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    Jill Russ
    Jill Russ
    Jill Russ

    Jill Russ

    Skitch Primary Poster This is the second in a series of posters for supporting Primary students in an iPad environment. I love Skitch as a tool for my students to show me what they have learnt. I know a lot of the students navigate freely within the touch and swipe environment but this is for those little ones who might forget what some of the buttons do.

    A website that shows pictures of kids going to school from around the world. This might be good to go along with EngageNy ELA Module 1 for third grade. Site is in Dutch, but can be translated to English in Chrome.

    diy ~ how to make shiny fish out of tin foil, salt, paint, felt tip pens and a net vegetable bag ~ photo tutorial ~ easy craft for kids

    Geography Map Skills Unit with Lapbook or interactive notebook pages! A complete unit for teaching about basic map skills. Over 70 pages! This inc...

    Heat & Light: 6 Word Work Stations combining Science and Literacy for Big Kids. Sort 40 science words by ABC order, by syllables, or into categories. Also includes a sentence sort with literal and nonliteral language, a phrase sort about heat and light, and definition match.

    Energy: 5 Word Work Stations combining Science and Literacy. ABC order, syllables, definitions, and two category sorts. Sort words into types of energy, sources of energy, energy measurements, and other words about energy. Sort by renewable/nonrenewable sources of energy.

    Five word work station activities combining science content and literacy skills. Contains 40 word cards related to plants. Sort into categories, put in ABC order, or sort by syllables. Also includes a prefix and root word activity to build words.

    Set of 6 literacy station activities integrating science content and literacy skills. 40 word cards about animals to sort into categories, put in ABC order, or sort by syllables. Also includes literal and nonliteral language sort, definitions, and sorting phrases with attributes to mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.

    Here is a great app that is found in Itunes that is easy to use. It is designed to facilitate mastering basic math facts taught in Elementary School. And it's FREE! App includes: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.

    MathTappers: Multiples - a math game to help children learn basic facts for multiplication and division ($0.00) MathTappers: Multiples is a simple game designed first to help learners to make sense of multiplication and division with whole numbers, and then to support them in developing fluency while maintaining accuracy.

    Multiplication Strategies Foldable - great for interactive math notebooks. Teach students several strategies so they can use the one that works well for them or for the situation.

    So Simple – Get Every Kid “To The Board” With Nearpod | MathyCathy's Blog – Mrs. Cathy Yenca

    Excellent presentation on using iPads.

    PickMeBuzzer ($0.00) - With 1 iPhone or 1 iPad ( stand alone built-in automatic reset) - Use 5 Player Buzzer mode to create a 5 player buzzer system. Connect TV out or VGA cable to device. This will project who buzzed in first onto a big screen (great for classroom, auditorium, and group training sessions). Score and names cannot be changed in this mode. An additional iOS device is required to change names and scoreboard.

    Karen Ogen - Karen Ogen: Educational Technology Portfolio

    12 advanced ipad tips all educators should learn

    easy-ipad-projects-for-elementary-students by Karen Bosch via Slideshare

    Teacher iPad Orientation Toolkit: 6 Tools Every Teacher Should Master

    List of elementary school apps

    Three Branches of Government School House Rock - YouTube

    Three branches of government free online game from Shepherd Software. www.sheppardsoftw...

    Economics Unit & Lapbook! 10 page complex text, unit test, AND pieces for a lapbook or interactive notebook. Great for Common Core reading and Social Studies.

    Science Gal: Setting Expectations for Group Work. Good activity for building teamwork.

    Government Unit & Lapbook! A complete unit for teaching about the United States government. 7-page complex text with information, plus lapbook patterns.

    Government Unit & Lapbook! A complete unit for teaching about the United States government. 7-page complex text with information, plus lapbook patterns.

    PDFs across multiple DEVICES (perfect info for a BYOD):

    20 websites for elementary teachers

    Here is a great open house idea that was shared with me by a one of my friends & FABULOUS teacher. Mrs. Salsedo, incorporated her year end math review with some flip & foldable fun, turning it into an engaging project. She provided each student with the criteria for the project, assigned them a chapter from the math book and let them “have at it”.

    Chalking it up in Mathematics! Engaging and fun ways for students to take ownership of their work.

    great lapbooking/ foldable site- check out for notebooks

    Common Core Anchor Chart Ideas. Click the image to see them.

    Shut the Door and Teach: Using What We Know about Fractions Equivalent to One Half

    Super CUTE...students write a poem about themselves and print it out on transparency!