Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Teach the Common Core with Mastery Connect!
Mastery Connect: Teaching the Common Core just got a whole lot easier!
My Fantastic Find
I've been using the MasteryConnect App for a few months now, and I just found out they also have a website! This is so cool because now I can sign up (for free - or upgrade) and start immediaely connecting with teachers around the country to find 'just-right' activities and assessments that are already aligned to the common core. It's like "Google for Effective Teachers." I'm blown away.
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Access the Common Core Standards Anywhere!
Yesterday, my class was discussing text features. I hopped right on the MasteryConnect site, signed in, and selected my grade level and content area. I found an amazing assessment to use for my lesson. Best part - it was free and already created. I knew it was good because I also searched for 'assessments with the most downloads.' This way, I figured if a lot of other teachers already downloaded it, it must be great.
Now, I'm excited to start sharing my own content. I appreciate so much that other teachers are sharing their goodies - it's only right to 'pay it forward.' By the way, you can send messages and follow teachers who post content you enjoy. What a lesson planner's dream!
Imagine having your iPhone/iPad/iPod grade your papers for you...
oh yeah, there's an app for that!