Free Resources for Education

Close Reading with A Song

Close Reading with A Song

I have been meaning to start incorporating songs into my reading instruction for a while, but haven’t found the time until this week. Songs offer so many possibilities – talking about theme, author’s purpose, point of view, similes and metaphors, and many other skills related to the common core standards. They are a great resource […]

Android Tablets in 2nd Grade – Augmented Reality Book Reviews with Aurasma

I was introduced to Aurasma last winter at edCamp Lansing when I attended a session by Erin Klein, the author of the website Kleinspiration. If you are ever looking for great ideas for integrating technology, I highly recommend checking out her website! She put together a great post with information on how to use Aurasma […]

Android Tablets in 2nd Grade – Character Traits with ChromVille

Last week, I stumbled upon this blog post while searching for new ways to try augmented reality in my classroom. Since my class is working on character descriptions/traits, I thought this would be a perfect way to add some fun into one of our assignments. The resources I used for the lesson are this free character traits […]

Android Tablets in 2nd Grade – Pear Deck

Android Tablets in 2nd Grade – Pear Deck

I am always looking for new ways to use formative assessment in my classroom, so I was excited when I was introduced to Pear Deck by another person in my district. Pear deck allows you to create interactive presentations with built-in assessment options. It has the standard question options, like multiple-choice, free text (both short […]

Android Apps in 2nd Grade – Google Earth and Animoto

Last week, we learned about human and natural characteristics of the earth in our social studies lesson. This was a great lesson for us to explore Google Earth. We had used the app earlier in the year when we explored land forms in science, so the students were already familiar with it and they were […]

Android Tablets in 2nd Grade – Lensoo Create

It’s been quite a while since the last time that I posted, so I figured now is as good a time as any for an update! I started piloting a cart of Google Play Tablets this January.  A coworker and I are sharing a cart of 32 ASUS Android tablets, which means that I have […]

5 More Free Digital Resources for Math Teachers

Last month, I posted a list of 5 Free Digital Resources for Math Teachers. Since then, I have stumbled upon several more to add to the list. Let’s take a look at five more great resources to teach match in the digital classroom! 1. Gooru is a search engine with more than 2,600 standards-aligned resources, called […]