Month: January 2015

PARCC Readiness Activities: Keyboarding

Being an efficient typist is an important skill and students should be comfortable composing responses on the computer. Here are some activities that can help prepare our students. Keyboarding: Keyboarding prep: Use space bar with thumbs, Use shift key for capital letters, include end punctuation (K-1) Begin keyboard familiarity using ABCya Keyboarding http://www.abcya.com/keyboarding_practice.htm (K-1) Begin Read More …

PARCC Readiness Activities – Reading and Answering Questions Online

Below are some general resources and ideas that will give students practice in reading and answering questions online. Answering Questions Online: Take quiz after reading a Tumblebooks story. (K-2) Take Newsela quizzes. The format of quiz questions mirrors some PARCC question types such as highlighting text to prove your answer.¬†As a teacher, you can assign Read More …

PARCC Readiness Activities

Welcome to the MRC Director’s Tech Resources blog! The first few posts will be collections of technology resources that can be used to help students develop familiarity and proficiency with the tech skills they will need for the PARCC assessment. These resources include both sample assessment items and interactive online activities that practice some of Read More …