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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…

Compare Fractions in Simple Ways with Manipulatives

Before I started teaching my third graders to compare fractions, I wanted to assess what they already knew about fractions.   True story.   I asked my students to write in their journal and complete this sentence:…

Download Free Teaching Resources #kindnessnation

As one of the participants in the Teachers Pay Teachers Author Inauguration Day FREEBIE EVENT that was held on January 20, 2017, I and many TpT sellers have got together to create free teaching resources.  These free…

A Timely Google Maps About Dr. King’s Inspiring Life

Have you ever used Google Maps?  Probably most of you have when you’re trying to find directions to that new store.  But did you know you could create your OWN map to use with your…

A Powerful Way to Teach With Videos

Someone in a Facebook group suggested a website at  www.edpuzzle.com.  So I, of course, checked it out.  I am so happy I did!  If you teach with videos in your classroom then YOU must check it…

Distributive Property of Multiplication – How To Break It Down

Did you ever think that as a third-grade teacher or even as an elementary teacher you would be teaching the Distributive Property of Multiplication?  When I started teaching over 30 years ago, there weren’t even…

Time to Look at What’s Working & Not Working

In about 3 weeks, the first trimester is ending so I’ve decided to examine my classroom, my instruction, and my students to see what’s working and not working so far. Read the rest by clicking…

Learning Multiplication is More than Memorization!

I have a vivid memory of learning multiplication in third grade.  My teacher, Mrs. Bowman, drew three circles on the chalkboard.  Then she put five milk bottles in each one.  She said this is 3…

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…

How to Get Students to Know Each Other with iPortraits

It’s the beginning of school.  How do you get students to learn about each other?  I use iPortraits!  This activity uses character traits to build a portrait (selfie included!) of each student.  Instead of just…

Energize Your Classroom With Motivating Interactive Digital Notebooks Pt 2

Why make the switch to DIGITAL NOTEBOOKS?  I wrote earlier that some major advantages of DIGITAL notebooks are that they can be COLORFUL (color photographs, color illustrations, color diagrams, color anything!), PAPERLESS (it’s all in the…

Spotlight Focus on the History of Our Rights Part 2

I’m so excited to share this next part of how I taught these units which focused on the history of our rights.  The digital age is here in the form of DIGITAL INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS.  What…

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…

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!

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