Analyzing the strengths & weaknesses in the foundation of our nation. Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, Technology, Oral Presentation – Covers all of the 4th grade CCSS for Reading of Informational Text, Writing, Speaking & Listening, and Language; several Math standards; and important Key Ideas and Content Specifications from the NYS Social Studies Framework!
Graphics-Toolbox® was created by a team of software designers with over 20 years experience in graphics programming.
We discovered, that most other software programs, being used for graphics, were designed for other uses. For instance, Adobe Photoshop is an excellent photo-editing program, but a lot of people over the years, have had to use it as a general graphics manipulation/design package. They didn't have better options. Graphics Toolbox was designed as a real alternative to Photoshop for all non-photo effects, graphics needs. We created an extensive range of very easy to understand and use graphics tools, for the world's daily graphic needs.
The other problem with other graphics software packages is that they were not designed from day one to keep things simple for the end users. Then as new programming was built upon the original design, the functions became more and more complicated for everyone other than professionally trained designers. For the rest of us, these other programs are difficult to learn and awkward to use. We believe that Graphics-Toolbox will quickly become your main graphics editing software tool and look forward to receiving your comments.
Project Based Learning Kits and Graphics-Toolbox software were created by a team of designers with over 20 years of experience in graphics design and programming and a team of passionate and ambitious teachers.
With the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) being implemented across the nation, these core learning standards were created in order to instill in students deep thinking, critical analysis, and creative problem-solving skills. Our Common Core Learning Project Kits are an essential tool to add to your academic toolbox. These project based learning kits are the key to helping teachers add rigor into project based education, meet the Common Core Learning Standards, engage their students in learning, improve student assessment, incorporate valuable technology, and publish students work in a variety of relevant formats.
Educators are very excited about these units because all kits contain:
An interesting Performance Task to excite the students to learn the lesson
Essential Questions, Big ideas, and Reflective Questions to inspire discussion and critical thinking
The Common Core Learning Standards in which the lesson aligns
Valuable Hands-on Technology Projects
Tutorial Videos to teach how to create the projects
Student Handouts and Teacher Instructions
Checklists and Rubrics for Assessment
As you engage your students in learning with Project Based Learning Kits, you can be confident that you are aligning your curriculum with the standards that are expected of all grades across our nation, that you are offering rigorous differentiated learning opportunities, and that you are providing your students with 21st century instructional technology.
You can also take advantage of these great student projects to compile dynamic visuals for hall bulletin boards and school websites. They are a great way to showcase students’ work, showing parents, administrators and colleagues how effective of a teacher you are!
Inspiring students to incorporate relevant technology and learn to present their perspectives in formats that will be valuable for future classes and adult careers is fundamental to the goals and principles of the Common Core and Core Curriculum Standards and we are happy to help support that initiative.