Tech Tip Thursday #15

Week of December 18, 2014

Common Core and Technology

Where do you find technology ideas that are aligned to the Common Core?

Teachers are always needing resources that are already aligned to the Common Core and sometimes it can be hard to find technology resources for students. This week I am going to focus on one tool that I especially like for several reasons and that is Graphite.org.

What is Graphite.org?

Graphite is a free service from Common Sense Education that makes it easy to discover the best apps, games, and websites for classroom use. Tools like Edmodo, Educreations, ClassDojo, and Socrative have been thoroughly reviewed by expert educators and received numerous teacher reviews they call Field Notes. The great thing about Graphite is the broken down grade level resources and suggestions on how to use these. Currently, there are only Math and Language Arts, but Science is coming soon! Go ahead check it out!

CK-12 - Online Textbooks Flashcards, Practice, and Real World Examples

Here, teachers can create their own aligned textbooks! Great for STEM content! Check out the video to learn more.
CK-12 Video

ReadWorks for Reading Comprehension

ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly.

The ReadWorks curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and the standards of all 50 states. Most importantly, ReadWorks is faithful to the most effective research-proven instructional practices in reading comprehension.

How ReadWorks Works

Tonia McMillan, Technology Coordinator

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