Monday, May 20, 2013

The intent of the Common Core is to focus classroom instruction on inquiry - preferably using technology. Here is a great article that discusses how this was done in some schools in Wisconsin - courtesy of ASCD.

IPads engage students in Wis. elementary, middle schools
Teachers say an iPad pilot program in the Wausau School District in Wisconsin has inspired students to research, read and write more. The devices, distributed in September to 1,000 to elementary- and eighth-grade students, have been used in various projects, such as making e-books, digital presentations and blogs, and the program may expand to include ninth-grade students. "I think it's been a highly effective and successful project for students and student learning," said Jon Euting, principal of Franklin Elementary School. The Wausau Daily Herald (Wis.) (tiered subscription model) (5/12)Bookmark and Share

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