Teachers, Meet Our Common Core Explorer

March 14, 2014
Amy Wilson
Common Sense Media
San Francisco, CA
CATEGORIES Assessment, Technology Integration, Tools

We are pleased to announce our newest tool for teachers -- Common Core Explorer. It will change the way you search for products to support teaching concepts aligned to Common Core State Standards.

The Common Core Explorer offers intuitive filters that make it easy for you to navigate the standards- and surface-relevant edtech products, all rated and reviewed for learning potential. The tool is backed by Common Sense Media’s team of Common Core-trained expert educators, who rigorously map each product to applicable standards.

Start by clicking on Language Arts and a grade level, and the relevant strands appear. Click on a strand to display the anchor strands and the standards themselves.

If you pick Mathematics and a grade level, the relevant domains appear. Click on a domain to display the clusters and the math standards.

Once you’ve zeroed in on the standard you want to reinforce, toggle the arrow to display all the apps, games, and websites that support the teaching of that standard.

Clicking on a product listing takes you to an in-depth review, featuring a description of how the product works as well as insights on how to use it with students. Teacher Field Notes provide additional anecdotes for what worked and didn’t work for them in the classroom. Add your voice to the conversation by submitting your own Field Note today for any products you use with students.

Our mission is to provide teachers the trustworthy, unbiased information they need to make informed decisions about how to best integrate technology in the classroom. Whether or not you’re in a state adopting the Common Core, this navigation tool helps you discover products that are capable of reinforcing specific skills you want students to learn.