If you’re a K-6er trying to incorporate the grade-specific Common Core State Standards (CCSS), you’ve probably noticed an interesting skillset nestled within anchor standard W.CCR.6: keyboarding! That’s right! While I spoke about W.CCR.6 as an anchor standard in this post, I didn’t delve into the grade-specific standards contained within it, and therefore I didn’t really […]
Common Core SL.CCR.5 Explained
SL.CCR.5 — that’s the 5th College and Career Readiness anchor standard within the Speaking and Listening strand of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy — says: Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations. Back when I was in high school, this would have been […]
Common Core W.CCR.6 Explained
W.CCR.6 — that’s the 6th College and Career Readiness anchor standard within the Writing strand of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy — reads as follows: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others. Though I often see CCSS alignment synonomized with buying technology, there are […]
Is the Common Core all about Technology?
At a recent gathering of educators, I heard an individual bragging about his district’s move toward aligning curriculum with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This is what the educator said (roughly): Our elementary classrooms are all getting iPads. This kind of thinking isn’t unique. I frequently see the CCSS being synonymized with classroom tech. […]