Themeefy education - mapping to common core


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Themeefy education - mapping to common core

  1. 1. Student generated content – “Creating” 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. 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 and ideas, 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 nonprint texts in media forms old and new. The need to conduct research and to produce and consume media 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. Common Core - Digital research & media skills blended in as a whole
  4. 4. 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.ELA- Literacy.WHST.X.7 & 8. Hitting the Standards
  5. 5. The web is the greatest repository of knowledge – our job is easier
  6. 6. You have awesome curriculum that “tells” kids stuff. What if it helped them actually “do” things? What if it gave life to the “intent” of the Common Core standard
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Themeefy: Solution Content discovery & liberation, enabling “user” assembly
  9. 9. Discover web content, preview, & create educational themes Add your own content, an instructional point of view, make an argument, and frame the message Discovery, Assembly, & Argument
  10. 10. Publish & Share
  11. 11. What’s my measurement rubric? What’s my measurement rubric? • Digital discovery • Use of appropriate resources • How unique are resources • Encourage “user gen” content* Analysis, resource use justification, argument, & contextual thought Analysis, resource use justification, argument, & contextual thought
  12. 12. Educator Buzz Larry Ferlazzo (CA) – Best Web 2.0 tools in Ed, 2012 Themeefy lets you grab pretty much anything you Want of the web, add your own materials, to create a personalized magazine that can be shared/embedded wherever you want. It looks pretty neat and simple. Carli Spina (Boston) A fun tool for teachers & librarians who are teaching students about curation and guiding them through the process of collecting reliable sources & giving proper attribution. The final layout of Themeefy collections is likely to be far more engaging for students than many of the other available curation tools @MBritt (NY) Can’t wait to try out Themeefy. Looks like a cool way for students to create projects. H-P Teacher Exchange Seven Web 2.0 tools to use in 2013 Prof. Loretta Ragsdale (IL) As a class project, I instructed my students to create an online magazine using a new internet program called Themeefy. The results were extraordinary. Amy Burvall (HI) Thanks for asking! I gave a shout out to you in all 3 excited to have my students Themeefy their brains out! Margie Meyers-Culver (MI) I tried Themeefy and it's a fantastic curation tool. @Themeefy A free educator account is available for your students Sydnye Cohen (CT) We love Themeefy at Brookfield High School.  I will be happy to pass your message along and gather names of interested staff when your release is ready. Colegio Bilingue M.B. Cossio (Spain) En el blog de 5º de Primaria hemos compartido y publicado varias experiencias docentes en formato "Revista Digital Themeefy". Tanto los alumnos, familias como profesorado hemos valorado positivamente el trabajo realizado por lo que me ha llevado a haceros partícipes de esta experiencia tan satisfactoria.
  13. 13. Contact us: Supra Manohar Co-founder & CEO, Themeefy @TheMindWire supra@themeefy