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Harvard Education Letter: 5 Myths About the Common Core State Standards

Harvard Education Letter: 5 Myths About the Common Core State Standards | Library Media Center | Scoop.it

Writing and implementing the Common Core State Standards are one of the most significant initiatives in American education in decades. Yet the swiftness with which they were developed and adopted has left educators uncertain about exactly what they are. In his publication, Robert Rothman identifies five of the most common myths surrounding common core standards and debunked them.


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What Texts does the Common Core REQUIRE Students to Read?

What Texts does the Common Core REQUIRE Students to Read? | Library Media Center | Scoop.it

I'm with Mr. Stuart on this one; the standards are vague with respect to text title selection.  This leaves the doors and windows WIDE open for teacher and student choice.  Nice!


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Evaluating Web 2.0: Conversation with Joyce Valenza

Evaluating Web 2.0: Conversation with Joyce Valenza | Library Media Center | Scoop.it

In this conversation with Joyce Valenza we talk all about Web 2.0 - what it is, how to evaluate Web 2.0 resources and how far the Internet has come in 10 years.


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Tania Gammage's curator insight, August 8, 2013 8:57 PM

Evaluating Web sites

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Curation Tools for Students and Teachers: My Favorites So Far by Joyce Valenza

Curation Tools for Students and Teachers: My Favorites So Far by Joyce Valenza | Library Media Center | Scoop.it

I hope to introduce a variety of curating tools to classes and individual students this year. While this is an exciting way for learners to discover how to manage their information worlds, not everyone actually needs or wants to curate every single time they begin research.

 

Students and teachers can exploit the curation efforts already out there.

 

In fact, the new curation tools present an exciting new genre of search tool, a tool for scanning the real-time environment, as well as opportunities for evaluating quality and relevance in emerging information landscapes.

 

Because a couple of my seniors selected autism as an area of interest for their senior project, I’ll use this topic as a sample search in five of my favorite new search tools.


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Tracy Shaw's curator insight, October 13, 2013 2:36 PM

Concrete and very usable ideas from Joyce. 

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What Research Says About Reading: The Case for Informational Text

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Why informational text?  Why the increase in its use? And why now?


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Wallwisher & Google Docs as Online KWL Charts (and much more)

Wallwisher & Google Docs as Online KWL Charts (and much more) | Library Media Center | Scoop.it

Both Wallwisher and Google Docs are versitile, powerful, easy to use and free which enables teachers to use them frequently with their students and as a result, gain efficiencies in their classroom.  

 

For example, if your students have access to iPads or laptops, consider making Wallwisher part of your daily Do Now routine to get a feel for background knowledge prior to a difficult read, identify main idea in a Do Now excerpt, write a GIST statement, or propose a question about the text.

 

All student responses (text or images) are pinned on a Wallwisher bulletin board where they can be discussed, peer evaluated, or even posted on your class blog to be shared with other classes or parents.


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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.  Edutopia offers a guide to resources that will help you make sense of the initiative and join the conversation.


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What Texts does the Common Core REQUIRE Students to Read?

What Texts does the Common Core REQUIRE Students to Read? | Library Media Center | Scoop.it

I'm with Mr. Stuart on this one; the standards are vague with respect to text title selection.  This leaves the doors and windows WIDE open for teacher and student choice.  Nice!


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Non-Fiction Text Structures!

Non-Fiction Text Structures! | Library Media Center | Scoop.it

Understanding non-fiction text structures is critical for “Reading to Learn” (i.e., reading for information). Students should be familiar with the five most common text structures and should be able to identify each structure using signal words and key features.

 

Understanding which text structure is used helps students monitor their understanding, while learning the specific content that is presented. These text structures need to be explicitly taught in the classroom.


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Engaged Learning and Collaborative Teaching « Best Practices for ...

Engaged Learning and Collaborative Teaching « Best Practices for ... | Library Media Center | Scoop.it

Innovative teachers have already developed uses and opportunities for video chatting in the classroom, including: experimenting with collaborative project-based learning between students at other schools; enabling access ...


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Joyce Valenza’s Picks: Back-to-School Edition

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4-D  storytelling software, google's online tutorials on better searching...


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The Keyword Blog: Joyce Valenza: MentorMob tutorial on Credibility

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(Learning hint of of the month: When Joyce Valenza talks, LISTEN!)


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Parent Roadmaps to Common Core Standards

The Council of the Great City Schools' parent roadmaps in English language arts/literacy and in mathematics provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8. These parent roadmaps for each grade level also provide three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school.


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commoncore2014@gmail.com's comment, August 14, 2012 10:44 AM
These great resources for teachers too!
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Harvard Education Letter: 5 Myths About the Common Core State Standards

Harvard Education Letter: 5 Myths About the Common Core State Standards | Library Media Center | Scoop.it

Writing and implementing the Common Core State Standards are one of the most significant initiatives in American education in decades. Yet the swiftness with which they were developed and adopted has left educators uncertain about exactly what they are. In his publication, Robert Rothman identifies five of the most common myths surrounding common core standards and debunked them.


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Seven Tips for Aligning Assignments to Common Core

Seven Tips for Aligning Assignments to Common Core | Library Media Center | Scoop.it

Consider these important features of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts, in both the anchors and their grade-level versions, when crafting assignments. 


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Ted Caron's comment, August 15, 2012 10:28 AM
Number 4: "The bulk of writing assignments should be multiparagraph compositions, such as reports and essays, rather than personal essays, memoirs, or narratives. (W1,2,7, 9.). Authors should be careful about overlooking narratives as they still account for 1/3 of CCSS writing expectations.
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School Librarians and the Common Core Standards: LiveBinder Resources - LiveBinder | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class

School Librarians and the Common Core Standards: LiveBinder Resources - LiveBinder | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Library Media Center | Scoop.it

Nicely arranged and frequently updated, this collection of LiveBinder resources for school librarians is a Common Core State Standards keeper.


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Caliterate's curator insight, January 9, 2013 3:38 PM

I will incorporate many of these articles into staff development sessions with teachers at my respected middle and high school libraries.

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Big6 (Information & Tech Literacy) & Common Core Standards Alignment

Big6 (Information & Tech Literacy) & Common Core Standards Alignment | Library Media Center | Scoop.it

Help students grapple with point of view, vetting resources, documenting claims and synthesizing and cataloging information using The Big 6 Information & Technology Skills.


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Common Core R.CCR.10: Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

Common Core R.CCR.10: Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently. | Library Media Center | Scoop.it

R.CCR.10: Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

 

Reading grade-appropriate complex texts is a linchpin of the CCSS. This post includes how to determine if a text is grade-appropriate, and comments on balancing informational and literary texts.


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TeachesTech.info: Ultimate web 2.0 list from EdTech Tool Box

Use it to communicate with your pupils – give them hints and help online, or provide parents with video updates while on a school trip. 100 Language Learning Sites ... dedicated to art and artists.


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