- Common Core training–the Hunt Institute
- Common Craft--videos on wikis, phishing, etc.
- How-to videos–technology, reading, math, more
- How to Videos for Web 2.0
- Internet Movie Database
- K-8 school-related videos. Tons
- Learn Zillion—teaching videos
- Teacher Training Videos
- Teaching Channel
- YouTube Education
- YouTube Pure—removes comments
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If I’m trying to get from Los Angeles, California to Minot, North Dakota, I start with a map. I build a route that includes the sights I’d like to visit, shows me the connecting roadways, and gives me a rough idea of how long it’ll take.
The same is true with teaching a class. I need a map to show how best to blend my curriculum and the school’s standards, scaffold skills on each other, and connect to all stakeholders involved. In education, that’s called a Curriculum Map.
What is a Curriculum Map?
According to Education World, a Curriculum Map is…
…a process for collecting and recording curriculum-related data that identifies core skills and content taught, processes employed, and assessments used for each subject area and grade level.
A Curriculum Map first and foremost is a planning tool, a procedure for examining and organizing curriculum that allows educators to determine how content, skills and assessments will unfold over the course of the year. It is an in-depth view of topics teachers will instruct over the school year, their pacing, and how they blend with other subjects. In an IB school, that includes the learner profiles that are satisfied. In a Common Core school, that covers the math and literacy standards addressed. In other states, it’ll be how lesson plans meet their unique state standards.
In general terms, a Curriculum Map includes:
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- Class badges
- Grading automatically w G. Docs–Flubaroo
- Hollywood Sq/Jeopardy Templates
- Jeopardy Labs
- No Red Ink–track student learning, create quizzes, CC-based–free sign-up
- Online quizzes that you create, online grades
- Puzzle maker
- Quizbean–make and take quizzes online
- Rubrics I
- Rubrics II
- Rubrics III
- Rubrics—for CCSS
- Technology use survey—interactive
- Test creator—online
- Tests—create fill-in-the-blanks
Create a trifold brochure in Publisher to go along with colonization or another unit of inquiry in the classroom. This project focuses on research and is more involved than #51 History Trifold. Students add lots of detail and lots of research on different colonization topics. Besides Publisher, students learn to research on the internet and copy-paste pictures from the internet
Use each panel in the trifold (there are six) to cover a different topic you’re discussing in class.
Click on each page of lesson plan.
You can also use a template in Google Docs, Google Presentations, or MS Word if you don’t have Publisher:
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- 6 Topics to teach every lesson
- 8 Tools that are going away (from the classroom)
- Class exit tickets
- Class warm-ups
- Differentiation—How to teach the hard-to-teach class
- Digital citizenship I
- Digital citizenship II
- Digital note-taking
- Gamification of education
- Google Search and research
- Grading Technology
- Inquiry in the Classroom
- Problem solving
- Search and research
- The Flipped classroom
- Twitter in the classroom
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With a new year upon us, I want to share three items I’ve discovered that help organize my desk-related items like nothing else I’ve tried. I didn’t want these to be the ‘pencil caddy’ sort of ideas, but those that popped a light bulb over my head, significantly improving my ability to get the job done while sitting at my desk.
Here’s what I came up with. See what you think:
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Have you ever gotten that prickle in the back of your neck that someone is reading over your shoulder? Maybe you’re working on a sensitive email while students are in the classroom (during lunch break, say) and when you turn, you see a student standing there, politely and quietly waiting to ask a question. Or your computer screen–like mine–can be seen through your classroom window, which means anyone walking by can see what you’re doing on your screen, even if it’s grading student work.