Author Archives: Lee Hall

Rubistar

Rubistar This is an excellent site for making rubrics. You can create a free account and access it from anywhere you have an Internet connection. You can use one of their templates to create your own very quickly or search … Continue reading

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What does research really say about iPads in the classroom?

Here is an interesting article on using iPads in the classroom. Make sure you are using them to their best advantage or see if you find new ways to use them. What does research really say about iPads in the … Continue reading

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The Guide to Keeping Up with Google

Kasey Bell, of Shake Up Learning, has written a four-part series on how to stay abreast of Google’s latest updates. They are very helpful for those wanting to keep up. Part 1 – The #Google Hashtag Dictionary Part 2 – … Continue reading

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PBS Learning Media’s Top 3 Resources for 2015

The number 1 most viewed resource is Living vs Nonliving. A lesson plan with videos, images, and handouts already prepared for the teacher to use. This lesson is perfect for the elementary classroom grades K through 5. The second most … Continue reading

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Lingro

Help your students be successful with online sites. Lingro turns all the words on the site into dictionary links. It then keeps up with words that were used and makes a word list the student can study. It helps them … Continue reading

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Today’s Meet

Let your students respond to essential questions or prompts. Everyone gets a chance to answer and discuss in almost a Twitter format. There are teacher tools for control. Easy to use. Today’s Meet

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EDpuzzle

Using their tagline, “Make any video your lesson”; helps explain this site.  They have video lessons you can use that have been made by others or you can make your own. You can find videos to use, insert questions in … Continue reading

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SAS Curriculum Pathways

SAS focuses on curriculum that is difficult to explain to students. They provide online curriculum resources in all the core curriculum for free to grades K-12th.  They feature over 1500 resources, including interactives and primary sources. Be sure to take a … Continue reading

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Graphic Organizers Courtesy of Britannica

Research shows that graphic organizers are effective with students whether you use them at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end of a unit. Britannica has shared a wonderful resource with teachers with a multitude of different types. Graphic … Continue reading

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Spelling City

There are over 42,000 words with sentences and definitions already on this site. You can put in your own list or use one of theirs to practice your spelling or Dolch words. It will teach the words, let you play 25 … Continue reading

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