Case study-Teaching with web 2.0 technologies: Twitter, wikis & blogs
8:52 Minute video discussing the utilizing web 2.0 technologies in online and Face to Face classes. These tools can improve student engagement in class. Video gives a good overview of these tools and provides examples of how to use them in your class.
Looking for lessons alighned to the Common Core State Standards? Check out TICK from KATE. Their mission is to impact student learning by promoting best-practice uses of technology and 21st Century Learning. Kentucky Academy of Technology Education is committed to providing visionary leadership and high-quality resources readily available to educators.
With forty-five states plus Washington DC and four territories adopting the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), I’m a little surprised educators are still questioning the benefits of becoming a connected educator.
The Library of Congress website has a Finding Primary Sources resource page giving you handy tips and easy ways to access the resources in their collection. They have created a new tool for recording student observations, reflections and a place to ask questions about the primary resource. This tool can be completed online or downloaded as a pdf. Utilizing Primary Resources is a component of the Common Core State Standards.
Encourage Students to Observe, Reflect and Question http://www.loc.gov/teachers/primary-source-analysis-tool/ The interactive Primary Source Analysis Tool from the Library of Congress allows users to choose the format of their document, artifact or other source from a pull-down menu and, depending on that choice, offers a series of contextual prompts for closer reading and analysis. Students can use the tool to record their responses to a primary source, and if they need guidance, they can use the sample questions. In addition, they can go back and forth between the columns; there is no correct order to analyze the source.
While there's always a lot of mumbling and grumbling when it comes to anyone mandating what should be taught and how to get there, the Common Core Standards have been adopted by 45 of the states, so they're not exactly something that can be easily...
Understanding Language is devoted to improving education for English Language Learners in light of the new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
Created by Stanfard University,"This unit shows instructional approaches that are likely to help ELLs meet new standards in English Language Arts. The lessons address potent literacy goals and build on students’ background knowledge and linguistic resources. Built around a set of famous persuasive speeches, the unit supports students in reading a range of complex texts. It invites them to write and speak in a variety of ways and for different audiences and purposes." It is not only useful for ELL but anyone teaching English Language Arts looking for examples on how to implement the Common Core State Standards.
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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