Common Core - Tech Integration

August 27th & 28th

Mission For Today

•To validate your content and pedagogical skills
•To design around content and integrate technology . . . when appropriate
•To try something different
Terry Moore: How to tie your shoes

Common Core - Highly Recommended Site to Branch Out

http://www.commoncoreconversation.com/ela-resources.html#sthash.7rYVi1yo.dpbs
...including links to Scholastic, Read-Write-Think, Interactive Sites


Learn Zillion

http://learnzillion.com/lessons

Video lessons and assessments.

Each lesson highlights a Common Core Standard

Common Core - App on Web

http://www.commoncoreconversation.com/the-standards.html#sthash.GH6L2fLW.YnXgvkty.dpbs
This link takes you directly to the specific standards. It interfaces the same way as the app. Download the app :)


Checklist of Standards

http://www.thecurriculumcorner.com/2012/08/18/common-core-checklists/

A "kid-friendly" version will be coming to you in the future . . .

Let's Get This Started . . September Days and Visual Prompts

Dot Day! September 15, 2013 (Celebrated on September 13th)

Celebrate Creativity, Courage & Collaboration!

FREE colorful 8 1/2 x 11 inspirational posters

http://www.fablevisionlearning.com/

The Dot book is read on a You Tube video. Kids LOVE The Dot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5mGeR4AQdM


September 17, 2013
FREE Download for Constitution Day
http://www.kidsdiscover.com/infographics/bill-of-rights-for-kids/

iCivics - More sophisticated games for 6th graders
http://www.icivics.org/subject/constitution
Interactive resource for Constitution Day


Visual Writing Prompts

http://visualwritingprompts.wordpress.com/page/2/

Visual Images With Prompts


TIME TO CREATE!

Your mission is to explore the following sites and create a work of art to symbolize you/your values. You may use your photos, images from the web, or your words. ( For those of you worried about copyright images, here are two safe sites: Pics4Learning, FlickrStorm.)

Bonus points - Upload your creation to your webpage so you have something new to welcome your students.
You can download the creation or take a screenshot of it - Hold down shift command 4.

Collage

No log in required. Just upload pictures. Pick a shape or a word and download.
http://www.getloupe.com/create


Motivational Posters

AutoMotivator
http://wigflip.com/automotivator
Printable motivational posters


More Photo Collages

http://www.photovisi.com/
-Quick and easy collage maker


VERY Popular Photo Editor

http://fotoflexer.com/
-Super easy photo editor with lots of free effects


Visual Poetry

Language is a Virus
http://www.languageisavirus.com/visual-poetry/#.UhLAzLxYWVG
Creative use of words


Phaser

http://www.pimpampum.net/phrasr/index.php

Enter a phrase and images will illustrate each word.


Using Words to Create - Tags

•ImageChef
http://www.imagechef.com/photos
Word Mosaic - Upload words, select a design, and take a screen shot shift command 4.
LOTS of fun things to try :)
•Wordle
http://www.wordle.net/
Copy and paste words or type in words. The more times you type a word, the larger the word will appear.
•Tagxedo
http://www.tagxedo.com/
This is one of my favorite sites but it requires a plug in, so I'd play with it when you have more time. WORTH checking out!


Anna Hentz

7th Grade Humanities
K - 8 Technology Curriculum Leader