Tag Archives: Common Core Standards

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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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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New Resources for New Jersey Educators: Educator Resource Exchange

The New Jersey Department of Education has launched a new website, njcore.org, to support teachers’ efforts to exchange lessons and materials in support of the Common Core. The site has over 2,000 lessons, videos and activities, and allows teachers to filter and search by course, grade level and state curriculum. There are also resources … Read more

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We’re Doing “Handsprings” at Teq

Looking for a fun and appealing way to review and cover basic language and math skills with your early elementary students? We’re happy to announce the launch of our newest app called Handsprings, now available in both the Edmodo and iPad App Stores. Handsprings contains an animated story, poem, recipe, craft and extension activities all … Read more

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If This Then That: A Personal Assistant – An Internet Supercomputer

What if your students could program the Internet to do research for them, alert them when an event takes place or save important information automatically? That’s the idea behind IFTTT.

A little while ago a colleague of mine, David D., told me about the website If This Then That. “It’s pretty simple,” he explained. … Read more

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Google Earth

Finding the Area of Geometric Shapes Using Google Earth

Google Earth is a great tool for teaching geography and Social Studies content, but it becomes apparent very quickly that the almost endless features lend themselves to other subject areas and interdisciplinary activities.

In a recent webinar, Google Earth Revisited, I covered a Common Core-based activity on finding the area of geometric shapes and … Read more

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SAFARI Montage

4 Ways SAFARI Montage Supports Common Core

The Common Core State Standards offer educators an opportunity to rethink and refocus the ways in which they facilitate learning in and out of the classroom. Schools and districts using SAFARI Montage can leverage the platform in several ways to support and deepen the implementation of the Common Core.

  1. Access to high quality content that
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Curriculum Corner

Common Core: Check!

The adoption of the new Common Core Standards might have you feeling the need for some order! If you’re feeling overwhelmed about covering the standards, check out the resources at The Curriculum Corner.

This site has checklists for each grade level that breaks down every strand of the standards. These checklists will help you … Read more

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Common Core State Standards

3 Projects Supporting the Common Core

Implementing the Common Core has brought about changes in the way we approach instruction, not only for ELA and Math, but for content areas as well. Along with this is a need to re-envision assessment of student performance. Here are some ongoing projects in support of the shifts we’re making in our schools.

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Footsteps2Brilliance

Reading Success and Technology: Footsteps2Brilliance

The development of early reading skills is fundamental to future academic success.  Footsteps2Brilliance supports early reading success through a curriculum designed around the use of 18 ebooks. Because these books are accessible from any computer or using the iPhone/iPod/iPad app, students can work with the books both in school and at home which is a Read more

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