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Common core
Posted on October 31, 2013 by Alan Haskvitz
Common Core State Standards Initiative
Common Core isn't just a hot topic; it's become a way of life for teachers and administrators.  Because schools across the country are working to understand and implement the Common Core Standards, new ideas and information seem to arrive daily.  Check out three new resources.

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Common core
Posted on August 28, 2013 by Alan Haskvitz
Narrowing the search for Common Core video resources
I'm always searching for the latest and greatest Common Core resources.  But as many teachers know, searching for Common Core resources on the internet reveals over 8.5 million results.  I've put together the better free sites to help narrow that search. The resources I've listed are teacher-related and valuable, so feel free to use and bookmark away!

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Computers
Posted on April 19, 2012 by Alan Haskvitz
Skype: A You-Are-There Teaching Tool
As a teacher, I’m always on the lookout for lesson ideas and fresh material to serve up to my class.  I’ve used Skype on many occasions and I feel it is a great free tool to use to bring education to life in real time.  My class has talked to many different individuals, like writers and artists.  We’ve also Skyped with other classrooms across the country.  The list I put together is a great place to start if you’re looking for new ways of teaching using Skype and a new perspective on some of your current lessons.

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Computers
Posted on March 27, 2012 by Alan Haskvitz
Student at a Computer
Over the years, I’ve found sites that provide teachers with free video resources to help reach children in a variety of subject areas. They also can help provide remediation and/or accelerated learning opportunities. A lot of internet sites offer such materials, but only a few are directed at K-12 educators without charge. This list contains the best sites I could find.

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Common core
Posted on May 19, 2011 by Alan Haskvitz
Using Bloom's taxonomy for your classroom
Bloom's taxonomy has long been cited as a way to encourage students to learn in depth. It lists a hierarchy of skills that can be used to stretch student minds and develop a variety of activities. I use it for students to describe the type of work they would like to do on a subject given that the higher the Bloom level, the higher the grade. Check out the sites in the blog post for more information.

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