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41 Must-Have Teaching Tools

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From edshelf

 

A collection of essential teaching tools, such as websites and mobile apps, that are teacher-approved and proven in classrooms.


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Literacy and the Common Core: Ed Week Spotlight

Literacy and the Common Core: Ed Week Spotlight | Continuing Professional Development - CCMS | Scoop.it
Educators are emphasizing the use of nonfiction texts, developing literacy skills across the curriculum, and collaborating with librarians to help prepare for the common-core standards in reading.

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PARCC: Advice on Access and Test Administration

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Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark

 

The 22 state testing consortia PARCC issued guidelines this week included more advice about access. PARCC also became an independent nonprofit.

 

District and school administrators should pay attention to the The PARCC Assessment Administration Capacity Planning Tool.  In short:

There are nine testing sessions lasting about 9 hours for middle grades, 10 hours for high school.Schools will have a maximum of 20 school days to administer the Performance Based Assessment (PBA) and  20 school days to administer the End of Year Assessment component (EOY).Broadband requirements won’t be greater than 100 kbps (which is what SETDA recommended as a minimum in Broadband Imperative)The capacity planning tool offers detailed guidance on device access based on testing plans.
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Vocabulary Strategy: Paint Chips

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A great strategy for building vocabulary for any student. Using paint chips, teachers provide students with a visual aid to better understand difficult vocabulary. Covers Common Core for the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words.

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Renee VanderMeer's curator insight, February 25, 2013 1:13 PM

Great for teaching nuances in meaning. 

debbie thomas's curator insight, March 24, 2013 7:26 PM

This is another way to think about word gradients.

Sayles Yourhistoryteacher's curator insight, July 30, 2014 2:30 PM

Home improvement meats Webster...

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A Question on Text Complexity

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Tim Shanahan on Literacy

 

If the issue is teaching reading, then matching text complexity with student reading levels is NOT the issue. That’s where guided reading and similar schemes go wrong.Placing students in more challenging books is a good idea because it increases opportunity to learn (there is more to figure out in challenging texts). This is important since our kids do not read effectively at high enough levels.Increases in text difficulty levels need to be coordinated with increases in the amounts and quality of scaffolding, support, encouragement, and explanation provided by the teacher.

 


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, February 7, 2013 11:19 AM

Key Point on Increasing Rigor:


Instead of asking what book level to teach someone at, teachers should ask, “If I place a student in a book this challenging, how much support will I need to provide to enable him/her to learn from this text?" 

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Vocabulary: Going Deeper Using MindMaps

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Common Core State Standard RL 6.4 (RI 6.4 is very similar) requires that by the end of sixth grade, students be able to: “Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.”Thinkspiration™ is the Inspiration® Software blog dedicated to being an informative resource and a place to stimulate discussion around education and


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Disciplining with Dignity: 5 Classroom Management Tips

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In one of her recent articles published in Education Weekly, Tracey Garrett describes a hypothetical interview scenario between a recent graduate pursuing a 4th grade teaching position and the principal.…...
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50 Educational Websites » Learning Socially

50 Educational Websites » Learning Socially | Continuing Professional Development - CCMS | Scoop.it

Podcast and Links.


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Harvard’s Alternative to Google Books - IEEE Spectrum

Harvard’s Alternative to Google Books - IEEE Spectrum | Continuing Professional Development - CCMS | Scoop.it
Universities launch a digital public library (RT @westphal: Harvard entwickelt Alternative zu Google Books. Offen und unabhängig: http://t.co/euVdQbCv Vorbild für hiesige Unis!

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, January 17, 2013 11:15 AM

"The Digital Public Library of America hopes to produce a search engine that will coordinate with these institutions, creating a single search portal that will direct users to every single book they need, in any collection....

he just might be able to offer what Google won’t: words without ads. “It’s free and open to all,” he says, “a sustainable national resource that will not be beholden to commercial influences.”  

Excellent!!!

Mediajockeys's curator insight, January 19, 2013 10:12 AM

Kijk! Wat een fijn 1.0 initiatief!

Lees ook Diana's bijdrage voor nog meer fijn nieuws.

Elahe Amani's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:49 PM

A good read if e-book is an alternative to your students.

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Critical Thinking Index Page

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Tom Perran's curator insight, January 29, 2013 10:46 PM

Great place for resources on an important skill!

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Study says more math homework doesnt increase student achievement

Study says more math homework doesnt increase student achievement

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Tony Palmeri's curator insight, October 24, 2015 5:46 PM

I scooped this topic because I had just read Hattie's recommendation that homework of 5-10 minutes is as effective as 1-2 hours! Also, I think the math teachers at my school would be seriously interested in reading this article. One powerful suggestion is that math homework should be differentiated based on ability. This is easily said, but difficult and time intensive to execute. I doubt it is causal, but this article reports that the more time a student spends on math homework, the less likely they are to achieve. But, it is reasonable to assume that those who take more time are less proficient. 

