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Teachers Rejoice! NEW Google Sites is at Hand!

A NEW Google Sites! Google has just released a completely re-designing Google Sites from the ground up…and teachers will LOVE it! You can now create a beautiful website by dragging and dropping elements onto your page. Of course Google Sites offers awesome collaboration features that have made Google Apps the foundation of so many of our classrooms. You want responsive web ...

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Coding Math Word Problem Games in Scratch

Incorporating Scratch Coding in the Math Classroom Integrating computer coding with math in the elementary classroom is easy using Scratch. I recently challenged some of our fourth graders to create their own math word problem games. After completing their programs, students rotated around the room playing one another’s games, which made for some great math practice!  Students were provided with ...

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Mystery Calls – Making Geography Real for Kids

Mystery Calls

Connecting Classrooms through Mystery Calls Video conferencing is a powerful way to make connections and expand the reach of your classroom with minimal equipment and effort.  One popular classroom use of video conferencing is the “Mystery Call”, AKA “Mystery Skype” or “Mystery Hangout”.  This activity can be done with any age level, but its focus on reinforcing geography skills makes ...

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YouTube Tools Every Teacher Should Know

YouTube Tools Every Teacheer Should Know

Clean Up YouTube Videos to Share with Students YouTube is a fantastic source for videos in the classroom if only teachers didn’t need to worry about distracting advertisements, inappropriate comments or annoying “suggested videos”.  Teachers should know there are some very effective tools that can de-clutter YouTube videos so they are safe and ready to share with students.  SafeShare.TV Safeshare.tv allows ...

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