Common Core Standards were created as a means of better equipping students with the knowledge they need to be competitive in the modern world, yet many teachers still have a lot of unanswered questions about what Common Core will mean for them, their students, and their schools. This collection of resources provides essential reads for any K-12 educator in a Common Core-adopting state.
"Updated: School Librarians and the Common Core Standards: Resources LiveBinder http://t.co/EX0jXk (The Common Core Daily is out!" I like the way that Carolyn collects these articles in a focused daily news format.
"Readiness tool to pinpoint tech deficits as schools prepare for common core online assessments." Now that we know most schools have cobbled together technology and limited strength in their technology plans, what are we going to do about it?
"Common Sense Media partnered with Teaching Channel to produce this series of nine videos spotlighting how our lessons meet critical ELA Common Core standards for middle school. Check them out for inspiration from teachers and students in New York City and San Francisco Bay Area public schools. See how our lessons align and view the standards on the Common Core State Standards website."
Video titles: Creating a Snapshop of Digital Media Use; Using Critical Thinking to Find Trustworthy Websites; Understanding "Fair Use" in a Digital World; Cyberbullying: What’s Crossing the Line?; Improving Research Skills with Effective Keywords; Online Talk: What’s Safe and What’s Risky?; Exploring the Concept of Online Privacy; Understanding the Impact of Digital Footprints; and The Good and Bad of Using Different Online Personas. The video lessons are geared to middle school students and if you are a registered educator with Common Sense Media you may acess a free online training.
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"The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators." This article focuses on math apps for the ipad to help students become skilled in mathematics. I'm going to check them out right now!
"Core Math Tools is a downloadable suite of interactive software tools for algebra and functions, geometry and trigonometry, and statistics and probability. The tools are appropriate for use with any high school mathematics curriculum and compatible with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in terms of content and mathematical practices. Java required."
Along with the tools shown in the image above, there are also "custom apps" and "advanced apps."