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Three-Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards

This three-minute video explains how the Common Core State Standards will help students achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know to ...
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Awesome Stories: Primary Source Docs for Common Core

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AwesomeStories is a gathering place of primary-source information. Its purpose - since the site was first launched in 1999 - is to help educators and individuals find original sources, located at national archives, libraries, universities, museums, historical societies and government-created web sites.

Sources held in archives, which document so much important first-hand information, are often not searchable by popular search engines. One needs to search within those institutional sites directly, using specific search phrases not readily discernible to non-scholars. The experience can be frustrating, resulting in researchers leaving key sites without finding needed information.

AwesomeStories is about primary sources. The stories exist as a way to place original materials in context and to hold those links together in an interesting, cohesive way (thereby encouraging people to look at them). It is a totally different kind of web site in that its purpose is to place primary sources at the forefront - not the opinions of a writer. Its objective is to take the site's users to places where those primary sources are located. 


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Deb Gardner's curator insight, March 27, 2013 6:23 PM

Excellent digital resource when teaching with CCSS, particularly in science and social studies!

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"Common Core State Standards are not a program"...or a curriculum

Marc Tucker - the Common Core State Standards are not a program, like a new drug, to be field-tested.  They are a statement of what we want our children to know and be able to do when they graduate from high school and what they ought to know and be able to do at key points along the way to graduation.  Our parents and students and teachers need to know what is expected.  I can understand why we would want to know how well a strategy for helping students reach our aspirations worked before we asked all our teachers to use it, but don't understand why we would field test our aspirations.


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River Hill High School's comment, March 24, 2013 2:46 PM
Agree or disagree? Hmmmm.
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Math: Performance Task Template

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Lisa Burkhalter's curator insight, March 22, 2013 10:35 AM

Great template for planning performance tasks - could be adapted for any subject.

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Asking Questions | Burkins & Yaris

Today's digest of Burkins and Yaris blogs examines the role of questioning and the Common Core State Standards. We explore the ways asking better questions can facilitate student independence and learning.
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The Literacy Shed - Resources for Literacy Teachers - Films, Animation and more

The Literacy Shed - Resources for Literacy Teachers - Films, Animation and more | Continuing Professional Development - CCMS | Scoop.it
A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.

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Michael Stapleton's curator insight, February 18, 2013 11:44 AM

A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.

Katharina Kulle's comment, February 19, 2013 4:22 AM
Wow!
Jodi Lynn's curator insight, February 19, 2013 12:13 PM

This is great for k-12 teachers!

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Free Math worksheets, Free phonics worksheets, Math Games and Online activities and Quizzes

Softschools.com provides free math worksheets and games and phonics worksheets and phonics games which includes counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division algebra, science, social studies, phonics, grammar for 1st grade, second...
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12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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We're Teaching History Wrong

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For many students, history is not presented as an edifying learning experience but rather a litany of disconnected events, writes Vicky Schippers.
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Think Alouds: Unpacking the Standards | Sarah Brown Wessling

Think Alouds: Unpacking the Standards | Sarah Brown Wessling | Continuing Professional Development - CCMS | Scoop.it
If you are having trouble understanding the Common Core Standards, and how to begin teaching with it, check this presentation out.


Sarah Brown Wessling explains the Common Core State Standards and offers insights on how to implement the Core in classrooms across America.


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How will reading instruction change when aligned to the Common Core?

How will reading instruction change when aligned to the Common Core? | Continuing Professional Development - CCMS | Scoop.it

It is exactly this “close reading” that Common Core supporters hope will usher in a new era of reading instruction—one where teachers select grade-appropriate texts for all students; where they have students read and reread those texts—perhaps more times than even makes sense or feels comfortable—to support deep comprehension and analysis; and where they push students to engage in the text itself—in the author’s words, not in how those words make us feel.


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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, January 29, 2013 8:54 AM

Interesting thought-provoking article on reading instruction and the Common Core.

 

Mark Gillingham's curator insight, January 29, 2013 5:30 PM

Great Books Shared Inquiry shines at close reading. 

David A Wilson's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:18 PM

Good article

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Infographic: 10 Principles for Effective Vocabulary Instruction

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Vocabulary Strategies That Work: Do This—Not That!
by Lori Wilfong

Packed with engaging, research-based, classroom-ready strategies for teaching vocabulary.
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Cheryl Frose's curator insight, December 15, 2012 11:29 PM

Things to remember...

SimonFisher's curator insight, September 5, 2013 3:22 PM

How come I haven't found this earlier?

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Sentence Frames for Textual Evidence | Roz Linder.com

Sentence Frames for Textual Evidence | Roz Linder.com | Continuing Professional Development - CCMS | Scoop.it
Textual evidence matters, even in elementary school!
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