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NC's Moving Math Forward: Constructed Response Released Items

“The Department of Public Instruction has released the following constructed response items from the fall 2012 administrations of the Measures of Student Learning: NC's Common Exams. These test items may be used by ...

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A Maths Dictionary for Kids 2013 by Jenny Eather | Maths Resources | Maths Online Dictionary | Math Words | Math Online Glossary | Math Terms

An interactive, animated maths dictionary with over 600 common math terms and math words explained in simple language. Math glossary with math definitions, examples, math practice interactives, mathematics activities and math calculators.

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Rebecca Zullo, M.Ed's curator insight, May 25, 2013 9:23 PM

This site is a great resource for teachers, parents and students. This interactive site has a great math dictionary with visuals to accompany each term. The site also has math charts/posters that can be printed and laminated on a variety of topics. I could see this being an excellent resource for math notebooking and homework help.  Definitely bookmark this one!

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Breathing Life Into Content Area Word Walls | Burkins & Yaris

Breathing Life Into Content Area Word Walls | Burkins & Yaris | Classroom | Scoop.it
In this post, we explore how to better utilize content area word walls in the classroom.

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Rebecca Zullo, M.Ed's curator insight, May 30, 2013 4:26 PM

See the next post for a link to some free awesome content area word wall cards.

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25 Math Apps Parents Can Give to Their Kids From edshelf

25 Math Apps Parents Can Give to Their Kids From edshelf | Classroom | Scoop.it
Teacher-recommended iPad & iPhone math apps for kids that parents can install, such as Algebra Touch, Geometry Pad, Connect Sums, etc.

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John Pearce's curator insight, June 16, 2013 2:02 AM

edshelf is a pretty neat curation tool that in this case  Glenda Stewart-Smith of Surrey School District #36 in Canada has used to put together this collection of iPhone and iPad apps to cover all kinds of mathematical concepts in fun and engaging ways. It’s perfect for going on the road and keeping your little ones busy and learning.

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Test Mutiny: Tens of Thousands of N.Y. Parents Protest Standardized Exams | Truthdig.com

Test Mutiny: Tens of Thousands of N.Y. Parents Protest Standardized Exams | Truthdig.com | Classroom | Scoop.it

Tens of thousands of parents took a stand against the education agenda of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and standardized tests nationwide by having their children boycott one such exam in mid-April. In some districts, abstention levels reached 80 percent.

“Democracy Now!” reports:

Protest organizers say at least 155,000 pupils opted out — and that is with only half of school districts tallied so far. … More than a decade after the passage of No Child Left Behind, educators, parents and students nationwide are protesting the preponderant reliance on high-stakes standardized testing, saying it gives undue importance to ambiguous data and compromises learning in favor of test prep.

“Democracy Now!” discusses the revolt with Jack Bierwirth, superintendent of Herricks Public Schools in Long Island, and parent Toni Smith-Thompson, who led the boycott against standardized testing at Central Park East 1 Elementary School in East Harlem.

 

Click headline to watch the DN video clip of the discussion--


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Free online conference - Education on Air - May 8/9 register now

Free online conference - Education on Air - May 8/9 register now | Classroom | Scoop.it
Join us for a free online conference. You have the best seat in the house (your own!) to learn with other educators. Explore the conference schedule below.

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A Quick Guide To Questioning In The Classroom - TeachThought

A Quick Guide To Questioning In The Classroom - TeachThought | Classroom | Scoop.it
Something we’ve become known for is our focus on thought, inquiry, and understanding, and questions are a big part of that. We’ve done questions that students should ask, parents should ask, students should and shouldn’t answer, questions that promote and stifle inquiry, question that reveal self-knowledge and wisdom, and more.

If the ultimate goal of education is for students to be able to effectively answer questions, then focusing on content and response strategies makes sense. If the ultimate goal of education is to teach students to think, then focusing on how we can help students ask better questions themselves might make sense, no?

