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Gimkit is a learning game your students will love. The teacher puts in questions/answers or can use Quizlet to pull sets to use as the game questions. The students earn money for correct answers and lose money for wrong ones. Once they have earned enough money, they can go shopping. They may buy upgrades and powerups. It may be used as homework, too. When they are finished, the teacher gets detailed reports where the class/student is weak.

The week of October 14th-18th is the perfect time to share with your students not only about being safe online, but how to be good citizens at school and at home. A good citizen, whether online or off, is working with the community to make it a better place. You can access Digital Citizenship resources here.

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Looking for an out-of-this-world reading experience for your students? Be sure to check out Story Time From Space. This website, a project of the Global Space Education Foundation, has astronauts at the International Space Station reading books to children. Books like Rosie Revere Engineer, Mousetronaut, Max Goes to Mars, and many others are available. They are working on cross-content curriculum to support the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core to accompany the books that are read, so check back often to see the updates.

Are you looking for a way to bring geography to life in your classroom? If so, be sure to check out The Crown Jewels Caper, an international sleuthing game featuring Carmen Sandiego. Google Earth and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt partnered to bring the classic video game to life. The game allows the students to pursue Carmen Sandiego around the world, hoping to catch the infamous thief and recover the stolen jewels. Throughout the game, the students visit new destinations and landmarks, and talk to witnesses to gather evidence to help them find her whereabouts. The game is available for Chrome, Android, and iOS, and can be started by clicking the red "Catch Carmen Sandiego" button on Google Earth.

Are you looking for a way to engage girls in STEM? A Mighty Girl has posters celebrating women in science that are free to download. Each poster has a short introduction to the scientist, as well as recommended readings. What girl wouldn't be inspired by Mae Jemison, Katherine Johnson, or others?

Mighty Women in Science Posters

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Looking for a way to creatively engage your students in thinking about the future?

Be sure to check out the 2019 Doodle for Google contest that kicked off on January 8, 2019, and will end on  March 18, 2019. The theme for this year is "When I grow up, I hope...". The contest is a way for students to show something that they hope for in the future in a creative way. So, give your students time to dream and then have them enter the contest through this link.

YES! That's right! Common Sense Education has just released NEW Digital Citizenship Curriculum lessons for Grades 3-8. There are lesson slides, new videos, and customizable resources within these lessons, and bilingual materials are coming soon. 🙂

Be sure to check the NEW lessons out here.

DIY App LogosExplore atoms and molecules, see real time pictures of the Sun, dive into a lake, or experiment with spit all through the engaging DIY apps created by The Lawrence Hall of Science. These iOS apps

have easy hands-on activities and experiments, videos, and pictures to support the Science standards you are already teaching your students. So... grab an iPad, download the apps, and let the learning begin!