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Free Technology for Teachers: 43+ Alternatives to YouTube

Free Technology for Teachers: 43+ Alternatives to YouTube

SO awesome! Fun classroom ideas for cultivating a positive culture of praise and encouragement!

TicTac flashlight. Ugh I wish I taught 4th grade and could use this as a "hands on" lesson in electric currents!

This is a great website that has different activities having to do with many different explorers. You could use this as a center during social studies, and have students try out a few of the different activities.

Winter Science of Snowflakes English Language Arts Print and Go Freebie!

2 player game, each player inserts his word list in spaces going across (one letter per box). Players take turns guessing coordinates. If they miss, they mark it on their board. If they hit a letter, they keep guessing until they miss. If they sink a word, the player marks it off of his list. The goal of the game is to sink all of your opponent's words.

The coolest foldable ever. This video teaches you how to make "The Secret Door Foldable"

Google docs are a great way to go paperless. Here are 52 Secrets Students (and teachers) should know about Google docs.

Here's an easy way for students to practice their spelling words. Have them draw a big scribble on their page - remind them to leave big spaces in their scribble! Using coloured pencils, they can then fill the spaces with their words.

Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin': Students filled out a graphic organizer of 50 things they love and put them into illustrations on hands. This is a great beginning of the year activity and makes a colorful bulletin board!

I Love 2 Teach: Word Endings Foldable {Freebie}

First Day of School Frame- she velcroed 1st on there so she can switch it out with 100th and last.

Motivator: Create your own motivational posters! Have StuCo create their own inspirational sayings to show their leadership for the younger grades.

What standardized tests don't assess

With having so many workbooks inside desks, I just swipe a fat Mr. Sketch marker along the bottom pages of the book. That way, when the books are piled inside their desks, they can see the colors! When I ask my students to take out a book, I'll say something like, "Please take out your Grammar Green book!" It really does help, and it makes transitions quicker and easier! And after a few weeks, my kiddos will be telling me which book is which!

Use shower curtain liner, permanent markers, and kids write with dry/wet erase for cooperative writing tasks