Lesson Plans

How To Create Interactive Journals with Students

This free ebook on interactive journals was created in partnership with Book Creator. Interactive journals can transform the way students share their learning throughout the school year. In this blog post, I’ll take you through a free resource I put together for the folks at Book Creator all about journaling. This free ebook is full […]

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Online Project-Based Learning for Classrooms & Distance Learning

This post is in partnership with Project Pals. All opinions are my own.  Have you thought about incorporating project-based learning into your classroom this year? Whether you’re teaching face-to-face or supporting students with distance learning, there is a fantastic platform you can try out for free! In this post we’ll explore the online Project-Based Learning […]

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Free Lessons on How Marijuana Affects the Developing Brain

This post is sponsored by Ask, Listen, Learn. All opinions are my own.  Do you want to help students understand how cannabis  affects their developing brains? There is a free resource for teachers, students and families, you’re going to love! Responsibility.org’s Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix is a science-based underage drinking prevention […]

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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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