Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core | Posted on April 26, 2012
TN Core.Org is a new site from the TN Dept. of Education launched to provide resources to districts and teachers implementing Common Core Standards. From the web site:
The Common Core State Standards will prepare Tennessee students with the most important knowledge and skills to compete in an increasingly global environment. These standards will emphasize thinking, problem solving, and creativity, and introduce next generation assessments that will give students, parents, and educators better information about college- and career-readiness based on performance beyond multiple-choice tests
Teaching Channel is a video showcase—on the Internet and TV—of inspiring and effective teaching practices in America’s schools. They have a rapidly growing community of more than 25,000 registered members who trade ideas and share inspiration from each other.
This video library offers educators a wide range of subjects for grades K-12. The videos also include information on alignment with Common Core State Standards and ancillary material for teachers to use in their own classrooms.
Teaching Channel Presents, a weekly one-hour program featuring Tch videos, airs on PBS stations in nearly 75 million homes across the United States.
We have all heard of Ted Talks. Now teachers can utilize Ted Ed for their classrooms. Videos are categorized by topics and subject areas, have questions and deeper thinking activities to go with the videos, allow you to use You Tube videos in the same fashion, and even allow you to “FLIP” your lessons by altering content and saving a unique URL. I am impressed with this learning tool for middle and high school students.
Nature Explorers is a UK site with great resources for teachers and students to learn about our natural world. There are special tabs for each kind of exploration and each section has a teacher resource site.
From the web site — Mathalicious is transforming the way math is taught by providing middle and high school teachers with the most relevant, engaging, and effective math lessons anywhere. We do this by designing lessons around real-world topics that students care about, from sports to technology to health & wellness. This contextual approach helps students make sense of the math, and develop both conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.
Looks very interesting and worth the time to look through the lessons.
Gamestar Mechanic is a free online game creation program perfectly aligned to some STEM standards. Take a look at the video and explore the teacher resources. Looks like a great site for middle school.
New research shows that the younger children learn the workings of the brain – particularly that learning is “plastic” and improves with practicte — the better students learn throughout their school years and lives.