News-O-Matic: Bilingual Current Events for BYOD Classrooms

Looking for bilingual current events article for you ELA or Social Studies classroom? You’ll want to check out the news articles from the team at News-O-Matic. Every single News-O-Matic article is in both English and Spanish. A native Spanish speaker translates each story before it’s published — complete with an audio voice recording. Users can toggle between […]

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Using Buncee to Teach Media Literacy

Do you teach media literacy in your classroom? Media literacy is defined as: “a series of communication competencies, including the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and communicate information in a variety of forms…” Students using Buncee, a creation and presentation tool, can strengthen their media literacy skills as they access many types of media to […]

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Apperson’s Back-to-School eBook: 50+ Tips, Tools and Resources

Ready for back-to-school? The Apperson Back-to-School eBook provides more than 50 tips, tools and resources to help teachers get the 2016-17 school year off to a strong start. This totally free eBook was put together by the team from Apperson. If you haven’t heard of them before they are the creator of academic and social-emotional […]

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6 3D Printing Lesson Plans from MakerBot’s Thingiverse

Have you thought about 3D printing with students? MakerBot’s Thingiverse is best known as a 3D design sharing website. It also has STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) 3D printing lesson plans for educators across the world to use in their classrooms. MakerBot’s Learning Team has been curating and sharing some of the best […]

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TIME For Kids Classroom App for Interactive Current Events Articles

The TIME For Kids (TFK) Digital Edition is an engaging, web-based platform for teaching literacy, social studies and science with current events. This interactive resource is available on any device with an internet connection and takes learning deeper through authentic, high-quality nonfiction articles, written specifically for each grade level by a dedicated editorial team. TFK […]

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Haiku Deck Classroom: Brand New for Teachers

Haiku Deck is a long-time favorite presentation tool. Anyone can create beautiful and engaging presentations quickly and easily on a web browser, iPad, and iPhone app. If you love this presentation tool too, you’ll be excited about their recent release. Now they’ve come out with a new product just for educators called, Haiku Deck Classroom. Haiku Deck Classroom […]

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5 Ways to Keep the Olympics Going All School Year

It’s over… or is it. The Olympics might have come to an end this summer but you can still bring the excitement from this global event into your classroom. This list doesn’t include Olympic lesson plans but instead provides ideas for how to make connections to the summer games throughout the school year. I hope you’ll find a […]

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7 Reasons to Include Current Events in Your Lesson

Searching for informational text or the perfect short passage for your next lesson? Integrating current events into your lessons is a powerful way to reach multiple educational goals. I’m a big fan of a current events lesson that introduce students to big ideas about the world while setting a purpose for learning. One of my […]

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Creating App Lists for Families

Back-to-school is a popular time to share resource lists with families. As educators, we know that dialogue with parents might start at events early in the school year, but it definitely doesn’t stop there. As a classroom teacher using iPads one-to-one with students, I often heard the following question from parents: “What type of apps […]

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8 Tips for Teachers Using Google Cardboard in School

Earlier this summer I shared a post on 5 Apps to Use with Google Cardboard (read it here). It’s been super popular and I wanted to share eight tips for teachers who are using Google Cardboard in school this year. On this list you’ll find a handful of things you may not know about Google Cardboard and […]

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