Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

At its essence, Common Core is about a process, not about content.  For the English Language Arts (ELA) standards, that process has four major components:


*Reading & research of all media types

*Evaluation and analysis

*Thoughtful writing and synthesis of new ideas

*Publishing


MakerBit projects can be used to support the Common Core standards in a very wide variety of ways by integrating a wide variety of media (text, sounds, graphics, video, animations, links to web-pages) and in a non-linear, hyperlinked environment. Because of this, in the many places in Common Core where it asks the student to compare and contrast, it can be a simple matter with the MakerBit to set up examples from many different sources, and with different media types, right within the student project.


Common Core Standards That Are Supported by a MakerBit project.


Rather than just list all the numbered sections, here is a way of finding the Common Core standards related to particular aspects of HyperStudio.  Click on any of the MakerBit-related words below to see all the standards that use that term in their definition. For each of them, the MakerBit is a great classroom tool that will enhance the learning process for that particular standard.


hyperlinks

revision

reflection (ELA)

graph (links to Google Sheets)

synthesize

produce


multimedia

audio

video

drawing (using Google Draw, for example)

visual displays


publish

present

internet


research

gather (an alternate word for research)


There are also some initial MakerBit projects (with many more coming soon) on the Workbench Education Platform that can be searched for by grade level, topic and standards, including Common Core (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  Here are a few sample filter screens from Workbench: