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Big Obstacle To New Common Core Teaching Standards | HuffPost.com

Big Obstacle To New Common Core Teaching Standards | HuffPost.com | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

On a sunny summer afternoon, teachers fill a bright red auditorium in the basement of the Soho headquarters of Scholastic Inc., the educational publishing giant. In front of them, a coach uses a big screen to show them books.

 

Because of new learning standards called the Common Core, New York City educators attending the presentation will soon have to revamp how they teach reading. The coach, who wears glasses and a colorful floral blazer over dark capris and no-nonsense sandals, is trying to teach them how to do that. When teaching from a book like Yes Day! -- about a boy whose parents give him one day that all his requests are answered with "yes" -- the coach suggests that teachers following the Common Core ask students to notice patterns, or to create their own Yes Day! books.

 

Common Core standards, which aim to standardize curricula from state to state, require that each school day include more informational text, and that students react to readings by reaching conclusions based on evidence, instead of reflecting on what the material means for their personal lives. This mandate leaves some teachers puzzled.

 

"Students always rely on personal connections first," one teacher asked, her hand raised. "What are your thoughts on making it more meaningful?"

 

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Can one be excepted to read beyond the personal level of one's current ability just because it is demanded?  Looking for evidence and deep reading to support this idea of common core should involve proof that if we demand genius reading level we should be able to achieve this across the board for everyone. Reading levels are a generalization of reading ability rather than a set standard. Abilities in reading are often very topic specific as well, We know more words in the areas we have an interest in and are more likely to do additional independent reading.

 

This common core concept may have more basic flaws then just teacher training. Teachers are after all, the best resource on what does prove to work in the actual class room. Teachers may resort to personalizing reading assignments because that is the best way to build reading and understanding skills. There is also the possibility that personal development and awareness is not a locked step, age issue that can be altered without readiness for personal development in the topic to be studied. This readiness is often highly personal. I am in a school where many are brought up being firmly taught outside the school that the world is around 6,000 years old. Many students live in environments where their own family and their upbringing does not allow or encourage students to leave family trained values and views of "the Truth".  Teachers realize the line they should not overstep.

 

The evidence I've have always read holds that if you assign reading with too many unknown new concepts and vocabulary at once the comprehension , much less motivation to read goes down. I have learned both in teaching and raising children you can will understanding, teach knowledge and force these things into heads all you want....But in the end it is personal maturity, understanding and interest that will always decide what the student is really willing to hold on to and learn. Inspiring curiosity and a thirst to understand more will usually offer the students the real keys to improving reading skills and comprehension . Learning is the process of a  life long journey not a final destination point. You can only start a journey from where you are and not from where you wish to be. 

 

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Porter-Magee and Finn said they see the Common Core as a potential remedy. It theoretically requires teachers to introduce more non-fiction, and reading and writing based on evidence instead of personal narratives. Teachers are supposed to assign readings based not on a student's actual reading abilities, but rather on the reading level of that student's school year.

 

According to the survey, 64 percent of elementary teachers are still assigning books based on individual abilities, as are two out of five math teachers. When picking novels, 51 percent of elementary school teachers reported doing so based on students' reading levels regardless of grade, as did 40 percent of middle school teachers and 28 percent of high school teachers.

 

"It's one thing to say these are shifts that the Common Core promotes, and it's another thing to say they're making their way into the classroom," Porter-Magee said in an interview.

The survey found that 73 percent of elementary teachers and 56 percent of middle school teachers emphasize reading skills over text-centered lessons. High school teachers are split in half on this issue. The survey found the most popular texts wereBecause of Winn-Dixie, Bridge to Terabithia, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Martin Luther King's "I Dreamed a Dream Speech." The survey deemed the texts "slightly easier works."

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FineArtAmerica.com

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Fine Art America is the premier online art gallery for buying and selling fine art prints, framed prints, stretched canvas prints, posters, acrylic prints, metal prints, iPhone cases, Galaxy cases, throw pillows, duvet covers, shower curtains, tote...
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7 Helpful Resources for Students to Boost their Study Performance - Clapway

7 Helpful Resources for Students to Boost their Study Performance - Clapway | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
If you are a student of any study level, your performance probably is one of your main concerns. You want better grades and compliments from your teachers, professors, and classmates, and this is only natural.

But with so much to do between study classes to attend and assignments to get done, it is very likely that you could make a good use of any resources able to boost your resources.

Thankfully, the educational industry has been developing many products and services with exactly the same goal that you have.

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Lewis Center for Educational Research - Home

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Technology Bar And Line Graph Animation

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Project Based Learning Info

Project Based Learning Info | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Project Based Learning Info, by Angie Spann: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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Productive PD: Learning by Doing

Productive PD: Learning by Doing | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Just like students, teachers also learn best by doing. Read how five horses (yes, horses!) participated in a teacher professional development about student motivation.
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New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology

New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
The new Padagogy Wheel features another band focusing on the SAMR Model and on helping teachers (and admins) effectively integrate education technology.

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Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

The primary goal of the Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling website is to serve as a useful resource for educators and students who are interested in how digital storytelling can be integrated into a variety of educational activities.


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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic. What’s not to like? Colored charts and illustrations deliver connections better than tables and figures and as users spend time looking back and forth the full infographic, they stay on the site longer. Plus, readers who like what they see are more likely to share visual guides more than articles.

