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Common Core Explorer Helps K-12 Educators Find Quality Digital-Learning Media Aligned to Common Core State Standards

Posted Mar 14, 2014
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Common Sense Media, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators harness the power of technology, has released Common Core Explorer, a new search tool that helps educators find the best digital-learning products that are aligned to Common Core State Standards. It's the latest feature within Graphite, a free resource from Common Sense Media that makes it easier for educators to find the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their classrooms by providing in-depth reviews and ratings determined by a rigorous rubric applied by an expert panel of educators and editors.

Common Core Explorer provides teachers with a mechanism for browsing all the Common Core State Standards and for viewing which of the 1,200 edtech products reviewed on Graphite are aligned to each. Intuitive filters make it easy for educators to navigate the standards and identify relevant products for their classrooms and curricular needs. Common Sense Media's expert educators meticulously evaluate each digital-learning product to determine which standards they best support. In addition to finding products mapped to Common Core, teachers can find insights from a growing community of educators who are submitting "Field Notes" that describe how they use them with their students.

Unveiled to educators, advocates, and policymakers during a panel presentation today at the Teaching & Learning 2014 conference in Washington, D.C., the Common Core Explorer tool can be accessed here: www.graphite.org/common-core.

Source: Common Sense Media, www.commonsense.org/educators


 
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