Lesson Plans

Free Teacher Lesson Plans for Red Ribbon Week

Have you used online resources to help students understand the dangers of underage drinking? Red Ribbon Week takes place from October 23rd to October 31st. This week is designed to educate youth about drug prevention. It was first sponsored by the National Family Partnership in 1988. In this blog post I’ll share free teacher lesson […]

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How To Bring Real-Time Data into Your Classroom

Bringing real-time data into your classroom is easier than ever, thanks to the impressive Hacking STEM resources from Microsoft Education. This summer, I had a chance to connect with members of the fantastic team at Hacking STEM. They are committed to democratizing STEM education for every child through the use of real-time data and hands-on […]

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Multimedia Goal Setting Activity for Students – Easy EdTech Podcast 026

In this episode I’ll share the steps for a multimedia goal setting activity perfect for anytime of the year. By using EdTech tools that capture video, voice, and text, you can have students chronicle their goals. You’ll hear strategies for making this happen with any grade level in any subject area along with a favorite […]

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Quick Classroom Activity for Making Math Memes with Spark Post

A few times a day I chuckle at a text message or social media post with a meme. Maybe it’s a Game of Thrones reference sent by a friend or a corny joke sent by a family member. Either way, a meme requires a certain level of topical knowledge and a big dose of creativity […]

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Must-Have Lessons for Alcohol Responsibility Month

April is Alcohol Responsibility Month, and there is one wonderful online resource that has everything you need. With standards alignment, family engagement tips and engaging activities, Ask, Listen, Learn is full of high-quality, high-interest resources. Their digital platform gives you access to a fantastic set of information and ready-to-use lessons for your classroom. The resources […]

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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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