K-1 Common Core CurriculumUsing CoreFocus Interactive Solution

CoreFocus is a comprehensive digital content solution that enables teachers to immediately integrate an interactive whiteboard content solution into their classroom that was developed for Kindergarten to 1st grade classrooms.

SMART Technologies CoreFocus, which was launched in June 2012, is filled with more than 2500 research-based math and literacy lesson activities delivered in SMART Notebook collaborative learning software and designed for the U.S. Common Core State Standards. It comes available in both Windows and Mac versions.

CoreFocus comes with intelligent navigation software, which enables teachers to search content by skill level, to add content and to create lesson plans. Developed for child students aged 4-8 years old, the interactive activities of CoreFocus were built on research culled from classroom studies. The program implements approaches that are shown to be most effective in increasing the educational aptitude of early learners.

Having SMART Technologies CoreFocus in the classroom is an added enhancement to learning. The interactive solution can help these young learners through the use of kinesthetic, auditory and visual methods, as well as engaging audio content that supports specific instruction.

CoreFocus activities are designed to support skill progression and are organized by pre-emerging, emerging, developing and developed skill levels, with each activity aligned to the U.S. Common Core State Standards.

Some of the features of the SMART Technologies CoreFocus program include:

• Easily find activities by standards alignment and add them to the activity calendar;
• Utilize the built-in assessment tools, including question sets for the SMART Response interactive response system;
• Track progress and collect data for individual students throughout the school year;
• Browse content library by correlated curriculum standards and skill levels, and
• Use the keyword activity search to find activities for a specific theme or topic, developmental level or group size.

SMART interactive whiteboards and displays, software, services and support work seamlessly together, helping users move objects onscreen, or open files, applications, websites or multimedia. Project participants can write notes in digital ink, save them into files and share instantly via e-mail – and all participants can see and contribute to the work in real time, regardless of location.

Interactive learning remains a high priority for school administrators, parents and students themselves. As our consumer world is being overrun daily with new technology innovations, it’s a crucial step for the future of learning in the United States for schools to open up budgets and invest in interactive whiteboards in school districts. A child’s education needs only a small first step to go onto greatness.

We’re proud to be one of SMART Technologies resellers. Find out how we can complement your classroom setting with SMART software. Based in Scottsdale, Ariz., with 26 branch offices in a variety of states, CCS Presentation Systems is one of the largest system integration firms in the U.S. We’re one of the leading providers of audio video products and solutions in the nation.

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