Lesson Plans

Women’s History Month Lesson Plans and Resources

March is Women’s History Month, and I have some resources to help you celebrate. It’s exciting to see increased commitments to makings sure all voices are heard in classrooms and subject areas. Although I sure hope the month of March isn’t the only time women’s voices are front and center, it’s always nice to have […]

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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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Read Aloud Videos and Teacher Guides from Storyline Online

Over the past few years, I’ve had the chance to speak at a variety of literacy conferences. From Nebraska to Maryland, Orlando to Austin, I’ve shared strategies for integrating digital tools into the classroom and favorite online resources for educators. High on my list of favorite resources is Storyline Online. If you haven’t heard of […]

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H&R Block Budget Challenge and Lesson Plans for Financial Literacy

A core component of college and career readiness is an understanding of financial literacy.  These essential real world skills can be strengthened with the online resources developed by H&R Block.  Their Budget Challenge and accompanying lesson plans for Financial Literacy are terrific resources for teachers looking to integrate financial literacy into their curriculum.  The H&R Block Budget Challenge simulation […]

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Modern Chalkboard SMART Board Resources for Teachers

Modern Chalkboard is a fantastic resource for teachers with SMART Boards.  This website includes over 100 SMART Board resources on a variety of subjects.  Designed for teachers in Kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms, there are SMART Board lessons for math, ELA, science and social studies.  All of the lessons are Notebook files that are compatible with SMART […]

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Deliver Collaborative Lessons and Assessments with MimioMobile

This month Mimio launched MimioMobile for the Web — a new version of its MimioMobile application.  The web application lets educators deliver collaborative lessons and assessments to their entire class.  The release of their web version means that MimioMobile now works on virtually any device. MimioMobile now works on almost any device — Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, laptops, and even […]

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HMH Marketplace: Connecting Edtech Startups and Educators

Earlier this month Houghton Mifflin Harcourt launched HMH Marketplace, an online destination for educators to discover, share and sell resources. To mark the launch and encourage innovation amongst educators, the company is hosting Curious Classroom, an online contest for teachers.  The contest spotlights effective and original resources that have fostered curiosity in the classroom. They […]

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Zoom In: 18 Free History Lessons with Primary Sources

The Zoom In online platform features 18 skill-focused, document-rich lessons that address every era of U.S. history. Each interactive inquiry engages students in reading documents closely, gathering evidence, and writing an argumentative or explanatory essay. Free History Lessons Rich primary and secondary texts are at the core of Zoom In lessons, giving voice to multiple perspectives […]

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Teachwise Inspire: Teacher-Reviewed Lesson Plans & PD Resources

Teachwise Inspire is an online tool for educators that provides easy, affordable access to classroom resources and professional development on-demand. For a low monthly cost, members can access lots of content. This includes tens of thousands of teacher-reviewed, teacher-approved K-12 content. It is all aligned to the Common Core Standards and connected to curriculum goals. […]

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Entrepreneurship in Action with Free Lesson Plans from Cashtivity

Cashtivity 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 free lesson plans also compliment the Cashtivity platform. They were designed to help teachers integrate the business building tool into their school day. Free Lesson Plans from Cashtivity […]

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