As we delve into the ELA common core standards, we notice the technology embedded into them. This document highlights the explicitly stated technology within specific grade leveled standards. It should be noted that technology, as a tool, can be used in the other standards as well.
Here is a list of recommended technology skills for students as they relate to the Common Core State Standards. Feel free to use this as a guide while you are developing rigorous and relevant content.
This self-assessment is adapted from the Technology Skills Matrix for students. If students are to know these skills in various areas of technology at different grade levels, teachers and administrators should be proficient as well. This assessment can be used to drive the needed professional development for the teaching and learning of the Common Core Standards.
The profiles highlight a few important types of learning activities in which students might engage as the Student NETS are implemented. These examples are provided in an effort to bring the standards to life and demonstrate the variety of activities possible. The profiles are divided into the following four grade and age ranges:
Grades PK–2 (ages 4–8)
Grades 3–5 (ages 8–11)
Grades 6–8 (ages 11–14)
Grades 9–12 (ages 14–18)
This document was adapted from the Rigor Relevance Framework chart. Added were a list of technology products that can be created that meet the different quadrants. This resource should be used when developing rich student created content for evaluating what students will learn from a lesson or unit.
This is a sample unit that integrates 21st century skills.
A unit that addresses three Common Core writing standards
A resource to be used for day three to help generate detail sentence variation.
To help students focus on detail sentences for day three, this document already contains the topic and closing sentences.
This should be displayed at the beginning of day five and used to facilitate the discussion about the writing process.
This document should be used to guide students into thinking about how to evaluate student work. Each student will evaluate three others paragraphs and done in groups of four.
This site is designed to assist educational professionals with the task of preparing teachers and students to excel in the Common Core environment, while developing the necessary technology integration skills for mastery of content and performing well on the Smarter Balanced Assessments.
This site is organized into modules that can be utilized individually as short professional development sessions, or together into longer sessions, depending on the needs of the trainer and the availability of resources.
This site is designed to provide information and resources for teachers, trainers, schools and districts about mobile learning as it relates to the common core state standards.
Brought to you by CTAP, the California Technology Assistance Project, this site is designed to assist educational professionals with the task of preparing teachers and students to excel in development and research of mobile devices and their applications.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium released sets of example test questions for grades 3–8 and 11 in both English language arts/literacy and mathematics. The Practice Tests will help schools prepare for the implementation of the Smarter Balanced Assessment System in the 2014-15 school year. They provide a preview of the types of questions that will be featured in the summative assessment beginning in 2014-15, including selected-response items, constructed-response items, technology-enhanced items, and performance tasks—extended activities that challenge students to apply their knowledge and skills to respond to real-world problems.
Schools around the country are moving forward with allowing teachers and students to "bring their own devices or technology." While most schools still do not permit the use of personal mobile devices in class, more schools are allowing students to use their own laptops, iPads, and cell phones during the school day. As funding in education continues to decrease while the need for Common Core assessments and content creation become more important, visit this resource to explore ways to adopt this within your school or district.
These are the same sample items you can find on the SMARTER Balanced website - but all on one PDF per grade level. The final link is to the Computer Adaptive samples.
Grade 3 sample items
Grade 4 sample items
Grade 5 sample items
Grade 6 sample items
Grade 7 sample items
Grade 8 sample items
High School sample items
Each of the sample items reference DOK. This graphic organizer offers examples of words that explain the references.
Smarter Balanced released the New Hardware Purchasing Guidelines in April 2012. These guidelines can be used to assist in making sure that instructional technology purchases are compatible with the assessment system.
Smarter Balanced has released the Technology Strategy Framework and System Requirements in order to provide minimum hardware specifications and basic bandwidth calculations.