What I Did on my
Summer Vacation
Tony Odom
Teacher
Of Students
New Hope Middle School
GAETI 2014
• Global Academic Essentials Teacher Institute
• Took place from 1 June – 30 June at Mississippi State
Universi...
Common Core: Myths vs. Reality
• NOT a Federal Government takeover.
• A collaboration of state-level administrators, educa...
21st Century Skills
• Critical thinking, logical reasoning: “How do you/we/they
know that?”
• Using and evaluating evidenc...
Technology
• “Flipping the classroom” Shifting the focus from teacher-
driven instruction to student-driven learning.
• Us...
Classroom Management:
• Canvas: A course management platform that is often used in
online coursework and to augment face-t...
Assessments and assignments
• Polleverywhere: Great site for students to text in answers (or
use the website) for formativ...
Safe and Educational Activities
• Kids.gov: Subject-specific video flash games. “Stealth
learning!”
• Geoguessr: Drops the...
Google
• Free Email
• Make and store documents, powerpoints, and spreadsheets!
• Shorten URLs for easy copy and pasting
• ...
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What i did on my summer vacation-Common Core Etc

  1. 1. What I Did on my Summer Vacation Tony Odom Teacher Of Students New Hope Middle School
  2. 2. GAETI 2014 • Global Academic Essentials Teacher Institute • Took place from 1 June – 30 June at Mississippi State University • Hosted by the Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development • Focused on Common Core, Technology, 21st Century Skills
  3. 3. Common Core: Myths vs. Reality • NOT a Federal Government takeover. • A collaboration of state-level administrators, education professionals and business leaders. • NOT “extra curriculum benchmarks.” • More like a method to teach the state benchmarks. • NOT “re-inventing the wheel.” • Shifting the focus to skill-development, critical thinking and literacy … (NOT “reading”).
  4. 4. 21st Century Skills • Critical thinking, logical reasoning: “How do you/we/they know that?” • Using and evaluating evidence: “All opinions are not created equal.” • Problem-solving: “Using your tools.” • Inter-disciplinary collaboration: The purpose of PLC’s
  5. 5. Technology • “Flipping the classroom” Shifting the focus from teacher- driven instruction to student-driven learning. • Using available technologies to: MAKE YOUR JOB EASIER!!!
  6. 6. Classroom Management: • Canvas: A course management platform that is often used in online coursework and to augment face-to-face classes. Great for testing, quizzes, and all those handouts! • Teacher Kit: An app for help in attendance, behavior, interventions, all the paperwork in app form! • Remind: Send text reminders to students or parents WITHOUT DIRECT CONTACT between you and the recipient. Totally safe, legal and completely transparent.
  7. 7. Assessments and assignments • Polleverywhere: Great site for students to text in answers (or use the website) for formative assessments ANONYMOUSLY. • Bubbl: Make your own (or have your students make their own) flow charts and graphic organizers. • Create WebQuest: As the name implies, you can create webquests for your students. Simple or elaborate as you like!
  8. 8. Safe and Educational Activities • Kids.gov: Subject-specific video flash games. “Stealth learning!” • Geoguessr: Drops them off (virtually) in the middle of nowhere and let them guess where they are! • Duolingo: Learn Spanish, French. German, Portuguese or Italian using an app-based game.
  9. 9. Google • Free Email • Make and store documents, powerpoints, and spreadsheets! • Shorten URLs for easy copy and pasting • Blog • Find scholarly articles • Geography (Maps and Google Earth) • And coming soon: Google Classroom

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