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Technology Tools that Target Language Arts Common Core Standards Shift Happens! C C G P S L A Presenter: LaRita Wiggins Griffin RESA 1/31/13! ! Expected Educational Outcomes Essential Questions
E s s What are the 5 shifts that should happen in ELA classrooms when implementing the common core standards? e n t What technology tools can I use to ensure these 5
shifts occur in my classroom? i l a How can I engage students in the learning process? Language Arts Common Core e F i v Shifts! What we must do!
At the center of the Common Core 1.Lead high level, text based discussions 2.Focus on Process, Not just content 3.Create Assignments for real audiences and with real purpose 4.Teach argument, not persuasion 5.Increase text complexity Common Core Article What does this look like in a classroom? 1. Is the character Brian from the book Hatchet a good example of adolescent growth? Support your argument using information from the text. (high level discussions) 2. Create a movie to answer the question. (Process) 3. and 4. - Other 6th grade students will analyze your movie to determine if you adequately supported your
argument and reflected major themes in the text. (real audience, real purpose, argument) 5. Lexile level- 1020L (Text complexity and appropriate) 1. Lead High Level, Text Based Discussions When you ask students to discuss a text as a whole class or in small groups, make sure that your questions are grounded in the text, and that students refer to the text in their responses. Web tools for implementation: Xtranormal.com Create discussions in video format http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN33N_zPB4k&feature=player_embedded Schoolwires- Blogging http://schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/Page/13897 Free website for blogging- www.Kidblog.com Lino- Online post it note collaboration http://en.linoit.com/ Voicethreads- Online discussions centered around media and /or text http://voicethread.com/ https://voicethread.com/share/3344556/ I
D E A S 2. Focus on Process, Not just content The Common Core State Standards stress the importance of student discovery. In other words, we cannot merely fill students heads with content; we should provide them with opportunities to discover information on their own. Prezi: www.Prezi.com students create innovative presentations while constantly reviewing content Three Ring: www.threering.com Create online student selection portfolios I
D E A S 2. Focus on Process, Not just content The Common Core State Standards stress the importance of student discovery. In other words, we cannot merely fill students heads with content; we should provide them with opportunities to discover information on their own. Movie Maker- A free download View Videos 2nd grade Science and Language Arts Video 7th grade Movie- A trip to Birmingham ARMS Movie Awards- Project based learning Experiment #2 Hatchet Example (6th grade)
I D E A S 3. Create assignments for real audiences and with real purpose The standards emphasize the importance of writing for a variety of audiences. Students should write routinely over extended time framesfor a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences Boomwriter: www.Boomwriter.com Create and collaborate on original books Wordle: http://www.wordle.net/ Create word clouds to develop word choice (T-Shirt idea)
Flocabulary: www.flocabulary.com - Use rap to teach curriculum concepts (Students create raps to teach content) Songsmith: http:// www.cleanvideosearch.com/media/action/yt/watch?videoId=GFk5Ab3NP kY - make your own rap (reggae, country, R&B etc.) songs about curriculum Possible Common Core assignment : Create the soundtrack using a variety of the tech tools I D E A
S 4. Teach argument, not persuasion Some people use the terms argument and persuasion synonymously; however, the Common Core State Standards draw a distinction between the two. According to Appendix A of the CCSS, persuasive writing might appeal to the audiences self-interest, sense of identity, or emotions, whereas a logical argument convinces the audience because of the perceived merit and reasonableness of the claims and proofs offered rather than either the emotions the writing evokes in the audience or the character or credentials of the writer Knovio: http://www.knovio.com/ - Create digital debates along while showing supporting documentation QR Codes linked to textIf I could give the world a gift. Assignment I D
E A S If I could give the world a gift This QR Code Links to the ARMS Technology website 5. Increase text complexity Besides making sure that an individual text is challenging enough, you can also raise the level of content in your classroom by using multiple sources of information. Providing multiple sources on the same topic can help students see a variety of perspectives, and it can help students adjust to texts at varying levels of difficulty. Lexile book levels www.lexile.com/fab/search/categories Also, use your judgment along with Lexile levels.
Example using: Kindles providing options for student texts. ( Movie clip) I D E A S Tools to Enhance Professional Tools for teachers L E A
R N I N G We are in the information age. Use technology to work smarter not harder! Use these tools to create your own Common Core Professional Learning! Twitter: www.twitter.com Collaborize Classrooms: www.collaborizeclassroom.com Dropox: www.dropbox.com email Susan Jacobs at the DOE to be added to the drop box site for LA CCGPS. [email protected] www.Mentormob.com - Mentor Mob
Teacher Hub- www.teacherhub.com Common Core APP I D E A S Extras, Extras! Shorten the URLS: www.Bit.ly.com Manage your classroom: www.classdojo.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaeNSYJvrn0 Individualize reading instruction: Scientific Learning http://www.scilearn.com/resources/videos/?cat=ra
I D E A S Expected Educational Outcomes Essential Questions E s s What are the 5 shifts that should happen in ELA classrooms when
implementing the common core standards? e n t What technology tools can I use to ensure these 5 shifts occur in my classroom? i l a How can I engage
students in the learning process? Questions? Thank you for your attending this presentation! I hope you have some new I D E A S Contact Information ?s [email protected]
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