 

While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, we’re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 5, 11:42 PM

Nice updated list of infographics tools.

 
Bart van Maanen's curator insight, June 6, 11:38 AM
Soms kun je een verhaal goed vertellen met een infographic, regelijk een vorm die zich goed laat delen op sociale media. Misschien kun je er ook wel een creatief cv mee maken. Maak je eigen #infographics met een van deze online tools. 
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Want Smart Kids? Make Sure They Learn to Do This

Want Smart Kids? Make Sure They Learn to Do This | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
There's a brain-building skill schools are teaching less and less.
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Remember to teach your kids how to use this old school technology.
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6 steps to transition to digital a digital classroom

6 steps to transition to digital a digital classroom | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Looking to go digital in your classroom in a meaningful way? Here are the six core steps to making it happen.

Via EDTECH@UTRGV, Elizabeth E Charles, Dean J. Fusto, Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Stephania Savva, malek
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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 29, 3:27 AM
Will definitly use that during my next training session about Web 2.0 for teachers
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The transition to digital classroom can be a seamless task with enough professional development and school-based supports in place. Stakeholder buy-in is an important part of this process. Consider how these 6 steps could increase the efficacy and fidelity of lesson planning.
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6 Rules for Being Transparent with Teens: Authentic Relationships Lead to Engagement

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Engaging Students in Math through the Art of Tiling

Engaging Students in Math through the Art of Tiling | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Lesson and project ideas to provide a visual and kinetic art experience with math, thereby deepening conceptual understanding.
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TEACHING FOR CREATIVITY: TWO DOZEN TIPS

TEACHING FOR CREATIVITY: TWO DOZEN TIPS | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
CDL services and resources for students and their families...

 

24 tips to teach for creativity


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What 7 Factors Should Educators Consider When Choosing Digital Tools for Underserved Students? (EdSurge News)

What 7 Factors Should Educators Consider When Choosing Digital Tools for Underserved Students? (EdSurge News) | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Seven. That’s the magic number. Why?In the report published last week by the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, Professor Linda Darling-Hammond and I summarized research findings about the conditions and practices that support ...
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Changing Relationships Enables 21st-Century Learning

Changing Relationships Enables 21st-Century Learning | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
The current model of schools can no longer hold the changes in pedagogy that are needed in the 21st century.
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The Perils of PBL’s Popularity | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE

The Perils of PBL’s Popularity | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
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The Best Art Teacher Blogs: Inspiration for High School Students

The Best Art Teacher Blogs: Inspiration for High School Students | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Inspiring and motivational Art Teacher blogs and websites for teachers (list compiled by an experienced high school Art Teacher and Coursework Assessor).
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Jeff Bryant: How Long Can Big Money Keep Democrats in the Charter Camp?

Jeff Bryant: How Long Can Big Money Keep Democrats in the Charter Camp? | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Jeff Bryant, a crack investigative journalist, writes on Bill Moyers' blog about the big money that has chained many Democrats to the charter school industry, putting them in the bizarre position of defending privatization of public education.
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This is not so much about technology as it is about educational policy..... This blog is from one of the founding individuals of the concept of public charter schools. She blogs daily around two or three times and follows what is happening all over the nation with charter schools... She feels the original idea has been hijacked by those that see dollars to be added to their wallet more than educational, meaningful improvement.for the common interest of society. She does a very good job of explaining what is going wrong the idea she and a handful of others set in motion under the Bush administration... And continuing through the Obama Administration.
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The Surprising Research About Students and Listening Skills

The Surprising Research About Students and Listening Skills | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
In the widely known “invisible gorilla” experiment, volunteers watched a video of different groups tossing a ball and were asked to count the number of

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Infographic: Brains, Games and Learning

Infographic: Brains, Games and Learning | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Knowing how dopamine-releasing activities can aid student learning could spur changes in classroom instruction.

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Too much chemistry, or the real dope?
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The Science Behind Why Our Brains Crave Infographics (In an Infographic)

The Science Behind Why Our Brains Crave Infographics (In an Infographic) | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Think back to your first memory: Can you still see the watermelon pink dress you wore? Do you remember the unique checkered pattern of your father's jacket?

Our memories are often linked to visual and sensory elements, while the words spoken or read can be more hazy. That's because our brains have a high capacity for storing visuals in our long-term memory, while text enters our working memory, which is limited. 


This contributes to why infographics and the inclusion of visual content in online information has been so successful. Readers crave visual breaks from the overload of text-based information that floods our daily browsing and work-related activities. 

NeoMam Studios studied how people process visual information, how visuals affect the way we read, and why graphics are so appealing. Discover the science behind why our brains crave infographics....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 5, 11:51 PM

Here's why our brains crave infographics... in an infographic.

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Here's why our brains crave infographics... in an infographic.

 
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Create & Find Multimedia Lessons in Minutes | TES Blendspace

Create & Find Multimedia Lessons in Minutes | TES Blendspace | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Make learning fun with TES Blendspace, the free and easy edtech tool teachers love for lessons, projects, presentations, and more. No planning needed.

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Secondary Education Learning Strategies

 Answers to Some of the Most Common Questions about Learning Strategies Instructionn
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