Byte at the Core: Using Technology to Support the Common Core


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  • Byte at the Core: Using Technology to Support the Common Core

    1. 1. Using Technology to Support Common Core Joquetta Johnson Professional Study Day for BCPS Library Media Specialist Aug. 19, 2014
    2. 2. Presentation and additional resources can be found:
    3. 3. “To be ready for college, workforce training, and life in a technological society, students need the ability to conduct original research in order to answer questions or solve problems, and to analyze and create a high volume and extensive range of print and non- print texts in media forms old and new.”
    4. 4. "Students who are college and career ready employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. They are familiar with the strengths and limitations of various technological tools and mediums and can select and use those best suited to their communication goals.”
    5. 5. It’s about looking at the tools and applications to see which one will help you accomplish teaching and learning of 21st century skills and literacies.
    6. 6. Image source:
    7. 7. Words are the currency of communication. A robust vocabulary improves all areas of communication — listening, speaking, reading and writing.
    8. 8. F- Free $ -Fee F/$ - Free & Paid Features A- App Store D- Android
    9. 9. Quizlet F $
    10. 10. VocabAhead F $
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    12. 12. Flocabulary F/$
    13. 13. Students will use VocabGrabber and Visual Thesaurus in order to analyze literary elements in The Raven. Recommended from Common Core to support text of complexity for grades 9-10 Lexile Score of 1105 Grade Level 9.2
    14. 14. VisualThesaurus F /$
    15. 15. VocabGrabber F
    16. 16. F $
    17. 17. F
    18. 18. F Lesson ideas Student Interactives
    19. 19. Student produced work using cellphones and collage app
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    21. 21. Student Reflection
    22. 22. Team S.H.Y. brainstorming, sharing, and drafting ideas for their story using a story map from
    23. 23. Story Map
    24. 24. Script
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    26. 26. Student Reflection
    27. 27. Image Source:
    28. 28. New technologies [and] the Internet has accelerated the speed at which connections between speaking, listening, reading, and writing can be made, requiring that students be ready to use these modalities nearly simultaneously.
    29. 29. Presentation and additional resources can be found:
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    32. 32. Joquetta “The Digital Diva” Johnson Library Media Specialist Pikesville High School Baltimore County Public Schools Baltimore, MD USA