Common Core State Standards

Access to technology in the classroom is an imperative rather than an option due to the adoption of the Common Core Standards.  Even beginning in Kindergarten, the CCSS are asking students to use digital tools – “With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.”  Are we ready?!

“The Common Core State Standards outline rigorous content expectations with the intent to make all students ready for life in a technological society. To this end, they do not treat technology as a separate strand of content, but rather incorporate expectations of technological proficiency throughout the content standards. The need to use technological tools effectively is imbedded into every aspect of today’s curriculum.” 
Staff Development for Educators website

Resources about CCSS     Curricular Resources
  • -LearnZillion is a learning platform that combines video lessons, assessments, and progress reporting. Each lesson highlights a Common Core standard, starting with math in grades 3-9. This is a fabulous Free resource and can be used with kids as you assign lessons to your class.
  • Ties to Technology – from ‘Digital Learning Environments’

Documents to download:

Examples of Technology References in the CCSS