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7 Must-Know Apps for Common Core Skills -- THE Journal

7 Must-Know Apps for Common Core Skills -- THE Journal | Common Core Scoop | Scoop.it
Try these apps, for ELA and math, which promote Common Core-friendly ideas like collaboration and creation.

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8 Questions Teachers Should Ask When Giving Assessments - Teach. Learn. Grow

8 Questions Teachers Should Ask When Giving Assessments - Teach. Learn. Grow | Common Core Scoop | Scoop.it
Educational assessments are part of the learning and teaching process, but what should teachers ask themselves before giving one?

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Divergent Novel Common Core Aligned Unit

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Divergent Literature Novel Unit - Common Core State Standards Aligned Comprehensive literature novel unit for Veronica Roth's "Divergent." Contains the

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, January 3, 10:48 AM

Divergent Novel Unit completely aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Questions covering every chapter; reading assessments; language/vocabulary-in-context exercises, with figurative language practice, word connotations, author's word choice, etc.; and Common Core reading graphic organizers that focus on characterization, themes, text connections, and plot development. Includes differentiated and extensive exercises for parallel plot development.

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25 Sites For Creating Interesting Quote Images

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Here is a useful list of more than two dozen (and growing) sites that let you easily create interesting quote images. These can be useful for presentations or project-based learning in just about any classroom.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 6, 2013 1:26 PM

Quotes are a great thing to include in presentations. Explore the list of tools that help you to create slides containing quotes.

Thanks for the suggestion to Alfredo Corell.

Roger L. Gill's curator insight, December 24, 2013 7:56 AM

Enjoy creating your own memes!  

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Common Core could help U.S. scores rise on international test | EdSource Today

Common Core could help U.S. scores rise on international test | EdSource Today | Common Core Scoop | Scoop.it

The Common Core standards, which 45 states and Washington, D.C., have adopted, could be the cure to United States’ mediocre math scores on PISA.

At least that’s a conclusion in an assessment of the latest American scores on the international testof 15-year-olds in 65 nations, whose results were released this week. The 10-page analysis was prepared by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development; its education administrator, Andreas Schleicher is a big fan of the Common Core.


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Teaching Vocabulary with Creativity

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Creative Vocabulary Instruction

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, November 29, 2013 10:58 PM

Try something new with vocabulary instruction; this activity encourages creativity and critical-thinking skills.

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:42 PM

Great ideas for getting students to make those critical connections we know are so important to "owning" vocabulary, not just memorizing for a test!

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Common Core requires publishing. Technology makes that happen

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Reblogged from Ask a Tech Teacher: There are a variety of overarching themes in Common Core--'integrate technology into classroom inquiry', 'encourage collaboration and sharing in student work', 'use technology to prepare students for college and...
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Common Core & Ed Tech: Using Classroom Tech to Meet CCSS

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Mary Clark's curator insight, August 6, 2013 12:40 PM

Good insight and tips on tech tools students can use for collaborative assignments, digital storytelling, etc.

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Creativity In the Common Core Classroom: FREE Back to School Resources from Classroom Freebies!

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Matt Weld's curator insight, August 7, 2013 3:45 PM

Great FREE Common Core Resources!

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Common Core: Teaching Argument & Informational Paragraph Writing

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Each school year I begin with “writing boot camp” where we focus on the fundamentals of writing. I have transitioned to the Common Core Standards and developed flipped writing videos and complementary writing templates to help students learn how to write strong argument and informative paragraphs. I wanted to share these with teachers who might be able to use them and save time!


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, August 9, 2013 10:30 AM
Good basic information....love the flipped classroom approach!
Deb Gardner's comment, August 16, 2013 7:43 AM
Me too, Dr. Dea!
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The Role of PBL in Making the Shift to Common Core

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Editor's note: John Larmer, Editor in Chief at the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), contributed to this post.

The Common Core has embedded within it some Big Ideas that shift the role of teachers

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Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards

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Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of dense information out there about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? You're not alone. Here's Edutopia's guide to resources that will help you make sense of it all.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, November 15, 2013 4:27 PM

Perhaps an overwhelming list to share--it might be best to share links to some of the resources listed!

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Opinion and Argument Writing and The Common Core State Standards

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Writing Opinions and Arguments The Common Core State Standards require students to write opinion pieces starting in early elementary school.

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, December 2, 2013 10:14 AM

There is a distinct difference between opinion writing, persuasive writing, and argument or position writing. Seems like some people are starting to really figure that out and share their insights with others. Common Core asks primary grade students to write opinions, middle school students to write persuasively, and upper middle and high school students to be able to take a position on an issue and support that position intellectually. Before kids can learn how to do this, teachers need to understand the difference.

