Designed for K–1 classrooms, CoreFocus is a comprehensive interactive whiteboard content solution co-created by SMART and Hatch Early Learning. CoreFocus provides engaging, relevant content for the entire school year, with over 2,500 math and literacy SMART Notebook software lesson activities aligned to the U.S. Common Core State Standards.
Quickly find research-based activities aligned to curriculum standards
Developed for cognitive ages four to eight, CoreFocus interactive activities were built on evidence-based research and implement approaches shown to be most effective in increasing the success of early learners. CoreFocus will help you reach kinesthetic, auditory and visual learners with engaging visual and audio content that supports differentiated instruction. Every activity is aligned to the U.S. Common Core State Standards. With the search tool, you can easily find activities by standards alignment and add them to the activity calendar.
Save time with ready-to-use activities and
CoreFocus provides over 2,500 ready-to-use SMART Notebook software activities to help students develop foundational math and literacy skills. Designed to support skill progression, the activities are organized by pre-emerging, emerging, developing and developed skill levels. With the built-in assessment tools, including question sets for the SMART Response interactive response system, you can gain a full picture of student understanding as you progress through the activities. CoreFocus includes student portfolios, where you can store work samples, track progress and share information with parents during conferences.
Add and customize content
With CoreFocus, you can import your existing SMART Notebook software content into and add it to the searchable library. All of the 2,500+ activities included in CoreFocus can be modified, and you can save your custom version to the library for future use. Create your own lessons with the included templates and gallery containing 1,000 graphics and images. The intelligent search tool can search all of the activities by keywords, curriculum standards or skill level.
Plan ahead with the intuitive activity calendar
CoreFocus includes a daily activity calendar for preparing lessons. It enables you to schedule activities days, weeks or months in advance and create lesson plans for individual students, groups, classrooms or multiple classrooms – all from one place. When it's time to begin your lesson, you can instantly launch the scheduled activities from the calendar.
Integration with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software
CoreFocus provides over 2,500 math and literacy learning activities designed to take full advantage of the interactive features in SMART Notebook software.
Aligned to U.S. Common Core State Standards
Every 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 by standard and sub-standard.
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
CoreFocus activities are designed to support skill progression and are organized by pre-emerging, emerging, developing and developed skill levels.
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.
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.
Schedule activities days, weeks or months in advance and create lesson plans for individual students, groups, classrooms or multiple classrooms.
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.
Introducing a new content bundle from SMART and Hatch
Co-created by SMART and Hatch Early Learning, CoreFocus is a new K–1 content solution featuring
- 2,500+ math and literacy SMART Notebook software activities
- U.S. Common Core State Standards alignment
- Lesson planning tools
CoreFocus Demonstration Technical Requirements
The CoreFocus online demonstration requires a minimum (or higher) Web browser of Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0, Mozilla Firefox 4.x, Apple Safari 5.x, Google Chrome 13.x, or any other Web browser that is fully compatible with these browsers. If you are not sure of the version of your browser, select Help in the menu of the browser and About.