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Manipulatives in the Primary Classroom

We will warn you, this article is a little dense, but it is well worth the read if you teach math. In this article, Jenni Back from NRICH: Enriching...

10 Great Ways to Use Popplet in Kindergarten

Popplet is a mind mapping tool perfect for helping students visually represent their thinking, learning, and connections they make when exploring new...

Lesson Example: Alternative Energy

The Teaching Channel and Boeing have teamed up to create some problem-based lesson plans that combine science, math, and engineering while building...

Lesson Example: Cube Satellites

The Teaching Channel and Boeing have teamed up to create some problem-based lesson plans that combine science, math, and engineering while building...

Blogging With Young Students

When teachers think of blogging in the classroom, many believe this a skill only middle school and high school students can take on.  In...

Question Formulation Technique (QFT) for Formative Assessment

Why is it when children are young they ask question after question, but as they grow older they become more passive learners who ask very few...

Introducing Coding With Scratch Jr.

Kids don't have to be destined for a life of computer programing to enjoy coding. Every student should have a chance to explore coding for its many...

Read Works Digital Tutorial

ReadWorks.org has created a free library of high quality reading passages focused on helping students improve their comprehension, vocabulary,...

Crash Course Kids: An Educational YouTube Channel

This YouTube channel, inspired by brothers John Green (yes, the author!) and his brother Hank, is an upper-elementary version of their original...

SciShow Kids: A Science-Based YouTube Channel for Kids

Young elementary students seem so curious and interested in all the things going on around them.  Why not feed that curiosity with this...

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...

Safe Web Searching with Kiddle

Allowing younger students to explore the internet safely can be pretty daunting. There is a lot of information out there that many younger eyes...

HyperDocs: A Real Classroom Example

You've heard about HyperDocs and you've seen some examples, but  you're still wondering, "Can that really work in my classroom?"  The quick...

Podcasts for Younger Students

Since podcasts are simply audio recordings that include storytelling, current events, and other informational presentations, they are perfect for...

Storyline Online: Stories for Elementary Students

If you are an elementary school teacher looking for straight-forward ways to integrate story exploration into your classroom, StoryLineOnline is a...

The Nuts and Bolts of Creating Podcasts

Podcasts can be used across subject-areas, grade-levels, and various areas of interests to engage and educate students.  But if you're ready for...

Lesson Example: Super Digital Citizen

For ReviewThis resource from Common Sense Education travels into the classroom of a fifth grade teacher teaching his students about being a good...

The Teacher's Guide to Flipped Classrooms

A 2014 study by the Flipped Learning Network found that 78% of teachers surveyed stated they had flipped a lesson and 96% of those that tried shared...

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...