Tag Archives: Common Core

Cool Tool | Learn with Homer

Learn with Homer is a comprehensive reading curriculum for the iPad that strives to redefine literacy in the digital age. Their studio of world-class artists, developers, and storytellers work in collaboration with leading education experts to craft a highly engaging and … Continue reading

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Net Effect

Why new state standards will help us all. GUEST COLUMN | by James Burnett The United States school system is undergoing a significant transformation. The rollout of the Common Core State Standards marked a new era in teaching. In the … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Edulastic

Edulastic is a free formative assessment platform that supports student mastery of the Common Core State Standards. Teachers can track student comprehension day-by-day—with homework and in-class assignments—to provide personalized feedback, remediation, and intervention. Edulastic also makes it easy to create and … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Stepping Stones

Produced by ORIGO Education, Stepping Stones is a comprehensive, core elementary mathematics curriculum. Written and developed by a team of experts that utilize all available educational research, it’s delivered online to give educators one central location to access all lesson plans, … Continue reading

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Students Crash-land on Mars

Using the RITE method to learn: testing the Mars game prototype. [i] GUEST COLUMN | by Barbara Freeman The purpose of the Mars Game project is to build a game that is ‘fun’ (meaning that it is immersive and that students … Continue reading

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Trends | Demand for Big Data Skills

Pick up a magazine or newspaper these days and you’ll likely see something about statistics and data science and how it’s become one of the decade’s hottest fields. Unsurprisingly, the demand for Big Data skills has had a big influence … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Insight 360

Today’s students grew up with the Internet, and their immersion in interactive games and mobile devices means they typically respond better to teaching methods that involve give-and-take among peers rather than top-down lectures. A teaching approach that leverages crowdsourcing can … Continue reading

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The Fourth ‘R

Hope for digital technology skills in the classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Jeff Fernandez Many K-12 school classrooms across the country have fallen behind the technology curve, creating an early skills gap chain reaction that puts students behind even before … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Edmodo’s Snapshot

A social learning network created by educators for educators, Edmodo’s new frequent, formative assessment tool, Snapshot, is designed to provide real-time insight into student proficiency in educational standards and help teachers immediately address any learning gaps. Built directly into the Edmodo platform, Snapshot … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | UClass.io

A powerful K-12 content management system and resource exchange for schools and districts, UClass.io is equipped with over 17 million Common Core-vetted resources and a mobile cloud workspace. A curriculum-planning tool for teachers and administrators in over 5,000 schools, the … Continue reading

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Ready or Not

Four must-do’s for building next-gen wi-fi for Common Core and beyond. GUEST COLUMN | by Kezia Gollapudi Ready or not, Common Core is here now! If you are a school district getting ready to roll out the Common Core-based Smarter … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | myCore

This is Insight Education Group’s cloud-based platform for teachers and district leaders to plan and share lessons aligned to the Common Core State Standards and any other state standards. It can be accessed on a variety of devices via the … Continue reading

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Choose / Assess / Refine

Selecting and assessing educational resources for teaching to Common Core. GUEST COLUMN | by Adam Blum Most U.S. teachers are now teaching to the Common Core State Standards. This is a curriculum and content shift for the majority of teachers … Continue reading

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Trends | Preparing Students for 21st Century Success

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Cool Tool | SyncTV from StudySync

Educators who are striving to address a critical tenet of the new Common Core standards should check out StudySync. The literacy curriculum from BookheadEd Learning addresses the Common Core’s demand for acquisition of high-level reading and writing skills along with … Continue reading

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Literacy Disrupted

Coming soon to classrooms: the joy of reading (on tablets). GUEST COLUMN | by Gideon Stein What are your students reading? Great fiction and non-fiction texts that are a pleasure to read? If so, count them among the fortunate few. … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Ideas

Teaching students to be problem solvers, not problem doers. GUEST COLUMN | by Allison Taylor Incorporating technology into the classroom is a no-brainer. At an exponential pace, technology is changing and becoming more complex—and students need to be able to … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Educade

Math and science are no longer boring subjects for students thanks to Educade, a new interactive learning portal developed by GameDesk. Educade is a one-stop shop for K-12 teachers and parents, pairing a free lesson plan library with 21stcentury teaching tools. Funded by AT&T, … Continue reading

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Empowering the Educators

Tips for integrating new technology in the classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Amy Brandt According to the National Venture Capital Association, investment in education technology jumped from $146 million in 2002 to more than $429 million in 2011. This month, … Continue reading

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Trends | Making Searches Easier

As educators across the U.S. move toward implementing the Common Core State Standards, the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and Creative Commons have been working on a project that will make it easier for teachers to zero in on content … Continue reading

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How Videos of Guinea Worms Inspire My Students

A teacher’s perspective on the world of possibilities media in the classroom provides GUEST COLUMN | by Emily Dawson As teachers, we are always looking for ways to ensure our students are not left behind. Responding to an increasingly high-tech … Continue reading

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A Little Edgenuity

An innovative, student-centered approach to instruction goes a long way  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero They’ve built tremendous credibility with their school partners under the E2020 brand, but they’ve also evolved a great deal from their start as a company … Continue reading

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Trends | EdTech Policy Summit

Here’s a big one for edtech leadership: the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), in conjunction with the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Ed … Continue reading

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Blended Learning: A Winning Proposition for All

GUEST COLUMN | by Jessie Woolley-Wilson When Wendy Funk, a first grade teacher at Penngrove Elementary School in Petaluma, Calif., saw the 28 names on her class roster, she knew she had her work cut out for her. Wendy’s goal … Continue reading

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Trends | Student Access to Digital Learning Devices

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