Category Archives: Grades 6-8

A Look at the SAMR Model

The SAMR Model which was introduced by Ruben Puentedura, Ph.D. shows how teachers can integrate technology on 4 varying levels. It is worth a little time looking at this model and how a lesson or activity can be adapted to … Continue reading

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History Resources

Internet4Classrooms has hundreds of resources devoted to history! This month, they have compiled a page devoted to this topic and have subdivided into the following: African-American History American History Jewish History World & Ancient History World War II Check it … Continue reading

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Math resources for all ages!

Illuminations is a site developed by the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics), so you know that it is standards based. What you may not realize is how many wonderful, interactive resources are available! There are Apps for both … Continue reading

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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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