Category Archives: Lesson Plans

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My New Book! Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality Now Available for Pre-Order

I’m beyond excited to share with you my new book for Corwin Publishing, Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom! It’s a resource for educators looking to thoughtfully and purposefully integrate scannable technology into their learning environment. There are tales from my one-to-one classroom and stories contributed by amazing educators from around the world. Deeper Learning includes my ACES Framework for scannable technology integration,… Read Article →

Interactive Lesson Creator Monitor Progress with Stile

Create Interactive Lessons and Monitor Progress Live with Stile

Stile is a power tool for creating and teaching interactive lessons.  Not only can you quickly create interactive lessons, you can also monitor progress live and provide real-time feedback, all in a single platform.Lessons in Stile are built with an easy drag and drop lesson builder. Teachers can choose to add a variety of content including videos, mind maps, or multiple choice questions. It also lets users drag and drop images, graphs,… Read Article →

Create Storyboards & Graphic Organizers with Storyboard That

Create Storyboards & Graphic Organizers with Storyboard That

Students can create storyboards and graphic organizers on the web with Storyboard That. Storyboard That is a web-based application that turns students into creators.  This fantastic online tool includes tons of resources for students and teachers.  They can make their own storyboards and graphic organizers using thousands of characters, word bubbles, icons and symbols.  Giving students a space to create is an essential part of the learning process. With six different… Read Article →

Life Science Curriculum Rainforest Journey from EdTechLens

Life Science Curriculum: Rainforest Journey from EdTechLens

Getting students interested and excited about science concepts can stir a lifelong passion and appreciation for the world around them. Rainforest Journey is an engaging, online Life Science curriculum for students in grades K-5.  It takes students on a virtual trip to the rainforest and features vibrant images, multimedia content and nonfiction reading.   Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and New York State Science Standards, Rainforest Journey from EdTechLens can be used… Read Article →

K-12 Paired Reading Passages & Questions Sets

K-12 Paired Reading Passages & Questions Sets from ReadWorks

ReadWorks is a great website to find reading comprehension passages.  With a searchable database you can find resources for K-12 students in different genres and Lexile levels.  ReadWorks has a special section of their site dedicated to paired passages.  These nonfiction and fiction passages are include questions based on both passages.  It’s a terrific option for teachers looking for short passages that connect to one another. In addition to paired passages… Read Article →

8 Pinterest Pages for Math Teachers

8 Pinterest Pages for Math Teachers

Pinterest is a fantastic resource for teachers.  With tons of searchable activities and lesson plans it’s the perfect place to go to gather ideas for your classroom.  Here’s a list of Pinterest pages for math teachers: Math Games  On this collaborative math games board you’ll find hundreds of pins for a variety of math games. There are holiday themed choices as well as printable activities. Geometry Activities This board from Mr. Elementary… Read Article →

Modern Chalkboard SMART Board Resource for Teachers 1

Modern Chalkboard SMART Board Resource for Teachers

Modern Chalkboard is a fantastic resource for teachers with SMART Boards.  This website includes over 100 SMART Board Notebooks lessons on a variety of subjects.  Designed for teachers in Kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms, there are SMART Board lessons for math, ELA, science and social studies.  All of the lessons are Notebook files that are compatible with SMART Boards. Teachers can download from Modern Chalkboard’s large collection of professionally created SMART Board Notebook… Read Article →

Super Teacher Worksheets Online PDF Resource for Elementary Teachers

Super Teacher Worksheets: Online PDF Resource for Elementary Teachers

Super Teacher Worksheets is a website full of printable resources for elementary teachers.  It contains over 10,000 PDFs and their team adds new ones each week for kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms.  In addition to worksheets, they also have math games, early literacy mini-books, flashcards, reading comprehension articles and stories, and holiday crafts and puzzles. With Super Teacher Worksheets teachers can make their own classroom newsletters, calendars, word search puzzles, crossword puzzles, math activities,… Read Article →

Free Animal Preservation Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources From We Are Teachers 2

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 magnet school for environmental stewardship.  I know how these powerful topics resonate with young learners… Read Article →

HMH Marketplace: Connecting Edtech Startups and Educators

Earlier this month Houghton Mifflin Harcourt launched HMH Marketplace, an online destination for educators to discover, share and sell resources. To mark the launch and encourage innovation amongst educators, the company is hosting Curious Classroom, an online contest for teachers.  The contest is designed to spotlight effective and original resources that have fostered curiosity in the classroom. To enter, educators are invited to submit a short, simple video showcasing their… Read Article →