Common Core

7 Favorite Creation Apps for Student Creators

Creation-based tasks promote higher-order thinking, encourage collaboration, and connect students to real-world learning. Whether you’re teaching in a project-based learning classroom, engaging students with authentic assessments, or committed to pushing students to analyze and synthesize, providing opportunities for creation is a must. Which creation apps are your favorite? Students who are “making” to demonstrate their […]

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Splash Math Summer Program Summer Slide Prevention

As teachers and families kick off summer vacation, let’s pause. It’s important to think about how students will continue to grow their skills over their break from school. Summer Slide Prevention is crucial! Splash Math offers an online summer program. It is designed to help students maintain their math gains and prepare for the upcoming school year. […]

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Standards Planner: Summer Time-Saver for Your Lesson Plans

Standards Planner is an online tool that lets teachers create and organize their lessons quickly and easily. As you wrap up classes for summer and get ready for next year, Standards Planner will definitely come in handy. They are offering a free account for teachers with extra support, setup, and resources. This includes Khan Academy videos, […]

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Critical Thinking Resources from Mentoring Minds

Critical thinking is an essential skill for students both across grade levels and content areas. Mentoring Minds, a national publisher of critical thinking resources for K-12. They offer educators curriculum solutions in print and digital formats. These integrate best practices for supplementary instruction, learning and assessment across a range of subject areas. Critical Thinking Resources Last […]

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Todo Math iPad App for Your Classroom

Todo Math is a fantastic math iPad app that supports Common Core Math instruction.  It includes exercises and activities to help students master pre-Kindergarten through second grade math skills.  This iPad app has bright and colorful features that will grab the attention of young learners and support them as they work to master math content. […]

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OpenEd.io for Common Core Educational Resources

OpenEd.io is the world’s largest K-12 educational resource library for Common Core Educational Resources. It contains over a million assessments, homework assignments, videos, games and lesson plans.  Teachers can access content with alignment to every standard. Including Common Core Math, Language Arts, Literacy and Next Generation Science standard. It lets users easily find and assign resources from OpenEd’s […]

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Introduce Informational Text with Current Events on Mobile Devices

Over the past few months I’ve shared some of the reasons why I love News-O-Matic. It is a terrific resource for informational text and social studies.  Current events are a wonderful way to engage students in nonfiction reading.  Are you looking for world or national news stories? Searching for articles on sports and entertainment? News-O-Matic publishes five […]

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CueThink for Dynamic Math Problem Solving on iPads

CueThink is an iPad app designed to improve students’ math problem­ solving skills.  The platform centers around a “thinklet,” a showcase for student problem­ solving.  This video vignette captures the steps each student takes as they solve a problem. Students can share these responses with the teacher and classmates. CueThink provides a framework for critical thinking […]

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Prodigy Free, Common Core Math Game

Game-based learning is a topic we have covered numerous times on ClassTechTips. In search of a Common Core Math Game? If you have not already experimented with game-based learning with your class, make 2015 the year you do! Common Core Math Game One program that is doing a fantastic job of gamifying common core math is Prodigy. […]

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SNAP Close Reading Portfolio for Common Core ELA Support

If you’re trying to align your English Language Arts instruction to the Common Core State Standards you’ll want to check out the new Close Reading Portfolio from SNAP.  It’s a reading product for students in grades 2-8 that helps kids with close reading.  There are interactive exercises that push students to think about the meaning of […]

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