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[FREE] Marzano's Levels of Understanding (0-4 Point Scale) Poster and Rubric. In order for a learning target to be meaningful to students, they must interact with it. My plan this year (for every learning target) is to have students rate themselves at the beginning of the lesson and again at the end.

20 Ways to Use Edmodo in the Classroom, it's like an academic Facebook group for high school! #technology

20 Ways to Use Edmodo

Showing Evidence Freebies

Life in First Grade: Showing Evidence Freebies

Today while I was working on a post outlining the best web tools to create a flipped classroom ( to be published tomorrow) I came across this awesome video explanation from Keith Hughes. In this short video clip, Keith talks in details about the fundamental idea behind the concept of flipped classroom and he also provided some important tips and tools on how teachers can use video lessons with their students.

Fold over the table cloth and tape it for a double ruffle look.

That's My Letter: "P" is for Party #2

Here's a snapshot of differentiation—in terms of what it is and is not.


Books that became movies. Bulletin board idea. Surround the quote with teacher-favorites!

Talk about a modernized classroom theme! Check out this teacher's classroom tour. It's so pretty!

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Classroom Tour 2012-2013

Bloom's revised Taxonomy with verbs!

Bloom's revised Taxonomy with verbs!

Watch a one minute video tutorial on Printing with Post Its. It was inspired by a Studio DIY blogger who used Post Its to display a Happy Anniversary message on a wall in her home to make the day a little more special. Applications for the classroom are endless!

Duct tape w/ hole punch - makes the lapbooks storable within a binder!

LapBooks « View from the Hill

Pandora in the Classroom

Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!: Pandora in the Classroom

Bright Student or Gifted Student? I've seen this before, it's a good basic chart comparison...

Free Downloads on Gifted Education and Problem Based Learning by Shelagh Gallagher (Royal Fireworks Press)

Basics of Gifted Education - excellent overview video... #gifted #education

Differentiation is the key to meeting the diverse needs of gifted and talented students.

Two filing cabinets back to back with fabric to cover. Magnet board!!! Site full of great classroom ideas!

10 ways to use evernote like a pro

10 Ways to Use Evernote like a Pro

Do you teach 5th grade and need some first day of school ideas? By 5th grade, students are familiar with the first day of school activities that involve learning the names of classmates and general class rules. How about surprise your students with new, attention-grabbing activities on the first day of school? #edchat #educhat

First Day of School Ideas for the 5th Grade | eHow