Tag Archives: Common Core

ISTE Round-up: Apps and Resources

5 Jul

ISTE was a whirlwind!  I met so many passionate and inspiring educators including lots of people from my Twitter PLN.  It was wonderful to have a chance to share some of my favorite apps for teaching Common Core Math and English Language Arts.  Here are the two slide decks from my poster session and BYOD workshop.

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App Update: Happy Numbers

2 Jul

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Earlier this year I shared Happy Numbers, a wonderful website that gives teachers access to Common Core aligned activities for K-2 students.  They offer interactive math tutorials for children that can be assigned by teachers and sent to students so that they can practice content independently.
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There are lots of apps and websites that offer math content for students but what I love about Happy Numbers is their clear connection to the Common Core State Standards.  They’ve recently released a new set of exercises that focus on operations with 2-digit numbers.  Since  all of the exercises are aligned to the Common Core State Standards, teachers can pick and choose which activities to assign to their students
Happy Numbers has added a bunch of new exercises you’ll want to take a look at including 16 new exercises in the “Plus & Minus 1-100″ category.  Kids can add Screen Shot 2014-07-01 at 10.26.14 AMand subtract with a hundreds chart as well as two-digit addition and subtraction activities.  It covers a variety of Common Core State Standards including CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.B.5 and CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.B.7.  This category is listed at Part 1 because it focuses on operations without regrouping.  Part 2 – which is coming soon – will follow up on this work and take it to the next level.
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Happy Numbers makes it easy for teachers to connect to their everyday lessons with specific exercises that match the curriculum for their grade level.  Sign up and check out what they have to offer!

App Update: Common Core Mobile App

28 Jun

Screen Shot 2014-06-27 at 9.29.37 PMI’ve already shared some reasons why I love having MasteryConnect’s Common Core app on my mobile devices.  If you are new to the Common Core or are diving into a new grade level this school year you may want to check out the search feature.  It allows you to type in keywords to figure out which skills connect to different standards.  This is a great option for quickly searching through the standards while you’re on the go!Screen Shot 2014-06-27 at 9.29.09 PM

Make sure to download this app on your iOS and Android devices!

11 Absolutely Awesome Websites for Teachers

23 Jun

There are tons of fantastic websites available for teachers and here’s a list of 11 that I absolutely love.  You’ll find lesson plans, videos, interactive resources and more on these sites.  Click on each link to learn more about each one!

  1. LearnZillion (Common Core lessons, videos and activities)

  2. TED-Ed (videos, lessons and inspiration)

  3. ReadWorks (reading passages and test prep)

  4. Image-1ForAllRubrics (rubrics and grading platform)

  5. MetMuseum (thousands of primary source documents)

  6. Visualead (create QR codes with images)

  7. PixiClip (online interactive whiteboard)

  8. Google Hangout (bring virtual guest speakers to your classroom)

  9. QR Voice (make QR codes talk)

  10. SlideShare (post and find presentations)

  11. Dropbox (sharing documents with student

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Math Game to Support Common Core

21 Jun

Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 2.56.30 PMScreen Shot 2014-06-17 at 2.56.42 PMThere are lots of apps that are gearing their content to address the Common Core State Standards.  Math Planet is a fantastic app that contains lots of games that will help students master Common Core math skills.  Designed for students in second through eighth grade, it allows users to try out a handful of games for free before purchasing content specific to a particular grade level.  Students can have an individual login to keep track of their performance.

Check out one of my lesson plans for teaching math with iPads!

LearnZillion for Common Core Math & ELA Videos

12 Jun

Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 9.18.10 AM I’ve shared some of my favorite online resources this month (TED-Ed, Newsela, Met Museum, Readworks) and LearnZillion is another that is perfect for Math and English Language Arts teachers.  Whether you’re looking to teach to the Common Core State Standards or simply want quality material to share with your students, LearnZillion has plenty to choose from.

Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 9.18.29 AMYou can sign up for free and access video lessons and teacher guides for students in second grade through high school.  LearnZillion is a great resource for sharing videos on tough math concepts with families who are looking to support their children after school hours.

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Video Tutorials: Virtual Nerd Mobile Math

10 May

Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 10.43.36 AMVideo tutorials are a great way for students to review and learn new concepts.  Whether you’re looking for a way to flip your classroom, kick off a lesson, or provide extra resources for students, Pearson’s Virtual Nerd Mobile Math has a library of videos to choose from.  This app gives you the opportunity to search by grade level, Common Core State Standard, or keyword.  Videos can be watched via AirPlay or straight from your student’s iPad.IMG_1017

Teaching Math with iPads this school year? Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plans!

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