May 24, 2012


30 Projects that align with CCSS

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30 Projects that integrate technology into core lesson plans

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What is this book?

30 Technology Projects Aligned With Common Core State Standards is for classroom teachers, technology integration specialists and lab professionals, as a resource for aligning their technology program with the Common Core State Standards now implemented in forty-six states. You will find it a foundational tool for scaffolding technology into the areas of math, language, reading, writing, speaking and listening as is required in CCSS. Overall, they are authentic approaches to student-centered learning, asking the student to be a risk-taker in his/her educational goals and the teacher to act as guide. The essential questions are open-ended and conversations organic and inquiry-driven, ultimately asking students to take responsibility for the process of their own learning.

It can be used as a resource book, to provide exciting new lessons that seamlessly blend technology with lesson plans and involve students in the many new tools available to enrich their educational experiences, or a road map, plotting the vertical planning and differentiated instruction fundamental to CCSS goals.

There are thirty lessons, five per grade level. Each includes:

  • The Common Core State Standard alignment
  • The Essential Question—the Big Idea
  • An Overview
  • Objectives and Steps
  • A Sample (where appropriate)
  • Links to related websites and material (where applicable)
  • Additional grade levels suitable for the lesson

Why Pre-order?

You may need to wrap up the business end of the purchase before the 2011-12 school year ends. Or, maybe there are other reasons. Any reason is fine. No pressure. We’ve heard from several readers that they’d like to order sooner rather than later.

If you pre-order (or order in the first week of its availability), you’ll get FREE the upcoming 102 Tech Problems From the Classroom: And How to Teach Students to Solve Them. This one will be available for sale early-July.

When will it be shipped?

Estimated delivery date is July 1st, 2012.

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-sixth grade, creator of two technology training books for middle school and three ebooks on technology in education. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco blogger, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.