Phonics Sounds introduces students to consonant and vowel sounds with direct instruction, practice, and focused speed drills.
Phonics Blending teaches students to blend sounds together with a list of more than 4,000 words.
Phonics Spelling quizzes students on spelling words, re-teaching them the words that they miss with drag-and-drop manipulatives.
Spelling Lists allows students to practice spelling thousands of Moby words. You can even create word lists of your own!
While MobyMax has 21 modules, you and your students will love the Social Studies lessons on Thanksgiving. Your students can take these lessons on their own, or you can use the lessons on your smartboard or projector for the entire class.
Here is a partial list of some of the lessons that cover the Thanksgiving holiday:
Grade 1 Customs
Grade 2 National Holidays
Grade 2 Traditions: Connecting with the Past
Grade 3 European Explorers and Settlers
Grade 3 Cultural Holidays and Celebrations
Grade 4 European Exploration and Colonization
Grade 4 History of the Southeast, Part I
Grade 5 The Pilgrims and the Puritans
Here’s a quick look at the lessons that are just right for the holiday:
This week, we challenged teachers to have their students test out MobyMax Science and Social Studies. MobyMax Science takes advantage of our proprietary Touch Curriculum™ technology by using more than 20,000 cognitive skill manipulatives to deepen students’ mastery of science concepts. MobyMax Social Studies lessons also use cognitive skill manipulatives to push students to think critically about history, geography, government, and economics.
We were thrilled to hear from over 1,000 teachers about the progress their students were making using these two tools! Here's what teachers had to say:
“My top 3 students blew me away. I teach 5th grade special education in a resource room. My top three students completed, respectively, 32 problems with 89% accuracy overall, 28 problems with 92% accuracy, and 28 problems with 92% accuracy...Moby has been a true blessing...Thanks for the awesome technology! Makes life as a teacher a little easier.” ~ Ashley Nicole, National Road Elementary School
We've also released Social Studies curriculum for grade 5! Click the library button under Social Studies to see our lessons on geography, government, economics, and history.
When learning gaps go unrecognized and unaddressed, students fall farther and farther behind. Learning gaps create problems for teachers, too, because they can be so time consuming to identify, address, and fix.
Unless, of course, you’re using MobyMax. That’s what Jen Lindquist, a Moby Champion an outstanding 4th grade teacher from Kane Area Elementary in Kane, PA, discovered. Here’s her inspiring story.
Fourth grade teacher Jen Lindquist started using MobyMax a few years ago while she was still teaching sixth grade. Even though she had to pay for it herself, she thought it would be a valuable tool to help teach her students English/ Language Arts. And it was, for a few key reasons.
MobyMax makes going back to school super fun, especially when kids have a cool bulletin board they can track their progress on.
Thousands of teachers have already created boards to get their kids inspired, motivated, and excited starting on Day One. We've picked the top 15 to give you some ideas for a MobyMax bulletin board that will be perfect for your own classroom.
Once your contest is complete, print out certificates for your students to reward all of their hard work. You can also award them game time or even unlock a game for them!
We'd love to see these contests in action! Snap some photos of your students working on a MobyMax Contest and send them along to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also share photos of your contest with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
The “learning gap.”
It may be the biggest hurdle you face on that first day you walk into your classroom.
In the “old days,” you probably would have used the same assessment tool to evaluate every student, then tried to find the time to analyze the results, figure out what a particular student did and didn’t know, and devise a plan to help that student get up to speed. All the while, you’d be trying to keep your entire class on track. Given the many other demands on your time and perhaps increasingly crowded classrooms, some students might never have had their learning gaps identified and filled.
Third-grade teacher Monica Contreras became a MobyMax advocate as soon as she saw it in action years ago. Many of her fellow educators at McKitrick Elementary School in Lutz, Fla., quickly followed suit when she began to introduce them to the leading e-learning platform for K-8 students.
The teachers and students at Sherman Elementary School in Comfort, W.Va., fell in love with the MobyMax e-learning platform during an extended period of snow days.
The personalized, blended curriculum worked so well outside of the classroom that Sherman students actually gained half a grade level of improvement in language and grammar, even though the school’s schedule was severely disrupted by weather-related closings.
Because of that success, assistant principal Jacob Messer said the educators at Sherman didn’t think twice about the best way to help students fight the annual summer learning loss known as summer slide.