This is the kind of thinking that is going to have to take place as we look at the role of technology in the Common Core standards. I guess that I had always thought of Webquests as very “scavenger hunt-like,” but this article proposes the opposite…arguing that they can be used to foster critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis skills.
PARCC is one of two consortia charged with creating Common Core assessments, which will roll out in 2014-15. They have created a survey to get input from educators. Make your voice heard, especially if you are in one of the 24 PARCC states.
New York City has put together a Common Core Library that features resources that may be helpful for your school or district. The page looks to be in its infancy, so look for it to grow as we move closer to 2014-15. Worth keeping an eye on, for sure.
Feeling underprepared for the transition to the Common Core standards? You are not alone. This article shares the stories of some teachers who are worried, to say the least. It also gives an excellent overview of (and links to) some of the resources that different states have created. It also includes a description of how some of the lead writers of the standards are expanding their roles to help schools transition.
Overall, this is one of the most thorough articles I’ve found about the CCSS. If you feel underprepared or under-informed, it’s a must-read.