Thursday, August 29, 2013

Google Docs, Common Core, Digital Citizenship, and Some Good Apps!

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I hope your new school year is off to a positive start. Following are some resources that hopefully will keep you and your students inspired and excited about teaching and learning!

ELA Common Core Resources for Elementary Educators
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/common-core-ela-resources-elementary-matt-davis
How will the Common Core shift English-language arts learning in elementary school? Well, the transition to more nonfiction readings has certainly received the most attention, but that's just one subtle way. 

Digital Citizenship Resources from Cable in the Classroom (Grades 4-8)
http://www.ciconline.org/digitalcitizenship/inctrl
Cable in the Classroom brings you InCtrl, a series of free, standards-based lessons that effectively teaches key digital citizenship concepts such as:
Cyberbullying
Ethics/Copyright
Privacy
Media Literacy
Information Literacy
Communication & Collaboration
InCtrl is matched to Common Core State Standards and the ISTE NETS and can be taught in any subject.

Google Docs:  Grading Tips and  Tricks
http://catlintucker.com/2013/08/google-docs-grading-tips-tricks/
Time-saving tips from an English teacher on evaluating writing that students have shared on Google Docs.

Google Docs for Posting Classroom Assignments
http://www.ryanbretag.com/blog/?p=4254
In many ways, a Google Doc is one of the easiest entry points for creating such a documentation of the day-to-day activities in a class.

Use Your iPad for Virtual Field Trips
http://ipadapps4school.com/2013/08/26/use-your-ipad-for-virtual-field-trips/
Use a free app to help your students tour the world!

27 Good Apps for Elementary Students
http://ipadapps4school.com/2013/08/21/27-good-ipad-apps-for-elementary-school-students/

Mathalicious
http://www.mathalicious.com/
Real-world engaging problems aligned to Common Core Standards. Includes handouts, lesson guides, and presentations.  Recommended by the Technology Tidbits blog.


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