CoreFocus co-created by Hatch and SMART
Designed for K–1 classrooms, CoreFocus is a content solution co-created by SMART and Hatch, a leading provider of early education products. CoreFocus has over 2,500 math and literacy learning activities designed in SMART Notebook collaborative learning software and aligned to the U.S. Common Core State Standards. With the intuitive navigation interface, you can quickly find engaging, relevant content and easily plan ahead using the activity calendar.
Save time with a full year of ready-to-use activities
CoreFocus provides over 2,500 ready-to-use math and literacy SMART Notebook lesson activities organized by pre-emerging, emerging, developing and developed skill levels – making it easy to plan lessons for skill progression throughout the year. CoreFocus includes student portfolios to track progress and store work samples.
Find activities by curriculum standard alignment
CoreFocus activities are interactive, with engaging visuals and audio content to support kinesthetic, auditory and visual learners. Every activity is aligned to the U.S. Common Core State standards. The search tool enables you to quickly and easily find activities by standard alignment and add them to the activity calendar.
Add and customize content
Your existing SMART Notebook software content can be imported into CoreFocus and added to the searchable library. You can create your own lessons with the included templates or customize any CoreFocus activities and save your modified versions.
Plan ahead with the intuitive activity calendar
CoreFocus makes it easy to incorporate the SMART Board interactive whiteboard into your daily lessons. The daily activity calendar enables you to schedule activities days, week or months in advance and create lesson plans for individual students, groups, classrooms or multiple classrooms – all from one place.
Integration with SMART Notebook software- CoreFocus provides over 2,500 math and literacy learning activities that are designed in SMART Notebook software.
Aligned to U.S. Common Core State Standards- Every CoreFocus activity is aligned to the U.S. Common Core State Standards for K–1 in Language Arts and Mathematics. With the intuitive navigation tool, you can search for activities by standard and sub-standard.
Research-based activities- CoreFocus activities have been developed using the latest studies on literacy and math. These studies are found under the Research tab in CoreFocus.
Activities for every skill level - Activities are designed to support skill progression and are organized by pre-emerging, emerging, developing and developed skill levels.
Embedded assessment- Corefocus includes built-in assessment tools, including question sets for the SMART Response interactive response system.
Individual student portfolios- Individual student portfolios enable you to track progress and collect data throughout the school year.
Content library- Browse the content library by correlated curriculum standards and skill levels and use the keyword activity search to find activities for a specific theme or topic, developmental level or group size.
Activity calendar- Assign activities to individual students, groups, classrooms or multiple classrooms using the activity calendar. Plan lessons days, weeks or months ahead.
Import and customize content- Import existing SMART Notebook software content and add it to the searchable content library in CoreFocus, and create your own content using the included customizable templates.
Microsoft Windows operating system
2.93 GHz processor • 2 GB RAM • 3 GB free hard disk space • DVD-RW optical drive • 2 available USB ports • Windows 7, Windows Vista® or Windows XP operating system • SMART Notebook software 10.6 or later • Adobe Flash Player 10
Mac operating system software
1 GHz processor • 1 GB RAM • 3 GB free hard disk space • DVD-RW optical drive • 2 available USB ports • Mac OS X 10.5 or later • SMART Notebook software 10.6 or later • Adobe Flash Player 10