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Comic Strip Templates

September 27th, 2014 · No Comments · comics

Looking for comic templates ( either for comics or perhaps as a storyboard)- your search is over.  Visit Free Printable Comic Strip Templates for all your comic needs.

For the complete post on TeachersFirst, please click here.


What do you want to be when you grow up?

September 26th, 2014 · No Comments · Classroom

Here is a site full of career choices- geared for high school students, My Next Move contains everything you need to know about a looking for careers including education requirements, outlooks, knowledge, skills, technology, and personality traits. You can search several ways (see screenshot):


For the complete post on TeachersFirst, please click here.


Google and Special Needs

September 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Content- Cross Discipline, Google Tools

Eric Curts has shared his suggestions for using Google with special needs students. From Chrome Apps to setting up the chromebook, this document might help you fine tune Google tools for your students.  See the document here. (via Tony Amsler’s website)


Give a (ka)hoot!

September 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Classroom, Content- Cross Discipline, iPad/ iPod, survey


Often I share technology tools that are not equally well received for a variety of reasons.  It could be content, grade level, or devices. But Kahoot!  has been loved by all- teachers and students alike!  I have played it with K/1 students up to the high school. The immediate feedback, the running leaderboard- I’ve been told it is better than Jeopardy.


What do you need to KaHoot! ?

  1. Teachers sign up here (at then either make your own quiz (they also have polls and discussions) or duplicate (and you can still edit) the many quizzes shared by others.  I have used the latter most often and then edit
  2. To play, you need a projector (the questions and answers only appear on your screen) and the students need a device (as long as it is connected to the internet- phone, iPad, chromebook, lap/desktop).
  3. Launch the game and have your students access at

I  just saw on Facebook that you can play the game without points by adjusting the points (to the left of the question timer. This way you can play without students’ concern with being first to answer.


Leave me a comment how your students are using KaHoot!