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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/

 

Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool for your classroom. nearpod1The 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 whole-class activities. Each child must have their own device. The free version is sufficient for most, but a more expanded version is available for an annual fee.

https://nearpod.comnearpod

Quizlet is a "simple tool for learning anything!" It is a very fast way to make flashcards and then use them to memorize your material. You can make your own or use one of the  146,745,722 sets already made by others. There are several games you can play to help you with your learning, including the newly added Quizlet Live! which allows for individual or group competition.

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