Free teaching tools including ideas, resources, strategies, and classroom management techniques learned during 33 years of teaching. My classroom website was honored by D.T.T. and can be seen on his Winners' Showcase page.
Teaching Kids News is a news site developed for use in elementary school and middle school classrooms. Teaching Kids News features timely and relevant news stories written on a level that students can comprehend. Each article is accompanied by a set of discussion questions, writing prompts, reading prompts, and vocabulary words.
A free resource that uses interactive video and games-based learning to teach students vocabulary. Educators can set school tournaments, and students can play fun learning games challenging classmates and other schools.
Tricider is great for online brainstorming and voting and can be used to gather feedback from your students on class projects and awards. You can even embed and share your topic which makes it easy to get responses.
Formerly MyAwardMaker, Certificate Street is a great place to find awards for your students. Select the award template you want from the list of categories. Then download it, fill it out and print! Premium templates without a watermark are available for a small fee.
The ClassMarker online testing website, is a professional, easy to use, online quiz maker that marks your tests and quizzes for you. As an educator, you get 100 free tests taken (and graded!) per month.
It is that time of year where our students get restless and have the holidays on their minds. Keep them busy and focused on skills with some fun games that can be used on your SMARTboard or in the lab for individual, small group, or whole group fun.
Send holiday greetings with JibJab Holiday eCards Starring You and your students. My students love being featured in a JibJab. I embed them on our classroom website. Be careful that the ones that you select are appropriate for your students. JibJab offers a few for free, or for about $12 you can have a year's membership and have access to all of their content.
ePals is the social network optimized for K-12 learning. Over half a million classrooms in 200 countries and territories have joined the ePals Global Community to connect, collaborate and exchange ideas.
Comic strips and cartoons are great learning and teaching materials. Students love them and you can see the excitement in their eyes the moment they know they are included in their lesson. Well, think of yourself when you were a student, I bet you had the same feelings about these materials.
Online Stopwatch is a web-based stopwatch that is easy to display on an interactive whiteboard and can count up or down. Use it for timed exams, essays, and standardized tests. We use this twice a week for timing our math fact tests. The kids love the bomb!
Upload a large image to Block Posters and create any size wall poster you want for free! This website is great for decorating your classroom if you’ve got high-quality digital photographs or art files. I used this to create a bulletin board size screenshot of my classroom website.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.