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New Interactive Common Core-Aligned Whiteboard Lessons

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and Promethean have collaborated to develop two ready-to-use collections of Common Core interactive whiteboard lessons for reading and mathematics.

Unveiled at ISTE 2012 this week in San Diego, the new lessons integrate content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt with interactive and touch-screen technology from Promethean to create learning activities that promote problem solving, critical thinking, and class discussion.

The two collections released include:

  • Mathematics for grades K-12, which follows HMH's GOMath! and On Core Mathematics programs; and
  • Reading for K-6, based on HMH's Journeys series.

All lessons are designed to run on any interactive whiteboard; Promethean's ActivInspire presentation software delivers the interactivity.

The new lessons promote more hands-on activities: For example, on an interactive whiteboard, students engage in on-screen modeling of concepts, use visual and tactile manipulations to reinforce their understanding of math concepts, or work together to solve digital math equations.

Every lesson has embedded assessment activities. By connecting a handheld device such as any of Promethean's Learner Response Systems, teachers can track the comprehension, measure understanding and modify instruction if necessary.

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