Recently I decided to conduct a bit of an experiment in my classroom. I offered students two options in how they could learn about the build up to the Civil War. The first option was a Discovery Education assignment I built that had the students learn about all the triggers: Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, […]
Looking to increase your reading skills in another language? Try Linguistadores! You can read several stories a day for free. Includes current events in a variety of reading levels. For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.
I have been interested in infographics for a while but had trouble getting started. Now Canva has posted a series of lesson plans online. Click here to preview. I saw this on Richard Byrne’s Free Technology for Teachers.
Comma Confusion is a entertaining game – identify the sentence that needs commas. Best for the lower grades and would be interesting on the SMARTBoard. For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.
Or is it game to code? CodeCombat is an interesting site which encourages students to learn coding to move in the game. Don’t let the title scare you- it is cartoon-like and not violent. For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.
Posted on behalf of Steven Gerhard – Director of Professional Development, Discovery Education. “When will we learn this?” asked a group of teachers at the beginning of a professional development session as they pointed to the screens of their computers. The professional development facilitator for the session responded with a simple, “Yes that is part […]
Get the global perspective on the war through videos narrated by historians. A global guide to World War I- this site comes with a warning since war footage should be previewed before sharing with your students. Probably best for grades 8 and up. For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.
Youcubed is a new math site. Here you will find teaching strategies, activities and more. For grade K-12 For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.
Ford’s Theatre 150: Remembering the Lincoln Assassination Virtual Field Trip March 26 at 1:00PM ET Live from Washington, DC Join Discovery Education and Ford’s Theatre on Thursday, March 26 at 1PM EST for a unique, virtual event offered as part of the commemorative programming planned for Ford’s 150: Remembering the Lincoln Assassination, a series of events marking […]
From digital toolkits to instructional strategies, look at US Digital Literacy. The site has many resources and would be appropriate to all grades. For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.