TED-Ed Videos, Lessons & Resources

TED Talks are great for using inside or outside of the classroom but if you’re looking for video clips that are targeted to students, you’ll definitely want to check out TED-Ed. This website is full of resources for teachers including videos, extension activities and comprehension questions.  With animated creations on a variety of subjects you’re…

Newsela for Leveled Nonfiction Articles: Alter Lexile Levels in Short Passages

Current events articles are a great choice for informational text.  Students can learn all about news stories and practice reading skills at the same time.  If you have a class full of students reading at different levels you’ll definitely want to check out Newsela. This fantastic site contains brand new articles everyday.  The best part is that…

How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes

Update: RecordMP3.org is no longer working – try these steps with Vocaroo instead! Audio recordings can definitely support students who have trouble reading directions or need extra help with new vocabulary words.  I’ve shared one way to make QR codes talk to students but if you’d like to add your own voice to a QR code,…