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Flipping the Language Arts Class is different than the flipped STEM class

Flipping the Language Arts Class is different than the flipped STEM class | Common Core State Standards - ELA | Scoop.it

To me the biggest difference is in how flipping adds context. For instance, working with a particular piece of literature, say, Romeo & Juliet, offers many ways to use the flipped format to add learning experiences beyond what one might have time to share within the restraints of the class hour. Some examples of what could be flipped for students reading Romeo & Juliet:

Google maps of the area of Italy where the play is setHistorical info on Queen Elizabeth I, London, or William Shakespeare3D rendering of the Globe TheaterGoogle Lit Trip, which uses Google Earth to move through the play’s localesVideo clips from West Side Story, Shakespeare in Love, or any available version of the playRenaissance food recipes and photosVideo and image parodies, such as this one.Your own screen casts explaining texts, like this one, using Jing.com.Online texts, including side-by-side modern translations, e.g. No FearBlogging as Romeo or JulietDiscussion boards regarding choices the characters makeVocabulary practice via Spelling and Vocabulary City, for instance.Suggesting students create a quick rap using uJam.com

Of course, the possibilities are nearly endless. While no teacher wants to replace the core discussions and interactions of the language arts class (nor should they), adding a flipped element creates opportunity to craft meaning and connection to the world in ways simply not possible by sending home worksheets or packets with information.

The management of this material requires a strong interactive platform for teachers to easily share these resources. There are several free or inexpensive options for this. Moodle, Edmodo,Schoology, Google Sites, Wikispaces and several others could form that connective tissue to allow for these flipped resources. I prefer Schoology, even though I used Edmodo for years, because the design is very clean, and students always know where to find resources, even if they were from many weeks ago. I think it is a matter of preference.


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BobbiJames's curator insight, July 4, 2013 7:11 AM

Tips for LA teachers on flipping the class.

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Infographics and the Common Core

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Information is all around us, but very little of what we digest daily is in the form of a traditional textbook. Analyzing text structures is a major theme of the common core literacy standards.


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Julie King's curator insight, June 15, 2013 2:13 PM

Students used wikis to discuss and reflect on infographics. Thinkfinity is one source students can use to annotate and interact with infographics and other visual content.

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Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts

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User friendly interactive tool for viewing the progression of the ELA Common Core Standards from K-12 for all anchor standards.


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Wayne_Demnar's curator insight, May 25, 2013 10:18 PM

Very useful in adding more clarity!

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Technology-Rich Learning: New Literacies and the Common Core

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It makes sense that an emphasis on new ways of reading and writing fits easily within the Common Core umbrella. After all, a primary thrust of the new standards is college and career readiness. How can we hope to prepare our young people to thrive in today's society—in which people are connected 24 hours a day by media and coworkers may well live in different countries—without giving them some practice with new media at school?

 

The teachers I have studied take the preparation of students to participate in a wired world seriously, and much of this preparation involves making sure that students are able to navigate new ways of reading and writing. Here are four strategies that can help—each one closely related to one or more of the Common Core standards in English language arts and literacy.


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Unpacking the Common Core: Digital Tools to Support the Vocabulary shift

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Beth Dichter's insight: Check out tools that will help you teach academic vocabulary and also find a link to a LiveBinder that provides resources on the Common Core and Literacy Standards.


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Language Arts Activities | Interactive Whiteboard Resources

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Find easy-to-use Interactive Whiteboard teaching tips and make the most of Language Arts Online Activities on your Interactive Whiteboard.

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Kim Smith's curator insight, July 6, 2014 6:39 PM

This Scholastic resource contains a number of tools that can be used with different types of interactive whiteboards, with students of all ages across all subjects.  I appreciate that this site has activities for multiple types of IWBs, as some of the teachers who take my class don't actually have SMART Boards, but other types of IWBs.

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The Ultimate Common Core and Arts Resource-Education Closet

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the ultimate Common Core and Arts resource provides you with the art form, lessons, technology, additional resources and assessments that all connect (RT @susanrileyphoto: The Ultimate Common Core and Arts Resource:


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Common Core and the Defenders of the Status Quo

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Welcome to the blog of the International Reading Association Literacy Research Panel! The Panel looks forward to using this blog, and its archives, to connect with IRA members around literacy research relevant to policy and practice.
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The Good News of Common Core – What new literacy standards ...

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While the development of reading skills is essential to college and career readiness, no one more than evangelicals can appreciate the importance to a people and a culture of the ability to read, and read well—or the ...
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Common Core: Evaluating The Credibility of Digital Sources

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Students today are hyper connected to information, but do they know how to research? Nope.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, July 8, 2013 1:16 PM

Love the online form to evaluate the credibility of digital resources

Jaime Parker's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:22 PM

I have a friend who teaches English courses at the college level and this is her biggest complaint. She says that the students simply do not know how to research. They don't know how to use databases or how to evaluate websites which seems so crazy to me. I'm not sure why these skills aren't being taught or integrated into every content area. Perhaps too much time is being spent preparing students for standardized testing.

 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:07 PM

What to expect when librarians are being cut everywhere or stretched so thin to covel 4 schools in one week?

 

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How PBS LearningMedia Can Strengthen Students' Media Literacy for Common Core | Edspace

How PBS LearningMedia Can Strengthen Students' Media Literacy for Common Core | Edspace | Common Core State Standards - ELA | Scoop.it

"PBS LearningMedia, a free destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital public media resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, and lesson plans, provides core subject area resources. Included in this resource library are resources that address media literacy skills underlying the basic tenants of Common Core State Standards."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 28, 2013 9:16 PM

The Common Core standards state: 

"To be ready for college, workforce training, and life in a technological society, students need the ability to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information and ideas, to conduct original research in order to answer questions or solve problems, and to analyze and create a high volume and extensive range of print and nonprint texts in media forms old and new."

This post shares a few of the many resources available at PBS LearningMedia (at no cost). The focus here is on strengthening media literacy. Clicking through to PBS will provide you with access to over 30,000 resources.

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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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Teri C's curator insight, March 17, 2013 3:27 PM

I think cross-subject thematic units are excellent because it can reach so many more students in a given class thanks to multiple focuses. The downside? When you become micro-managed on a pacing chart &Lose the inability to bring in YOUR Fo Real teaching style into the lesson.

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A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core Debate and Argument

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How do we maximize our effectiveness in implementing the CCSS literacy standards? One key way is through debate. Here is one teacher's approach to debate.

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Inspiring Creativity Through Nonfiction Texts

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A high school English teacher aims to counter his coworker's fears that the common-core literacy standards' focus on nonfiction will hinder students' creativity.

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How Tech Can Transform English/Language Arts Class from Good to Great

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English/Language Arts teachers often ask me what technology can do for them. After all, eBooks
are revolutionizing both the weight of students’ backpacks and the
local bookstore’s bottom line.

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Four Creative Ways to Teach the Common Core with Public Media | Edspace

Four Creative Ways to Teach the Common Core with Public Media  | Edspace | Common Core State Standards - ELA | Scoop.it

A look at how PBS LearningMedia's "vast selection of rich digital media resources provides a great opportunity for blended learning that can engage students with compelling content, and directly align curriclum to the new standars."

This post looks at the four central components in the Common Core State Standards (English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects) and suggests examples of media found in the PBS Learning Media materials that may be used to address the standards. Specifically it addresses the following:

* Emphasisis on informational text

* The focus on argument

* The push for media literacy

* Encouraging online collaboration and exchange of ideas

Many great suggestions are provided within each of the areas listed above. 


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Wordplay: summer meets language arts - Charlotte Observer

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Wordplay: summer meets language arts
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Summer isn't the time to hassle your kids over spelling and grammar, but they do need to keep their writing skills sharp.
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Integrating the Arts with Common Core Standards | VirtualVillage

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Integrating the Arts with Common Core Standards. June 6th, 2013 by Amy England. Share Button. photo As a classroom teacher, I have enjoyed incorporating music and art into my everyday lessons for a variety of traditional academic ...
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How Annotation Reshapes Student Reading

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How Annotation Reshapes Student Reading

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lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 1:45 PM

Every teacher should enhance their student's reading comprehension by using  annotations as a record of their thinking. If you’re thinking, make a record of it by writing down.

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Common Core's goal: Preparation

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Common Core's goal: Preparation Cleveland Daily Banner Although the CTE standards are not changing, CTE teachers are receiving training on how to follow Common Core teaching practices.


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