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Are you looking for a way to easily create an online rubric for your class assignments and projects? If so, try Online Rubric - a Google Sheets Add-On. All you need to do is follow the step by step tutorial and this add-on will format your sheet into a rubric template. You can add your scores and comments, and then send an email, straight from the Sheet, to your students with a copy of their scores.

Colorful smiley face that represents Song MakerStudents will be engaged with Song Maker in the Chrome Music Lab as they make their own song. It would be a great way for all teachers, not just Music teachers, to make music more accessible to your students. They can draw a picture and "play" it,  create their own song to represent a scene in a book, or create a song to go along with a piece of their writing. Students are able to share their song through a link and others can add to it. It works on phones, tablets, and computers.

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Want to give your students a new way to think, talk, and learn? Wonderopolis posts a "Wonder of the Day" that allows your students to do just that . Your students can access videos, pictures, and informational text to help them find the answer to the wonder. They are presented with new vocabulary, games, and a "Try It Out" section with more activities to extend their learning. There is even a "Test Your Knowledge" section for the students to see how much they learned.

Do your students have a wonder? Wonderopolis allows them to pose a question and find information about it.

Wonder Ground is a new resource just for teachers. It's a place for you to find lesson plans, resources, and inspiration, all while correlating it to your standards.

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Photos for Class is a great site for students to use to find free images for their projects. The site automatically adds the attribution information to the footer of the image and if a student searches for an inappropriate term, images of dogs are returned!

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Looking for Science lesson plans and online activities to integrate with your AMSTI kits? Try Science NetLinks

It is a great resource to find grade level appropriate lessons that are aligned to the Science standards. Each lesson may include a printable worksheet, an e-worksheet, or have an interactive experience.

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An update to a previous post (see below) features "Winter Magnetic Poetry" with Google Slides:

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http://www.shakeuplearning.com/blog/winter-magnetic-poetry-with-google-slides/

I just saw this idea from Shake Up Learning and think it's great for not only Halloween, but anytime! The basic idea is to add a background and then an assortment of text boxes or images on a Google Drawing that students can then move around (like refrigerator magnets 🙂 )

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http://www.shakeuplearning.com/blog/halloween-magnetic-poetry-with-google-drawings

Do your students have trouble finding quality images that are in the public domain or Creative Common licensed? If so, send them to one of these great websites! These sites are easy for students to search for images. They also give clear directions for giving credit to the photographers or come with attribution information embedded in the footer of the image.

Unsplash
Pixabay
Flickr's The Commons
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Looking for a way for your early elementary students to make their stories come alive?

Try the PuppetMaster app for ipads.

Your students can use their drawings or photos as their puppet and background, or use existing ones that come with the app. They can bring their puppet to life by recording their voice, and either touching the screen or acting things out in front of the camera. What a fun and interactive way to encourage your students to tell their stories!