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Common Core – Is more than content
that tells kids stuff...
... it guides us to “do” things.
Common Core - Digital research &
media skills blended in as a whole
To be ready for college, workforce training, and life in a technological society, students need the
ability to gather, comprehend,
evaluate, synthesize, and report on
research in order to answer questions
or solve problems
conduct research and to produce and
and ideas, to
, and to analyze and create a high volume and extensive
range of print and nonprint texts in media forms old and new. The
is embedded into every aspect of today’s curriculum. In like
fashion, research and media skills and understandings are embedded throughout the Standards rather than
treated in a separate section.
Hitting the Standards
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects
based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital
sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support
analysis, reflection, and research.
…specifically addressed in CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.X.7 & 8, & History/Social
Studies, Science, & Technical Subjects – Writing Standards CCSS.ELALiteracy.WHST.X.7 & 8.
The web is the greatest repository of
knowledge – our job is easier
How? It’s easier than you think
Teacher created lessons as a guide
Use lesson plans to design projects
Share work load - share your projects
Several digital tools to search,
aggregate, and present
• Many tools have class management
What’s my measurement
• Digital discovery
• Use of appropriate resources
• Encourage “user gen” content*
Analysis, resource use justification,
argument, & contextual thought
Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may
remember; involve me and I’ll understand
- Chinese proverb
• Don’t just discover, add argument
• Creating is adding context not just
• Learner gen content becomes a part
of the class lesson
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