Category Archives: Grades 6-8

80+ Google Forms for the Classroom

As we’ve all begun to use more and more Google tools with our students, don’t overlook Google Forms. This article gives 80+ suggestions of ways to use them – I really like #74: Using the time stamp feature as a … Continue reading

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New Poetry Sets by ReadWorks.org

We have highlighted this site before but they have recently released a collection of K-12 Poems and Questions Sets to inspire a love of poetry. Each poem is paired with a question set designed to help your students comprehend the … Continue reading

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OpenEd

OpenEd Free resource with more than 250,000 videos and games aligned to the Common Core Standards. Parent and teachers can easily search by standard to find resources for their students. It also has a large question item bank sorted by … Continue reading

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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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