Foldables in Science This is not a science specific resource, however, as an elementary teacher of science and as a professional development provider I have used Foldables to help learners better understand science concepts. If you are new to Foldables, they are essentially folded paper used as a graphic organizer. There are many flavors of Foldables: Cause & Effect, Venn Diagrams, mini-books, and more. If you found this post by searching for science & foldables, I would ask that you check out some of my other posts and add this blog to your science education bookmarks. I have been running this blog for over 3 years and there are over 750 posts about K-12 science education resources.
Great Tech Tools Every year, so many new technology tools for teachers are launched into the market that it can be nearly impossible to keep up with them all. In order to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest educational tech tools, our team of edtech specialists has put together this list of the best edtech resources and technology tools for teachers. Clicking on the links below will take you to hundreds of apps, websites, extensions, and more. Whether you're looking for a specific tech tool or just trying to find something new and interesting for your class, we encourage you to browse around all of the different categories to see how many wonderful resources are available for your students. Also, if you have a tool that you'd like to see added to the list, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following technology tools for teachers have been organized by academic subjects, topics, and learning activity.
Upper Grades Are Awesome: Pinterest top 10 for next school year Pinterest is an explosion of wonderful ideas, and at times can be overwhelming. I decided to wade through my "For School" board and pick the top 10 ideas I want to implement in my classroom next year. 1. Free Lapbooks Free Bible Lapbooks We’ve got some fantastic resources for teaching your children about key bible characters and concepts. You’ll find Adam and Eve, Bible Basics, Creation, Daniel, Easter, Fruit of the Spirit, Prayer, and more. Free Insect Lapbooks We have some great printables to take your children on a bug study!
20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture 20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture It’s an age-old saying, “Give a man a fish, and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and feed him for a lifetime.” What separates good teachers from the excellent ones? CF “Ice Breaker” Questions Great questions designed to help people in small groups get to know one another. If you could live in any sitcom, which one would it be? What was in your high school locker? Best dessert you have ever had? Something interesting you might not know about me is . . . Public Domain Downloads at WPClipart American_History.zipMD5SUM: 82275914426f4aec17968fcbb64b9ce3 71MB animals.zipMD5SUM: b7a2688c039fb026e8e7dc87a3314a40 686MB armed_services.zipMD5SUM: 34efd3920b60ebb372a5ead7b0e6ea8f 27MB
Big Schools' Birdwatch Big Schools' Birdwatch is a simple activity that gets you and your class closer to the birds visiting your school grounds. Taking just one hour, the Birdwatch can be carried out in school, or by visiting a local outdoor space any time between 20 January - 14 February 2014. And every school or group that submits their results before the end of the activity will be sent a certificate and free personalised minibeast poster as a thank you for taking part. The Big Schools' Birdwatch works across a wide age and ability range. There's plenty of flexibility to run it as simply as you like, or as the centrepiece of cross-curricular studies, project work or as part of work to improve your school grounds.
LEARN NC: Search results Map skills and higher-order thinking This series of articles looks at map skills as a kind of visual literacy, considering what maps are, how they're made, and the higher-order thinking skills students need to move from simply decoding maps to fully comprehending them. Format: series (multiple pages) Physics We Are Aliens! related physics activities for you class room, devised by Anu Ojha. Includes activities and worksheets. Supporting videos demonstrate the activities. Activities are available to download as discrete packages, or you can download all the chemistry resources as a single package.