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.
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!
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
A description of using vocabulary stations, including various ways to use quizlet to reinforce and build comfort with content vocabulary
Each unit culminated in some sort of project. Rather than the standard PowerPoint, my students used an app called Pic Play Post.
This past weekend I went to a one day code.org professional development at a local elementary school. Code.org provides workshops around the world taught by computer science facilitators free of charge for teachers. This PD provides a great opportunity for technology teachers to learn more about coding with our students. The facilitator showed us how … Continue reading Code.Org Professional Development
It's important to have a Project Based Learning unit that's designed and organized well so it can be implemented without problems. There are so many apps available for teaching a meaningful project. I'm going to share a few of my favorite must-have apps to make your unit a success. Instead of just verbally Introducing … Continue reading Must Have Apps for Project Based Learning
Tips and tricks for teachers to use google forms in the classroom to simply their own life, and to collect data from classes.