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It costs how much?

February 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies


Richard Byrne ( in his blog Free Technology for Teachers) has shared a series of sites that will help your older students learn how expensive life can be!   Please read his blog post here.


Google Slides and more

February 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Google Tools

This was shared in a Google Apps group- some very interesting ideas and many links and resources.

Eric Curts:

“Google Slides for Interactive Stories, Quizzes, and Games” webinar recording and resources now available. Learn how you and your students can use Google Slides to make “Choose Your Own Adventure” style stories, interactive quizzes, and online Jeopardy games -

To make this work well, you need to be able to publish the presentation- currently this would work on your personal Google account but not your school account.  I am working to allow us to publish.



The Dust Bowl

February 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

Free Technology for Teachers  An Interactive Story About the Dust BowlEmily Gibbons shared  this post  on Facebook from Free Technology for Teachers (from Richard Byrne).  If you are teaching the Dust Bowl, you might want to check out this interactive.


If you want to go paperless,

February 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · Google Tools

Then check out this video from Ben Johnson.  From Google Classroom to Kaizena, he outlines options to make your grading easier.