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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.
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.
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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
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
The sample items found at Smarter Balanced are designed to prepare students for the next-generation Common Core assessment. These sample items and performance tasks provide an early look into the depth of understanding of the CCSS that will be measured by the Smarter Balanced assessment system. This online assessment contains many click-and-drag activities which work … Read more
We do research every day. Whether we’re writing a term paper or an essay for school, trying to decide which car to buy, or leafing through the ads in the Sunday paper to find the best bargains – we’re doing research. In the past, we could get by with just a few books or encyclopedias … Read more
The September issue of Educational Leadership, a publication of ASCD, focused on aspects of feedback for learning with the central idea being that feedback must be specific and instructive and the student must have a chance to use that feedback to improve performance.
Those articles brought to mind a time when my daughter … Read more
As an ELA teacher, I am always on the look out for resources to make understanding the Common Core Standards easier.
Lauren Tarshis, an editor with Scholastic Storyworks, has created a cheat sheet with 10 Things to Know About Common Core Standards for ELA. This helpful guide outlines the ways that she thinks the … Read more
Many teachers are working to find Common Core-aligned content that provides their students with materials to help them learn and review. LearnZillion is a free site that provides Common Core-aligned video lessons for Math and ELA grades 3-9.