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Using 21st Century Learning, the Common Core Standards, and USD345 Key Things to enhance instruction, lessons, and student outcomes.


Team 3-4Stacy Colhouer * David Fernkopf * Hollie Gabriel * Laura Leis * Clayton Schrader

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Common Core: State Standards Initiative - website for all Common Core Math Standards:
http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards/mathematics

Kansas Association Teachers of Mathematics (KATM)- Partnered with the Kansas Department of Education to present at the Common Core Academies
Their website has numerous link and resources to the common core.
http://katm.org/wp/?page_id=91

KATM explains the myths and facts about the common core.


Common Core App - iTunes link - this app has the Common Core standards for your iPad, iPod, or iPhone.

The following contains links to the different areas at different grade levels:
Third Grade
Fourth Grade

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Create a Graph - http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/ - students can create a variety of graphs using data they collect. It includes bar, line, area, and x,y graphs. The graphs created can be simple with 2 pieces of date (do you like chocolate or vanilla best) to multiple pieces of data. Ideas include favorite classroom book, times Mushers took in the Iditarod, favorite food, favorite Christmas gift, number of pets, etc. Graphs are printable. Great to add to presentations. Higher level thinking idea: students could create a graph and then create questions about their graphs for classmates to answer - they could "teach" a small group or their team. TIP: have all data collected and prepared before students begin online - can print, download, and email (can edit again from email if needed).
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Arcademic Skill Builders - http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/ -many interactive games that can be played individually or as a class on your Interactive Board. The games are skills based games including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, money, time, decimals, vocabulary and word building, as well as states. Many of the games are set up so students can play against their classmates just by creating a code for them to join your game. Very engaging!
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XtraMath - http://www.xtramath.org - This is a great, free alternatives to math facts programs like Rocket Math. This program takes students through addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Students see their own individual progress, and it has great teacher reports.

Labette County Indicator Site - http://www.506.k12.ks.us/vnews/display.v/ART/47221964e16c2 This site is a treasure trove of resources. It breaks it down by grade level and indicator and provides links to internet resources.

MAP Math - http://www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/ro/Pages/studentlinks/map/ - This site breaks MAP scores down and provides resources to work on needed areas.

Fur.ly - http://www.fur.ly - I've included this site as a resource in the math section because I use it for management purposes in math. This site allows you to create several bookmarks under one URL. For example, if I want to have my students do math games online, I can put the Everyday Math games, specific AAA Math games, and XtraMath all in one Fur.ly that the students can switch between.

Have Fun Teaching- http://havefunteaching.com/ This website free worksheet that can be printed and used in the classroom. It is broke down by grade level, and subject.

StudyJams - http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/index.htm - Similar to BrainPop, these videos and resources are from Scholastic. There is a math and science section.

Thinkfinity - http://www.thinkfinity.org/ - this site has great engaging lesson plans and student activities using 21st century skills. Covers all subject areas. Easy to search and explore.

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**EveryDay Math Apps** - these apps match the games we play in our series. Every few months they have offered them free for download. Search EveryDay Math in the iTunes Store. Games include: Addition Top-It, Subtraction Top-It, Beat the Calculator, Name that Number, Equivalent Fractions, Monster Squeeze, Baseball Multiplication, and Divisibility Dash. Screen_shot_2011-12-21_at_10.05.03_PM.png




Ace Multiply - a multiplication grid, when the students answer the problems correctly a piece to a puzzle is revealed...when all problems are complete the whole picture shows. Students solve the whole grid before the time runs out by dragging the right answer to the times table slot. The difficulty gets harder and less time is given as the player progresses. There is also an option of playing to 'beat' your own time. iTunes link to Ace Multiply
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Animoto- a free app that will create video slideshows of your pictures to music. You can pick the song you want the pictures to or choose your own. With the app on your iPod students can take pictures and upload them to the app immediately. You can use this app to show parents highlights of your classroom or class projects.

Clock Master -a basic time telling tool. It has a digital clock and an analog clock. Students either have to match the time on the digital clock to the analog or vice-versa. Students can also select the level of difficulty. It allows for time in word form as well. Clock Master iTunes Link
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SMART Board and EveryDay Math - LiveBinder with sites organized by grade level. There are a lot of free SMART activity Downloads organized by grade, and unit and lesson number.


Log in to the district shared server and check your grade level WebDav files. See your iCoach for info on how to get to the server if you need help. Many great SMART resources are shared here.


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Common Core:
Each Standard/Strand is broken into parts. Those parts include:
Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, Integration of Knowledge and Ideas, Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

This link is to the Common Core Standards Website and lists the ELA Standards at both third and fourth grades.
Common Core App - iTunes link - this app has the Common Core standards for your iPad, iPod, or iPhone.

English Language Arts Strands and Standards specific links:
Grade 3
Grade 4
ELA- Literature Standards
ELA - Informational Text Standards
ELA- Foundational Skills Standards
ELA- Writing Standards
ELA- Speaking and Listening
ELA - Language Standards
ELA - Literature Standards
ELA - Informational Text Standards
ELA - Foundational Skills
ELA- Writing Standards
ELA - Speaking and Listening
ELA- Language Standards


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PicLits - www.piclits.com -students select a photo and drag and drop text onto the photo.
When the student selects a picture the word options that match that photo's theme are categorized by parts of speech including nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives. Words can be easily altered to add suffixes or change tense.
There is also a freestyle mode where students can type their own text.
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Classroom Ideas for PicLits: descriptive sentences, adding adjectives, verbs, and adverbs to a basic sentence, main idea of a photo with supporting details, tell a story from another perspective, grammar, punctuation, poetry, figurative language, compound sentences, paragraph writing, and many more!
Sites with more PicLit tips: Robin's Tech Tips and iLearn Technology


Museum Box - http://museumbox.e2bn.org/index.php - Based on the Story of Thomas Clarkson, an anti-slavery advocate, who carried around a box of items created by slaves to help support his case against slavery. This site allows students to create their own museum box to describe an event, person, or time in history. Students could also put items in the box that tell a story. Inside each part of the box are 3-D cubes where more photos, videos, and text can be added. You can also choose how many cubes, boxes, and drawers can be added.

