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Name Map-This is a great getting to know you activity. The teacher creates one and shares it with the class. The teacher then allows the students to create their own "name map". The middle symbol represents them and then they have other symbols branching off of the center symbol that represent who they are and their interests. It also goes well after reading Chrysanthemum.

How to Start a Blog for Teachers - Part 1: Domain, URL & Social Media

How to Start a Teacher Blog for Teachers Part 1: Domain, URL & Social Media - this is an awesome blogging series for teachers who want to start a niche educational blog. Pinning it for later so I can search through all of the resources! Step by step blog how to!

Tutorial: Introduction to ppt for Printables

Ladybug's Teacher Files: Tutorial: Introduction to PowerPoint for making Printables... Love that Ladybug, Kristen!

Parts of an Essay Introduction: Lead ideas and parts of a thesis statement. Also linked to a blog post about allowing students choice in selecting their topics in Writing Workshop.

Easy, beginning of the year (or anytime!) project for the computer teacher to teach during computer class (using PowerPoint)