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Let technology pave the way to Common Core success. Your transition to the Common Core just got easier! When you start getting creative with technology, you’ll turn your classroom into a student-centered learning environment that fosters collaboration, individualizes instruction, and cultivates essential technological literacy. This book is your road map to student success–while meeting the Common Core ELA and literacy standards. Features include: • Specific recommendations for free apps and tech tools that support the Common Core • Step-by-step guidelines to breaking down a Common Core standard for your grade and subject • Teacher-tested, lesson ideas and teaching strategies • Replicable resources, including prewriting activities and writing templates • Real-life examples You don’t need to be in a 1:1 school to do amazing things with technology. With just a few devices, you can engage a whole class! Delve into the Common Core ELA standards by having students experiment creatively with the tech tools at hand for a more meaningful and resonant learning experience. “The book contains a tremendous collection of actionable ideas that can be seamlessly implemented to make a difference in all aspects of the classroom. A must-own guide that will surely be a teacher’s go-to resource to help bring the standards to life.” Adam Bellow, Founder of eduTecher / eduClipper Plainview, New York “Catlin Tucker provides great ideas for student use of technology tools that cross the curriculum areas and allow the students to showcase their mastery of content. Students will love how the traditional classroom assessments are transformed!” Kathy Schrock, Educational Technologist, Adjunct Instructor Wilkes University, PA
Chapter 2: Transforming Low-Tech Classrooms With BYOD and Mobile Devices
Transforming Low-Tech Classrooms With BYOD and Mobile Devices
Many teachers faced with the technology elements of the Common Core Standards may feel frustration, justifiably so, because they lack easy access to tech tools. I can relate. I work at a high school with 1,750 students. We have two functioning computer labs. One is a Mac lab with 27 computers. My smallest class last year had 29 students, which was problematic. I had to bring in my laptop and Microsoft Surface and often have a student using the teacher computer at the front of the room to make sure every student had a computer. The second lab is a room with 30 refurbished Dell computers that like to ...