Thursday, August 29, 2013

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

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
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)
Cable in the Classroom brings you InCtrl, a series of free, standards-based lessons that effectively teaches key digital citizenship concepts such as:
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
Time-saving tips from an English teacher on evaluating writing that students have shared on Google Docs.

Google Docs for Posting Classroom Assignments
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
Use a free app to help your students tour the world!

27 Good Apps for Elementary Students

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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