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March Friday Favorites

 Posted by on March 30, 2016  Content Recommendations  Comments Off on March Friday Favorites
Mar 302016

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 March:

Scribble over the top of online maps:toopy


Great videos for discussing how-to and sequencing:


A way to present sequencing to auditory learners:


Awesome printable, interactive graphic organizers:


Puffin Academy: StarrMatica on iPads and Androids

 Posted by on March 17, 2016  Uncategorized  Comments Off on Puffin Academy: StarrMatica on iPads and Androids
Mar 172016

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If you have iPad or Android devices in your classroom, download the FREE Puffin Academy app.  It will allow you to access StarrMatica and many other Flash-based websites on your devices!


1.  Download the Puffin Academy app.

2.  Open the app and search for StarrMatica.

3.  Click the StarrMatica icon.  When the StarrMatica Puffin page opens, click the link to our website: www.starrmatica.com

4.  Login as usual and enjoy!StarrMatica Icon

You also have the option on the StarrMatica Puffin page to click Install.  This will put a StarrMatica icon on your Puffin Academy home page for easy access every time you open Puffin Academy.


Digital Content for Common Core Standard 2.NBT.B.8

 Posted by on March 15, 2016  Common Core, Content Recommendations, Math Resources  Comments Off on Digital Content for Common Core Standard 2.NBT.B.8
Mar 152016

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 library to support and enhance the teaching of: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.B.8 Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100-900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100-900.

252525Picking Apples

Help Farmers Wink and Blink pack apples to send to the farmer’s market by adding a group of ten or taking away a group of ten presented in a ten frame.


Hundreds Chart Hay Bales

Help Farmers Wink and Blink keep track of their hay bales so the animals have enough food for the winter by adding or subtracting 10 bales or 1 bale on the hundreds chart.


10 Less Shoot Out

Students kick the soccer ball that is labeled with the number that is 10 less than the given number.


28More Than the Octopus

Students choose the shell that is labeled with the number that is 10 more than the given number.


29100 Hunt

Students see how quickly they can add 10 to the target number.