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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Working with Images in Google Docs & Slides

Images in Google Docs & Slides Creating visually engaging documents or presentations using carefully selected, well-placed images is easy when you know how to work with images in Google Docs or Google Slides effectively.  However, finding the right image can be a time-consuming struggle. Depending on the situation, you may find it helpful to be aware of some different ways of ...

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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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