Tag Archives: CCSS

“Hacking the Learning Standards” with #DigCit Connections

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Digital Citizenship in Action

  “Stop thinking about digital citizenship as a stand-alone technology topic and begin thinking about it as an essential component of a well-rounded humanities curriculum.” Kristen Mattson, Digital Citizenship in Action A top priority of my day-time job is co-directing my district’s Digital Citizenship program. Last week a teacher at one of our elementary sites… Continue reading

A Shoutout to Kentucky, Fearless Explorers of the Common Core

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I kicked off the 3-day weekend (Thank you, Veterans!) with a cup of coffee and the September 30 edition of Time Magazine. It was the cover story on Google that prompted me to purchase a copy, but while flipping backwards through the pages, I found Amanda Ripley’s article The New Smart Set – What happens… Continue reading

Benefits of Being a Connected Educator: CCSS Resources

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I am a connected educator. Through dynamic networks such as Twitter, the National Writing Project, MERIT, and Google Certified Teachers, I can start every day with amazing new resources and thought-provoking, shared conversations on educational topics – such as the Common Core State Standards. Below are a few of my favorite CCSS-related links that have… Continue reading

David Coleman on Teaching Reading

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What the world needs most right now is wonderful questions about things worth reading. Things worth read and rereading that don’t avoid the text but bring kids into a deeper consideration of it.” David Coleman David Coleman?  Although I’ve been visiting the Common Core State Standards site for over a year now, it was just… Continue reading