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It only takes a minute

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

To nurture civic engagement.  60 Second Civics is a great way to engage your students (and if your kids have earbuds, they could listen on the Chromebooks).  While I first posted this in 2009, I think it is worth a second look.  For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.



Who  doesn’t like polar bears?

October 19th, 2014 · No Comments · Classroom


Most of the students I see are fascinated by these beautiful creatures.  And here is a chance to connect your students to the place many polar bears call home.  The Tundra Connections are hosting a series of live webcasts (geared to different issues and grade levels) in October and November. Please click here for all the details. From Free Technology for Teachers.


Google Comments and Visible thinking

October 18th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts, Google Tools

This was an novel way to use Google comments while students are writing to encourage reflection and to obtain insight into their writing.  Here is the blog post from Kim Pollishuke.


Going down in the mine..

October 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Math, Content - Science


Here’s another virtual field trip opportunity from Discovery Education.  On November 13, your class can visit a copper mine with the experts.  Along the way, there will be plenty of discussions about math and science and how it relates to these real world careers. Click here for all the details and registration information.