Common Core Explorer

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These apps, games, and websites will help your students identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).
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BetterLesson
Exemplary Common Core-aligned lessons from rock star peers at large
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Big Bird's Words...A Sesame Street App
Creative tech activity helps build sight-word recognition, vocabulary
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Touch and Learn - Emotions
Excited, sad, or angry? This app helps kids identify feelings
GRADES
K - 2
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Common Core Quest
Comprehensive CCSS-aligned resource for instruction and assessment
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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iTouchiLearn Feelings for Preschool Kids
Real images, cartoons, and smiley faces help kids learn to identify emotions
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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Kidspiration
Aging tool uses visual learning to teach ELA and math concepts
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
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NOT YET RATED
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Musical Me - by Duck Duck Moose
Lively activities introduce kids to music, rhythm, and instruments
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Sesame Street S'More! The Digital Magazine for Kids
Engaging themed content, but tech and design issues hamper smooth play
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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PBS KIDS Lab
Top-notch, ready-made math and ELA content for a variety of settings
GRADES
Pre-K - 4
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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