Comics in the classroom

We have posted about using comics before but today’s post is unique in that the entire featured blog, The Graphic Classroom, is about using comics and there are dozens of ideas about using comic books, strips, and software to teach, inspire and assess. I found many appropriate ideas to use for this blog but the […]

Yoga see, yoga do

Today I was just browsing other sites on WordPress and stumbled upon this great yoga site called Omazing Kids. There are many great tips on this site so even if you are not a physical education teacher, you may want to check it out. I think teachers of young children would find many ideas as […]

Cooking with pictures

Cooking and baking are centerpieces of curriculum and instruction in family and consumer education. These activities work well for a range of students as they are active and often interactive; they also allow students to practice communication, collaboration, math, and literacy skills. A struggle that some students with disabilities may have, however, is following the […]

Just a picture

Have you tried giving your students a photograph as a prompt for a writing assignment? How about giving them a photo and telling them they have the freedom to write in any style they choose? John Spencer at Education Rethink does exactly this with his students and gets many creative assignments in response-poems, short stories, […]

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Create your own teleprompter

Many students struggle with presenting in front of the classroom; providing electronic cue cards can help them to remember what they want to present to the class and minimize their anxiety. This can also benefit visual learners in the audience who might need to see the words in addition to hearing the presentation. allows […]

Mapping Holden Caufield

I realized today that I had not featured resources for English teachers recently so I hunted for a neat idea that would work well in a diverse classroom. When I stumbled on Tom Fasano’s blog-, I knew I would find something great to share. The cool DI idea that I snagged was his Catcher […]

Cell animation resource

John Kryk, biologist and artist, has created a phenomenal web resource for educators. His cell biology “movies” will be a great supplement to lectures and whole class discussions. The clips would also work well during a stations/centers lesson where learners had many different ways to study cells (e.g., watching clips, reading about cells).

An incredible expedition

What a resource! Do you have students who are fascinated by the Titanic? Are you a science teacher looking for a fun end-of-year way to engage learners? Math teachers, do you want an interesting way to teach number sense, distance, or volume? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, get to the […]

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Do your students Skype?

As usual, we had a hard time picking one entry from a great new tech-oriented site we found. Blogging About the Web 2.0 Connected Classroom is a fantastic site with a lot of information about using tech tools in learning and about motivating students with responsive instruction. Our choice for today is this entry about […]

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Powerful PowerPoints

We thought some of you would be interested in some tips for creating better PowerPoint presentations so we went straight to the experts at Presentation Zen. These ideas may help you communicate content more effectively (especially for content that is more complex in the upper grades). Consider that many learners with autism think in pictures […]