STAR and Accelerated Reader used together help teachers set the right goals, match students with the right reading materials, and gain deeper insight into progress quickly and efficiently - giving more time to differentiate and personalize each child’s learning experience for a profound and proven impact on growth.
Breaking out in those brain break sessions are vital in the classroom to achieve maximum success. It’s easy to become overwhelmed while teaching students new concepts. Because of this, finding a quick and engaging activity from using our brains can be a great resource to maintaining focus.
Breakout EDU, the immersive games platform for learners of all ages. In Breakout EDU games, players work collaboratively to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles in order to open a locked box.
Bloxels EDU is the most intuitive platform for creating video games in the classroom. When students build games, they become the writers, artists, designers, and developers of their own interactive stories.
We all decorate our doors from time to time...it enhances the climate of our hallways and adds a joyful touch for our students to see when they come in the room.
Cricut Design Space allows for you to create your own text/ images, as well as use pre-made templates to create paper and vinyl cut-outs. This is a great tool if you have access to a Cricut machine. It helps you to customize your classroom, equipment and so much more!
Discover Nature Schools lists free nature programs that align with state standards that get kids outside and exploring the world around them.
The Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit is a FREE online conference for teachers, starting the last part of December and running through the first week of January.
Although no one likes to be absent or make substitute plans, at some point, we all have to. View this powerpoint to gather ideas of how you can make sure your sub is taken care of to the fullest extent. Review the editable resources and create your own version to incorporate into your sub plans.
Participate in our new eBinders initiative (see Michele @ Middle School, Keri @ Junior High, or Stephanie @ High School).
eMule is our official email newsletter for our school district. If you are featured in an article or your classroom is you could earn this badge!
Partnering with community business/members with your classroom can help build great supportive relationships. This can start with just having a guest speaker come in or to have students exhibit their projects/ideas to them.
Learning Ally is a resource used to support struggling readers and building a strong foundation for independent, engaged learners who are empowered to achieve socially, emotionally and academically, regardless of their learning difference.
Learning Ally is a resource that our district has purchased for students in grades 4-12. It is designed to help struggling readers by providing audio materials. The Learning Ally Audiobook Solution is a multi-sensory reading accommodation that levels the playing field for students who struggle to read due to a reading deficit, providing them the opportunity to achieve in school and in life.
Students can work to write/color letters to our local nursing homes or to send to our veterans.
There’s so much work put into organizing an event at our schools. Whether it be a Transition Fair, Magic Show, Talent Show, or Prom, the teachers who help in organizing these events put in a lot of time and effort. So, why not get credit for it?
Japanese for “chit chat,” PechaKucha is a communication style that makes presenters get right to the point. 20 slides X 20 seconds each = a concise presentation.
A global project-based online learning community where students can both explore independently and be held accountable for expanding their learning of various social cultures, world issues, and have discussions with students around the world.
Numerous studies have shown that indoor plants provide a number of benefits for health and wellbeing. Earn a badge for adding plants to your classroom!
Teachers will increase their knowledge of using Green Screen as a way of empowering students to take a more active role as the teacher.
Every student has the potential to be a rockstar in our classrooms. Maybe it’s acts of kindness, maybe it’s acing a test, or maybe it’s bringing an interesting perspective to class discussions. Regardless of the reason, students respond well to positive reinforcement. How do you display gratitude for your students?
The atmosphere of a positive learning environment is crucial in letting students know they are in an organized classroom setting. Earn this badge by sharing your organization hacks!
Be creative- go green! Students can use any type of greenscreen- green shirt, tablecloth, pizza box, straws, etc. to create a video or picture to understand a concept.
Service to the community of which you are a part is a great way to develop your own professional skills. Sponsoring a student organization or club can enhance your connection to your students and help develop leadership skills.
Create digital lessons in five minutes using t’es teach. Collect all your digital content in one place, engage students with fun interactive lessons, and monitor student comprehension with discussions and quizzes.
Add interactive questions, discussion topics and more to your favorite TED-Ed Animations, TED talks or any video on YouTube. Easily share lessons with your students and track the results.
Tinkercad is the entry-level 3D modeling design tool by Autodesk that allows users to create 3D objects simply as well as downloadable and 3D-printable items.