It only took one student to help me think outside the box. I taught kindergarten for years, and had an overflowing toolbox of early literacy strategies. I thought I had it figured out. Then I started teaching in Raleigh, NC in a school where suddenly 50% of my kindergarten students received ESL services. We were […]
How do you think you compare to these two cute polar bears? We’re hoping you’ll take our challenge to collect some data and ask some questions, so you can be involved in our polar bear excursion. Are your hands bigger than a polar bear’s paws? Do you eat more calories per day? Discovery Education is […]
Mrs. Latz’s students recently researched one Native American tribe. They each created a ChatterPIX which we merged to make this iMovie. Using only one iPad, we were able to finish the majority of the project using only one class period per group (there were four groups- two in each video).
To nurture civic engagement. 60 Second Civics is a great way to engage your students (and if your kids have earbuds, they could listen on the Chromebooks). While I first posted this in 2009, I think it is worth a second look. For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.
Most of the students I see are fascinated by these beautiful creatures. And here is a chance to connect your students to the place many polar bears call home. The Tundra Connections are hosting a series of live webcasts (geared to different issues and grade levels) in October and November. Please click here for all […]
This was an novel way to use Google comments while students are writing to encourage reflection and to obtain insight into their writing. Here is the blog post from Kim Pollishuke.
Here’s another virtual field trip opportunity from Discovery Education. On November 13, your class can visit a copper mine with the experts. Along the way, there will be plenty of discussions about math and science and how it relates to these real world careers. Click here for all the details and registration information.
Or at least Untamed Science- this site (geared for grade 6 and up) has a variety of quick science videos on a many of topics. I’ve included their introduction video below. For the complete post at TeachersFirst, please click here.
Google rolled out a few changes to Classroom earlier this week. You can now Restrict students from posting and comments. Change the sorting order to last name. Have assignments marked as done (when there is no product to turn in). Download multiples assignments grades at once. Invite students based on groups. Show deleted items in your […]
Historical Thinking Skills Interactives is an interesting site from Annenberg’s American History- you can have your students explore artifacts, reading maps, even curating exhibits. For the complete post at TeachersFirst, please click here.