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TheTechProfe provides customized training and professional development on cloud computing, social media development, producing digitally informed technology leadership and implementation of 21st century skills for teaching and learning in our K-12 schools.

Common Core EdTech

Educational Technology in the Common Core State Standards

 

Integrating Technology in the Common Core State Standards? 

Begin here!!!

Recommended Student Technology Skills for The Common Core (Fresno COE)
To be used as a guide while developing rigorous Common Core content with the use of technology.

Recommended Digital Literacy Skills K-12 (PDF)


Technology Connections of the ELA Common Core Standards (Kings County COE)
This document was produced as a collaborative between the Kings County Office of Education and the Fresno County Office of Education. The information simply pulls out the technology-specific standards that are addressed in ELA.
K-12 Tech in CCCSS (PDF)

Common Core: Digital Crosswalk (Solano COE)
This document focuses on areas highlighted indicate digital/technology resources required.

ELA and Writing K-5 (PDF)

ELA and Writing 6-12 (PDF)

ELA Literacy 6-12 (PDF)

ISTE NETS (International Society for Technology in Education  National Educational Technology Standards)

Technology Sample Performance Tasks

 

  • Portland Schools - (Site)

 

Common Core Technology Integration Modules (CTAP)

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.

CTAP CCSS Training Modules Site

The CCCOE Digital Common Core Resource tool contains links to digital resources aligned to the Common Core standards. More standards and resources will be loaded on an on-going basis.

  • The San Diego County Office of Education's Common Core Assessment Simulator allows students and teachers to interact with digital content in both math and language arts.
  • Uses a variety of interactions including dragging-and-dropping, sorting, and highlighting.
  • Explains how students interact with the digital content, the big idea being assessed, for what grade level, and to what depth of knowledge.
  • Presents answers to assessment questions and offers opportunities for students to learn from mistakes.
  • Is not specifically aligned to any assessment targets, therefore, it should NOT be used to assess students' knowledge of the Common Core.

Computer-Based Assessment from University of Oregon. This website introduces a taxonomy or categorization of 28 innovative item types that may be useful in computer-based assessment. The taxonomy describes "intermediate constraint" items. These item types have responses that fall somewhere between fully constrained responses (i.e., the conventional multiple-choice question) and fully constructed responses (i.e., the traditional essay).

Click on each cell of the table to see the example and download source. The intended purpose of the taxonomy is to provide a practical resource for assessment developers as well as a useful framework for the discussion of innovative assessment formats and uses in computer-based settings.*

*See the UC Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research (BEAR) Center Formative Assessment Delivery System (http://bearcenter.berkeley.edu/projects/FADSweb/) for examples of delivery systems.

 

 

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Site)

Smarter Balanced is a state-led consortium developing assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics that are designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college- and career-ready.


Technology Strategy Framework and System Requirements Specifications

The Consortium has released a technology planning framework for member states preparing to implement the assessment system in the 2014-15 school year. The framework provides minimum hardware specifications and basic bandwidth calculations that will allow schools and districts to evaluate which of their existing devices will support the administration of next-generation assessments. READ MORE

 

Technology Requirements

  • Technology Strategy Framework and System Requirements Specifications Executive Summary (PDF)
  • Technology Strategy Framework and System Requirements Specifications (PDF)
  • Hardware & Operating Systems Infographic (PDF)
  • Technology Strategy Framework and System Requirements Specifications Q&A (PDF)
  • Bandwidth Check Instructions (PDF) and Online Tool. The bandwidth checker is compatible with Mozilla Firefox on computers with Windows, OS X, or Linux operating systems; Safari on tablets using the iOS operating system; and Chrome on tablets using the Android operating system. The bandwidth checker cannot be accessed using Internet Explorer.
  • Hardware Purchasing Guidelines (PDF)
  • Hardware Purchasing Guidelines FAQs (PDF)


Smarter Balance Bandwidth Checker

The Smarter Balanced Bandwidth Checker can assist in checking the available capacity of your district's bandwidth in order to appropriately plan for the implementation of the online assessment.

Bandwidth Check Instructions (PDF)

Smarter Bandwidth Checking Tool (Site)

 

SMARTER Balance Computer Adaptive Testing Fact sheet (PDF)

 

CAT (Computer Adaptive Testing Info

SBAC IT Readiness Tool (Website)
SBAC IT Readiness ToolInformation on the Web-based tool used by districts to report each school's current information technology (IT) as it relates to the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) assessments.

Online Training for Technology Readiness Tool (Website)

Accessing the Sample Items and Performance Tasks

The sample items and performance tasks are compatible with desktop and laptop computers with the following Internet browsers:

 

  • Firefox 3.6 or newer
  • Internet Explorer 8 or newer
  • Chrome 18 or newer
  • Safari 4.1 or newer

 

 In addition, Android and iPad tablets with 9.5 inch screens (10 inch class) or larger are supported with the following Internet browsers:

 

  • Chrome 18 or newer (Android)
  • Safari 4.1 or newer (iPad)

 

Explore sample items and performance tasks:

Data Collection Specifications

K-12 Internet Broadband Speed Test  
Use this free tool provided by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) to help determine a school's Internet connection speed.


Mathematics Selected Response, Constructed Response, and Technology-Enhanced Items
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium will use a variety of types of assessment items and tasks to assess student mathematical proficiency. This module explores commonly accepted best practices for writing selected response, constructed response, and technology-enhanced items. This will help participants deepen their understanding of the purpose of selected response, constructed response, and technology-enhanced items, and describe the components of selected response, constructed response, and technology-enhanced items, understand the essential requirements of quality items, apply general guidelines for writing selected response, constructed response, and technology-enhanced items, and identify exemplary and flawed items.

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English Language Arts Selected Response, Constructed Response, Technology-Enhanced Item Design
This module will help participants deepen their understanding of the purpose of selected response, constructed response, and technology-enhanced items, describe the components of selected response, constructed response, and technology-enhanced items, understand the essential requirements of quality items, apply general guidelines for writing selected response, constructed response, and technology-enhanced items, and identify exemplary and flawed items.

Watch a Video of the Presentation

Download the PowerPoint Presentation

 

Download the Windows Media Audio/Video file (85MB)