KidCitizen: Explore Primary Sources with Technology!

Monday is a national celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Are you looking for ways to celebrate history with your students in ways that promote inquiry-based learning? KidCitizen offers opportunities for elementary students to explore primary source documents and make connections to their own lives by seeing, thinking, and wondering. In partnership with images ...

Pin Files to Make Them Easier to Find

In Teams, files are super easy to create and collaborate on. However, sometimes it can be a little tricky to find them. Thanks to a new feature recently rolled out by Microsoft, helping team members find files just got easier. You can now pin any file to the top of the Files tab (or inside ...

K-5 Code.org Workshops

Did you students love their experience with Hour of Code? Are you ready to learn more? Join the over 80,000 teachers who have participated in the CS Fundamentals workshops. The majority of attendees say, ‘It’s the best professional development I’ve ever attended.’ In fact, 98% of attendees would recommend it to other teachers. Teachers are ...

Research Using Digital Tools 

The Scenario Your students will need to write a research paper or create a research project that reflects their learning and showcases their research skills. The end product will be a product that includes a variety of cited sources, works cited or bibliography, and their own angle on the topic. Students have a variety of ...

Now is as Good a Time as Ever to Make the Switch to OneDrive

Maybe it’s because it’s the new year, or maybe it’s because of all the hullabaloo around the district internet and servers over break, regardless, now is a great time to move your files off your computer (and/or district servers) and into the cloud. OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage solution that is included through Office 365. ...

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The Ed Tech Year In Review Through Song 2019 Edition

Our 2019 Playlist for The Ed Tech Year In Review Through Song Manic Monday – The Bangles (and Prince) Chosen by Stephanie  Monday’s always feel like a production! Getting up is harder than any other day of the week, getting motivated to work, and it seems like traffic is never agreeable!   thank u, next – ...

Seesaw Adds The “Send Back” Feature For Teachers.

(Edit:  This feature will actually not be available until January 22, 2020) Seesaw recently rolled out a new feature that finally allows teachers to send a student’s post back to them to re-edit if needed.  This has been a feature request for some time and is finally here!  But… there is a catch. First, this feature ...

Classroom View – Hour of Code

This week was Hour of Code and there were too many great activities to just pick one photo, so below is a gallery of some of our favorites.                    

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Activate, Support, and Reveal student thinking with Actively Learn

Actively Learn strives to support students becoming stronger readers and increasing their higher-level thinking skills. They suggest the ASR framework to help engage student thinking. When creating your assignment, adding the learning objective activates student thinking by supplying them with a focus. Then scaffolding with notes or media can support their thinking around complex ideas.  ...

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