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Common Core

No matter what your feelings are about the Common Core State Standards, they are a reality in many schools. Check out the growing body of information on how to make them work for students.

How the Common Core Supports Deeper Learning

The change that the Common Core demands from us is considerable, but it's not radical.

How to Change the World: Service PBL in the Common Core Literacy Classroom

The language arts are the building blocks when applying Common Core literacy standards to tangible, effects-driven actions in the real world.

Project-Based Learning and the Common Core: Resource Roundup

A practical compilation of online resources, curated by Edutopia, for aligning project-based learning with the Common Core State Standards.

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Todd Finley, PhD, examines visual literacy through the lens of the Common Core -- suggesting a wealth of visual thinking routines to help students start thinking through, about, and with pictures.

Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards

Dig into this complete guide to the best resources to explain the standards and how they will be assessed.

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The Role of PBL in Making the Shift to Common Core

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Teacher Leadership and the Common Core State Standards?

The pushback against Common Core includes teachers who believe they should have a voice in defining the standards, curriculum, and assessment.

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Games in Education: Teacher Takeaways

Matt Farber shares his observations from the Games in Education symposium, where he learned about students as designers, assessment possibilities, and adaptive video games.

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Common Core in Action: Examining 2 Texts in the Social Studies Classroom

An iPad lets students consume and interact with content, a fun and efficient way of meeting the Common Core standards for integrating and analyzing information.

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Common Core in Action: Using Digital Storytelling Tools in the ELA Classroom

A storytelling app helps students use technology to produce and publish writing, collaborate with others, and hit the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing.

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Common Core in Action: Manipulating Shapes in the Elementary Math Classroom

An iPad app helps first and second graders create and identify geometric shapes while developing higher-order thinking skills required by the Common Core math standards.

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How Well Do Schools Communicate?

What's the current public attitude towards public schools? Anne O'Brien discusses the 2014 Gallup Poll findings and ponders positive ways the data can be used by teachers and schools.

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A Cornucopia of Multidisciplinary Teaching

The synergy of diverse disciplines can lead to a sweet spot. Consider myths and fables for teaching subjects as far ranging as geography, vocabulary, and philosophy.

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Assessing the Common Core Standards: Real Life Mathematics

Blogger Andrew Miller on why we need to keep relevancy in mind when we ask students to perform real world math, just as the Math Common Core dictates.

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Argumentative Writing is a Key Focus in Common Core Standards

Regardless of the subject, argumentative or persuasive writing is a key component of Common Core Standards.

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Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber provides meaningful writing tasks for all grade levels that are aligned to the Common Core.

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Lesson Planning and the Common Core: A Unit Based on TED.com

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares a blended genre unit where students research and write their own persuasive speeches in the TED.com format.

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Common Core Math: Best Resources for High School Educators

Are you looking for some resources for Common Core math? Here, blogger Matt Davis rounds up some of the most useful CCSS math resources for high school educators.

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5 Open Education Resources for K-5 Common Core Math

Of all the many Common Core lesson plan sources on the Web, blogger Matt Davis has chosen a few of the best that are easy to use and extremely useful.

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Common Core in Action: Teaching Critical Thinking and Questioning

Edutopia blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron outlines how project-based learning, with a focus on the common core, and iPads engaged her students in critical thinking and questioning.

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