Common Curriculum Collaboration
This is a very flexible lesson as I wanted to show how easy it would be to incorporate the common curriculum website into planning a lesson. Brain pop has a variety of topics covering many different subjects that are motivating to grab your students attention.
2 Direct Instruction
Show the students your essential questions straight from the common core website where you have typed them along with your plans. This would eliminate the need to always be rewriting them on the smartboard or sentence strips to have handy for your lesson. Students would easily know what the learing objectives were for your lesson.
3 Guided Practice
Teachers could integrate ESpark as way to show a whole group or a small group a new app or game that would help them learn the desired skill. ESpark is a personalized curriculum recommended after a student takes a reading and math assessment. ESpark recommends a list of educational apps for students aimed at improving the skills they need.
4 Independent Practice
Students individually would now try their own recommended curriculum through ESpark. This may consist of a variety of items on the Ipad such as games, videos, podcasts, ebooks, and other apps available ton the Apple Apps store.
5 Wrap up
Students would use the app Sock Puppets to answer the essential questions from the lesson. Sock Puppets allows the students to take ownership of their learning by choosing puppets, a background, props, sound effects and more to record a short video. I would have the students save and publish their videos and show them to our class on the Smartboard. It would be a great way to assess your students' learning and could be used as an "exit card."