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Where are we now?

December 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies, Content- Cross Discipline

Here is a series of maps from the Washington Post with a wide variety of data.  The site is call 25 Maps and charts that explain America today.  The imagine I selected how the inbound (where my sister lives) and outbound (where I live) population shifts. This might be interesting not only in helping students understand the represented data but also encourage  them to present their own data in interesting ways.

25 maps and charts that explain America today   The Washington PostFor the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.


Trading Cards

December 19th, 2014 · No Comments · Content- Cross Discipline

From twitter-


Worksheet maker

December 18th, 2014 · No Comments · Classroom

Worksheet Genius   free printable  randomized worksheets

I’m not a big worksheet person- but they do provide many options for differentiation.  Visit Worksheet Genius to create your own for the younger grades (K-5).  For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.


Kahoot your way through PARCC!

December 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Classroom

reminding1Working through the PARCC tutorial  with your students might not be the most exciting classroom lesson.  Add some energy (and interactivity) with the three Kahoot! quizzes I have created for the TestNav 8 session.  There is one for each part of the tutorial ( A, B, and C).  I’ve had the students review the tutorial (one section at a time) and then we play the Kahoot!.  If you need to find the kahoots, search using the following tag (in the search box for public kahoots)- sboeparcc  .