Teacher Review for Smithsonian Education Students

Great for Teachers, Not So Much for Students

Teresa B.
Classroom teacher
Anthony Spangler Elementary School
Milpitas, United States
Show More
My Grades 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies
My Rating
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
How I Use It
This educational website has three different perspectives for which it was created, teacher, families, and student. I first viewed the website from the teacher perspective. I was able to search and easily access different lessons by grade, subject, and standard. Many of the lessons I viewed were comprehensive and can be viewed in HTML or pdf format. After looking at the teacher links, I viewed the website from a student perspective. I found this to be a bit tricky. Unfortunately, I felt that the content was not as organized as it was for teachers. I can imagine younger students having difficulty navigating this website. However, more tech savvy students might be able to figure it out.
My Take
First off, I have not used this in my classroom yet. However, the website appears to have a multitude of lessons that are correlated with Common Core Standards.