Tag Archives: Lesson Plans

Syllabuy: Teacher Marketplace for Buying & Selling Lessons

11 Sep

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 2.23.05 PMIf you are selling your lesson plans online already or are thinking about getting started you’ll want to check out Syllabuy.  Now is a great time to set up a shop on Syllabuy since sellers will pay no transaction fees and earn 100% commission on shop sales until 2015.  Features for sellers include: a simple product management system, the ability to put products on sale and create coupon codes, real-time feedback on product performance, and monthly payments via PayPal. 

class tech tipsSyllabuy is a program from FundingFactory, the nation’s largest e-waste recycling fundraiser.  Although Syllabuy is still in BETA, they already have thousands of lessons, activities, worksheets and other resources in all subjects available, most of them free or very low-cost. Many of the lessons are CCSS aligned and it’s free to create an account on Syllabuy – you only pay when purchasing a resource.

You can take a look at some of the lessons on Syllabuy (like mine!), upload your own to sell, or simply explore the site to learn more!

 

 

The H&R Block Budget Challenge: Financial Literacy

8 Sep

The H&R Block Budget Challenge has just launched and now teachers can register to win classroom grants and student scholarships.  It’s designed to help kids learn budgeting and financial discipline skills early by presenting financial literacy in a fun and playful context.  Students will be given real-world problems to tackle that they can apply to their own lives.  Teachers can use the lesson plans provided to teach financial literacy while addressing national standards.

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Introducing students to real world skills like financial literacy is an important part of making sure that they are college and career ready!  This program is a great opportunity to get your hands on resources for teaching the subject and get students excited through the challenge.  The H&R Block Budget Challenge runs from October through April but you can sign up today.

Visit their website to learn more!

Promote Collaboration with Drawp for School

15 Aug
Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 12.50.40 PMThe iPad is so much more than a content consumption device and Drawp for School is perfect for collaborative learning environments.  It’s a creaive tool that is easy-to-use and contains tons of great features for the classroom.  Students can work together and easily swipe across their screen to share their creations with their peers.  Drawp for School makes it simple for children to share artwork and digital assignments with other students in their class.
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Collaboration is key when it comes to higher-order thinking.  Drawp for School lets students comment and give feedback on other students work in addition to providing space for students to talk about their own creations.  Teachers can follow the progress of assignments as they are being completed and can even leave verbal feedback on a piece of student work.  Since all of the work is saved automatically, students can stay busy without having to worry about losing their work!
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If you’d like to learn more about Drawp for School visit their website and download their iPad and Android app!

SMART Exchange for Interactive Lessons

10 Jul

Screen Shot 2014-07-09 at 11.11.41 PMIf you are a teacher who uses an interactive whiteboard you’ll definitely want to explore SMART Exchange.  This website is a fantastic resource for teachers using SMART Notebook lessons.  It includes thousands of user-generated lessons, games and activities for students at all levels.  You can search by subject area or keyword to find lessons designed for using with a SMART Board.  After downloading a file you can customize it to meet the needs of your students!

Not using an interactive whiteboard?  Check out my lesson plans for mobile devices!

LearnZillion for Common Core Math & ELA Videos

12 Jun

Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 9.18.10 AM I’ve shared some of my favorite online resources this month (TED-Ed, Newsela, Met Museum, Readworks) and LearnZillion is another that is perfect for Math and English Language Arts teachers.  Whether you’re looking to teach to the Common Core State Standards or simply want quality material to share with your students, LearnZillion has plenty to choose from.

Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 9.18.29 AMYou can sign up for free and access video lessons and teacher guides for students in second grade through high school.  LearnZillion is a great resource for sharing videos on tough math concepts with families who are looking to support their children after school hours.

If you’re looking for Science and Social Studies lesson plans check out my TpT Store!

Outread for Speed Reading

27 Mar

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I’ve shared how much I love Pocket to keep track of all of the great articles I come across online about educational technology.  Users of the free app Pocket can access their bookmarked articles with the speed reading app Outread.  Outread highlights groups of words to help readers stay focused and move quickly through a text.  One cool feature is how it tells you how long it will take for you to finish each article.  There are lots of ways to customize this app and after trying it out for yourself you may want to introduce it to students working to build reading fluency or for kids who are struggling to stay focused when reading. It’s a very cool app and even though it’s not free Outread is definitely worth checking out!

Here’s two lesson plans for teaching literacy skills:

Explore Shakespeare on iPads

19 Mar

imageExplore Shakespeare from Cambridge University Press is a wonderful app for teachers and students working with these classics.  Users can see pictures from different productions, tap on different lines of dialogue for clarification, and even listen to audio performances. This app lets you sample a few different selections before purchasing individual plays.

Here are some lessons for teaching English Language Arts with mobile devices!

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