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SMART Notebook

Improve Math Skills with SMART Number Cruncher

Looking for a free software to help improve your student’s math skills? Well, look no further, you can use SMART Number Cruncher  Log in to the SMART Exchange website to download the software for free.

As the teacher, you are able to pick either addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division type of questions. You are even … Read more

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Instructional Videos Made Easy with SMART Recorder

As educators, we’ve been using videos for years in our instruction, but mainly, those videos have been produced by someone else.  In recent years, creating videos has become a passion for many educators who want to embed the use of self-produced rich media into their instructional practices.  We see evidence of this in the flipped … Read more

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Singapore Math

Singapore Math Resources from EngageNY

Number Bonds are a crucial component of early Singapore Math programs.  Number Bonds consist of a minimum of 3 circles connected with lines, and they provide a pictorial representation of part-part-whole relationships.

A child who knows this bond should be able to immediately fill in any one of these three numbers if it was missing, … Read more

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February Calendar Lessons

Futurama: Teq Calendar Lesson for February

The “Futurama” lesson was created for middle school Math and involves the understanding of ratios or scales to complete a number of tasks designed to help students apply their knowledge.  In addition, Students will research information about structures listed in the “Top 10 Construction Projects of the 20th Century.”  (Download: SMART Notebook, RM Read more

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Digital Learning Day

QR Codes for Learning on Digital Learning Day

QR codes are going to be integrated in many events that are being planned for Digital Learning Day.  Many teachers are using these two-dimensional codes as a learning tool in the classroom.  To use QR Codes, you need to have a tool to create them and a tool to read them using a mobile device.… Read more

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Infuse Learning

Infuse Learning: Empowering the BYOD Revolution

Infuse Learning is an “any device” student response system which is 100% free, and among the best resources we’ve seen for 1:1 classrooms.

If a device has access to the internet, then you can push questions and content out to that device, and receive completed work back.  We especially like that this supports “drawing,” on iOS, Android, and … Read more

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Asking the Right Questions… with Google!

Trying to enhance your students’ research and creative thinking skills? While there may be no such thing as a stupid question, when it comes to finding the right answer, not all questions are created equal either. A Google a Day may be just the tool you are looking for to teach your students how to … Read more

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The SMART Way to Choose Students

Whether it’s the beginning of the school year or you’re substituting a class, you’ll never have to worry about forgetting a name when you call on a student. Using the Random Word Chooser tool in SMART Notebook, you can have the software randomly choose students for you.

The following video is a tutorial of the Random Word … Read more

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Open Source Physics

Great Physics Simulators

Some concepts in math and science just need to be visualized. Luckily, there are a couple of notable websites that have a bunch of simulations, all of which are free to watch.

The first site is Open Source Physics, which recently won a prize from the SPORE section of Science magazine.  Most of the simulations are Java based, … Read more

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cork board

Put a Cork In It

When it’s time to discuss what your students have learned in class, check out What you’ll find is a virtual cork board where sticky notes can be posted. When you visit the site for the first time, you’ll be given a unique URL, which you can share through email or other media so … Read more

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