The Common Core State Standards seek to "emphasize increasing the complexity of texts students read as a key element in improving reading comprehension," according to a brief issued by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governor's Association. Is it working? Victor has some thoughts, and, as usual, some tools to use.
i-Ready is an adaptive K-12 diagnostic tool combined with individualized K-8 student online and teacher-led instruction in language arts, reading, and math.
LearningList is an instructional materials review service for schools and districts.
Remind is a communication tool that helps teachers or administrators connect instantly with students, parents and/or teachers, and teacher-librarians. Once set up, Remind sends quick, simple messages to any device.
Mary Ann has been writing and presenting to promote commonsense internet access in K-12 schools for more than 15 years. And there's always more to say! This column is about affording trusted school faculty members the right to bypass or override internet filters with a password or other means.
In her last column, Mary Alice introduced the Digital Public Library of America, aka the DPLA, and its primary source sets for educators. DPLA is a completely online library that provides access to almost 12 million historic and cultural primary source artifacts. Given its size, she has dedicated this column to sharing more information about DPLA.