Supporting Your Tech Initiatives: Technology in Your Standards

By on July 13, 2015

Beyond using technology to engage students and enhance our curriculum, students need to learn very specific skills that require the use of digital tools and presentation software. Specifically, the College and Career Readiness standards ask students to use modern presentation tools to enhance ideas (CCR SL.5) and to collaborate on projects and publish information online (CCR W.6).  

This eCoach will connect you to tools and resources that you can use to get your students practicing CCR standards that identify technology.

High 5

When delivering a formal presentation, we want to emulate best practices from the professional world. In most professional presentations, the speaker will use PowerPoint, Google Presentation, Prezi or another modern presentation tool to present information. LiteracyTA's High 5 Presentation details the features of effective visual elements used in successful presentations.

Online Portfolios

The Online Portfolio is a project based activity that engages students in a number of skills. Like traditional portfolios, the Online Portfolio asks students to reflect on their year and showcase their best work. But unlike the big, bulky binder, the Online Portfolio allows students to be creative and imaginative as they design and organize their web pages. Students can also link or embed other digital projects they have done right to their websites.

Analyzing Advertisements

Analyzing Advertisements will teach students how to breakdown persuasive techniques used in ads and help students evaluate the effectiveness of those techniques.

Google Docs and Hangouts

There are a number of programs available today that allow people to collaborate online in real time. Companies like Google have created ways for groups to share documents and develop ideas together no matter where they are in the world.

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Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

Use Technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
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