The Smithsonian has some great resources for teachers for every reading level. These can be used to introduce students to current events as well as make history interesting. You don’t have to travel to D.C. to have access to our country’s treasure. Administrators and teachers can use these apps.
Free to download, Smithsonian Teacher apps allow students to read daily news articles written to their reading level, and post comments and take quizzes on what they read. Our lesson plans refresh themselves with new stories, questions and quizzes posted everyday. Each also includes links to the Common Core standards that apply and are aligned with Texas STAAR and Virginia SOL.
Use your smart phone to assign readings to your students. Assigning class and homework has never been easier!
Track quizzes and writing assignments from a single location: your own individual dashboard. Exporting and printing your results is easy!