Teacher Review for Smithsonian Education Students

Great for Teachers, Not So Much for Students

Teresa B.
Classroom teacher
Anthony Spangler Elementary School
Milpitas, CA
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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.