Student Creation /Projects for Common Core Success


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Student Creation /Projects for Common Core Success

  1. 1. Student creations/ projects for Common Core Success Supra Manohar Co-founder & CEO, Themeefy @TheMindWire supra@themeefy
  2. 2. Common Core – Is more than content that tells kids stuff... ... it guides us to “do” things.
  3. 3. Common Core - Digital research & media skills blended in as a whole To be ready for college, workforce training, and life in a technological society, students need the ability to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information conduct original research in order to answer questions or solve problems need to conduct research and to produce and consume media and ideas, to , and to analyze and create a high volume and extensive range of print and nonprint texts in media forms old and new. The is embedded into every aspect of today’s curriculum. In like fashion, research and media skills and understandings are embedded throughout the Standards rather than treated in a separate section.
  4. 4. Hitting the Standards Research to Build and Present Knowledge College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. …specifically addressed in CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.X.7 & 8, & History/Social Studies, Science, & Technical Subjects – Writing Standards CCSS.ELALiteracy.WHST.X.7 & 8.
  5. 5. The web is the greatest repository of knowledge – our job is easier
  6. 6. How? It’s easier than you think Teacher created lessons as a guide Use lesson plans to design projects Share work load - share your projects Several digital tools to search, aggregate, and present •  Many tools have class management built-in •  •  •  • 
  7. 7. What’s my measurement rubric? •  Digital discovery •  Use of appropriate resources •  Encourage “user gen” content* Analysis, resource use justification, argument, & contextual thought
  8. 8. Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand - Chinese proverb •  Don’t just discover, add argument •  Creating is adding context not just tagging •  Learner gen content becomes a part of the class lesson
  9. 9. Tools (the cat’s in trouble) •  •  •  •  •  Themeefy ( Citelighter ( EduClipper ( Glogster ( EdCanvas (
  10. 10. You guys achieve the unthinkable – this is “before breakfast” stuff for you. Thank you. Reach out: Supra Manohar @themindwire