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If you need another reason to promote creativity in the classroom, here’s an article that discusses the rewards.

Ancestry.com has a public site available to search Holocaust records. You will need to create an account in order to access the information.

It happens to all of us – while traveling, you get that panicked feeling that your phone or tablet will run out of juice. Before you use a public USB port to charge a device, read this article.

NASA just made their entire video and image library available online. It’s filled with so many pretty pictures! Check it out here.

November 22, 2019 Posted by | Links You'll Love, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

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If you’re teaching about using primary sources, DocsTeach is a good resource. Hosted by the National Archives, DocsTeach allows you to save and share the primary sources as well as create, save and share teaching activities. 

The Newseum offers free virtual classes on a variety of subjects, including media literacy, freedom of speech and online trolling. Classes range from 30-50 minutes long and are adjustable to any bell schedule. And did I mention they’re free? Learn more here.

Name the Rover! Kids in kindergarten through twelfth grades are invited to submit their suggestions (in 150 words or fewer)  for the name for the next Mars Rover. To learn more about the mission to Mars and the contest, check out the site here.

This blog post has links to some great wordless movies that you can use to inspire your students to talk about problem solving. Sadly, the first video is blocked for using copyrighted content (boo, Disney!), but the others are available and very nice.

September 20, 2019 Posted by | Links You'll Love, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

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Mathschase is a fun site to review multiplication. No sign up required and looks like it’s completely ad-free.

If you’re a fan of Boomerang, you’ll be happy to know that now you can schedule your Google emails right in Gmail. You’ll notice that there’s a little drop down menu next to “Send” – just click on that and schedule when your email will be sent.

May 17, 2019 Posted by | G Suite (GAFE), Links You'll Love, Websites | , , | Leave a comment

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Design Thinking is an approach to problem solving that can be implemented in any setting. Here are some awesome resources if you’re thinking about trying it with your students:

Makerspace for Education

Five Chairs Exercise we used in January (I do this with the third and fourth graders)

City X Project

Stanford’s d.school Crash Course

March 8, 2019 Posted by | Links You'll Love, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

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NewsFeed Defenders is a media literacy game from FactCheck.org designed to help students spot fake news and misinformation. Speaking of media literacy, brothers Hank and John Green (yes – that John Green)  have a new media literacy series on their YouTube channel Crash Course. You can check out the first in the series here.

Who doesn’t love folktales? CircleRound is a storytelling podcast that’s geared to kids 4 through 10. You can listen online or subscribe through Apple iTunes.

February 1, 2019 Posted by | Links You'll Love, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

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If you’re interested in using Google Slides for formative assessment, check out this post about using the Pear Deck add-on.

If you’re a Google Classroom user, you might be interested in integrating materials into your Classroom. Check this post out for more info.

I tripped across ReadWorks while looking for student-friendly articles. This is a great resource; teachers can use it for free, and it offers articles, questions sets, vocabulary and more.

 

December 16, 2018 Posted by | Links You'll Love | , , , | Leave a comment

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StoryboardThat is an awesome website where you can create storyboards and comics. You can create two storyboards a week with the free edition. The site includes background images, graphics, thought bubbles are more.

Don’t know what to write about? Check out StoryStarter for Kids. Students get a random starter sentence to copy and paste into a Google Docs.

Webjets is a very cool digital curation platform. It’s basically a space for you to compile all your resources in one place. You can sign up using your Google credentials.

If you’re a fan of Kahoot! Or Quizlet, check out Gimkit. It’s easy to set up, fast-paced, and you can use Quizlets that you’ve already created.

I introduced Flipgrid last year. For those of you who’d like to explore using it for formative assessment, this blog post explains a nice way to integrate PearDeck.

December 13, 2018 Posted by | Links You'll Love, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

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If you’re looking to integrate STEM into K-2, check out the PictureSTEM Project  which offers units that use an engineering challenge and picture books as supports for learning science, mathematics, engineering, computational thinking, and reading.

If you’re looking for free sound effects, visit FreeSound. Everything is creative commons licensed, which means you and your students can use any sound in any project without getting permission from the creator.

If you need a common whitespace that everyone in a class can access, try Twiddla. Basically you create a space, invite others, and anything anyone puts on the screen can be seen by everyone.

If you’re a Google Slides user, you might want to check the Slides Toolbox add-on. It’s got some nice tools, gets great reviews, and is free to install.

BioInteractive is a very nice science site, with loads of resources including posters, videos and articles.

December 11, 2018 Posted by | Links You'll Love | , , , | Leave a comment

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If you’re looking for a way your students can create newspapers online, check out Printing Press. It is Flash-based, so I’m not sure it’ll work on an iPad, but it should be fine on a Chromebook.

ProjectPals is a task-management website that will support your students who are working on independent projects.

WriteReader is a very cool website where students can write books and include photos and narration. You can log in with your Google credentials and it will coordinate with classes that you’ve already set up in Google Classroom. It supports Hebrew text input. The website features images, or you can upload from the computer or search for them on the Internet. Books can be viewed online or downloaded and printed.

If you want to create games that your students can play, check out PurposeGames. It’s free to use, and you can create games like matching games, multiple choice quiz, and type-the-answer. You can also search from games that others have created.

December 9, 2018 Posted by | Links You'll Love, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

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Can you show Netflix in class? Read this article and learn about this complex copyright issue.

If you’re looking for a fun winter activity, check out this winter-themed “magnetic” poetry activity using Google Draw.

We purchased Hapara this year for our 5th through 8th grade students. Primarily, Hapara is student management software that allows teachers to view (and control) what’s happening on student Chromebooks, but it offers much more than mere management tools. If you’re interested in how it can be used to support student learning, here is a resource.

Happy Hanukkah! Check out  Six13’s adaptation of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody

For another Bohemian Rhapsody-inspired song, check out this one about social media

Need some zen activities? Here are some fun websites with no value except they’re well, pretty zen to work with:

Thissand.com

http://weavesilk.com/

http://bomomo.com/

December 7, 2018 Posted by | Links You'll Love | , , , | Leave a comment

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