Curriculum Connections

December 2015

Linking to Teacher Resources

Seasons Greetings from the MVESC Curriculum Staff! Enjoy the resources we have included in the MVESC December Curriculum Connections. If you have ideas you would like to see in future issues, connect with us below. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Great App for 5th Grade Teachers

Here’s a way for students to learn about Earth, our solar system, and the universe beyond. Read More.

NASA’s Eyes - Click on to download the app to your computer.

Help Your Students be "Current" on Current Events

Actively Learn ( is a website that offers over 3,000 free current events and content-driven articles for students in grades 2-12. See more here.

Text Resources

Career Connections

Link to the Ohio Department of Education website for Career Connections. Find hundreds of lessons and activities to make career connections within academic subject areas. The activities on this page were developed by Ohio educators and can be viewed by subject, grade level and topics.

Would Interactive Video Assessment Tools Interest You?

Do you want to be able to use digital video as a learning tool? It is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways for instructors to convey content to students. Read More.

Click here for an article from Teaching and Learning.

To see some other video links that could be of interest to you click here.

What is Pinterest all about?

Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center has been using Pinterest to discover, save and share creative ideas, and they want you to join and start saving Pins to the board Flipped Classroom.

Want to know what Pinterest is? Click this link

Come join the group board Flipped Classroom

Student Video Conference Spotlight

Follow your Dreams! (Martin Luther King)

This special event takes an up close look at an American hero, Martin Luther King Jr. His background information will be explored along with the heroic actions he endeavored throughout his life. Students will learn the significance of Martin Luther King Day and discuss how this hero has impacted their lives.

Grades 3-5

If anyone has a class interested in participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. session, request this video conference through CILC or register your class directly from the MVESC scheduling system.

Cost: $85.00 per site /30 student maximum per session (MVESC DL members – FREE with current membership)

Music From Around the World - Try the Daria App!!

Daria -

This website offers a lot of great ways to enjoy music by building your own instruments, discovering silly songs or designing a project. What makes this site unique is its multi-cultural focus. World traveler, Daria, uses her travels and experiences to inspire her work. Discover unusual instruments from around the world, hear what they sound like and make your own versions in class. Discover instruments and songs from Latin America, Africa or Australia and much more!

HoodaMath Games K-12 is a free online math games site. Founded by a middle school math teacher, Hooda Math offers over 700 cool math games.

Put Your Students in a MathPickle

When talking about ways to engage top students while teachers work with students who are struggling with math concepts, Gordon Hamilton, MMath PhD, suggests "a wiser approach is to use curricular puzzles, games and mini-competitions to simultaneously teach curriculum to the students who need it, and to deflect top students into tough problem solving activities. This is never time wasted, because problem solving is the primary reason we teach mathematics."

"MathPickle was founded in 2010 to inject new ideas into the classroom. It is the driving force to get curricular unsolved problems into classrooms worldwide – one for each grade K-12."

Count Me In! (Building Number Sense & Math/Literacy Connections)

Are you looking for new ways to implement math into your classroom? The answer may be just a bookshelf away! Literature is an ideal way to help students see the importance of numbers in their daily lives. Join us as we dive into the math/literature connection and discover easy ways to integrate the mathematical practices into your daily classroom instruction. This training is step up to quality (SUTQ) pending and is appropriate for preschool through grade 2 teachers.

Go here to register

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Do you have a questions for us? call:
Curriculum Director:
Cathy Morgan - (740) 452-4518 ext.111

Curriculum Consultant
Cindy Miller-(740) 452-4518 ext. 179

Gifted Coordinator:
Susan Larson - (740) 452-4518 ext. 109

Distance Learning Coordinator:
Leslie Charles (740) 452-4518 ext. 133