

Glad to get some feedback on the advantages of Chromebooks. 

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What Does Leadership on a Professional Learning Team Look Like? | CTQ

What Does Leadership on a Professional Learning Team Look Like? | CTQ | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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The AoW: A Way to Work Nonfiction Into Your Instruction - The "Real" Deahl

The AoW: A Way to Work Nonfiction Into Your Instruction - The "Real" Deahl | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Students are reading their articles more closely, which is evidenced by the increased amount of questions and comments written on their articles of the week.
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iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Math Class Needs a Makeover: videos, inquiry, math stories and more

iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Math Class Needs a Makeover: videos, inquiry, math stories and more | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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Summer Reading for Educators: My Favorites

Summer Reading for Educators: My Favorites | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
During my years as a high school teacher, summer vacation was often the time to catch up on the reading I didn't have time for during the school year. My reading list frequently featured books unrela
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To Get Students Invested, Involve Them in Decisions Big and Small | MindShift

To Get Students Invested, Involve Them in Decisions Big and Small | MindShift | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
It can be amazing and illuminating, once this door is opened, to see and hear the myriad ways that students understand learning and engagement.
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Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos | MindShift

Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos | MindShift | Common Core and Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom model generated a lot of excitement initially, but more recently some educators -- even those who were initial advocates -- have express
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Linda Jones's curator insight, May 23, 2013 1:58 PM

I love how they address neccessary shifts along the way.