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Finding News to Use in your Classroom

Nothing motivates my students more than reading about some current events. Finding “kid-appropriate” news can be a tricky task for teachers though. Sending students out on various websites might end up with them reading something that is vulgar, above their level or irrelevant. Here are my go-to websites and apps

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This website ( completely amazing. It offers LIVE webcams of a variety of different animals. My students love to click into the app to see what animals are around the cams at that time. It is the go-to app during free-choice time. My students are so intrigued because you never

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Test Taking Made Easy

Testing has become this huge weight in the education world. Our students feel more and more pressure each year. When testing is happening in your school you can walk around and feel the tension in the air. Teachers are freaking out and so are the students. You are part of

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How To Use Plickers in your Classroom

How boring are your assessments? Guess what… they don’t have to be anymore. Plickers is a free assessment tool that is uses the concept of students responding with a clicker… except- there are no clickers! Instead, students use a paper clicker (plicker) which is similar to a QR code. The

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Using Fairytales to Teach Sequencing

Sequencing events in a story can be difficult for students. This is one of my favorite lessons to teach because it really engages my students. It makes them think about how they would record the events of the story if they were describing it to others. Anchor charts are so

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Customize Your Desktop Folders

Sick of those ugly blue folders that you have on your desktop. Never Fear… Custom Folder Icons are here! This tutorial is for Macs but you I am sure there is a way to do something similar with PCs! Here is a video to show you how to do it.

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