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Entrepreneurship in Action with Free Lesson Plans from Cashtivity

29 Aug
Entrepreneurship in Action with Free Lesson Plans from CashtivityCashtivity is an fantastic online platform for entrepreneurship education and project-based learning.  This year 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.
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Entrepreneurship in Action with Free Lesson Plans from CashtivityOne lesson plan I’ve designed for Cashtivity is titled Creating a Business Plan: Financial Math.  In this lesson students will create a business plan and make decisions in partners and small groups.  This lesson was designed to be used with the online Cashtivity tool.  Just like Cashtivity, these lesson plans are completely free.  They are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
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Check out the lesson plans and learn more about Cashtivity by visiting their website!

Promote Collaboration with Free Lesson Plans from Cashtivity

18 Aug
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.
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Promote Collaboration with Free Lesson Plans from CashtivityOne lesson plan I’ve designed for Cashtivity is titled Brainstorming: Conversing and Collaborating About New Ideas.   In this lesson students will brainstorm a list of ideas, converse and collaborate with peers, and record and organize their ideas.  This lesson can be used when you’re getting started with Cashtivity and introducing core concepts to students.  Just like Cashtivity, these lesson plans are completely free.  They are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
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Check out the lesson plans and learn more about Cashtivity by visiting their website!
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Global Oneness Project: Free Multicultural Stories & Lesson Plans

12 Aug
Global Oneness Project: Free Mulitcultural Stories & Lesson PlansI 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 Common Core Standards, their curriculum content contains an interdisciplinary approach to learning and facilitates the development of active, critical thinking.
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Global Oneness Project: Free Mulitcultural Stories & Lesson PlansEach month, the Global Oneness Project release a new story and accompanying lesson plan.  All of their content and resources are available for free with no ads or subscriptions.
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Check out their story of the month or visit the Global Oneness Project website to learn more!

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Stop Motion Studio Lesson Ideas for iPad Teachers

20 Jul

Stop Motion Studio Lesson Ideas for iPad Teachers Stop Motion Studio Lesson Ideas for iPad TeachersStop Motion Studio is a filmmaking app that can be used across the content areas.  Similar to the Lego movies you may have seen made by filmmakers on YouTube or claymation characters moving across the screen.  In the classroom teachers are using this app to have students demonstrate their understanding of content in lots of subject areas.

This app combines still images to make a stop motion animation film. In the Social Studies classroom students can move figurines across the screen to show a historical event in action.  In the Math classroom students can use virtual manipulatives to model the solution to a math problem.

Apple has created an iBook full of lesson ideas for teachers using Stop Motion Studio with their students.  It includes activities for Science, Social Studies, and more.

Visit the iBookstore to check out the Stop Motion Studio Ideas iBook or download Stop Motion Studio from the App Store!

QR Code Mother’s Day Activities from Scanova

7 May

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Scanova, a QR Code app for teachers, has created a set of engaging classroom activities for K-2 students, specially for Mother’s Day. Each activity has a QR Code-based answer sheet. Students need to solve questions and color the blocks of the QR Code that have the right answer. When they get all the answers right, the QR Code becomes scannable to reveal a video or song dedicated to mothers. Students can convert these answer sheets into gift cards and present them to their mothers.  Scanova_TPT_QR Code Puzzle

 

The activities are housed on Scanova’s TPT Store.

 

These fun and engaging activities are perfect for elementary class teachers looking to incorporate math and language skill practice into their classrooms.  You simply need to download and print these for your students, making them a time-saver too.
Click here to visit the QR Code Generator app by Scanova.

 

Weather Safety Apps from the American Red Cross

2 May

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Earlier this year I shared a First Aid app from the American Red Cross that is full of useful information and completely free.

The American Red Cross also has three apps designed to support victims of natural disasters. Whether you’re studying a region of the United States or just looking to spark a discussion, these apps will come in handy. Show your students how to prepare and stay safe with the tips they share.

Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plans on hurricanes and tornadoes!

Science4Us.com for K-2 Digital Curriculum

16 Apr

S4U_ClasstechtipsScience4Us is a K-2 standards-based, digital science program.  It is based on the 5E inquiry-based instructional model: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate.  Teachers can decide how to deliver material.  This program is flexible enough for whole group lesson, small groups or one on one instruction.  It includes embedded teacher support such as teacher guides and videos.

Science4Us was developed by the creators of Vocabulary Spelling City. It has an iPad app that makes it easy for students to access content from a mobile device. Science4Us integrates math and language arts and annual subscriptions begin at just $360 (Title I and Title III funds can also be used).

Learn more about Science4Us by visiting their website!

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