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Free Classroom Guides and Educational Downloads

Free Classroom Guides and Educational Downloads
Get our easy-to-print guides that include useful tips for teachers, parents, and school administrators. NEW! Raise Money for Your School Using Crowdfunding Learn ten steps to a successful fundraising campaign using crowdsourcing on the Web. Plus, discover pitfalls to avoid and compare features and fees of 12 popular crowdfunding platforms for schools. Available in Spanish.) How to Thank a Teacher Ideas and tips for thanking your favorite teachers, principals, coaches, librarians, and others helping to make your school shine Available in Spanish.) Six Tips for Brain-Based Learning By understanding how the brain works, educators are better equipped to help K-12 students with everything from focusing attention to increasing retention Available in Spanish.) Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning This classroom guide is intended to inspire and expand your thinking about effective assessment for project-based learning Available in Spanish.) Ten Tips for Classroom Management

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50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative and Interactive Classroom Wikis are an exceptionally useful tool for getting students more involved in curriculum. They’re often appealing and fun for students to use, while at the same time ideal for encouraging participation, collaboration, and interaction. Read on to see how you can put wikis to work in your classroom. Resource Creation Using these ideas, your students can collaboratively create classroom valuables. Student Participation

Five Essentials To Create Connected Students Recently we had a holiday, or at least it felt like one. Apple released its new operating system. The students knew it was being released at 1pm EDT which was during their lunch, so many ate early and were stationed in various WiFi nodes to "try to get the best signal" to download the new update. At 12:57 some person in California hit the switch three minutes early and you could hear the noise ripple through the building.

PBL Gallery Home | Getting Started | Modules | Resources | About Us View the work of teachers who developed and implemented PBL units/mini-units. Feel free to download and use the PBL as a template for your work with students. We appreciate your feedback. View additional middle school projects on the STEM-MI Champions Gallery page. The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources Grants NEW! Fund for Teachers Grants for Self-Designed Professional Development Deadline: Applications open October 1; close January 31, 2016 Each year, Fund for Teachers offers summer fellowship grants for preK-12 teachers. These awards enable educators to develop self-directed professional learning experiences, and their odysseys take them all over the world. Blendspace Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app!

The Complete Visual Guide To Technology For Children Technology in education isn’t just for older students. There are a ton of resources out there for early childhood educators and their students, and many young children are already able to use the technology available to them. They’re even calling today’s preschoolers “Generation C”, aka the connected generation. Working walls - not just wallpaper! So working walls –when used well they become an integral part of the learning process, used badly they become terrible wallpaper. Until this year, working walls were pretty much an unused tool in my teaching toolkit until I moved to a school which lives and breathes working walls and now I can’t imagine life without one. Here is my low down on what I think makes a good working wall (and I am still learning and improving this!) So why have a working wall?

Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning Voiceover: How will today’s children function in a dangerous world? What means will they use to carve the future? Will they be equipped to find the answers to tomorrow’s problems? Stay IN the app! One of the issues that crops up in a lot of classrooms that are stocked up with tablets and other devices is that students often vary off their path of productivity. Maybe they’re googling things they shouldn’t be when they’re supposed to be researching something in particular, or maybe they’re checking out YouTube when they should be working on a group project. Since keeping students on track is not always easy, sometimes the digital horse blinders need to be put on. Thankfully, this handy set of visuals from Primary Possibilities offers a guide to keeping students focused while using technology. It walks you through the step-by-step process of locking your students out of everything except what you want them to be doing! In 8 easy steps, you won’t be constantly checking 20+ individual devices to ensure everyone is on task!

What To Know About Teachers On Pinterest Using fun web tools like Pinterest in your classroom is not news. Teachers are incorporating sites and apps that students already know how to use (like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and building their use into classroom lessons. Because why not employ the tools that your students already know and like to use?

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