I would suggest subscribing to NWP friend Fred Mindlin's daily news roundup of links and posts on the theme of digital literacy and the Common Core. I find it a wealthy trove of insight.
Digital Literacy is the Key to the Common Core State StandardsAs we prepare for the 2012-13 school year, many are gearing up for implementing (or at least planning to implement) the Common Core State Standards. Let's use these resource links to amplify a core message: the "digital" label is redundant: literacy by its nature must include basic fluency in technologically mediated communication. For our students, I firmly believe putting them in play as creators within our networked computational world is our primary task. They each need "Net Smarts" as Howard Rheingold puts it, and the tools to tell the computers what to do.