Category Archives: Grades 6-8

NASA Image and Video Library

NASA Image and Video Library                          NASA has made their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free. You and your students may use any of the 140,000 photos … Continue reading

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CommonLit

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 … Continue reading

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The Art of Storytelling

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

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Lesson Plans to Fight Fake news

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 … Continue reading

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The American Presidency Project

This site is a searchable archive of over 123,000 documents pertaining to U.S presidents. For a page of available documents, go to: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/index_docs.php

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Google Drawings

One of the most overlooked apps in the Google Suite is definitely Drawings! I developed a site to share some examples and instructions for using this wonderful tool. https://sites.google.com/shelbyed.org/draw/home

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Grammar Infographic

This infographic will lead you to many useful sites related to English grammar. From 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 … Continue reading

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Interactive Language Arts: Analogies

Here’a a whole page of games that teach/review analogies. Intended for middle school age students.         http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skill_builders/analogies_language_arts_seventh_7th_grade.htm

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Tools for teaching Algebraic Functions

Do you think “Algebra vs Cockroaches” might sound more interesting to your students than “Writing equations in slope-intercept form?” Internet4Classrooms has assembled a page of tools that deal with Algebraic functions. Check it out and find something you can use!

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Nearpod

Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool for your classroom. The teacher can develop presentations that can contain Quiz’s, Polls, Videos, Images, Drawing-Boards, and direct links to Web Content. Many ready-to-teach lessons are also available. It is great for small-group or … Continue reading

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