Monday, May 21, 2012

Common Core App

My district is getting on board the CCSS train. Are you on the train? Our train is slow moving. A select group of K-1 will explore the standards and make a curriculum map. Then, we will try it out this next year and help train everyone else the following year. I am part of this "Leadership Team" and learned about an app I thought I would share. Maybe you already know about if your train is more of speeding bullet rather than a locomotive?

This is a free CCSS app for smartphones or ipad. Just search your app store for Common Core Mastery Connect to find it. I think it will be helpful to have the new standards at my fingertips.

I also added a widget to my sidebar here on my blog. Do you see it over on the right? If you click on it, it will expand to look like the above picture. Cool, huh?



  1. We're jumping on the CCSS train, too! I'm actually going to a week long training in July for 1st grade teachers on how to use these. Thanks so much for sharing this app! I'm going to share it on my blog, too! :)


  2. Your train is faster than our train.

  3. I love that widget and I'm going to check out that app for my ipad...thanks for sharing :)

    -Lovely Nina

    Lovely Little Learners

  4. I've already downloaded the app! Thank you so much for posting this!! :)


  5. This app will be perfect for me for next year! Thanks!

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  6. I've used this little widget so many times. That was nice of you to post how to add it to your blog for those who don't have it. I highly recommend it!
    Lori (
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  7. Okay, okay, maybe we don't work in the same district because our train hasn't even left the station. I'm not sure our train is even AT the station.
    Cool app, though!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  8. My district is starting with K-2. I am part of the team for our school. We had 3 days of inservice training "unpacking" the standards. I love this app. Just added it to my new ipad that I got with my 18 years of saved Scholastic points! Thanks for sharing.

  9. We are hopping on the train too. We have a 3 day inservice as soon as school is out and we are in the process of rewriting our map. We are just doing LA this year. Then on the math train the next year. LOVE the app. Thanks for sharing.

  10. We got on the train last year. K-1. Our district was definitely not ready. And we're adding 2nd grade next year. This will help, thanks!

  11. Please feel free to check out my interactive map with links to all State Education Department Common Core initiatives:
    Kristina Holzweiss
    The Laptop Lieberrian