Thank you for your continued support of StarrMatica! In this issue, you will find information about our slider bar upgrades, our new standards alignment system, and a research article that supports StarrMatica's assistance for teachers with interactive white boards.

~Emily Starr
Slider Bar Upgrades

A slider bar with navigation controls that allow users to fast forward, rewind, stop and play instructional slides was added to the following lessons during the months of January and February:

  • 2-D Shapes
  • 3-D Solids
  • Context Clues
  • Decimals Basics
  • Factors and Multiples
  • Fact and Opinion
  • Large Subtraction
  • Large Addition
  • Perimeter, Area, and Volume
  • Predicting
Standards Alignment Launch

StarrMatica's new standards alignment search tool launched last week! When you log in with your teacher username and password, you will find a new tab on your teachers' page named "resources". Clicking this tab will allow you to search StarrMatica's resources by Illinois state standards, Minnesota state standards, and Iowa's new Core Curriculum. Use this new feature to find resources for teaching a specific standard to your whole class or to find materials for individual students struggling with particular standards.

Interactive Whiteboard Content Research

You know why you use StarrMatica and how it has helped your students, but in the last few years, it has become increasingly important to be able to justify the tools and techniques you use in your classroom. For our interactive whiteboard users, this just got a little easier. Click the link below to view a research article that stresses the importance of providing teachers with content, such as StarrMatica, if they are to use their interactive whiteboards effectively.

http://www.jackibauer.com/capstone/paper.pdf

We welcome this month’s newest members from Traer, IA, and Powder Springs, GA!