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Where would you like to take your students this year? Google Expeditions will expand your choices. You may check this spreadsheet to find available trips. You don't have to have a virtual reality viewer to use them, but if you are a teacher in Shelby County the kit will be coming to your school.

A big thank you to Karly Moura, for heradditional resources on her site: Google Expeditions

 

According to Common Sense Education: "CommonLit's adaptive reading toolbar makes text accessible for students at a variety of reading levels and language abilities. It's perfect for English language learners and struggling readers. Every passage -- printed in PDF format or accessed online -- includes footnotes with vocabulary words and essential background information that is critical for kids to understand when reading a passage. The included discussion questions get students thinking critically about text during independent reading and beyond. Thinking about reading is further encouraged by text-dependent questions that are included with each passage."

https://www.commonlit.org/

Khan Academy is filled with useful tools to help students of all ages learn all types of things. Just this week, a free storytelling class from Pixar was added that many should be able to use: creative writing to digital storytelling.

https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar/storytelling

Fake news is everywhere in the news these days! Vicki Davis (CoolCatTeacher) has developed 3 lesson plans appropriate for teaching students about fake news and how to avoid inadvertently spreading it. The plans are available both online (http://www.coolcatteacher.com/3-fast-free-lesson-plans-fight-fake-news/ ) and in pdf format.

This infographic will lead you to many useful sites related to English grammar. Fromgrammarpic basic rules and phrases to hundreds of words to use instead of "very" or "said." Lots of lists that will be useful to anyone who teaches (or uses) English grammar.

http://www.grammarcheck.net/infographics/