Category Archives: Lesson Plan

5 Ways Teachers Can Use Their iPads Professionally

This post is reblogged from iPad Apps 4 Schools This is a guest post from Jennifer Carey (@TeacherJenCarey) andEdTechTeacher, an advertiser on this site. iPads are powerful tools for teachers in the classroom. In addition to being robust, mobile creation … Continue reading

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When Students Get Creative with Tech Tools, Teachers Focus on Skills

Mindshift recently published an article of mine entitled “When Students Get Creative with Tech Tools, Teacher Focus on Skills.” In the article, I focus on how to infused digital tools into your curriculum. I hope you will read more on … Continue reading

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NYT offers Free, Common Core Aligned Content

The New York Times blog, the Learning Network, is up and running for the new academic year. If you’re unfamiliar with this tool, the New York Times offers free lesson plans and content for Social Studies and Humanities teachers covering … Continue reading

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Common Core Lessons & Material for English & Humanities

Edistement!, a division of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has released a series of Common Core Lesson plans for the 2014 school year. The resources are organized into categories of Literature & Language Arts, History & Social Studies, and … Continue reading

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Free Classroom Polling service via Web or App with Poll Everywhere

One of my favorite polling services, Poll Everywhere, has just issued a series of updates including iOS and Android Apps, integration with Flickr, and a new, faster system for registering students. Poll Everywhere offers free and paid services for quizzing … Continue reading

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Have Students Make & Analyze Treaties via the National Archives

Docs Teach from the National Archives has a lot of great activities that incorporate primary sources and use great digital tools. A newly published activity helps students to analyze treaties through Treaty Making. Students will read and analyze the text of … Continue reading

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5 Ways to use Google Presentations NOT as Presentations

This is reblogged from my post on Edudemic. It is a part of my Google Drive series that includes “10 Things Every Teacher Should be able to do on Google Docs” and “5 Time Saving Ways Teachers can use Google Forms“ … Continue reading

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Smarty Pins – Google Maps, geography trivia, and video games

Originally posted on History Tech:
Google Maps. Geography trivia. And video games. Three of my favorite things. And now, they’re all together in one place. Google’s new Smarty Pins. (Get it? Smarty Pants – Smarty Pins? You nutty Google engineers!)…

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Great Sites for Primary Sources!

As a History Teacher (with a background in archaeology) I understand the relevance and importance of primary sources in the classroom. Primary sources are not solely essays or primary works, but art, photographs, and other avenues of popular culture. Finding primary source documents on … Continue reading

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A Solution to the Cross Platform Classroom

This is reblogged from my post on Edudemic. The modern classroom is a messy one! Schools are entering the world of technology at different speeds and levels; some institutions have invested in full 1:1 programs where the school selects a … Continue reading

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