By using Newsela for test prep or teaching nonfiction, students are engaged in deeper, more authentic, and meaningful learning.
Preparing students for their standardized state tests doesn't have to be terribly boring and use a whole tree worth of paper. Over the years helping 5th grade students prepare for their science state test in North Carolina, I have come across some amazing online resources for ELA that I want to share with you.
It's almost time to start thinking about those test prep strategies! Ughhhh... all your hard work, will it pay off? Make it count, and make it fun with these test prep review ideas! 1. One quick test prep idea is to find or create review games on Quizziz.com. It is easy to create a quiz, … Continue reading 10 Ways to Make Test Prep Fun
This post offers a variety of resources for technology enhanced item (TEI) practice. Common Core Testing involves special interactions for collecting responses. Come read all about it!
I will start off by saying I absolutely LOVE Google Classroom. Before Google Classroom, I was a huge fan of Edmodo and Schoology, but moving to classroom last year was one of the best improvements I've seen in instructional technology, especially now that I'm using more digital resources with my curriculum. Everything is streamlined into one place, … Continue reading Streamlining Google Classroom with Topics!
Finding inexpensive ways to store the devices in your classroom can be a challenge. Here are a few ideas from my classroom and some of my colleagues in my school. I've listed them from least expensive to most.
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Teaching in a tiny 1:1 classroom inspired me to give flexible seating, both of these situations pose unique storage dilemmas. I'm going to share a few ideas for storage in a classroom with flexible seating that are working in my classroom with you today. My classroom is not entirely paperless yet, there are a few … Continue reading 6 Storage Solutions for 1:1 Classrooms with Flexible Seating
Tips and tricks for keeping your google drive organized, and finding the files you want to use.
Ever wonder how you can make learning more meaningful for your students while still differentiating your lessons to meet the needs of the ever growing educational gap? Well, today we are going to take a look at how to set up and organize your own Google Classroom. I have been using Google Classroom with my … Continue reading Changing the Way we Teach using Google Classroom