Games, K-12, Language Arts

Fourword Word Ladder Game

If you’re looking for games like #Wordle but different for your students to practice spelling and vocabulary, #WordLadders may be for you!

3-6, Education, Independent Study, Research, Student Products

Genius Hour Digital Resources

In my never-ending quest to refine Genius Hour for my students and make it meaningful, I have created a few new digital resources that I intend to use this year with my 3rd-5th grade students.  We will be using Google Classroom, so I decided to design some Google Slides presentations that the students can use for… Continue reading Genius Hour Digital Resources

3-6, 6-12, Education, Fun Friday, Games, Interactive White Board, Teaching Tools, Websites

Oh hi

Most of the trouble I get into is when my daughter is late getting done with swim practice.  I get bored and start clicking on Twitter links.  Before I know it, I’m addicted to a new game. Ian Byrd from @byrdseedgifted tweeted the link for “Oh hi” out a couple of days ago.  For those… Continue reading Oh hi

Art, Creative Thinking, Education, K-12, Student Products, Teaching Tools, Videos

Creative Ways to Survive the Weeks Before Winter Break

Full disclosure: this first week of December is going to be my busiest week this year. Therefore, I decided to cheat a bit for a few days and recycle some posts from last year.  I’ve done a bit of editing to make sure they remain current but otherwise they are the same.  Hopefully you still find… Continue reading Creative Ways to Survive the Weeks Before Winter Break

3-12, Creative Thinking, Education, Student Products, Writing

Tried and True – Parallel Poetry

On this blog, I tend to post about a lot of ideas that I find, and some readers don’t always get a chance to know if I ever tried them – or if they were complete flops.  This week, I want to feature a few past ideas that I did try and that were successful… Continue reading Tried and True – Parallel Poetry

Apps, Creative Thinking, Education, K-5, Student Products, Teaching Tools, Videos

Creative Ways to Survive the Week Before Winter Break

Let’s face it.  This week is hard.  No one – including you – is feeling very focused on academics right now.  To save everyone’s sanity, and to put smiles on all of the faces in the room, try some of these creative ideas: If your students participated in an Hour of Code last week by… Continue reading Creative Ways to Survive the Week Before Winter Break