Keep Calm and Test On: Cultivating Effective Testing Skills

Sharpen those pencils! It’s testing season…again! As much as we teachers don’t like it, testing is here to stay. Let’s be real, testing stresses the teacher out just as much as the students! It’s tough to find the right balance when we prepare for high-stakes testing. There is always “one more thing” to teach. Just like cultivating a garden takes nurturing and attention, so does preparing our students for testing. So, it makes sense to equip our students with effective test-taking skills before testing begins to help everyone make it through the testing season.

More Australian Educators become SMART Certified Trainers

Growing the Australian SMART Community

During the summer schools holidays, another group of outstanding educators was trained to add to the Australian community of SMART Certified Trainers. Teachers from Early Childhood to Higher Education came together to learn the latest from SMART and how to provide professional learning for the thousands of teachers who use SMART hardware and software in their classroom every day. These trainers each bring to the table exciting an innoative ideas for implementing tehcnology.

Drawing on tradition and looking to the future at Westminster School 

Nestled in the heart of London, alongside the British parliament buildings, lies a school built in the 12th century that continues to not only educate, but inspire students today.

How To: Apply Bloom's Taxonomy to Your Game-Based Learning

When game-based learning and high-level thinking come together, what emerges are highly engaged students, meaningful discussions, and relevant learning.

Open the Door - Starting the New Year off Right

This blog post was created by SMART Exemplary Educator Julie Kuzma.

Math and More: How Active Participation Sets Up Students for Future Success

Rita Della vale is a High School Mathematics teacher in Newark, New Jersey. Rita and her student teacher Jennabel Reyes recently participated in an implementation study with SMART to address the challenge of students struggling to move beyond computational learning of math concepts.

Spark Active Learning with the new SMART Learning Suite Online

Every day, teachers across the world use SMART software to create and deliver lessons. When you sit down to create those lessons, when you stand in front of your students to present those lessons, and when you want to share those lesson with your students, we want your experience to be stress-free.

Interactive Technology: What’s SAMR Got to Do with It?

Can you see the BIG picture?

What’s your big picture as it relates to using technology in your classroom? Do you strive to empower students to become 21st century learners that can more easily navigate and actively participate in today’s information superhighway? Unless you’ve been sleeping in a cave for the past 15 years, the 4 C’s, Communication, Creativity, Collaboration and Critical Thinking are on every teacher’s mind.

The Importance of Teaching Digital Citizenship

Do you know where your students are online?

You've got some downtime for some of your students since they finished their work early. Rather than giving them a book to read or another activity to complete, you give them permission to "play" on a computer or another mobile device in your classroom.

Sharing the Success: Global Collaboration Project

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the SMART Exemplary Educator (SEE) Summit 2015 in Calgary. It was an amazing experience that provided an incredible opportunity for participants to network, learn from one other, improve our skill sets, and brainstorm new educational opportunities.

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