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Digital Storytelling: Get Creative with the Common Core

Digital Storytelling: Get Creative with the Common Core | Information about Common Core | Scoop.it
My students are constructing digital portfolios as a culminating celebration of their work that will be published and shared with a wider audience than the traditional paper portfolios constructed in the past.
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Improving Participation with Talk Moves

Improving Participation with Talk Moves | Information about Common Core | Scoop.it
Learn one way teachers are improving student participation in the classroom. Talk Moves is a method that encourages participation and collaboration by students.
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Manage student behavior and participation during math meetings. Great video example with comments that reference the books this teacher used to learn these practices. Her feedback includes info about how her teaching team worked together to make it work.

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PARCC Proposes Common-Core Test Accommodations

PARCC Proposes Common-Core Test Accommodations | Information about Common Core | Scoop.it
The first of two groups of states working to design common assessments has released a draft accommodations manual that outlines the types of test supports that can be used to help ELLs and students with disabilities.

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Use of pop-up glossaries for all students and prohibiting calculators is discussed along with ELL and modifications for students with specific disabilities is discussed. 

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TES iboard: Interactive activity finder

TES iboard: Interactive activity finder | Information about Common Core | Scoop.it
Find the perfect interactive activity for your English, geography, history, ICT, maths, RE or science class.
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Link to ELA, math, and all other content area activities.

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VIDEO: Persistence in Problem Solving - Resources - Share My Lesson

VIDEO: Persistence in Problem Solving - Resources - Share My Lesson | Information about Common Core | Scoop.it
See how to increase student confidence using multiple problem solving strategies.

Length: 5 minutes

To Consider While Watching:
How does the graphic organizer help scaffold problem solving for students?
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This is a really nice way to have instruction be student-driven and focus on multiple ways to solve word problems!

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The NSTA Learning Center

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This page contains archived webinars to help understand the Next Generation Science Standards. 

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Welcome · Digital Public Library of America

Welcome · Digital Public Library of America | Information about Common Core | Scoop.it

The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.


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Common-Core-Standards-Overview-LU-revised.pdf


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When Poetry Meets the Common Core

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Many teachers are worried they'll have to scratch poems from their syllabi under the common standards, but teacher Ben Curran says all that's needed is a shift in the way poetry is read and discussed.

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CCSS-Aligned Rubrics, K-12 | Common Core State Standards

CCSS-Aligned Rubrics, K-12 | Common Core State Standards | Information about Common Core | Scoop.it
Both the K-6 and the 7-12 E/LA Steering Committees worked diligently over the past year to produce Common Core standards-aligned rubrics. As our teachers

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Countdown for Teachers - New Common Core Standards Planning Calendar

Countdown for Teachers - New Common Core Standards Planning Calendar | Information about Common Core | Scoop.it

Create a Planning Calendar Utilizing the New Common Core Standards


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Dance Mat Typing

A fun colourful free website with animation and games introducing touch typing to children aged 7 to 11


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commoncore2014@gmail.com's curator insight, January 21, 2013 11:42 PM

Typing is essential for success on new Common Core assessments, as it is completely computer-based.

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Reasoning About Multiplication & Division

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Here are lesson ideas for teaching multiplication and division to the Common Core. This lesson aligns with Common Core Standards: Math.3.OA.5. Use this and other great videos to help your students learn multiplication and division.

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Reasoning About Multiplication & Division

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Here are lesson ideas for teaching multiplication and division to the Common Core. This lesson aligns with Common Core Standards: Math.3.OA.5. Use this and other great videos to help your students learn multiplication and division.
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Really great video demonstration of math talks, mental math, or math meetings. 

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Let's Just Sit Down and Talk! The Socratic Discussion: Creative Implementation of Common Core Assessment

Let's Just Sit Down and Talk! The Socratic Discussion: Creative Implementation of Common Core Assessment | Information about Common Core | Scoop.it
One of the most misunderstood aspects of implementing Common Core standards is that they are about learning goals, not methods. This opens up lots of possibilities for including the standards in assessments across the curriculum.

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Common Core & Close Reading: An Outcome not a Reading Strategy

Common Core & Close Reading: An Outcome not a Reading Strategy | Information about Common Core | Scoop.it

In the haste of the buzz, many do not understand that close reading is not a simple one-step technique to be taught but the outcome of applying  knowledge of language structures and conventions in the analysis of a text in order to discern a subtle message, or understand a complex concept, or to evaluate text efficacy.


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Common Core Resources | katm.org


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commoncore2014@gmail.com's curator insight, April 9, 2013 8:52 PM

The Common Core “FlipBooks” are a compilation of research, “unpacked” standards from many states, instructional strategies and examples for each standard at each grade level.

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10,000 Teachers Collaborate on Common Core-Alignment Project

None of those old basal textbooks are aligned to the Common Core State Standards, but they all include great content. What to do? About 10,000 teachers onEdmodo have turned to the The Basal Alignment Project, an online library of revised replacement lessons from common basal reading series (3rd-5th grades) each carefully aligned to the Common Core State Standards (Request to join the Edmodo Group)


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CCSS Videos - The Reading & Writing Project


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Pathways to the Common Core: Videos from Inside Classrooms features almost 40 clips of Common-Core aligned teaching and learning. We captured these scenes of classroom teaching in an effort to help you imagine methods of teaching that can support students in moving towards the ambitious standards set by the Common Core.

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Why We Need Common Core: "I choose C."

Taking a humourous look at our current education system.


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Applying 21st Century Skills with Common Core and Trading Cards

Applying 21st Century Skills with Common Core and Trading Cards | Information about Common Core | Scoop.it

My new favorite FREE tool for the classroom, for grades 3-12, is Trading Cards; which is an iOS App and also web based  by ReadWriteThink. This tool is user-friendly  and allows students to practice 21st century skills with integration of Common Core Curriculum.


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