Language Arts Activities in the Science Classroom with Science4Us

Cross-curricular experiences are essential for students of all ages.  We know from real world experience that science and literacy can go hand in hand. In addition to providing a complete K-2 science curriculum that meets Next Generation Science Standards, Science4Us integrates language arts activities that help children practice a number of literacy skills such as: understanding of the…

Scoodle Jam Lesson Ideas for iPad Teachers

Scoodle Jam is an interactive whiteboard app that lets students connect their screens.  It’s a dynamic app that has tons of uses in the classroom.  Students can collaborate on projects and work together to on a variety of activities.  They can access graphic organizers and different types of paper tailored for tasks designed by teachers.…

The Common Core and Digital Skills Development

Here’s a preview of my post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is a powerful set of expectations for student learning that has been adopted by districts across the country. One of the phrases associated with this document is college and career readiness. As we prepare…

7 Apps for Student Creators

Here’s a preview of my post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! Creation-based tasks promote higher-order thinking, encourage collaboration, and connect students to real-world learning. Whether you’re teaching in a project-based learning classroom, engaging students with authentic assessments, or committed to pushing students to analyze and synthesize, providing opportunities for creation…