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WriteAbout: Where the Student is the Star

Students can write and often, students want to write, but they need that spark to get the creative fire lit.  WriteAbout is a resource...

Student Detectives: Explore in Action

If you are a Humanities teacher, you might be struggling with the idea of exploration in your classroom. Exploring is easy when you can blow...

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...

Using Google Keep for Grading Comments

This is another gem by Eric Curts from Control Alt Achieve. In this video, Eric will show you how to harness the power of Google Keep for organizing...

Lesson Example: ESL Students Writing Stories

In this blog post, teacher Larry Ferlazzo, shares his unit for writing stories with English Language Learners. He graciously provides his lesson...

Blogging for Student Reflection

Blogging can be an awesome tool for student reflection. It provides the student an opportunity to make personal connections and share their thought...

Write for My Teacher, or Publish to the World?

Sometimes you read an article and it really makes you re-examine how you look at the world. Hopefully, that path of continual growth is one that you...

Google Docs: Adding Comments & Assigning Tasks

If you have not utilized the commenting feature in Google Docs yet, it is time to start exploring! This valuable tool allows students to share work...

Sound Trap in the English Classroom

Using audio recordings in the classroom can be a powerful way to give students a voice and allow them to be creative in new ways.  This is also...

Open Stax: Open Source Text

One of the hardest parts about being a teacher in the digital age is finding credible curated resources in one spot. This resource from Open Stax is...

Lesson Example: PBS Learning Media

Need lesson plans? Don't we all!One of the most difficult parts about being a modern teacher is curating your own classroom content. PBS Learning...

Lesson Example: Middle School Verbs

Common Sense Media (CSM) is a great place to find lessons on digital citizenship, but did you know that they have lesson plans and examples too? This...

Lesson Example: Shakespeare and the Renaissance

Common Sense Media is a great place to find lessons on digital citizenship, but did you know that they have lesson plans and examples too? It is...

Teaching 5th Grade ELA With Tech

Are you working with a limited number of devices in your classroom? Do you need to create structured time for working with individual students? This...

Teaching 3rd Grade ELA with Tech

Technology marries well with the concepts and methods of Project Based Learning. This video from the Ohio Department of Education showcases a 3rd...

Lesson Example: Othello, What's Your Reputation?

"The Ohio Teacher Showcase Project highlights ways that Ohio teachers are using technology to support student learning. Teams of Ohio educators have...

Lesson Example: Waste Less Food

"The Ohio Teacher Showcase Project highlights ways that Ohio teachers are using technology to support student learning of specific content from...

Lesson Example: Storytelling & Creation Themes (Part 1)

Note: This video is Part 1 of this lesson. Make sure to watch Part 2 for the full story!"The Ohio Teacher Showcase Project highlights ways that Ohio...

Lesson Example: Storytelling & Creation Themes (Part 2)

Note: This video is Part 2 of this lesson. Make sure to watch Part 1 for the full story!"The Ohio Teacher Showcase Project highlights ways that Ohio...