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Infographics in the Classroom: A Place to Start

This web resource from Teachers First provides some great resources for creating real lesson plans you can use in your classroom. This link will...

DoK Lesson Breakdown

This video from the NY Department of Education provides a brief recap of Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels. The video  breaks down a Social...

Lesson Example: TeachingHistory.org

Looking for great resources for social studies? Look no further than teachinghistory.org. This site is a clearinghouse for lots of great resources...

Live Binders: The New Way to Organize

Binders have always been useful. They help keep us organized and help to keep students from losing important documents. But have traditional binders...

Lesson Example: Google Tour Builder

Make history come alive by using Google Tour Builder. This video outlines a lesson for 5th grade students that explores the Lewis and Clark...

Lesson Example: Minecraft Civics Project

In this video, elementary students explore some of the following questions using Minecraft:How do we build a perfect community?What does a "perfect"...

Lesson Example: Google Earth Geography

It's never to early to start seeing the world from different perspectives. This video demonstrates a lesson with first grade students that...

Actively Learn: Reading Engagement

Actively Learn is one or our favorite tools to get students more engaged in reading. Once you give a reading assignment, you're at the mercy of the...

The Social Studies Classroom with iCivics

Ever wonder what it would be like to run a Presidential Campaign? What better way to learn about the Electoral College than by trying to win states!...

6 Ways to Use Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

Many students use digital storytelling to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to write narrative stories. However, the power of digital...

Macat Critical Thinking Video Library for Students

Critical thinking is about being able to ask questions, gather multiple pieces of information, and then synthesize it into your own worldview. This...

Question Formulation Technique in Action

The Question Formulation Technique (QFT), developed by The Right Question Institute,  is a straightforward, rigorous strategy that helps all...

Crash Course: An Educational YouTube Channel

This channel has the videos you need! It has everything ranging from chemical reactions to learning about supply and demand. It even dives into...

CommonLit: Online Library of Free Texts

Teachers today spend hundreds of hours preparing materials to teach their classes.  Much of that time is spent searching the internet for authentic...

CommonLit Tutorial

If you've looking for quality, rigorous, and standards-based texts for literacy instruction, look no further! There is now a online library of free...

ScribbleMaps-A Student Friendly Mapping Source

Need a mapping resource that is malleable and accessible to you and your students? Then ScribbleMaps is right for you! This resource features many...

Facing History: Lesson Examples

This resource is a website that contains a lot of great media, activities, and lesson plans for History, Civics, and English. Once you are in the...

Socratic Seminar Lesson Examples

Lesson planning can be time consuming, and sometimes as teachers we feel like we're stuck in a rut with the same old classroom activities.  Save...

SketchUp in the Classroom

Google SketchUp isn't just for math or engineering!  Want some real examples of using SketchUp in the classroom?  This resource visits the...

Newsela-A Way to Connect Current Events to Today's Student

With a targeted and bold goal to improve reading comprehension in students grade 2 through grade, 12, Newsela offers an extensive digital library...