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Character Scrapbook by Scholastic- http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/scrapbook/ - this site allows students to use information they know about a character to create a digital scrapbook. The pages can be printed when completed. It would be best to have all infor done at once - it can not be saved and continued. Students could also use this character scrapbook for a biography or information about a historical figure.
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Qwiki - http://www.qwiki.com/ - this site would be a great instructional tool or even a student research tool. Just type in any topic and Qwiki will QUICKLY (in seconds) put together an informational presentation with pictures, videos, and voice overs. It could be used to introduce new topics of content being taught. Students could also use it to learn about presidents, natural disasters, famous people,historical events, etc. It could also be a good springboard for students to watch a biography, then create their own using another program.

View Martin Luther King, Jr. and over 3,000,000 other topics on Qwiki.



Edmodo- http://www.edmodo.com/ -You can use this as an online journal tool, post polls, create discussions, and have students send their assignments to you. Edmodo looks similar to Facebook, but the teacher an set everything up so it is safe to use and easy to monitor.

Voicethread- http://voicethread.com/ - You can have the kids upload pictures and then record their voices to tell a story. You can have them draw pictures to go with a fairytale they have written. They can take a digital picture to upload to voicethread and then record their story. It can also be emailed to their parents or shown to the class.

Vocaroo - http://vocaroo.com/ - This is a place where you can just record a voice. You can use it to work on fluency. I used it with an autistic child to encourage him to reread a passage for repetition. It could be used one-on-one or with partners. This can be emailed to someone.

Wallwisher- http://www.wallwisher.com/ -
This side is a free board where you can put "sticky notes" on, but you create the topic you want discussed. For example, I have created this for students to make predictions on our read aloud. Students get 160 characters and in addition can post video and/or pictures.You can set it up so you approve all posts before they are public.

Little Bird Tales - http://littlebirdtales.com/ - this is a great digital storytelling tool! Teachers can set up classroom accounts - no email address necessary for students. Students then can make short stories, add text, and record their voice. Students can upload pictures, use images from the web, or draw their own in a built in drawing program. Very user friendly, and great support when you email the company. Of course, it's free!
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Google Docs - http://www.google.com/docs - This one felt important to add because of the collaborative features at its heart. We've used it this year for our writing, and it has been extremely powerful to share it with one another, editing and making comments, and creating much stronger writing.

Labette County Indicator Site - http://www.506.k12.ks.us/vnews/display.v/ART/47221964e16c2 This site is a treasure trove of resources. It breaks it down by grade level and indicator and provides links to internet resources.

MAP Reading - http://www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/ro/Pages/studentlinks/map/reading.htm - This site breaks MAP scores down and provides resources to work on needed areas.

Have Fun Teaching - http://havefunteaching.com/ - This website free worksheet that can be printed and used in the classroom. It is broke down by grade level, and subject.

Thinkfinity - http://www.thinkfinity.org/ - this site has great engaging lesson plans and student activities using 21st century skills. Covers all subject areas. Easy to search and explore.

Novel Studies Units - http://www.mce.k12tn.net/units/units_with_books.htm - GREAT website for novels you may use in your classroom for Guided Reading or Lit Circles. Has links that correlate with your book, print-ables, vocabulary, comprehension, and extension activities. (There are 78 different books - I counted!) All FREE!

Livebinders based on the 5 big areas of reading:

Vocabulary






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Sonic Pics - This app allows students to EASILY add a photo, or multiple photos then record their voice to go with each photo. They are then saved as a video and can be emailed, sent to your computer, or YouTube. It is similar to Photo Story for PC. Although, you do not have the ability to add text. Classroom Ideas - If you have a drawing app on your iPad/iPod, you can import images the students have drawn, then add audio. Easy: draw photo of self, then record audio of child telling about themselves, favorite foods, etc. Mid: draw pattern blocks or other shapes and save individually. Then record audio of the shape's name and number of sides, etc. More Complex: save and import photos from web. Describe the photos - landmarks, monuments, explorers, a day in the life of, facts about a famous person, describing how to solve a particular math equation, steps to the scientific method, important event in history, etc. Link to Sonic Pics in iTunes Sonic Pics website with more detailed information - GREAT APP!
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Sock Puppet - A digital Storytelling App that allows students to record up to 60 seconds of voice with the sock puppets telling the story. Very user friendly. Tammy Worcester tips on how to use the app in the classroom. iTunes link to Sock Puppet App


ToonTastic - iTunes Link - This is an awesome app when discussing narrative text and plot. Students go through a plot diagram creating their own cartoons. For each stop on the plot diagram, students get to add settings, interact with characters, record their voices while manipulating the puppets, and add music. The end result is a complete cartoon that follows a story.

More Keys: technologykeys.wikispaces.com/home



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- This is the Whack-A-Mole Game, which has been created to use with clickers on the SMART Board. Students can choose one of the moles for a question and then all can respond on their clickers. The first few questions I put the states and capitols on a piece of paper and corresponding number so they could enter the number for their answer.

Log in to the district shared server and check your grade level WebDav files. See your iCoach for info on how to get to the server if you need help. Many great SMART resources are shared here.