Category Archives: grades 6-8

Earth Day 2014

Are you planning on participating in Earth Day this year?  Don’t miss the K-12 Toolkit with all your Earth Day resources and links to materials to use with students. Toolkit for Earth Day Earth Day 2014 Site

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ReadWorks.org (update)

We have highlighted this site before but they have just released 52 brand new reading passages for Earth Day – April 22. There are passages for every grade level K-8th and they have their lexile levels on them. Use this … Continue reading

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Putting some Tech in PE

I often hear from PE teachers that there is never anything applicable for them – so this is for you! Here is an idea for putting Numeracy in PE – there are lots of ideas, including one that includes Augmented Reality … Continue reading

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Cool Coding Apps & Websites for Kids

Computer programming or coding can help kids develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. And for many students, it’s a lot of fun! Check out this list of both apps and websites for students of various ages. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/cool-coding-apps-and-websites-for-kids

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Gettysburg by the Numbers

If your students are learning about the battle at Gettysburg or if you’re simply interested, you’ll want to check out this site. It is an interactive infographic. There are links that will lead you to all aspects of this event: the … Continue reading

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Google Story Builder

We ran across this cool tool that we think both teachers and students will love! It is very simple – you do not login and you cannot save your work to continue later, just create a digital story and share the … Continue reading

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Primary Docs at TeachingAmericanHistory.org

K-12 Resources and Primary Documents for teaching U.S. History TeachingAmericanHistory

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US Civil War maps on Google

The map shows major land campaigns, Union and Confederate troop movements, major Union naval campaigns, roads, railroads, battle outcomes and their impacts on the war, dates of capture by Union forces and more. Check it out: http://maps.google.com/gallery/details?id=zOOP-1XDYZpk.k03-JFpD5jPo&hl=en

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Pi Day Activities

Next week is Pi Day (3/14) and Internet4Classrooms has some great resources for the month of March. Check out their “irrational” webquest or simply scroll down to the list of resources on pi. http://www.mathgoodies.com/webquests/pi_day/

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Inklewriter – write and publish free interactive stories

This site is for teachers at all grade levels and any subject area. Students can write their story and create interactive components, then publish it. Inklewriter

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