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Feb 012016
 
January Friday Favorites

Each Friday on Facebook and Twitter, we share a curated digital resource from our library that is one of our favorites.  Here’s what we shared in January: Create words with these floating letters and word parts: http://www.ictgames.com/foamPhonemes/index.html Two challenging word creation games: http://www.teacherled.com/resources/vowels/vowelsload.html For our StarrMatica members:  Maria’s Word Challenge             Another great word creation game: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/construct/index.html Create words with word wheels: http://www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/activities/ww2.swf

Jan 192016
 
Digital Content for Common Core Standard K.CC.B.5

One of the most common questions we are asked is how our library of digital content supports the Common Core.  The easy answer is that our entire library has been aligned to the Common Core standards, so teachers can find resources related to each standard.  The more complex answer is that there are many pieces of content that can be used in flexible ways to support each individual standard, and it is up to teachers to choose the content that best supports their lesson and their students. Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from StarrMatica’s → read more

Jan 042016
 
December Friday Favorites

Each Friday on Facebook and Twitter, we share a curated digital resource from our library that is one of our favorites.  Here’s what we shared in December: Introduce fractions in a problem solving context: http://www.teacherlink.org/content/math/interactive/flash/kidsandcookies/kidcookie.php Three of our favorite games for locating fractions on a number line: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/AnimalRescueFractionsNumberLineGame.swf http://www.trox5.com/interactive/games/hatchin_live.swf http://playpowerlabs.org/bsnl/v21/brainpop/BSNL.html  

Dec 082015
 
Digital Content for Common Core Standard 5.G.A.1

One of the most common questions we are asked is how our library of digital content supports the Common Core.  The easy answer is that our entire library has been aligned to the Common Core standards, so teachers can find resources related to each standard.  The more complex answer is that there are many pieces of content that can be used in flexible ways to support each individual standard, and it is up to teachers to choose the content that best supports their lesson and their students. Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from StarrMatica’s → read more

Dec 012015
 
November Friday Favorites

Each Friday on Facebook and Twitter, we share a curated digital resource from our library that is one of our favorites.  Here’s what we shared in November: Test your knowledge of maps by building a globe! http://education.nationalgeographic.com/media/geogames/ Create a map with this amazing resource for social studies: http://mapmaker.education.nationalgeographic.com/?ls=000000000000 Check out landforms and bodies of water from the sky: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/

Nov 102015
 
Digital Content for Common Core Standard 4.G.A.3

One of the most common questions we are asked is how our library of digital content supports the Common Core.  The easy answer is that our entire library has been aligned to the Common Core standards, so teachers can find resources related to each standard.  The more complex answer is that there are many pieces of content that can be used in flexible ways to support each individual standard, and it is up to teachers to choose the content that best supports their lesson and their students. Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from StarrMatica’s → read more

Nov 012015
 
October Friday Favorites

Each Friday on Facebook and Twitter, we share a curated digital resource from our library that is one of our favorites.  Here’s what we shared in October: With this interactive, students can explore the forces that create a hurricane: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/pd/oceans_weather_climate/media/create_hurricane.swf Show students the meaning of each number on the Richter scale: http://www.iknowthat.com/ScienceIllustrations/earthquake/earthquake_movie.swf Watch plants grow and move through time lapse photography. http://www.cjhs.org/teacherssites/taylor/accbio/PLANTS/TROPISM-MOVIE/TROPISM%20%20MOVIE.swf Create a habitat best suited to the needs of each animal: http://switchzoo.com/games/habitat.swf Find, identify, and see how simple and compound machines function: http://www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/frame_loader.htm

Oct 142015
 
Digital Content for Common Core Standard 3.MD.C.6

One of the most common questions we are asked is how our library of digital content supports the Common Core.  The easy answer is that our entire library has been aligned to the Common Core standards, so teachers can find resources related to each standard.  The more complex answer is that there are many pieces of content that can be used in flexible ways to support each individual standard, and it is up to teachers to choose the content that best supports their lesson and their students. Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from StarrMatica’s → read more

Sep 302015
 
August/September Friday Favorites

Our Friday Favorites series launched at the beginning of the school year.  Each Friday on Facebook and Twitter, we share a curated digital resource from our library that is one of our favorites.  Here’s what we shared in August and September: * Two of our favorite virtual manipulative collections – perfect for exploring math concepts with IWBs, laptops, and tablets: http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/mathematics/ebook_assets/vmf/VMF-Interface.html http://media.emgames.com/em-v2/eToolkit/eTools_v1.swf * Awesome interactive for learning to write the alphabet – so many options! http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/letterformation.html * A nice online way to alphabetize word wall words: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/alphabet_organizer/ * One of our favorite StarrMatica K-2 place value games – Picking Apples (in → read more

Sep 152015
 
Digital Content for Common Core Standard RI.4.2

One of the most common questions we are asked is how our library of digital content supports the Common Core.  The easy answer is that our entire library has been aligned to the Common Core standards, so teachers can find resources related to each standard.  The more complex answer is that there are many pieces of content that can be used in flexible ways to support each individual standard, and it is up to teachers to choose the content that best supports their lesson and their students. Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from our → read more