Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Common Core .... There's an App for That!

I recently discovered a great app that can bring the Common Core to your fingertips! Paging through all of the grade level sections of the state released document can be tedious. Any barrier, like not being user friendly, often discourages us from breaching new ground. This app entitled Common Core (Not very original) serves to remove many of these time consuming barriers.

As we know the Common Core is an inevitable part of our profession and we have to develop the mindset of using it as our map.

The app featured here is FREE! and very easy to use. It breaks down the Common Core buy subject, grade level and standard. When planning a lesson you can easily reference the standard you are addressing and find easy wording to include in your lesson plans and to use with your class.

Now you have access from wherever you are! I for one will be paging through each standard while on the beach this summer! Enjoy!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Do You Remember Caine?

In September I showed the staff a video entitled "Caine's Arcade." The story was of a little 10 year old boy who inspired the world through his development of a cardboard arcade. We all sat in awe of this young child whose ingenuity over came his academic deficits. Well .... dreams really do come true!

Read the 2 follow up articles linked below.

No More Card Board Boxes

10-Year-Old Caine's Arcade Founder Signs With World's Largest Talent Agency

I would love to hear your follow up reactions to this story. Feel free to post your comment below.