Education Grants and Their Deadlines

grantsHere is a calendar through June 2016 with Education Grants and their deadlines.

Education Grants

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3 Best Apps for ePortfolios for Students

Check out these free apps for creating student digital portfolios and find one to try out this year:

seesawSeesaw – teachers can set up a free classroom account that lets the students upload their work for viewing and feedback. Parents can also set up an account to see their child’s portfolio.

 

 

threering Three Ring – take hand-built work and make it digital with a photo to create a digital record of each student’s work. App available for iOS and Android devices.

 

 

welearneditWeLearnedIt – developed by eduClipper, this project-based learning platform lets learners track their growth and achievement and is available for the iPad. Students can link files from their Google Drive or from the photo stream.

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NOVA Labs on PBS for Real Science and Real Data

novalabsThe NOVA Labs Simulations are part of the PBS Learning and give students a real-world experience studying energy, cybersecurity, and hurricanes among others.

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We Are Teachers – Free Printables and More

Find infographics, lesson ideas, printables, and much more from WeAreTeachers! Some items cost but many are downloadable for free.

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Great Google Drive Add-ons for Teachers – A PDF Handout

hanRichard Byrne, the author of Free Technology for Teachers, used this handout with his webinar bearing the same title. The webinar is available, too. I find a handout is faster for me, but you might prefer the webinar. It is a list of some of the most useful add-on for teachers using Google drive.

Handout

Webinar

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100+ Chemistry Experiments

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These 100+ chemistry experiments are being developed for teachers to use in their classroom. Students can see experiments the teacher may not be prepared to actually do at school.

Chemistry Experiments

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Using Google in the Math Classroom

Maybe it’s because I was a math teacher, but a question that I hear frequently is “How can I use google in Math?” So when I ran across this slide show, I thought I should share:

mathideas

http://davidwees.com/content/interesting-ways-use-google-apps-math-classroom/

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Plickers

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Use Plickers for formative assessment. It is a free tool. You download and print the answer cards that look like puzzle pieces. They are numbered 1 – 63. You give each student a card. They turn the card to answer multiple choice questions. You scan the room with your iPad, iPhone, Android device or Android phone. It lets you collect the student responses in real time, quickly showing you the students responses and whether they are right or wrong.

Plickers

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Plot Generator

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Hilarious short story generator. Write your own short story using their interactive form. You answer a few short questions or let them suggest the answer for you. In no time you click submit and it creates a short story for you using your words. This is an easy, fun way to show your students how important the right adjective, verb, adverb, etc. can be to your story.

Plot Generator

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38 QUESTION STARTERS BASED ON BLOOM’S TAXONOMY

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Here is an easy way to find question starters for all 6 levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy for you to use with your students. Make sure you are including all levels in your classroom instruction and on assessments. They are listed under each main level title.

Question Starters

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