common-core-student-skills

Hidden Common Core skills students need to learn…and how to learn them


6-8 skills: All noted for previous grades, plus presentation, social bookmarking and annotation, conversion tools, research, and web design.

6-8 highlighted tools: Wordle (digital storytelling); Google Docs (collaboration); Thinglink (interactive tools for writing); Easybib and Son of Citation (research); and Weebly and Google Sites (web design).

A full list of tools for the full list of skills, as well as detailed examples, can be found on Bay District’s Livebinder FETC 2014 presentation, located here.

9-12 skills: All noted for previous grades, plus social media.

9-12 highlighted tools: Tools previously listed for other grades can now expand in functionality for older students. Google Docs (collaboration); Weebly and Google Sites (web design); and Edmodo (social media).

A full list of tools for the full list of skills, as well as detailed examples, can be found on Bay District’s Livebinder FETC 2014 presentation, located here.

Outside of online tools, the experts of Bay District emphasized that the delivery of professional development is critical in getting the full use out of these tools.

“The organization of technology professional development is arranged around the Common Core language and instructional shifts,” explained Hogue. “For example, instead of Storybird being offered in isolation, training should be offered for digital storytelling tools.”

Bay District also implemented TOSA (Teachers on Special Assignment for Technology), which offers job-embedded coaching for teachers, administrators and students.

For more information on TOSA, Common Core tools, or students’ digital skills, contact Bay District @baytech2 on Twitter, or email tosa@bay.k12.fl.us

Meris Stansbury

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