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30 Innovative Ways to Use Twitter In the Classroom | Edudemic

30 Innovative Ways to Use Twitter In the Classroom | Edudemic | Classroom | Scoop.it
Do you use Twitter in your classroom as part of your lesson plans? If not, don’t worry—you’re not alone. Although 80% of K-12 teachers do have Twitter accounts for personal or professional use, most of them don’t integrate tweets into classroom lessons. And at first glance, it might be difficult to understand why you would, especially when Twitter is best known for getting updates on the oft mundane activities friends, family and celebrity crushes. But with 288 million active users worldwide, educational experts, like those at the National Education Association, say that Twitter can be a welcome tool for teachers who want to increase information, communication, and collaboration, both inside and outside the classroom.

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The Long-Term Effects of Skipping Your Reading Homework | Edudemic

The Long-Term Effects of Skipping Your Reading Homework | Edudemic | Classroom | Scoop.it
When elementary school students have math worksheets to fill out, spelling tests to study for, after school activities to participate in, and chores to finish, it’s no wonder that the standard daily reading homework assignment can fall to the wayside.  It may seem like a small concession necessary to prioritize a busy life. After all, parents may reason, their child can catch up on reading over the weekend, over the summer, or during a less hectic time. But the effects of regularly skipping that reading homework can have long-term effect on a child’s life.

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I agree that allowing students/children to skip reading homework will have an adverse effect on their lives. Teachers and parents alike need to promote reading routines that will encourage a love of reading not portray it as another boring assignment.

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Christine Peterson's curator insight, April 15, 2015 5:21 PM

A good article to reinforce the 'slight edge' one.

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The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education

The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education | Classroom | Scoop.it
How do you motivate students who don't care about grades? You take a turn with badges in education and see how different results can come about.

 

Learn more:

 

- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Badges

 


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Alex Enkerli's curator insight, February 18, 2015 8:44 AM

As #OpenBadges expand outwards, we can reappropriate them in education. via @Kim Flintoffand @Gust MEES

Karla Espino García's curator insight, February 19, 2015 8:45 PM

añada su visión ...

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 21, 2015 7:23 PM

I think badges are still becoming a thing, but while they're in the process of finding some traction, it won't hurt to know a bit more about them. The more we think about how they could be used and their value, the more likely we are to determine if they're worth our time and effort.

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Educational Technology Guy: Google App Kickstart Guides - help learn how to use Google Play for Education Apps in your classroom

Educational Technology Guy: Google App Kickstart Guides - help learn how to use Google Play for Education Apps in your classroom | Classroom | Scoop.it

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Perfecting the Connected Classroom of the future - Innovate My School

Perfecting the Connected Classroom of the future - Innovate My School | Classroom | Scoop.it
As technological change gathers pace, the classroom of tomorrow is going to look very different to today.

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Five close reading strategies to support the Common Core

Five close reading strategies to support the Common Core | Classroom | Scoop.it

Here are five simple strategies to help teach students how to critically read complex texts. The best part? Highlighters are not required.


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The Learning Lab: Constructed Response--Writing about Reading (Freebie)

The Learning Lab: Constructed Response--Writing about Reading (Freebie) | Classroom | Scoop.it

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Rebecca Zullo, M.Ed's curator insight, May 25, 2013 1:46 PM
From the blog post:"Constructed Response--Writing about Reading Fourth Grade students have been writing a constructed response nearly each week, during the second trimester.  They read a short article, consider the prompting question, plan their ideas using evidence from the text, and draft an one-paragraph response."
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One Stop Shop of CCSS Math Teacher Resources

One Stop Shop of CCSS Math Teacher Resources | Classroom | Scoop.it

The Common Core Conversation


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Rebecca Zullo, M.Ed's curator insight, May 26, 2013 7:40 AM
Great collection of math teacher Common Core resources. Bookmark this one!
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K-12 Mathematics Vocabulary

K-12 Mathematics Vocabulary | Classroom | Scoop.it

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Rebecca Zullo, M.Ed's curator insight, May 30, 2013 4:29 PM

Granite Schools' website has a plethora of math vocabulary word wall cards for free download (pdf form).

