Curriculum Tags allow educators to categorize and manage students' work in ways that align with structured goals and standards.
SpacesEDU allows you to select from all the pre-defined sets of standards in the Common Standards Project, and it's easy to create your own custom sets, too.
To begin using Curriculum Tags, you'll need to select a set of standards that you're working with. There are two ways you can do this from your Teacher account:
If you haven't already selected any sets of tags to use with your class, click the Select Curriculum Goals button on the right-hand side of your Feed, then click Yes, Add Sets
If you have already added some tags for your class, but want to enable some other sets, click on your avatar image or initials at the top right of the screen, then Account Settings, and Curriculum Tag Sets.
Next, click Add Curriculum Tag Sets. This will open a screen where you can begin searching for sets of tags to add:
Here you can search for your state or province, Common Core, or even your school name if you have some custom standards defined in the Common Standards Project.
Each grouping may have sub-folders for different subjects, grade levels, etc.
As you're navigating through each level, you can go back by clicking the linked folder name on the left-hand side
Once you've found the set of tags you'd like to use, click Add Set
That's all there is to it! You're ready to take your Spaces to the next level with Curriculum Tags.
To learn more about how to organize content with Tags and Goals, take a look at this article.
Don't see the tags you're looking for? Learn how to create your own custom sets!
If you're looking for a selection of tags to help organize content in your Spaces, search for SpacesEDU on the Add Curriculum Tag Set screen.
You'll find a number of tag sets created by the SpacesEDU team to support educators with categorizing posts:
21st Century Skills (e.g. Critical Thinking, Technology, Initiative)
Areas of Learning - these include tags to categorize posts by subject/discipline (e.g. Arts, History, Geography)
Artifact Type (e.g. First Draft, Assessment, Goal)
Domaines d'apprentissage - tags to categorize by subject/discipline en français (par ex. anglais, arts dramatiques, littératie)
Life Skills (World Health Organization)
Literacy Skills (e.g. Communication, Listening, Writing)
Numeracy Skills (e.g. Addition, Counting, Estimating)
Timeframe (e.g. Semester 1, Semester 2)