Create a Card with PowerPoint*

cardJust in time for Mother’s Day, I wanted to share this simple idea of using powerpoint* to create a greeting card. Not only will students be creating something that their mothers will love, but learning some technology skills! The complete directions are found here.

* This project can also be made using Google Slides.

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60 Ways Math Teachers Can Use Google Classroom

classAlice Keeler on her blog, Teacher Tech, posted 60 ideas for using Google classroom with math teachers and students. You will find numerous ideas for your classroom.

60 Ways Math Teachers Can Use Google Classroom

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Paper Toys: Flextangles

flipThanks to Babble, Dabble, Do, just print out the template (make sure it is going to print Landscape) and let your students follow the pattern to color each triangle. Follow the instructions to fold and you have a moveable toy.  This is a fun way to discuss triangles, lines of symmetry, etc. Visit their site for more ideas.

Flextangles

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Shake Up Learning by Kasey Bell

SULThis is a website with a blog on technology resources, tips and tricks, and classroom integration ideas. If you are interested in more Google instructions, Pinterest, or iPads. You can subscribe to their newsletter and receive a free download of their ebook, “Google Cheat Sheets for Teachers and Students!”.

Shake Up Learning

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The Simple Dollar

simpleCheck out this blog site for resources for financial literacy. Get information on saving, investing, cutting costs, paying for college, best credit cards, and so much more. 

The Simple Dollar

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Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics

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Do you want to make your own infographics for your students? Maybe you want your students to make an infographic to share what they have learned or are learning about a topic> This articleby Piktochart provides some great tips and provides 6 basic layouts for your use. They help point you in the right direction for the type of chart you will need for your information.

Layout Cheat Sheet

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Digital Creativity Guide

guideCommon Sense Media has put together a collection of apps. websites, and games to foster creativity in you and your students. They are organized by category and under each category they are further divided by age group. The categories are coder, writer, director, artist, and musician.

Digital Creativity Guide

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Cloud Globe

Have you seen Google’s experiment with showing clouds and storms on Google Earth? Click the link below to take a peek.cloudCloud Globe

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Zipline Through the Amazon with Google Earth

jungleGoogle Earth is known for its Street View of places. It makes you feel like you are there. Well, now you can make your way through the Amazon Jungle using Google. Part of the trip is recorded using a camera sent through the jungle on a zipline.

Zipline Through the Amazon

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