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Literacy & Math Ideas: Organizing for Interactive Reading Journals

Literacy & Math Ideas: Organizing for Interactive Reading Journals | Classroom | Scoop.it

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Using Google Slides to Teach

Using Google Slides to Teach | Classroom | Scoop.it
Google Slides is an amazing tool to teach with. There are so many applications and unique ways to use Google Slides. Below is a crowdsourced presentation started by myself and @htullman of ways to ...

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Teachers: Embrace Twitter for Professional Development | Edudemic

Teachers: Embrace Twitter for Professional Development | Edudemic | Classroom | Scoop.it
I created my first Twitter account in 2008. Four years later, I finally made the commitment to using Twitter during an edtech conference, where I found myself frantically tweeting, retweeting, and refreshing my feed as I tried to take it all in. Honestly, up until I used it at that conference, I thought Twitter was just another social media blackhole. But through essentially constant use for those few days, I began to see Twitter as an excellent resource for educators and an invaluable tool for professional development – one of the best out there. So, for you teachers wondering about all the hype…I promise, Twitter is worth it.

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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Bloom's Digital Taxonomy - EdTech &MLearning

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Bloom's Digital Taxonomy - EdTech &MLearning | Classroom | Scoop.it
A refresher for you, Blooms traditional taxonomy which was published sometime in the middle of the last century was revised in 2001 and henceforth was labelled Blooms Revised Taxonomy. This revision is a little bit different from the original one in that it replaces nouns with verbs and places emphasis on the process of creating by putting it on the top of the thinking continuum.

Since the emergence of the Revised Taxonomy, several educators have been adding to it expanding thus its scope and making it even more comprehensible by integrating technology component into it. Andrew Churches is one of the first guys who was behind the marriage of revised taxonomy and technology; a marriage which resulted in "digital Blooms Taxonomy".

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Free Technology for Teachers: Inspire Young Writers With Write About

Free Technology for Teachers: Inspire Young Writers With Write About | Classroom | Scoop.it
Over the years, I have witnessed the power of social media and the draw of compelling images in the classroom. My students love connecting with others globally, and they are inspired by interesting photographs. Having a broader audience and a topic to write about is oftentimes all I need to turn student writers into published authors. With Write About,I have found a free tool that puts the power of both social media and images into the hands of my students.

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Take aim at innovation, with students in the center | Student Centered | Coaching | Collaboration

Take aim at innovation, with students in the center | Student Centered | Coaching | Collaboration | Classroom | Scoop.it

Innovation shouldn’t look like a tablet or a laptop. It should look like a learning environment where students — with teachers at their side — choose their learning targets and aim to hit them.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/



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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 22, 2015 2:34 PM

Innovation shouldn’t look like a tablet or a laptop. It should look like a learning environment where students — with teachers at their side — choose their learning targets and aim to hit them.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/


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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 4:49 PM

Google tips, tricks and tutorials that I definitely did not know about it.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, August 26, 2015 8:28 PM

Ok. I admit I didn't know Google could do half those things!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 19, 2015 5:31 PM

#Google #Education #Apps

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Are We Marking Assignments or Assessing Learning? - Connected Principals

Are We Marking Assignments or Assessing Learning? - Connected Principals | Classroom | Scoop.it
There has been much focus on shifting our assessment practices in education and, particularly in BC, moving toward more Assessment For Learning (or formative assessment) in schools.  This is such an important conversation and needed change but at some point along the way, Assessment OF Learning (or summative assessment) has been given a bad rap.  To have sound assessment practices in a classroom and school, we need a solid balance of ongoing formative assessment (click here for more info) as well as an effective way to verify that learning has occurred (summative).  Formative assessment should be where we spend most of our time, but summative assessments are still very important.

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ISU study finds activity helps kids learn

ISU study finds activity helps kids learn | Classroom | Scoop.it
Researchers at Iowa State University are finding physical activity is a boon to the brains of elementary school students. ISU kinesiology assistant professor Spyridoula Vazou says short bouts of sk...

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