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Fund Your StarrMatica Membership On #Giving Tuesday

 Posted by on November 22, 2016  Uncategorized  Comments Off on Fund Your StarrMatica Membership On #Giving Tuesday
Nov 222016
What is #GivingTuesday?
          Everyone is familiar with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the days you are able to get massive discounts on items in stores and online. While scoring sweet deals is surely something to be excited about, we know of an even better day. We’re talking about #GivingTuesday, which is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and this year it’s on November 29th.#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving.
          It’s the perfect time to create and share your fundraiser for StarrMatica so that you can bring it to your students at no additional cost to you (because we all know that teachers already spend way too much!)
          Our partners at PledgeCents have streamlined the approach to online fundraising. You can now sign-up and submit your fundraiser for StarrMatica in literally seconds! 
How Do I Create a StarrMatica Cause?
It takes just 3 easy steps to create a cause for StarrMatica on PledgeCents:
          1.  Follow this link to sign up for PledgeCents: SIGN UP HERE
          2.  Choose the number of teacher accounts you need.
          3.  You will be emailed a link to your cause.  Use Facebook and Twitter to share it with the world!  On #GivingTuesday, people will be looking to donate to worthy causes.  And your students are a very worth cause!
          4.  Once the funds are raised, we will contact you directly to activate your account.
How Do I Win Even More Funds for StarrMatica?
          What’s even more exciting? PledgeCents will be hosting a #GivingTuesday contest where you can score even more funds.  Learn more about the contest by clicking here.
          And if you create your cause on #CyberMonday or #GivingTuesday, PledgeCents will donate $1 to your cause for every Facebook share you generate of your cause up to $150.  That’s almost 1/2 of a teacher membership just for sharing your cause!
          Don’t miss out on this giving season! Everyone can spare a few seconds… create your fundraiser today!
          Best of all, if you don’t reach your goal, you still get to keep any amount of money you raise. Let us know how we can help you create your StarrMatica cause on PledgeCents for #GivingTuesday!

Digital Content for Common Core Standard 5.MD.C.4

 Posted by on November 15, 2016  Common Core, Content Recommendations, Math Resources  Comments Off on Digital Content for Common Core Standard 5.MD.C.4
Nov 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.5.MD.C.4 Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units.


Volume Animation

Students learn the meaning of volume and how to calculate it with cubes and numbers.



56Volume Explorer

Students find the volume of a rectangular prism using cubes with the help of an animation.



57Surface Area and Volume

Students create a cube with a chosen width, depth, and height.  They can then reveal or hide its volume.



58Create With Cubes

Use this isometric drawing tool to create shapes with different volumes.



59Feeding in Volumes

Students use calculation to find the volume of food boxes for animals.


October Friday Favorites – Social Studies Resources

 Posted by on November 1, 2016  Content Recommendations, Social Studies Resources  Comments Off on October Friday Favorites – Social Studies Resources
Nov 012016

united statesEach Friday on Facebook and Twitter, we share a curated digital resource from our library that is one of our favorites.  In October, we focused on social studies resources.  Here’s what we shared:

Place the States

There are lots of options with this interactive for learning states and capitals.

For Crown or Colony

Become a 14 year old living in Boston when the Revolutionary War begins. What will you do?

Strike It Rich

Become a miner and see if you can strike it rich!

Who Do You Want To Be?

Become an Immigrant and make your voyage to America.