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Student-testing pioneer Angermeyr is skeptical about high-stakes trends

Student-testing pioneer Angermeyr is skeptical about high-stakes trends | leading and learning | Scoop.it

""It was really for that local curriculum improvement process. There was never any sense that we would grade schools on this or that we would rank teachers from high to low or that we would try to show that one school was doing a better job than another school.""

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Common Core Video Arkansas (ADE) Briefs

Common Core Video Arkansas (ADE) Briefs | leading and learning | Scoop.it

We invite you to take a few minutes to watch a new video on Common Core by the ADE’s Communications Office. It updates the progress and classroom innovation during Common Core’s first year. A direct link is:

http://www.arkansased.org/about/galleries/vg-core-march2012/index.html


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Enrique Gabriel Legaspi: Create and Curate: Mindful Learning for the 21st Century

Academic artist Enrique Legaspi grew up singing, skateboarding, and creating. Now he inspires middle school students to curate and create.  "Before you post, pause...is that how you really want people to see you?"

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Text Complexity: The Challenge of Selecting Texts

Text Complexity: The Challenge of Selecting Texts | leading and learning | Scoop.it

Rescooped from Mel Riddile: "Our English department has been given the task of selecting our four mentor texts for next year’s whole class reads."


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Create Story Cubes With Templates from Read Write Think

Create Story Cubes With Templates from Read Write Think | leading and learning | Scoop.it

From Free Tech for Teachers

Earlier this week I spent some time browsing Read Write Think and came across this lesson plan for creating biography cubes. The biography cube template is part of a larger set of four story cube templates called Cube Creators.
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Spectacular 360 Degree Panoramas of Famous Places

Spectacular 360 Degree Panoramas of Famous Places | leading and learning | Scoop.it
AirPano is a great website that I learned about through a Facebook post by James Hollis. AirPano offers dozens of spectacular 360 panoramas of famous landmarks and cities around the world.
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Send in the clowns: Common Core implementation advice just keeps getting worse

Send in the clowns: Common Core implementation advice just keeps getting worse | leading and learning | Scoop.it
When it comes to organizations peddling Common Core implementation resources and strategies, the buyer should beware.
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Guided Reading with Jenna Complete Lesson

Guided Reading with Jenna Complete Lesson | leading and learning | Scoop.it

"In this video, see all the pieces that come together for guided reading in Jenna Ogier's classroom. Students learn to work independently and rotate through stations..."

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Common Core State Standards Videos | The Leadership and Learning Center

Common Core State Standards Videos | The Leadership and Learning Center | leading and learning | Scoop.it

The videos on assessment have some great tips for collaborative scoring of student work.

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The Importance of Mathematical Practices

• Standards for Mathematical practice --processes and proficiencies • Habits of mind of the mathematically proficient student • Description of modeling; appl... (Here is an introduction to the state's new common core standards.

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The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons | The Edublogger

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons | The Edublogger | leading and learning | Scoop.it

"The legal jargon with respect to digital copyrights can be confusing – especially since different countries have their own laws and regulations.

 

With this post, we hope to dispel a few myths and pull together a complete list of resources for teachers and students to use when blogging and working with content online."


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Everything you wanted to know about Perimeter & Area

Everything you wanted to know about Perimeter & Area | leading and learning | Scoop.it

"A fun and useful area and perimeter 2D shape tutorial and interactive activities for your whiteboard. Learn how to find the area and perimeter of rectangles and triangles and then complete the questions."

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Maths


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Interactive Build a Body Lesson

Interactive Build a Body Lesson | leading and learning | Scoop.it
Sponge Lab Biology recently won a National Science Foundation award for its interactive Build a Body activity. Spend a few minutes using Build a Body and it is easy to understand why it was recognized by the NSF.
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The History Of Learning Tools [Infographic] | Edudemic

The History Of Learning Tools [Infographic] | Edudemic | leading and learning | Scoop.it

Infographic of the history of tech in ed.

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Common Core Transition via The Digital Sandbox

Common Core Transition via The Digital Sandbox | leading and learning | Scoop.it

Mike King

 

The implementation of common core standards also should provide a comprehensive guide for instructional delivery through well articulated maps, with information ranging from how the curriculum will be thematically integrated, to the depth of knowledge required to complete a task, to how student results will be authentically assessed.


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TN Curriculum Center Introduction (video)

Tools and resources at the Tennessee Curriculum Center by teachers for teachers preparing for the Common Core State Standards


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Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension

Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension | leading and learning | Scoop.it

Very impressive digital animation, a must see...

