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Write Reviews of Apps, Games, and Websites Mapped to Common Core!

March 24, 2014
Ellen Holderman
Common Sense Education

CATEGORIES Professional Development, Tools

Note: This article refers to Graphite, the former name of this website.

What technology are you using with students as you make the transition to Common Core State Standards? We want to hear about it. 

This month, we're highlighting apps, games, and websites that are mapped to Common Core. Use our new Common Core Explorer to navigate through the standards and find aligned products.

To celebrate the launch of this new tool for teachers, we are conducting a "Field Note Campaign." Submit a high-quality* review (or "Field Note" as we like to call it) of an app, game, or website that supports Common Core State Standards and we'll send you an Amazon Gift Card ($15 Gift Card for 1 Field Note, $25 Gift Card for 2 Field Notes). The deadline for submission is March 31st!

Here's how to participate in this Field Note Campaign:

  1. Sign in and add a profile picture, your school and a brief bio if you haven't already (if you're new to Graphite, create a free profile here).

  2. Use The Common Core Explorer to find products you already use in the classroom. (Or use the search tool and look for the "See Common Core Standards" button on the review page).

  3. Once you click through to the full review of a product, look for the "Add a Field Note" button.

  4. When writing your review, include lots of detail and examples. Watch the video below for more about writing great Field Notes.

  5. Add your name and link to your Field Note to this online form so we can send you your gift card!

We'll be using your reviews to report on which Common Core-aligned apps, games, and websites teachers are using right now. 

Your Field Note could be featured in our roundup!

For more details on writing great reviews, watch this video and read this blog article.

Please help spread the word on Twitter and Facebook about this opportunity for teachers to share their successful implementations of technology in the classroom!

*Restrictions apply:

  1. Only Field Notes with concrete examples of how you're using the product in the classroom and details about the effect it's having on student outcomes, will be considered for the reward and inclusion in the roundup. 
  2. Deadline for submission is March 31st! 
  3. To be considered for the thank you gift card, you must complete this online form.