Category Archives: Grades 6-8

Students learning to write “code”

So much of our students’ world revolves around the logic of various types of code. Next week (Dec. 8-12) has been designated in a global initiative as the “Hour of Code.” The idea being that every child spend one hour learning … Continue reading

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Fact Monster

Try out Fact Monster from Information Please – students can get homework help, find interesting facts, search the reference desk, and use the thesaurus and almanac to gather information for any project. They have thousands of subjects. FactMonster

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Students can create an “App”

I discovered a free app, POP (Prototyping on Paper), that I think your students will enjoy – better yet, it will make them THINK! It can be used an an introduction to programming for students of all ages! It allows … Continue reading

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Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms

Molly Schroeder, a Google Certified Teacher, has posted a list of ideas for using Google Forms. Most of the ideas are links to examples of the type of use it mentions. There are uses for the classroom,  students, teachers, administrators … Continue reading

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Free Instrumental Music available for school projects

When students create a digital project, they often want to add a soundtrack. Unfortunately that soundtrack is frequently copyright restricted. This site offers lots of music that can be legally used by students and teachers, alike. I especially like the fact that … Continue reading

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Google Classroom

Google has just released an exciting new tool, Google Classroom. It is still in beta but shows great promise. It allows you to create assignments, share documents and much more. This is a very good, step-by-step guide on how it works: … Continue reading

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Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom by Stacy Hurst

This is an excellent article with an infographic to help you remember the seven steps. We all want our students to be more engaged in our classrooms. These are easy steps to incorporate into your instruction to increase your student … Continue reading

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Hapara

Shelby County has made using Google with your students MUCH easier! We have purchased a program that works with Google Apps for Education, named Hapara. This program allows teachers to not only view their students work in their Google drive, … Continue reading

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Primary Sources and More on TeachingHistory.org

From the National History Education Clearinghouse, Teaching History provides primary source sets and social studies resources that are designed for classroom use.  You’ll find teaching guides, lesson plans, and much more on… TeachingHistory.org

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Grammar Bytes

Learning grammar is easy and fun on this site full of practice exercises, video lesson, presentations, and quizzes. Grammar Bytes

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