Whether you are taking a graduate course or require students to complete writing assignments in your classroom, there are many tools to aid the writing process. Learn how to use Microsoft Word’s Track Changes feature. Check out online citation makers, style guides and writing labs. Learn how to cut your search time in half by accessing educational databases with reliable information rather than search engines’ sometimes meaningless hits. Learn to use the tools to make writing papers an educational endeavor, not a challenging chore! Come to Tech Boot Camp for Basic Training!
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For further information about this course, contact Dr. Jennifer Parker at the Macomb Intermediate School District.
SMARTER Balance Consortium
Check out the SMARTER Balance Consortium, an initiative to bring common assessment aligned to the Common Core State Standards and that accurately measure student progress toward college and career readiness.
The work of the Consortium is guided by the belief that a high-quality assessment system can provide resources and tools for teachers and schools to improve instruction and help students succeed. (Source: Smarter Balance Consortium).
The ISTE-Educator Standards provide a framework for technology skills for all educators. As teachers work to integrate technology into their classroom, consider the many tools and technologies considered "must know".
For additional resources, FREE tools, or Just In Time training on technology, visit 21things4teachers.net
The Move to the Common Core for ELA
For years states have done their own thing with regards to curriculum and instruction. Emphasis on Adequate Yearly Progress and the after-effects of No Child Left Behind (2001) have prompted a move by many states to the Common Core. This curriculum project has a goal of providing standards in English/Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. Currently, ELA and Math are completed.
Check out which states have become adopters.
View the presentation and video on the Common Core.
Visit the web site to download the ELA and Math Common Core Standards.