Easy Memes for Every Subject

I’ve discussed how much I love HaikuDeck as a presentation tool and the way I’ve used it to create memes with my students.  There are lots or free apps that make it even easier to create memes (I like Mematic), and I’ve started using them across subject areas. Have students…. write a riddle for math […]

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Bring the World to Your Classroom

Traveling this holiday season? I love to take pictures when I’m on vacation, especially of landmarks or places I’m studying with my fifth graders. Students will be more engaged during a lesson about Mayan culture when they see a picture of you standing in front of Chichen Itza. Take your travel photos to a new […]

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Free Assessment Tools for Classrooms Using One-To-One Technology

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Famous Faces: Funny Movie Maker

This app might seem silly but there are lots of ways to use Funny Movie Maker in you classroom. Use a picture from your camera roll and insert your mouth or entire face to make the image come to life. Try reading the Emancipation Prolamation using Abraham Lincoln’s picture.  Have students replace the face of […]

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More QR Scavenger Hunts!

I love using QR code scavenger hunts to introduce new topics to my students! Whether we’re getting ready to compost, about to start a unit on deforestation, or need a quick overview of topics like  Lewis and Clark, the Dust Bowl, the Trail of Tears, the Gold Rush, the Great Plains, the Bill of Rights, Amazon Rainforest, […]

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Old and New: Primary Sources in the 21st Century

I’ve shared some of my favorite apps for studying the American Revolution and industrialization.  National Archives DocsTeach and Today’s Document are two great apps for exploring American history in your classroom.  Search by topic or check daily for high quality images with detailed information on a variety of subjects. Check out my common core aligned […]

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Pick a Student

There are so many  classroom management tools that I love and here’s another. iLEAP Pick A Student makes sure that you call on every student in your class.  Instead of the traditional coffee can full of popsicle sticks with students’ names on them, use this free app to make sure that all of your students […]

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What’s Trending? Try a Wordle

Lots of websites display images of popular search terms, tags, or keywords to show what’s trending on their site.  I love using Wordle, an online tool that takes the most popular words from a text and displays them according to how frequently they appear.  You can copy and past text from an article your class is reading […]

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American Revolution Timeline

It’s easy for American History to come to life if you’re on iPads!  I’ve shared some great timeline apps and here’s another that’s worth checking out.  The American Revolution Interactive Timeline app let’s you travel through this period looking at artifacts and documents that tell the story of the Revolutionary War.  Students can tap and […]

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Social Studies Slogans: Make Your Own Memes

You’ve seen them in emails, on Facebook, even the Today Show features memes that have gone viral.  Students can create their own memes using Haiku Deck on their iPads. Follow these steps: Create a new presentation and choose a theme Add an image from your camera roll to set as the background Add your slogan […]

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