More ideas from Ben
Readbox: such a cool idea for book reports instead of having students write something. And the QR codes make it interesting for the rest of the class ... definitely have to think about using this.

Lessons with Laughter: Readbox Door! Students make book trailers for a book they read using QR codes and decorate the door as a Redbox. Instead of trailers a could the QR code link to the ebook in the catalog?

Collection of writing prompts- quote and images for writing from pictures

Great resource for journal & photo writing prompts. Appropriate for middle/high school. Imagine the creative writing that could be sparked from these pics!

Learn about how to plan and implement engaging teacher walk-throughs in this webinar with Donald Kachur.

Learn about how to plan and implement engaging teacher walk-throughs in this webinar with Donald Kachur.

A Literary Thumbprint: the books that have defined your life fill out your thumbprint

Could be neat to have students make an identity thumb print! or Character traits thumbprint! Idea inspired by this: Custom Literary Thumbprint by cherylsorg via bookpatrol: The books that have defined your life fill out your thumbprint.

Rainbow Editing

Color-Coded Editing~ Students use a different colored pencil for checking punctuation, capitalization, transition words and especially powerful language. Must do this! They just don't get how to edit!

This is from a college professor who is combatting punctuation "myths" kids pick up in school.

This is from a college professor who is combating punctuation "myths" kids pick up in school. It's a nice article. I like the how the "commas go where you breath" myth is debunked. Better to start teaching my kids the right way from the beginning.

30 "Just Dance" videos to get your class moving. All in one place and ready to use!

Brain Break activities: 30 great Just Dance videos to get your kids moving. All the videos have been converted to Safe Share so they are safe to show in the classroom. Great to get the wiggles out or for a brain break.

QR codes glued into student notes that link to video examples..awesome idea!

QR codes glued into student notes that link to video examples. or could put on Wednesday folders with link to teacher website. Make QR codes which link to answers so students can self correct!

“Story Bags” – A fun & unique way to encourage students to write. This is also a great activity idea for a writing center. #edchat #educhat #writing #writers

Could use for whole group or writing station.Story Bags - put a few random items in a paper bag, and kids can write creative stories about them! (Could have 1 kid each week be responsible for bringing in items)