Promote Collaboration with Free Lesson Plans from Cashtivity

Earlier this summer I shared Cashtivity, an engaging platform for entrepreneurship education and project-based learning.  I’ve had the opportunity to contribute lesson plans to Cashtivity’s new Campus section of their website.  These lesson plans compliment the Cashtivity platform and were designed to help teachers integrate the business building tool into their school day.  …. One lesson…

Roald Dahl’s Twit or Miss iPad Game

If you’re looking for a fun extension to a reading activity in your classroom, Penguin Books has a free iPad app that connects to a favorite Roald Dahl book.  Twit or Miss is an iOS game that brings the characters of The Twits to life.  Students can play along with characters from the Roald Dahl classic…

Edu.buncee.com for Student Creativity & Success

Creativity in the classroom can facilitate successful learning. Incorporating the creative process into lessons enhances engagement, increases retention, and encourages communication. Students of all ages benefit from a clear demonstration of a lesson. Comprehension can be strengthened when creativity is incorporated. Edu.buncee.com gives students the tools to combine imagination with information through a fun and…

Chromebook Users! Explain Everything Available for Back-to-School

One of my favorite mobile apps to share with tablet teachers is Explain Everything.  This powerful screencasting tool lets students record their thinking using audio, drawing and a variety of features.  When I present to teachers on digital storytelling, apps for content area instruction, and must-have tools for the math classroom, Explain Everything is always a favorite.…

WriteLab: Strengthen Writing Skills & Provide Feedback

WriteLab is a powerful online tool built by writing teachers for students and other writing teachers. Students can upload or compose writing on any topic on WriteLab’s website and receive customized feedback. It offers immediate, neutral, non-judgmental and constructive responses to any writer’s prose. WriteLab helps students strengthen their writing while also providing a platform for…

Video Resources from OpenEd Online Library

Earlier this year I shared OpenEd, an online educational resource library for K-12 students. OpenEd offers over a million assessments, homework assignments, videos, instructional games and lesson plans for every Common Core Math and English/Language Arts Standard as well as the Next Generation Science Standards. The website has tons of videos to show students that can be used…

Global Oneness Project: Free Multicultural Stories & Lesson Plans

I love free resources and here’s one perfect for teachers of multiple disciplines!  The Global Oneness Project offers free multicultural stories and accompanying lesson plans for high school and college classrooms.  Their award-winning collection of films, photo essays, and articles explore cultural, social, and environmental issues from around the world with a humanistic lens.  Aligned to National and…

Virtual Field Trips: Search & Schedule with FieldTripZoom

If you’ve ever felt like your location or budget made field trips tough for your classroom, there’s a great virtual solution worth exploring. FieldTripZoom provides teachers with an online service that lets them search, order, schedule and connect to hundreds of live interactive educational programs. These programs provide students with unique learning experiences that can connect to your…