Lesson Plans

Standards Planner: Summer Time-Saver for Your Lesson Plans

Standards Planner is an online tool that lets teachers create and organize their lessons quickly and easily. As you wrap up classes for summer and get ready for next year, Standards Planner will definitely come in handy. They are offering a free account for teachers with extra support, setup, and resources. This includes Khan Academy videos, […]

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OpenEd.io for Common Core Educational Resources

OpenEd.io is the world’s largest K-12 educational resource library for Common Core Educational Resources. It contains over a million assessments, homework assignments, videos, games and lesson plans.  Teachers can access content with alignment to every standard. Including Common Core Math, Language Arts, Literacy and Next Generation Science standard. It lets users easily find and assign resources from OpenEd’s […]

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The H&R Block Budget Challenge: Financial Literacy

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 […]

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Promote Collaboration with Drawp for School

The 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 […]

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SMART Exchange for Interactive Lessons

If 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. Interactive 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 […]

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LearnZillion for Common Core Math and ELA Videos & Lessons

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. Math […]

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ChatterPix Kids Makes Pictures Come to Life

I’ve shared some of my favorite apps for taking photographs to the next level using iPads and here’s another awesome one to add to the list! ChatterPix Kids lets your students put their voice to any image.  Whether it’s a historical figure, a character from their favorite book, or a photo of a friend, students can […]

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Common Core Activities with Frolyc

Frolyc is a terrific tool for teachers looking to design their own lesson-based activities.  Teachers can create activities for students. This includes completing a graphic organizer, and identifying cause and effect in a passage. Students can also draw a response to a question or take a quiz. Students can access activities that are assigned to […]

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18 Fantastic Free iPad Apps for Social Studies

Whether you have one iPad, a few, or a class set, there are plenty of great apps that will come in handy in the Social Studies classroom.  These apps provide access to primary source documents, reinforce geography concepts, and help children explore the world around them! Stack the States Presidents vs. Aliens History Channel iPad […]

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14 Free Apps for Higher Order Thinking

Apps for higher order thinking can be a great push for your students to explain their thinking and create their own digital portfolio items. Apps that focus on higher order thinking can help your students start using focused thought processes to address new questions, investigations, and basic HOTS skills. Each of these apps can be […]

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