Social Studies & Science Tools

15 Social Studies Projects for Book Creator Classrooms

There are a few things you may not know about me. I love historical fiction, I have a Masters Degree in History, and trips to museums are one of my favorite parts of traveling. So you can imagine that as a classroom teacher I spent lots of time making cross-curricular connections with students. Sometimes we […]

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Wireless Motion Sensor and Software for Students

Are you looking to engage students in problem-solving this school year? If you’re teaching math or science or supporting a teacher who is, you’ll want to check out the new PASCO Wireless Motion Sensor and MatchGraph! software. Whether you measure the motion of moving objects or objects in freefall, there are lots of ways to use […]

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NASA Research Challenge for Students

Creativity in the classroom can take many forms, and I’m super excited to share this special collaboration! Adobe Spark is partnering with the NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Promotion and Research Challenge (NASA OPSPARC) this school year. If you haven’t heard of this challenge before, it’s a fantastic opportunity for students to problem solve and think […]

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Cyber Robotics Coding Competition featuring CoderZ

I don’t know about you, but coding has been on my mind this month. Through my visits to schools and conversations with educators, I know it’s not just me. Educators everywhere are really excited about the way computer science can play a part in the classroom. Well, the folks at Intelitek reached out to me […]

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25 Reasons to Use TED-Ed in Your Classroom

How do roller coasters affect your body? Why don’t poisonous animals poison themselves? These are the type of questions tackled with the amazing TED-Ed videos for students and teachers! If you’ve ever watched a TED talk before you’re familiar with the power of those short videos, focused on a single idea. An expert walks to […]

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Tech Resources for Your Next Science Experiment

Can an iPad help out with a science experiment? What role does a Chromebook play in the science classroom? Well, this month I hosted a webinar for SimpleK12 that tackled these questions. And I wanted to share all of the favorites from the webinar with you too! Of course, regular readers of the blog are […]

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Social Studies and Science Lessons from StudySync

Does critical thinking take center stage in your classroom? If you’re looking for high-quality resources for social studies and science lessons, you’ll want to check out the new SyncBlasts from StudySync. They’ve launched a new product to support social studies and science teachers throughout the school year! When it comes to college and career readiness, […]

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K-5 Interactive Science Lessons on iPad

Do your science lessons inspire students to explore the world around them? If you are interested in bringing interactive science lessons to your classroom, here’s an iPad app you’ll want to check out! Tappity is an interactive app for iOS to help cultivate a love of science in elementary school-aged students. It contains adventures to […]

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15 Science Projects for Book Creator Classrooms

15 Science Projects for Book Creator Classrooms is a free ebook I created for K-12 educators. It provides ideas for how to use Book Creator for science projects in your classroom. You can tailor the ideas to different grade levels and subtopics. I made this ebook using Book Creator, an ebook creation tool for schools […]

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Tips for Using Nearpod with Early Learners

Can you use Nearpod with early learners? You bet! This year I’ve had the chance to visit classrooms and work with teachers in different parts of the country. One of the highlights of this year has been working with an enthusiastic group of early learners in New York. The team at Nearpod has developed lots […]

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