 

Here the link: http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 


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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, July 16, 2014 3:35 PM

La rueda taxonómica se irá enriqueciendo en la medida que las TIC sigan su propia evolución creativa e innovadora en lel proceso de implementación, evaluación y seguimiento en los entornos de aprendizaje físicos, virtuales y mixtos.

Al Post's curator insight, July 29, 2014 5:32 PM

Pretty cool...interactive Adobe Flash site. Click on an area to see additional information.

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http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

Interactive animation that breaks down the 'wheel' - includes suggested 'tools' that could be used for different related activities.

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YouTube Channel for Teachers Offers New Resources and Challenges

YouTube Channel for Teachers Offers New Resources and Challenges | leading and learning | Scoop.it
From guest blogger Hannah Rose Sacks
As more and more teachers seek out rich technological resources to enhance their instruction, the digital community is responding with a growing array of tools and content.
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Education malfeasance: the “reading to learn” myth

Education malfeasance: the “reading to learn” myth | leading and learning | Scoop.it

"The problem of literacy is that the transition from decoding skills to comprehension should happen long before middle school."

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Create Videos and Posters on the U.S. National Archives Digital Experience

Create Videos and Posters on the U.S. National Archives Digital Experience | leading and learning | Scoop.it
This afternoon as part of a Primary Resources 2.0 workshop that I conducted (workshop outline here), we explored some resources on the National Archives Experience Digital Vaults.
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The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools | MindShift

The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools | MindShift | leading and learning | Scoop.it

"Adam S. Bellow, author of The Tech Commandments, and founder of eduTecher, spoke to a roomful of receptive teachers at the recent ISTE 2011 conference, and demonstrated some of the ironies and contradictions the education system is mired in. And he had some advice."

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Common Core's Focus on 'Close Reading': Changes how teachers teach

Common Core's Focus on 'Close Reading': Changes how teachers teach | leading and learning | Scoop.it

by Catherine Gewertz

February 8, 2012

 

*Excerpts are filtered for the benefit of busy school leaders.

 

Drawn together by the Aspen Institute, some chief academic officers hash out how to deliver a profound shift in reading instruction.

 

Essential Question

 

What would happen if English/language arts teachers revolutionized their instruction to focus intently—and exclusively—on the texts students are reading?

 

Close Reading: A Key Shift

 

Close reading represents a key shift in the Common Core State Standards:

Students are expected to engage in "close reading" of complex literary and informational texts.

In contrast to common practice, in which teachers explain reading passages and supply background information before students read, "close reading" confines initial study to the text itself. Students make sense of it by probing its words and structure for information and evidence. Through questions and class exercises, teachers guide students back through the reading in a hunt for answers and deeper understanding.

 

Changes H0w Teachers Teach


Close reading requires profound shifts:

in how teachers teach how districts choose texts how they test what students know how they evaluate teachers.

 

Teachers Lack the Capacity

 

"I'm really worried that we haven't prepared our teachers for this," one chief academic officer said. "The academic and cognitive demand [on teachers] is quite high."


One of the chief academic officers said that such a process represents a more significant change for teachers than they might realize.

 

Significant Professional Development


Moving teachers toward this way of working will require "some significant professional development:"

teachers must learn to refrain from providing quick answers figure out instead how to formulate new kinds of questions that take them and their students back to the text repeatedly in their search for understanding.

 

Gradual Release


Close reading "moves students toward independence:"

by developing their abilities to build vocabulary access a text's structure; grasp a text's meaning and build arguments from it based on evidence in the text itself eventually build the confidence to grapple with tough reading on their own.


Questions Left Unanswered

 

How, for instance, would they build skill among their educators to provide sufficient supports for struggling readers, special education students, and English-learners to tackle text this way? How would teachers respond to a "sea change" that reframes their role from provider of information to facilitator of inquiry? And where would they get deep, focused lessons for such instruction?

 


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5 Things Every Teacher Should be Doing to Meet the Common Core State Standards > Eye On Education

5 Things Every Teacher Should be Doing to Meet the Common Core State Standards > Eye On Education | leading and learning | Scoop.it

"The following blog post was written by Eye On Education's Senior Editor, Lauren Davis. At the NCTE convention last month, everyone was buzzing about..."

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Numberlines

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"A beautifully designed and wonderfully useful number line resource for whiteboards. Choose the increments and starting point of the sequence and cover up numbers for the class to guess."

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Maths


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