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Best class pet ever!

March 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · Content - Science

And I know about class pets ( cleaning the rabbit cage every week was not a highlight and then there was the time I had to adopt out all the baby hamsters!).  And then there was the time the hamster escaped… good thing the ants never got out!

My friend April used to get chick eggs- and I have to admit, they were cute when they hatched.  But soon they outgrew their surroundings and had to go to the farm.

Discovery Education has solved that problem with their Virtual Class Pets site- watch the chicks (or penguins) without the need to clean the cages!  New chicks are added every month. 

Live video by Animal Planet L!ve

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Google Forms for Assessments

March 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · Content- Cross Discipline, Google Tools

Whether you are looking to use Google Forms to collect information or are interested in using forms for quizzes, you might want to view Eric Curts’ recorded training sessions on Google forms.  This link includes the recorded  webinar, resources, as well as a PD quiz to provide you with a certificate for an hour of training. I have embedded the video of the session below.

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For teachers of the very young

March 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · Professional Development

Teachers  Early Years   SchoolsWorldSchoolsWorldTV has a special site geared for those very young students.  Search by content area or view the popular content.  Visit Teachers, Early Years.


For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.

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Where’s Waldo?

March 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Content- Cross Discipline, SmartBoard

Where s WaldoNow, I was never a big Waldo person- but I bet your younger students would like this interactive Where’s Waldo.  Use the list to automatically keep track of your progress.  This would be interesting on an interactive board (for younger students, you might want to print out the list).  Look for Waldo in a variety of worlds including outer space and under the sea.
For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.

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