Resources & Apps for Common Core

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Slides from my SimpleK12.com's webinar on Common Core resources and iOS apps

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Resources & Apps for Common Core

  1. 1. Finding Online Resources & iPad Apps to Understand & Implement Common Core Simple K12.com webinar - 8/13/13 Chris Casal Technology Coordinator/Teacher P. S. 10 Brooklyn (15K010) ccasal@ps10.org Twitter: @mr_casal Tuesday, August 13, 13
  2. 2. Common Core Common, but not exactly... 45 state (& 4 territories) have adopted them Not every state is using them Alaska, Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas, Virginia Every state implementing is tweaking them slightly to fit their needs “...the Standards leave room for teachers, curriculum developers, and states to determine how those goals should be reached...” - Common Core Key Design Considerations “A focus on results rather than means” Tuesday, August 13, 13
  3. 3. iPad Resources iTunes U Apps free to expensive some state specific Tuesday, August 13, 13
  4. 4. iTunes U Built in feature of the iPad Free courses downloaded directly to your iPad State are developing their own courses & PD programs delivered via iTunes U California, Arkansas, Tennessee among the most prolific Tuesday, August 13, 13
  5. 5. iTunes U search for “common core” Tuesday, August 13, 13
  6. 6. iTunes U search for “common core” Courses, Collections, Episodes, Materials: Episodes - individual videos/podcasts Collections - combination of episodes by single author Courses - virtual classes & materials Materials - individual hard-copy items contained within Courses Tuesday, August 13, 13
  7. 7. Various Collections California, Tenessee, Arkansas well represented... Tuesday, August 13, 13
  8. 8. ASCD Collection Download any/all or subscribe to get all & Episodes Tuesday, August 13, 13
  9. 9. California’s Collection Documents, PD sessions & lectures and specific to California, but worth a look for real-world context Tuesday, August 13, 13
  10. 10. Various Courses LA Unified School District, New Milford School District, Arkansas... Tuesday, August 13, 13
  11. 11. Course Materials Liberty County - PDFs, Apps, LiveBinders, etc Tuesday, August 13, 13
  12. 12. Course Materials Arkansas - PDFs, Apps, Documents, Videos Tuesday, August 13, 13
  13. 13. Course Materials LAUSD - PDFs, Apps, Documents, Videos Tuesday, August 13, 13
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  15. 15. iOS Apps Common Core Standards - free overview of standard Common Core Standards & Tasks Common Core Look-fors - $2.99 app for administrators doing observations with Common Core in mind good resource for teachers too State specific New York & California Tuesday, August 13, 13
  16. 16. Common Core Standards Free All Common Core standards Math Traditional Math Integrated ELA History/Social Studies (6-12th grades) Science & Technical (6-12th grades) Simple, easy to use, overview of the core standards Developed by MasteryConnect as companion app for their web- based instructional solution Tuesday, August 13, 13
  17. 17. Main app interface Paid subscription to MasterConnect not necessary Tuesday, August 13, 13
  18. 18. Example of a standard’s main page Math Traditional, Math Integrated, and ELA all have the same look, feel, and function Tuesday, August 13, 13
  19. 19. Math Traditional - Grade 5 Standard 5.OA.A.1 Math Traditional, Math Integrated, and ELA all have the same look, feel, and function Tuesday, August 13, 13
  20. 20. ELA example - Grade 5 Standard 5.NBT.A.1 Some standards have more detail than others... Tuesday, August 13, 13
  21. 21. MasteryConnect.com, the app developer Using their web service is NOT REQUIRED to use the free Common Core Standards app Tuesday, August 13, 13
  22. 22. CCL4s Common Core Look Fors ELA, Math & Technology (ISTE) $2.99 Aligned to Common Core Standards Include photos & video with observation Email observations directly from app Developer very active & responsive on Twitter - @RSaints Tuesday, August 13, 13
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  24. 24. Notes Photos Standards Tuesday, August 13, 13
  25. 25. California Common Core app Specific to California, and created by a District, but free so might be useful for in-practice context Tuesday, August 13, 13
  26. 26. New York Common Core ELA app Specific to New York, and created by an independent developer. At $0.99 might only be worth it for NYS educators Tuesday, August 13, 13
  27. 27. New York Common Core Math app Specific to New York, and created by an independent developer. At $0.99 might only be worth it for NYS educators Tuesday, August 13, 13
  28. 28. Standards & Strategies app - one for ELA, one for Math Each app, Math & ELA, is $19.99 - $40.00 is fairly steep for a pair of apps - is it worth it....? Tuesday, August 13, 13
  29. 29. Web Resources Diigo http://groups.diigo.com/group_mana/search_groups?keywords=ccss http://groups.diigo.com/group_mana/search_groups?keywords=common+core http://www.diigo.com/list/mrcasal/common_core Common Core State Standard Initiative http://www.corestandards.org/ Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org/common-core-state-standards-resources Tuesday, August 13, 13
  30. 30. Summary Common Core is here to stay iTunes U is a great, free, way to see what others are doing your state might have their own iTunes U collection for Common Core your state might be different, but these are “common” so while some nuances may vary between states, seeing what others are doing with the CCSS can only help understanding & implementation Apps, both free & paid, available for quick reference at your fingertips It’s not all about the iPad, the web isn’t dead Diigo, Pinterest, Twitter, etc - educators sharing resources Tuesday, August 13, 13
  31. 31. Contact Christopher M. Casal Technology Teacher/Coordinator P. S. 10 (15K010) Email: ccasal@ps10.org Twitter: @mr_casal Diigo: mrcasal www.mrcasal.com thecasalos.blogspot.com ps10ipads.wikispaces.com Tuesday, August 13, 13

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