Saturday, August 6, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Below are some bookmarks I marked up with Diigo while attending a recent Common Core institute. The big push this year in the New York City Department of education is to "engage all students in at least one literacy task and one math task aligned to strategically selected Common Core standards" (From DOE Citywide Instructional Expectations 2011-2012).
Saturday, June 11, 2011
A Google a Day is a a wormhole inspired time machine that enables users to solve spoiler free puzzles by searching the Internet as it existed before A Google a Day launched. I could see this being used as great opening activity across all content areas, with an emphasis on teaching young people navigation, research and critical thinking skills.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
|Source: Common Core, Inc.|
I was blown away by the level of work that went into unpacking the standards, designing the units, making interdisciplinary connections, and much more. After browsing the Project Team link -- one will find out quickly that this is a top-notch team of educators from of variety of backgrounds working collaboratively to build out the highest level mapping project I have come across in ages.
New York state is only a short while away from a full-blown Common Core implementation, and this exactly the kind of tool teachers can utilize to support their growth and raise student achievement.