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Need guidance implementing the Common Core? Take a look at these helpful resources to bring creativity to the standards.

Common Core.

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A storytelling app helps students use technology to produce and publish writing, collaborate with others, and hit the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing.

An iPad lets students consume and interact with content, a fun and efficient way of meeting the Common Core standards for integrating and analyzing information.

An iPad app helps first and second graders create and identify geometric shapes while developing higher-order thinking skills required by the Common Core math standards. Part of a special series with Curriculum Associates

What's the current public attitude towards public schools? Anne O'Brien discusses the 2014 Gallup Poll findings and ponders positive ways the data can be used by teachers and schools.

How Well Do Schools Communicate?

Key Skills That Lead to 21st-Century Success.

PARCC and Smarter Balanced release more sample test items.

Fun Language Arts Projects for Middle School | eHow

Zacchaeus Craft Ideas

Trying to figure out how to align project-based learning with the Common Core Standards? Edutopia is here to help with this great guide!

How to Design Projects Around Common Core Standards

Will this 9-year-old rise up to the challenge of Common Core? Read his thoughts here.

Common Core, in 9-Year-Old Eyes

Check out how using blended learning can better prepare students to meet the challenges of the Common Core.

A Two-Gear Construct for Envisioning Blended Learning

See our updated resource roundup on PBL + Common Core to make sure all your projects align with the new standards.

Project-Based Learning and the Common Core: Resource Roundup

Educator Josh Work talks about the value of Media Specialists when it comes to implementing Common Core.

The Shift: Media Specialists and the Common Core

Ted Finley gives his advice for planning and organizing a unit of instruction for the Common Core. #commoncore

Common Core and Planning: Organizing a Unit of Instruction

Educator Monica Burns describes how screencasting can be used to meet a Common Core Standards and 21st Century skills.

Heather Wolpert-Gawron gives a Common Core lesson plan for teaching online ethics.

10 Visual Literacy Strategies for the Common Core by Todd Finley.

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies
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Anne O'Brien has found that in recent polls, the majority of educators support the Common Core, but have some concerns about implementation. Read about the surveys and share your thoughts here.

Recent Polls: Do Educators Support the Common Core?

Educator Heather Wolpert-Gawron describes how creating an academic checklist with your students helps with goal setting and independent learning.

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"How Are Social-Emotional Learning and the Common Core Connected"? by Maurice Elias.

How Are Social-Emotional Learning and the Common Core Connected?

Read about why collaboration and communication matter in the #commoncore classroom.

Common Core in Action: Why Collaboration and Communication Matter offers lesson plan ideas by grade level aligned with the CCSS and Next Generation Science Standards.

Common Core in Action: Teaching Critical Thinking and Questioning.

Common Core in Action: Teaching Critical Thinking and Questioning

Educator Courtney J. Boddie takes an arts approach to the Common Core to spark learning and engagement.

Common Core in Action: Using the Arts to Spark Learning