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Vol.#24: iPad Apps for the English Language Arts Classroom #edtech #ccss #ccchat #edchat

Vol.#24: iPad Apps for the English Language Arts Classroom #edtech #ccss #ccchat #edchat | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
Our school has recently acquired a cart of of iPads for check out to use with students, and in anticipation I wrote (and since have received) a grant for Apple TV for my classroom. I'd read things ...

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Common Core State Standards…The What. Not The How or The Why

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Common Core State Standards…The What. Not The How or The Why. Standards are the WHAT. They are declarative and focus on skills that students should have at various grade levels. Take a 4th grader for instance, ...

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:03 AM

A clear analysis of purpose related to CCSS. But I disagree that only PD providers are promoting PD for CC implementation. I agree teachers don't need new textbooks--at least in ELA; they can work with existing materials or gather new ones from the internet. Brian is probably a good teacher...seems so because he has various ideas of how to approach instruction. Sometimes, good teachers don't realize that other teachers do not have the ideas to creatively approach instruction. That's where PD comes in. The literacy standards are a reaction against past reading instruction that became a matter of following a prescribed process: predict, connect (usually self to text), and sometimes...summarize. Real reading is much more than anticipating what a text will be about or stopping to guess what may happen next. Moreover, real reading is about far more than considering how the text connects to one's personal life or situation. To be successful in this world, one must learn to think beyond self: to research and weigh, to consider and mediate, to return to the text to evaluate and to research even more. Some teachers need PD to understand that learning is more than reading the chapter, answering questions at the end of the chapter only to start a new unit on Monday.