Today, CLRN published our first two reviews of Common Core-aligned resources. EasyTech by Learning.com and Explorations Interactive Whiteboard Software by Okapi Educational Publishing address a variety of Common Core State Standards for grades K-7. Explorations Interactive Whiteboard Software K-2 contains an electronic book; interactive activities that develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening; timed fluency activities; and printable teacher resources. The 3-5 Explorations Software focuses on how to read and write informational text using the text to model to student, and how to write various nonfiction genre such as argument, explanations, reports, opinions, and narratives. Explorations is aligned to 164 Common Core standards. EasyTech presents foundational technology skills in the context of Common Core State Standards. It is aligned to 81 Common Core standards from Kindergarten to eighth grade.
Last fall, CLRN programmed the Common Core standards into our database and web site in an effort to support educators as they transition from California’s original content standards to the Common Core State Standards. While EasyTech and Explorations are the first two to be reviewed, many more math and English-language arts programs are in the pipeline for review this spring. This fall, CLRN will begin reviewing online courses aligned to both sets of standards