Category Archives: Lesson Plans

5 Totally FREE Teacher Tools from the Library of Congress-min

5 Totally FREE Teacher Tools from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is a fantastic resource for teachers and students. Their web-based collections, interactive ebooks, and mobile apps are perfect for classrooms studying United States history. Students can swipe through the ebooks on their tablets, access fables on their smartphone or examine primary source documents hosted on the web. Finding resources online can be tough but these free resources from the Library of Congress can connect students to people… Read Article →

Telestory Lesson Ideas for Moviemaking and Digital Storytelling

Telestory Lesson Ideas for Moviemaking and Digital Storytelling

Digital tools can help students demonstrate their understanding and apply what they’ve learned in engaging, real world contexts. What I love about the Telestory app from Launchpad Toys is how students can quickly and easily become creators. Although there are other apps that let you create a book trailer or share a special moment (see my list of digital storytelling tools below!), one of my favorite ways to use Telestory… Read Article →

SMART Board Notebook Lessons from Modern Chalkboard 1

SMART Board Notebook Lessons from Modern Chalkboard

Modern Chalkboard is a great resource for teachers looking for SMART Board Notebook lessons. With content for Kindergarten through fifth grade Modern Chalkboard has math lessons on a range of topics. Teachers can find lessons on topics like area, perimeter, addition, multiplication, fractions, and more. In addition to math lessons, Modern Chalkboard also gives teachers access to science content. There are lessons on the solar system and human body as… Read Article →

Buncee Buddies Earth Day 2016

Buncee Buddies: Earth Day 2016

This April, eduBuncee is excited to host Buncee Buddies: Earth Day 2016, connecting classrooms (i.e. Buncee Buddies) from around the world to explore how they celebrate Earth Day! Teachers worldwide can sign their classes up for the project and have their students create buncees about the importance of environmental protection, methods of execution, and what the local environment is like in their corner of the world. Our goal is to… Read Article →

BrainPOP's Make-a-Map Tool Critical Thinking & Creation 1

BrainPOP’s Make-a-Map Tool: Critical Thinking & Creation

BrainPOP is one of my favorite tools for teachers and I’m excited to announce that I was recently named a Certified BrainPOP Educator! When I was in the classroom BrainPOP was a go-to resource for helping students understand complex topics. Their engaging movies are perfect for providing background information, building domain-specific vocabulary, and helping students better understand a concept. BrainPOP has now added a powerful critical thinking tool to their platform – giving… Read Article →

Odeum Role-Playing Games for Education for Critical Thinking

Odeum Role-Playing Games for Education for Critical Thinking

The folks at Odeum are developing customizable and ready-to-go educational games for teachers.  These role-playing games apply to a variety of subjects including social studies, language arts, literature and more. Educators can choose from games that feature Macbeth and Anne Frank or use different historical environments for customizable activities. Their “plug-and-play” kits of theaters, actors, and scene maps cover different topics and make it easy to tailor activities to specific curriculums. Odeum provides opportunities for students to… Read Article →

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My New Book! Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality Now Available

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 →