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California History? Surprise, You Don’t Know All of It!

California history is amazing!  Could Southern California have been split off to join the Confederacy during the early part of California’s history? Almost!  That’s just one surprising fact I learned on my recent road trip…

Comparing Fractions Using Google Slides and Virtual Manipulatives

Now that my students were familiar with comparing and ordering fractions, the next step was to have them comparing fractions using Google Slides.  It is one thing to be able to show how to compare…

Integrating Technology with Research and Writing

As a teacher in a 1:1 classroom with Chromebooks, I’m always thinking of ways of integrating technology with research and writing throughout the day and throughout the curriculum.  One way I found to successfully integrate…

Improve Vocabulary and Grammar with Google Sildes

Do you find teaching vocabulary and grammar as something you have to do rather than something you want to do?  There is a definite need to teach both grammar and vocabulary to elementary students, especially…

How I Present Back to School Night With Google Classroom

Your Back to School Night presentation sets the tone for the school year.  I’ve taken a new approach to it.  Since I am in a 1:1 classroom with Chrome Books, I wanted to use the…

Get Rocking with a Google Slides ‘How To’ Project

Are your students ready to start creating and learning with Google Slides®?  Are they an expert keyboarder and know all the ins and outs of Google Slides menus?   As a teacher, you forget just how much…

Spotlight Focus on the History of Our Rights

If there is one thing an 8 or 9 year old knows for sure is this:  what’s fair and what’s not fair.  That’s a great starting point to teach elementary kids about the history of…

3 Effective Ways to Teach Geometry Vocabulary

If you’ve ever taken geometry from elementary school to college, you know that there’s a lot of geometry vocabulary that must be learned.  Think about all the geometry vocabulary for the names of the shapes,…

Technology, For Sure! But Don’t Forget Old Fashion Creativity!

My class just recently finished with our Solar System Unit.  In my district, which is in California, we are still operating under the old California Science Standards and still using a very outdated textbook.  Nevertheless,…

Reviewing Area and Perimeter with 3 Fun Ways

Are you looking for some new ideas for reviewing area and perimeter? You’ve come to the right place! In this post, I’ll show you a few different activities I use for reviewing area and perimeter…

Bottom Line: Homework Project Turned Out to be Fun and Successful!

Having assigned several Homework Projects during the year, I was a little nervous about this particular project.  That’s because our team had never assigned this one before.  But, bottom line, it turned out hugely successful.…

3 Ways to Incorporate Google Slides in a Book Club

Google Slides continues to be my “go to” app when designing assignments for my students.  I currently have a group of students who are reading The Tale of Despereaux in a book club.  As we…

How to Combine OREO with Google Slides

I continue to venture into creating more and more resources for Google Slides as I make my journey to a semi-paperless classroom.  My latest attempt involved creating a template in Google Slides for my students…

How to Effectively Use Google Slides in Elementary Grades

So you want to start using Google Slides™ in elementary grades?  But you don’t know where to get started?  You’re also not sure how to use them. Or are you students wasting time trying to…

Google Slides: Is the Future Paperless?

I’ve always considered myself a Technophile because I’ve always been intrigued by technology.  When I was a kid (and still to this day), Star Trek had a big influence on my life because it showed a…

Geometry on Google Slides®

These Interactive Digital Notebooks for Google Slides are now available in my TpT Store!

Click the link BELOW to see the Geometry Books!