Category Archives: Common Core

Hemingway

5 Areas Where Hemingway Can Help Struggling Writers

As a former middle school ELA teacher, I appreciate the challenges of teaching students how to write the clear, informative texts called for by the Common Core Standards. Students often have trouble making their sentences concise and sticking to the topic at hand. They create long-winded sentences that end up losing their reader. Here is … Read more

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LearnerPal

12 Things You Need to Know About LearnerPal

In January we posted about the great online learning tool, LearnerPal. While it has a ton of great features that set it apart, here are 12 things educators will want to know about LearnerPal if they are looking for a solution to help them with assessment and test prep.

1. What does LearnerPal do … Read more

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Olympics Science

Science in Sochi

Go for the Gold in your classroom with these ready-made lessons from NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation (NSF)

You’ve trained for years to get to this moment. All of the long days, late nights and sacrifices you’ve made are ready to pay off. Your dream is about to come true… (Brrrrrring) … Read more

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Valentine's Day Math

Using Your Love of Math on Valentine’s Day

In the mathematics classroom, you can share your love of Math with students by graphing or completing a construction of heart shaped graphs. The following math programs are free to download or already built into your computer.

Microsoft Mathematics

Microsoft Mathematics is a free calculator software (all you need is an Outlook.com or Google account) … Read more

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February Calendar Lessons

Futurama: Teq Calendar Lesson for February

The “Futurama” lesson was created for middle school Math and involves the understanding of ratios or scales to complete a number of tasks designed to help students apply their knowledge.  In addition, Students will research information about structures listed in the “Top 10 Construction Projects of the 20th Century.”  (Download: SMART Notebook, RM Read more

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LearnerPal

NYS Regents Exam Help with LearnerPal

Common Core Standards testing has become a hot topic of debate among teachers, administrators, students, and parents. Over the past two years, educational content developers at LearnerPal have worked with NYS-licensed teachers, principals, department heads, and — most importantly — students to develop online content to help students learn and enhance knowledge across several academic … Read more

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Digital Learning Day

Every Day Can Be Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning Day, coming up on February 5, 2014, is “about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday, with the goal of success in college and a career.” The Digital Learning Day website is a great place to start where you’ll find exemplary models, toolkits, lessons, and many more … Read more

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Frolyc

Frolyc and Learn

More and more, we’re finding tools on the web and for mobile devices that allow teachers to create activities for students that can be aligned with the Common Core Standards and that help to personalize student learning.  Frolyc is a tool that does just that.

Here’s why you might consider using Frolyc:

1. Activities are … Read more

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Nutmeg Education: Build Common Core Assessments and Improve Student Performance

Since the transition to the Common Core Learning Standards, teachers across the nation are working hard to adjust their teaching styles and curriculum materials to reflect the instructional shifts required by the new standards. But how do we, as educators, know for sure that our students are “getting it?” And how do we prepare students … Read more

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Using Newsela to Differentiate the Use of Informational Text

Finding informational text for the many and varied levels of student reading abilities in any classroom can be a challenge. Having a source that allows teachers to track student progress by Common Core Standards is even more difficult to find. That’s where Newsela comes in.  Newsela is a website that offers students in grades … Read more

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