Strategy Share: Creating Podcasts in the Classroom

Student-created podcasts are a fun, creative way for students to learn and for teachers to assess content knowledge. In my experience, students have been completely engaged while they learned and reviewed information, practiced collaboration, conducted research, and presented their work to others. Continue reading Strategy Share: Creating Podcasts in the Classroom

Visit the Star Wars Universe Without Ever Leaving Planet Earth

GEOGRAPHY As the world prepares for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, here’s a guide to the series’ most famous settings and where you can feel the Force. (Guardian) Use our resources to learn a little about a galaxy far, far, away. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Have your students divide into groups and create … Continue reading Visit the Star Wars Universe Without Ever Leaving Planet Earth

Educator Spotlight: Inspiring Environmental Connection through Technology in the Classroom

Stacie Ryan is a third-grade teacher at Anna Kyle Elementary School in Fairfield, California. Activity: Biome Investigation Research Project Subjects: technology, geography, conservation, environment Grade: 3rd Tell us about your activity. Students worked in groups of three to research the climate, animals, and plants in a self-selected biome. Using multiple online and text resources, students learned about why some plants and animals in their biome … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Inspiring Environmental Connection through Technology in the Classroom