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'White moms' remark fuels Common Core clash - Stephanie Simon | POLITICO.com

'White moms' remark fuels Common Core clash - Stephanie Simon | POLITICO.com | Common Core Scoop | Scoop.it

Education Secretary Arne Duncan realized fairly quickly that he had stumbled.

 

He had just told a gathering of state superintendents of education that “white suburban moms” were rebelling against the Common Core academic standards — new guidelines for math and language arts instruction — because their kids had done poorly on the tough new tests.

 

“All of a sudden, their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought … and that’s pretty scary,” Duncan said at the event Friday.

 

Two hours later, with those comments sparking outrage on social media, Duncan told POLITICO that he “didn’t say it perfectly.”

 

And he formally apologized on an Education Department blog Monday.

 

But he stood by his thesis: To oppose the Common Core is to oppose progress.

 

“Do we want more for our kids, or do we want less?” Duncan said. “Do we want higher standards or not?”

 

That’s the debate that Duncan dearly wants to have.

 

It’s not, however, the debate he’s getting.

 

To the immense frustration of Common Core supporters, an eclectic array of critics have raised sustained and impassioned objections about the new standards. From New York to Florida to Michigan to Louisiana, their voices are so loud and their critiques so varied that they have muddied the narrative around Common Core. It’s no longer a focused national debate about high standards; it’s hundreds of local debates, about everything from student privacy rights to cursive handwriting to computerized testing to the value of Shakespeare.

 

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Common Core could help U.S. scores rise on international test | EdSource Today

Common Core could help U.S. scores rise on international test | EdSource Today | Common Core Scoop | Scoop.it

The Common Core standards, which 45 states and Washington, D.C., have adopted, could be the cure to United States’ mediocre math scores on PISA.

At least that’s a conclusion in an assessment of the latest American scores on the international testof 15-year-olds in 65 nations, whose results were released this week. The 10-page analysis was prepared by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development; its education administrator, Andreas Schleicher is a big fan of the Common Core.


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Common Core #Hashtags Reading & Vocabulary Bell Ringer Activities

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Common Core #Hashtags Reading & Language Bell Ringer or Exit Slips Activities, Grades 7-12 Students love to use #hashtags for #everything! Allow them that

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, August 11, 2013 1:30 AM

#Hashtags Reading & Language Bell Ringer Activities - Great activity to help students make connections to new vocabulary words...plus, it's fun.

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Learning to Think: A Foundation for Analysis

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Teaching students how to think and analyze are important goals of today's teacher. See how one high school teacher uses a two day lesson to get students to analyze texts and develop more critical ways of thinking.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, January 8, 1:42 PM

This video would be great for professional development. It's short enough to share during an hour long PD session, leaving time to discuss and create ideas for implementing in the classroom.  

Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, January 9, 9:55 AM

So many good videos on this website. This lesson reminded me of one I typcially taught as my students moved into analytic literary research. Like Wessling, I would work with students to generate a list of all the aspects within a piece of literature that one could analyze throughout the text. And the, I would ask them to choose two or three and explore not only how they found the aspects interacting, but what literary critics before them said about the text's development in those areas.

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, October 25, 4:48 PM

A great way of thinking - looking for concrete and conceptual patterns, and then draw conclusions.. 

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Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning

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Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning’ presents a range of research projects which aim to explore how to make engagement in learning (and teaching) more passionate. This interactive and experimental resource discusses innovations which pave the way to open collaboration at scale. The book introduces methodological and technological breakthroughs via twelve chapters to learners, instructors, and decision-makers in schools, universities, and workplaces.

 


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Looking forward to reading this one. 

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Gina Martin's comment, August 11, 2013 3:11 PM
Just downloaded it - thank you for sharing!
Guillermo Pérez's comment, August 11, 2013 10:21 PM
You can view mor information at: https://itunes.apple.com/book/advances-in-technology-enhanced/id663022333?ls=1
Guillermo Pérez's comment, August 11, 2013 10:22 PM
You can view mor information at: https://itunes.apple.com/book/advances-in-technology-enhanced/id663022333?ls=1
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7 Must-Know Apps for Common Core Skills -- THE Journal

7 Must-Know Apps for Common Core Skills -- THE Journal | Common Core Scoop | Scoop.it
Try these apps, for ELA and math, which promote Common Core-friendly ideas like collaboration and creation.

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