Free Animal Preservation Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources From We Are Teachers

The folks at We Are Teachers have released new animal preservation lesson plans, printables and teaching resources.  These totally free teaching tools are great choices for combining high interest topics with informational text, social studies, and science instruction.  Before leaving the classroom to focus on professional development trainings and writing about education technology, I taught in a…

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Classroom, Inc. Literacy Games with Real World Connections

Classroom, Inc. is a nonprofit that makes literacy learning games and project-based activities connected to the real world.  Designed for middle school and early high school students, their content is aligned to the Common Core State Standards in both reading and writing.  Classroom, Inc.’s newest game series “Read to Lead” integrates leadership skills such as critical thinking, decision making, and problem…

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News-O-Matic Now Available for Computers & Chromebooks

This month I’ve visited a handful of elementary schools looking to use iPads and Chromebooks effectively in English Language Arts instruction.  News-O-Matic has been one of my favorite iPad apps to share with elementary school teachers.  I’m excited to announce that News-O-Matic is now available on web browsers, making it perfect for Chromebook and laptop…

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Drawp for School & The Four Cs: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration & Creativity

Earlier this year I shared Drawp for School, an engaging tool for sharing and collaboration in tech-friendly classrooms.  It lets teachers send assignments to students and collect their finished product.  Kids can work together on interactive projects using Drawp for School on their tablet.  This tool is iPad, Android, Windows tablet, Chromebook and Mac friendly and can…

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