Category Archives: Common Core
The New Jersey Department of Education has launched a new website, njcore.org, to support teachers’ efforts to exchange lessons and materials in support of the Common Core. The site has over 2,000 lessons, videos and activities, and allows teachers to filter and search by course, grade level and state curriculum. There are also resources … Read more
Speakaboos is a great site to use on the SMARTBoard or the iPad with your early elementary students. Just visit http://speakaboos.com/free and sign up for access to their free resources. The free site gives … Read more
Looking for a fun and appealing way to review and cover basic language and math skills with your early elementary students? We’re happy to announce the launch of our newest app called Handsprings, now available in both the Edmodo and iPad App Stores. Handsprings contains an animated story, poem, recipe, craft and extension activities all … Read more
Our calendar lesson for November focuses on Simple Machines at the 6th grade level. The three classes of levers are addressed in addition to identifying the levers in a typewriter. The culminating activity integrates writing skills with science knowledge and requires students to create a step by step guide and how to video on … Read more
What if your students could program the Internet to do research for them, alert them when an event takes place or save important information automatically? That’s the idea behind IFTTT.
The most fundamental types of assessment exercises are sequencing, matching, and grouping, each of which assesses a different intellectual modality of processing information in the brain. Although the traditional question formats of SMART Response are Multiple Choice and Numerical answers, we can actually use those formats to create assessments using sequencing, matching and grouping formats.… Read more
Our second lesson for October was created for Elementary Science. It focuses on animal diversity by first helping students to distinguish between living and non-living then explore the ways that animals are alike and different. With this information, students can then create informational text to explain what they’ve learned. (Download: SMART Notebook, RM Easiteach… Read more
Our first lesson for October was created for High School Science and introduces the idea of measuring power using watts. The lesson also assesses students’ abilities to compare the power developed when the same work is done at different rates. Literacy skills are integrated through the use of online resources for building background knowledge in … Read more
Are you tired of sifting through pages of search results to find the perfect game for reviewing lessons with your class? While there are a wealth of educational games online, it is not always easy finding games that match your teaching needs and curriculum. With Zondle (available online and as an app), it just … Read more
Did you know that Heinz Ketchup was first introduced to the public at the 1876 World’s Fair in Philadelphia? That event provided the theme for our second Teq calendar lesson for September.
Created for middle school math, this lesson also includes cross-curricular content that introduces students to what rates and unit rates are and how … Read more