New Tools for the Common Core

12/27/2012 12:00:00 AM

Below are some of the latest tools for schools to add a Common Core spin to a new or existing product.

Achieve3000 ( KidBiz3000 (2-5), TeenBiz3000 (6-8), Empower3000 (9-12), and Spark3000 (adults) enable students at all levels to master the content area literacy skills needed to meet the Common Core State Standards.

Adaptive Curriculum Math ( Designed for grades 6-12, the online AC Math program integrates realworld scenarios that align to state, national, and Common Core standards.

Aha! Math ( Aha!Math is fully aligned to state and Common Core State Standards and provides tools to differentiate instruction.

Atomic TechCore ( A suite of tools for school leaders to build their Common Core implementation roadmaps.

Common Core 360 ( A Web-based library of resources that helps educators understand what the Common Core Standards are, why they are needed, and how to implement them.

CompassLearning Odyssey ( Odyssey adds new activities to support Common Core State Standards and new alignments so teachers can select the Common Core standards and learning paths.

Digits ( Written entirely to the Common Core State Standards, this middle school math core curriculum leverages technology to personalize learning.

DreamBox Learning Math ( DreamBox Learning combines elementary math aligned to the Common Core State Standards with a motivating learning environment and the DreamBox Intelligent Adaptive Learning platform.

ePals News Now Journalism Center ( This new learning center helps high school students meet “real-world” journalism practices and communications standards, such as those required by the Common Core standards.

Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument ( Charlotte Danielson has updated her Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument with the 2013 Edition that incorporates the instructional implications of CCSS.

Getting from Here to Core: How to Launch the Program that Launches Students ( A comprehensive eGuide that delivers a roadmap for schools to effectively shift to the Common Core assessments.

GlobalScholar ( The company offers several products written 100% to meet CCSS, including: Performance Series K-2 Reading & Mathematics assessments, National CCSS Progress Monitoring tests and a National CCSS Item Bank with additional items specific to Colorado’s 15% custom standards.

HMH Fuse: Algebra 1, Common Core Edition ( This edition gives every student a personalized learning experience using video tutorials, MathMotion examples, homework help, quizzes, tips, hints, and more.

HMH Readers ( HMH’s new iPad reading app, developed for Common Core Standards mastery, is now available for free download in the iTunes App Store.

Insight ( This cloudbased program enables administrators to quickly create assessments aligned with state and/or Common Core standards.

Inspiration Maps ( Students use proven visual learning methodologies to develop and demonstrate the critical thinking, literacy, and writing skills delineated in the Common Core State Standards.

IXL Math ( This tools is completely aligned to the Common Core and state standards, offering a list of recommended practice skills for each strand, so teachers can easily find the appropriate skills for their students.

Lexia Reading Core5 ( A technology-based program designed to systematically present content and skills identified as essential by the Common Core State Standards for ELA in grades K–5.

Measured Progress Common CoreAssessment Program ( The language arts and math program for grades 3-11 includes targeted Testlets, a new Item Bank, and PD that guides teachers as they prepare for Common Core State Standards.

MimioReading ( This supplemental reading comprehension program for grades 3-8 is correlated to the Common Core State Standards, using both individualized adaptive reading instruction and interactive whiteboard group lessons to improve reading test scores.

My Big Campus ( Educators can now add custom, state, and Common Core standards to content and assignments in My Big Campus.

netTrekker Search by Knovation ( The new netTrekker Search provides access to more than 330,000 digital resources aligned with state and Common Core standards. ( New York State’s Curriculum Management and Standardsbased system, featuring a combination of standards-based resources integrated with a suite of Web-based tools.

ODYSSEYWARE SPARC ( A new set of assessments and instructional materials to help teachers identify competency levels against CCSS and provide supplemental materials for targeted skills remediation.

Open Punch ( This program takes students through the Common Core Standard requirements of thinking and writing narrative, fact-based, and opinion paragraphs.

PBS KIDS PLAY! Classroom Edition ( An online, cross-curricular program for Pre-K to 1st grade that contains hundreds of interactive activities aligned to Common Core and McREL standards in math, science, language, creativity and more.

Peoples Education ( This product suite, created specifically for the Common Core, includes blended, print, and digital approaches to assessment, instruction, and practice to target specific teaching and learning challenges.

Pearson Algebra 1 Common Core Edition iBook and Geometry Common Core Edition ( Pearson’s Algebra 1 Common Core Edition, in iBook format, brings educational content to life with video, audio, assessment, interactive images, and 3D animations. The Pearson Geometry Common Core Edition iBook addresses the CCSS throughout every lesson.

Reading Horizons Discovery ( This program is designed to help K-5 students read by delivering material that meets and exceeds the Common Core for K-5 Foundational Skills standards.

Reading Wonders ( A reading program designed specifically for the Common Core State Standards.

Ready Common Core ( Built for the Common Core, this program combines a reliable measure and personalized instruction in a single online product.

Study Island ( Study Island focuses on core skill areas related to state and Common Core standards, with a focus on math, reading/English language arts, science, and social studies.

Tales2Go ( Tales2Go on mackinVIA gives multiple users access to thousands of audio books, which can be used for the Common Core “Speaking and Listening” standard.

Turnitin Writing Rubrics ( Turnitin now offers open access to six writing rubrics aligned to the Common Core State Standards for grades 9-10 and 11-12.

Wowzers ( Wowzers delivers math Common Core curriculum via story-driven games and activities.

WriteToLearn from Pearson ( WriteToLearn includes reading passages and essay prompts to support Common Core State Standards.

WriteSteps ( WriteSteps is a digital and print K-5 Common Core writing and grammar program.

Reach for Reading ( This new K-5 Common Core reading program features traditional literature, paired with exclusive non-fiction content from National Geographic.

Ready Common Core ( This print and online program offers students in grades 3–8 instruction and practice in math and reading while also offering teachers resources to implement these lessons.

Zeos from Pearson ( This online standards mastery program uses “gamification” to prepare students for current statewide assessments and the transition to new Common Core assessments.

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