Merry Christmas folks. Hope it is a great one!
Guest Post by Amy Colucci
If your school uses Math Investigations, Pearson has provided new SMART Notebook resources that correlate with each lesson for grades K-5. To access these resources you need to have an account at www.pearsonsuccessnet.com.
If you have an existing account, but haven’t logged-in recently, you may have to create a new one.
To create a new account you will need an access code. You can get your access code from your Math or Technology Resource Teacher. There are three codes for each grade which give you access to the leveled readers, teacher’s edition, and electronic teacher resources.
The SMART Notebook and Gallery collections are located in the Teacher Resources link. The SMART Gallery has gallery items for SMART Notebook and the Zip File contains all SMART Notebook lessons for that Unit. You will have to download each unit individually and you may want to be connected via Ethernet since the files are large.
In addition to the SMART Notebook resources, Pearson has created web based versions of the Close to 20, Close to 100, and Close to 1,000 games. You can play them online or on a mobile device. If you are on a mobile device remember you can add a URL link to the homepage so your students have easy access to the activity. Here is the URL:
Don’t forget to sign up for ext alerts from Fox 41! Click here for the form. While it’s awesome that JCPS is tweeting these alerts, this is a great tool for staying on top of alerts for other counties, U of L, etc. Stay warm!
As you may know the popular online video editor JayCut will be going away at the end of the year. If you are looking for a replacement, you might consider WeVideo. It has some collaborative editing features, some exporting capabilities and the ability to either create an account or log in using a google user ID.
After a (very quick) inspection of the site it appeared to be stable and user-friendly. It will be interesting to see if the “free” account proves to have adequate storage and features for teacher and student use.
I’ve made a list, and checked it twice. Here are some holiday resources that are very nice:
Simple Desktops Give your computer a quick holiday makeover. Find subtle but seasonal desktop image, right click on it and set as your desktop. Site is handy year round.
BBC Games Very simple, yet engaging collection of games that even the youngest children will enjoy.
Seasonal Simulations. Sharpen those math, economics and critical thinking. Run a coffee-shop at cool-math. Maximize profits by adjusting the price and ingredients of coffee.
Make use of that SMART Board Santa brought you. Notebook files and white board friendly activities for all ages are found here.
Get your geography on and view this Christmas Around the World Slideshow.
As always, I recommend checking out the ever-expanding resources from “Websites of the Day”.
Finally, get your holiday groove on with streaming music from Pandora. Log in and scroll to the bottom left, and select “Genres.” The Holiday Genre has about a dozen options including Children’s, Classical, and more.
I Ho-Ho-Hope this was helpful. Enjoy.