Posts By Chris

About Chris

I am a fourth grade teacher at Oakland International Academy in Detroit, Michigan. I am also Scoutmaster for my troop in Sterling Heights. My hobbies include technology, camping and digital photography.
I’m @techicebreaker on Twitter.

  1. FlipQuiz: An Interactive Quiz Builder

    Are you looking for an easy to use “Jeopardy Style” quiz  builder tool? Are you tired of using PowerPoint and other tools to make review quizzes? Check out FlipQuiz at Its an easy to use tool for creating jeopardy style quizzes to use in your classroom.  Its free and simple to use. First create an […]

  2. Common Core Standards in Student Friendly Language

    Curriculum standards can be hard for adults to understand let alone students and parents.  The Curriculum Corner has an excellent solution.  They have created posters for grades K-5 that explain the standards in student friendly language.  Each poster is presented as a checklist so students can use it to see how they are doing and […]

  3. Biology Blast!

    Here are three apps that will help your students get a better understanding of some biology basics.  Each app allows the user to explore the topic with detailed, interactive graphics.  Best of all each app is free! HudsonAlpha iCell  (Free, available for both Android (  and iOS  devices )  This app allows the user to explore the […]

  4. Tell Me a Smorie…

    Smories are original short stories written and read by children.  They were thought of by a pair of sisters who enjoyed reading and recording stories for each other.   The website is super simple.  Its just a collection of pictures of the children who have written recorded the stories.  Clicking on the picture takes you […]