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May Friday Favorites – Web Tools

 Posted by on May 27, 2017  Content Recommendations  Comments Off on May Friday Favorites – Web Tools
May 272017

makerEach Friday on Facebook and Twitter, we share a curated digital resource from our library that is one of our favorites.  In May, we focused on web tools.  Here’s what we shared:

Zimmer Twins

Create your own animated movie!


Picture Book Maker

Create your own picture book. Choose backgrounds, characters, and objects and add the text of your story.


Printing Press

Use this interactive to design and print newspapers, brochures, flyers, and booklets.


Make Beliefs Comix

Choose your background, characters, and objects, and add text to create our own printable three panel comic.


K-2 Math Manipulatives

 Posted by on May 2, 2017  Content Recommendations, Math Resources  Comments Off on K-2 Math Manipulatives
May 022017

Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from StarrMatica’s library use math manipulatives to foster concept development through visual models and problem solving situations.

may1Addition Number Line

Use these interactive number lines to demonstrate addition concepts.


bears in a boatBears in a Boat

Are your students losing interest in your ten frame?  Try using bears in a boat to catch their attention!


cowsGrouping and Grazing

Try having your students group cows to practice counting by 5’s and 10’s or to practice adding and subtracting with a partner.


may2Number Balance

Use a number balance to compare numbers.



may3Hundreds Square

Use the counters on the blank hundreds square to practice skip counting.

How do you use math manipulatives in your classroom?

April Friday Favorites – Social Studies Resources

 Posted by on May 1, 2017  Content Recommendations, Social Studies Resources  Comments Off on April Friday Favorites – Social Studies Resources
May 012017

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

Civil War Soldier

Choose a side, enlist, and follow an actual regiment as a civil war soldier.

Treasures of Congress

Explore historical artifacts from the beginning of our government to the present day.

Pathways to Freedom

Step through a journey on the underground railroad. Roll over images to collect clues that may help on your journey.

Go West with Lewis and Clark

Travel westward with Lewis and Clark and make decisions along the way to ensure a successful journey.