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"Table Texting" is a fun, interactive strategy you can use to get students to talk about whatever topic they need to discuss but are reluctant to.

"Table Texting" is an interactive strategy you can use with any topic. Pose a higher-level question that encourages thinking among students. Great for upper grades.

Looking for a simple way to get your students out of their seats without sacrificing content? Chat stations is a simple strategy you can implement tomorrow -- check out my video that demonstrates exactly how to do it!

Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations

Looking for a simple way to get your students out of their seats without sacrificing content? Chat stations is a simple strategy you can implement tomorrow -- check out this awesome video that demonstrates exactly how to do it!

Our students are saturated in a world of technology. As educators there is immediate buy-in when we connections between our students’ real worlds and our classrooms. One of my favorite (free) resources to do this is  called ifaketext. It allows users to create faux iPhone text conversations. The website lets you fit between 35 and...

Texting in the Classroom

One of my favorite (free) resources to do this is called ifaketext. It allows users to create faux iPhone text conversations.

Vocabulary Game: This is a cool interactive game to make vocabulary fun. This can be put into our unit for the difficult vocab on inventions and pollution

Vocabulary Game: This is a cool interactive game to make vocabulary fun. teaching writing, word games, writing exercises, fun with writing

set it up on their desks...a statement and a question (or quiz question) to end a lesson. Exit slip...

Blog Swap and Hop

This is a great way to quickly and informally assess students during small group or individual instruction -- students write a statement in response to what they have read, discussed, or learned, as well as a question. (use post it notes)

78 blank templates specially designed to work in your interactive notebooks. These templates also work well in lapbooks. YES YOU CAN! You may use these templates in your own TpT products. You will receive these files in 2 formats – a PDF version ready to print and a PowerPoint version ready to edit.

Interactive Notebook Templates

78 blank templates specially designed to work in your interactive notebooks. You will receive these files in 2 formats – a PDF version ready to print and a PowerPoint version ready to edit.

Friday Journals—kids write a note on Friday to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover. Love it—a great way to practice letter writing, and to get parents involved. Helps the children ingrain what has been taught into their memory too.

Friday Journals--kids write a note to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover.

LOVE this! Students are given an answer, THEY write the question!

This is an activity that is usually used in math class, but I think it also works really well as a revision tool! Simply write an answer on the board, students then write questions to match the answer.

OdieArt

Incorporating technology and classic literature for middle school and high school students. This allows students to be creative and prove that they understand a character/text!--use with novel and myth characters!

Literary devices interactive dictionary... Help students explore figurative language with fun, engaging activities! Grades 5-8

Literary Devices Interactive Dictionary: Exploring Figurative Language

Literary devices interactive dictionary, grades Students become familiar with literacy devices by making their own dictionary. A great way to help students explore figurative language with fun, engaging activities!

27 ways to motivate students

Intrinsic Motivation Infographic: The 27 Ways to Encourage Intrinsic Motivation in Your Students presents 27 ideas to encourage intrinsic motivation in your students

Technology Exit Slips - perfect for upper elementary and middle school! ANY SUBJECT!

Exit Slips APPs for ANY SUBJECT- Technology Themed

Technology Exit Slips - Perfect for upper elementary and middle school! ANY SUBJECT! I feel like in high school kids could do this but legit just right on their phones.

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