4 kid-friendly search engines

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Parents, Shopkeepers.

We are starting a new weekly blog post series called Tech Tuesdays. Check back every week for some helpful tips for integrating technology into the classroom. Shopkeepers – this is a great opportunity to get your shop featured on our blog by writing a guest blog post with your favorite technology tips. Introducing young researchers… Read more »

Write a letter to your future self with ‘FutureMe’

Posted under 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Language, Writing.

Christopher Mitchell shares an idea for a writing lesson that integrates technology. FutureMe is a fun web site with some applicability in the English/Language Arts classroom. Students can write a letter to their “future self” and have it delivered as far into the future as 50 years from now. Of course, if the letter actually survives 50 years… Read more »

Cumulative records tip

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom.

As this school year is winding down (or already done), you probably find yourself wrapping up files and student records. HopkinsHoppinHappenings shares a tip for heading back to school that demonstrates the importance of detailing your notes before passing off the information to the next round of teachers. Before school starts it is a great idea for teachers… Read more »

Avoid the Summer Slide

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Holiday, Kindergarten, Parents, Pre-K, Reading, Shopkeepers.

Most educators are familiar with the term “summer slide” or “summer slump.” It is what happens to most school-aged children every summer when their brains are not kept active and they have to relearn things or they fall behind at the start of the school year. To combat the summer slide, it is important for… Read more »

Learning STEM while having fun all summer long!

Posted under 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Homeschool, Math, Science.

Are you looking for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities for your students for the summer! Look no further than the STEM Summer Activity Calendar brought to you by Vivify! Are you looking for STEM activities, but don’t know where to begin? Does engineering or science seem like a foreign subject? These thoughts often prevent teachers… Read more »

Get Caught Reading: Improving fluency and comprehension using audiobooks

Posted under 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Bulletin Board, Reading, Shopkeepers.

To celebrate Get Caught Reading month, we are doing a series of posts from our shopkeepers filled with techniques to encourage your students to read. Next in the series, we have an idea from Selma Dawani to use audiobooks to improve your students’ comprehension. Struggling readers that are working to decode word by word often miss the… Read more »

Google tips for busy teachers

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Shopkeepers.

So many teachers are blessed to have Google Apps in their school, but some of us don’t know how to use it effectively! This post from Brenda Martin describes 20 quick tips teachers can use to save time and energy using a resource they already have. When I came back from a great conference, I felt reenergized and very excited about sharing the… Read more »