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Are you looking for a way to easily create an online rubric for your class assignments and projects? If so, try Online Rubric - a Google Sheets Add-On. All you need to do is follow the step by step tutorial and this add-on will format your sheet into a rubric template. You can add your scores and comments, and then send an email, straight from the Sheet, to your students with a copy of their scores.

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Photos for Class is a great site for students to use to find free images for their projects. The site automatically adds the attribution information to the footer of the image and if a student searches for an inappropriate term, images of dogs are returned!

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Do your Kindergarten students need practice on their keyboarding skills? Try ABCya's Alpha Munchies.

In this game, the students have to guard their lunches against the Alpha Critters who are trying to steal their food. They do this by correctly type the letters or words as they fall from the sky.

 

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Looking for Science lesson plans and online activities to integrate with your AMSTI kits? Try Science NetLinks

It is a great resource to find grade level appropriate lessons that are aligned to the Science standards. Each lesson may include a printable worksheet, an e-worksheet, or have an interactive experience.

Large Golden Retriever with descriptive words from which to choose.
Place the correct words on the picture.

In the previous post, we showed you how to make and use a digital magnetic board with poetry. Now, we want you to see these boards can be fun for any subject. Add a background image of something to be labeled or identified such as the parts of a plant, heart, skeleton, etc. Make the names of the parts and let your students place them where they go. Once you have the words, you may copy the slide and use them again. Just insert a different picture or background. You can still add new words to the slide.

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An update to a previous post (see below) features "Winter Magnetic Poetry" with Google Slides:

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http://www.shakeuplearning.com/blog/winter-magnetic-poetry-with-google-slides/

I just saw this idea from Shake Up Learning and think it's great for not only Halloween, but anytime! The basic idea is to add a background and then an assortment of text boxes or images on a Google Drawing that students can then move around (like refrigerator magnets 🙂 )

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http://www.shakeuplearning.com/blog/halloween-magnetic-poetry-with-google-drawings

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Hour of Code

You can use either link to get to the activities. Each site has a little something different on them. You and your students can learn simple coding, robotics, or even hourofcJavascript.  December 4th -8th is Computer Science Week and a wonderful time of year to try coding with your students during the Hour of Code. You can find free easy to use lessons. They have whole group, no computer needed lessons, called unplugged and they even have lessons for kindergarten age students. There are so many jobs available in coding, let your students try it now. They add new lessons all the time. Your students will love it.

Whooo's Reading

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Owlfonso, your guide

Reading comprehension and writing skills can be improved. Use this site for students K-12. The students may post a review of their book, take a quiz, or answer questions about the book. The site will grade their answers for you and make suggestions to the students to improve their writing. You can connect through Google Classroom or Clever.

Quizlet is a "simple tool for learning anything!" It is a very fast way to make flashcards and then use them to memorize your material. You can make your own or use one of the  146,745,722 sets already made by others. There are several games you can play to help you with your learning, including the newly added Quizlet Live! which allows for individual or group competition. Search for you topic or even by your textbook title to find sets already made you and your students may use.

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