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Fairy tales from other lands

March 28th, 2015 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts

If you are not following ReadWriteThink on twitter- you should- another great tweet! Lon Po Po has always been one of my favorites.


Social Studies and ELA- Perfect Together

March 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts, Content - Social Studies



What’s your conflict?

March 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies


The Price of Freedom  Exhibition

United States conflicts from 1775 to the present are detailed in this interactive timeline from the Smithsonian.  The Price of Freedom uses video, text, and artifacts, to outline the causes, events, and leaders of the time.  There are also learning resources.

How could your students use this site?  I am willing to wager most of our history textbooks do not include the  events of this century. Or perhaps you could let students select the conflict that was of greatest interest to them and allow some independent study.

For the complete post from Free Technology for Teachers,  please click here.


Dinosaster- coming to a screen near you!

March 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Content - Science

CultureStreet   Activities   DinosasterHere is a game that combines dinosaur facts with extinction- Dinosaster!  With easy keyboard commands, your younger students will learn more about these prehistoric giants.

From Richard Byrne’s Free Technology for Teachers- for the complete post, please click here.