“I want to introduce technology and coding to my lesson plans, but I am not quite sure how to align this with the Common Core State Standards?”
This is a common question for many teachers, and often half the battle is finding the right resources to make this possible. In last night’s #KidsCanCode chat, we discussed a number of resources to help guide teachers to properly aligning their curriculum with the Common Core. Here are some of the resources we came across:
Assembled by Ben Rimes, this is an enormously valuable resource that not only has gleaned every standard related to technology from the CCSS, but is meticulously organized and easy-to-follow. The sections are delineated by standards, starting with ELA and proceeding to Math. Each section is then broken down by grade level, similar to the actual standards themselves, but presenting much less information to process.
For those interested in just the ELA Standards, this is another resource that I recommend checking out that was put together by Tara Linney (@TechTeacherT). Again, pulled directly from the Common Core State Standards, sections are separated by grade level, making for easy reading and unnecessary to skim through the entire original document itself.
Ever need something to send to parents? This might be a resource worth checking out. The Standards are broken down in this parent-friendly version for all of K-8 with a separate Middle School & High School Section. There is also a section that answers a common question (pun intended), “What is the Common Core?” for parents. This site also has sample/practice test questions, and other valuable CCSS related materials.
If you are looking for more resources relating to technology/coding and the Common Core, be sure to check out the #CCSSchat website. And as always the original Common Core Standards can be found on CoreStandards.org.This Week in #KidsCanCode: Aligning Coding with the Common Core by Grechen Huebner