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Common Core Quick-Start: Incorporating Digital Devices into Common Core Lessons

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We first need to determine what we're teaching and how we're teaching it and then consider how technology can help us get there.

One helpful tool for choosing technologies is Pitler, Hubbell, and Kuhn's (2012) Matrix of Strategies and Technologies. The matrix helps teachers first identify the instructional strategy that they intend to use (Dean, Hubbell, Pitler, & Stone, 2012) and then narrow down the myriad of choices to one of the nine types of technology:

word processingorganizing and brainstormingdata collection and analysiscommunication and collaborationinstructional mediamultimedia creationinstructional interactivesdatabase and referencekinesthetic technology
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Deb Gardner's curator insight, March 14, 2013 4:07 PM

Great book! It focuses on teaching and learning and identifies appropriate tech tools within the framework of Marzano's nine instructional strategies.


Some of the digital resources are dated (i.e. broken links) but you'll get the idea.  Begin with the end in mind (Wiggins/McTighe), plan instruction utilizing HITS (Marzano's High Impact Teaching Strategies) and integrate ed tech to create a more engaging learning experience and help students with achievement gains faster and more effectively

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Khan Academy does more magic with common core #ccss #ccchat #edchat

Khan Academy does more magic with common core #ccss #ccchat #edchat | Scoop-It | Scoop.it

With a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.


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Non-Fiction Text Structures! | Common Core State Standards in Education

Non-Fiction Text Structures! | Common Core State Standards in Education | Scoop-It | Scoop.it
Do you teach non-fiction text structures? Are your students familiar with the five most common text structures for non-fiction? This post includes many websites, blogs, material resources and ideas that support non-fiction reading.

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3 Useful Web Tools That Meet Common Core Standards

PowerMyLearning doesn't focus solely on the common core, but many of the free educational activities you can choose from address the standards. The site offers lessons and activities for Math, Language Arts, Science, ...


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Video: Math Procedures

The Common Core State Math standards emphasize conceptual knowledge over procedure. This video could be used as an engaging introduction to a discussion about why "Ours is not to wonder why, just invert and multiply" approaches to math instruction are not encouraged with the new standards.


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Web Tool: Voki - Create Speaking Avatars

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Voki is a FREE service that lets you:

Create customized avatars. Add voice to your Voki avatars. Post your Voki to any blog, website, or profile. Take advantage of Voki's learning resources.


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Web Tool: Museum Box

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This engaging website allows you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view the museum boxes submitted by other people and comment on the contents.


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Teach with Picture Books

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Provides educators with resources and recommendations for using picture books with upper elementary and middle school students.

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Deb Gardner's curator insight, March 13, 2013 10:52 AM
Obviously picture books shouldn't be used exclusively (or even primarily), however some of the higher Lexile picture books can be a good resource for teachers (even in grades 4-8) that are trying to build background knowledge on a topic or looking for a short text to probe and analyze closely with students.
This blog post doesn't include Lexiles, but in doing some checking many of the recommendations are higher-Lexile texts with vivid illustrations.
Consider using clustered texts as the framework for a good unit focused on RL.5.9 (Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics).  

Thanks to Ted for the resource recommendation!
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In Common Core, Teachers See Interdisciplinary Opportunities

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Educators around the country are exploring innovative ways to teach the new common-core literacy standards, and some are calling attention to an approach they say is working well: cross-subject thematic units.

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Deb Gardner's curator insight, March 14, 2013 9:56 AM

Think depth, not breadth when planning cross curricularly building upon the CCSS "core"nerstones that:

  1. ask students to closely read and analyze complex text using textual evidence, and
  2. write text derived responses that summarize, synthesize and compare ideas from one or mulitple sources.


(Excerpt from three day PD session presented by Ted Caron with teachers in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.)



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Resources to support Arizona's Common Core Standards

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Resources to support Arizona's Common Core Standards. November 1, 2012 By cpoplin. Take a look at Arizona's Common Core website. There will be more support for the role of technology will be coming in January 2013.

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The WHY of the Common Core State Standards | video

Council of Great City Schools
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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 graduate college- and career-ready.


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Web 2.0 Resources: Storybook Maker

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Interactive, animated storybook generator with backgrounds and graphics from Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who. More Seuss-themed games and activities at www.seussville.com.


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Web Tool: Create your own fun newspaper

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Make a newspaper clipping with your own headline and story. Easy to use, no sign up required. Click the save button to convert to a downloadable adobe document.


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Web Tool: Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles

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Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text. With several shapes to choose from this is an appealing word cloud generator.


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