Saturday, October 31, 2015

EdTech Websites

By Gavin Middleton

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  • This resource contains a collection of educational technology websites divided into categories
  • I have successfully utilized all of these amazing websites with my classes to enhance learning
  • Links to lessons for how to use each of the websites are located at the bottom of each of the slides

1. Presentations (Prezi, Haiku Deck)
2. Multi-Media Posters (Glogster)
3. Blogs (Kidblog)
4. Mind Maps (Popplet, Slatebox)
5. Online Response System (GetKahoot)
6. Comics (Bitstrips, Comic Life)
7. Writing (Storybird)
8. Photo Editing (PicMonkey)
9. Surveys (Survey Monkey)
10. Electronic Badges (Classbadges)
11. Classroom Management (ClassDojo)
12. Multi-Media Wall (Padlet)
13. Online Whiteboard (
14. Collaboration/Social Network (Edmodo)
15. Animated Video (GoAnimate, Powtoon, Dvolver)
16. Video (Animoto, MovieMaker, TubeChop, WeVideo)
17. Google Drive
18. Microsoft Office 2010
19. Microsoft Office 2013
20. Infographics (Piktochart)
21. Websites (Weebly, Wix)

Gavin (TeachwithTech)

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FREE MATH LESSON - “Thanksgiving Free”

by Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

FREE Thanksgiving Subtraction Doubles Center Game with Interactive Notebook Activity!

Common Core Listings
K.OA.2 and K.OA.5, 1.OA.6, 2.OA.2

* Interactive Notebook Activity
* Math Center Sign 
* Common Core Listing for Lesson Plans
* Center Folder Cover
* Teacher’s directions
* Student’s directions
* Center Game Cards

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K.OA.2 Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
K.OA.5 Fluently add and subtract within 5.

First Grade 
1.OA.6 Add and subtract within 20.

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2.OA.2 Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental
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Friday, October 30, 2015

Language Arts: Poetry Unit for Senior Students (NO PREP)
Poetry Unit (Bundled) (Improved and revised)

For grades 11 and 12

Many teachers hate teaching poetry because they don’t know where to begin. This unit will make you and your students love poetry. This complete, no prep unit is a great way to start! This 2 and a half week unit includes a student guide, 12 detailed lesson plans, 2 multimedia presentations (no internet connection required), a detailed answer key with annotated poems, and an end of the unit evaluation with answer key.

Just print it and teach it.

This HUGE bundle includes:

This poetry unit has been devised to teach students the importance of :
• Figurative language (its uses and effects)
• How to read poetry
• How to understand and apply symbolism and imagery
• The importance of rhythm
• The importance of tone and attitude in a poem
• Types of poetry
• How to analyse poetry
• How to appreciate poetry (even when you don’t understand it)

This unit’s focus is the analysis of poetry and teaches students how to make inferences, which is a skill they must learn for their other subjects as well.

Poems include authors such as: Emily Dickenson, Dorothy Parker, Maya Angelou, Thomas Gray, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Alfred Noyes, T.S. Eliot, Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Frost, Pearl Jam, Langston Hughes, and Walt Whitman. The Unit includes 21 different poems.

The unit has been conceived to last 12 days – with 65 minute periods (although they are easy to modify).

The unit contains:

1 – The teacher guide (Contains 12 comprehensive lesson plans to teach the poems included in the unit. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TEACH THIS UNIT HAS BEEN DONE FOR YOU. )

2 – The student package (Contains students’ notes , poems, and questions) (26 pages)

3 – The answer key includes annotated poems and answers to all student activities (saving you time).

4 – Included is a test with multiple choice questions as well as a development question. All answers are included. (Word format for easy changes)

5 – 2 PowerPoint presentations – one multimedia presentation to introduce the unit (17 slides) and the second to reinforce the use of imagery and symbolism (19 slides) – NO INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED

A total of 63 pages + 36 slides are included in this package.

This unit is complete, and does all of the thinking for you. All you need to do is to print out and photocopy the student package and you’re set.

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Thanksgiving Writing Activity!”

by The Real Teachers of OC
Kindergarten - 4th Grade

Diary of a Turkey! 

Read the following books to your students: Diary of a Spider, Diary of a Worm, and Diary of a Fly by Doreen Cronin. 

Using the attached file, have your students make their own version... Diary of a Turkey. This is a great way to introduce voice in writing. 

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Google Form Quiz and Flubaroo to Grade it!

By Gavin Middleton

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This lesson includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to enable you to create a self-grading quiz using Google Forms and Flubaroo.

• Grade online assignments in under a minute!
• Get reporting and analysis on student performance!
• Email students their scores.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON: Free Lesson on Analysing Poetry

FREE LESSON - This mini unit on Walt Whitman’s" I Heard the Learned Astronomer" and "A Noiseless, Patient Spider", teaches students how to analyse poetry. Students must learn to observe, connect, make inferences, and draw conclusions on themes.

This mini guide includes:

-a detailed lesson plan for the teacher
-poems for students
-answer key and poetry annotation

This mini-guide includes 6 pages. I hope you enjoy it.

FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “Blank Moon Phases Calendar Freebie”

by Dribble Monkey
Pre-Kindergarten - 4th Grade

Revised and made a whole lot cuter! Because, hey, that is important!

Watch the moon change each night and color in the shape!

This calendar offers up to 35 days to record the moon phases. Draw in the shape of the current moon and shade the rest. Enjoy watching and recording the patterning of the moon!

Black & white plus color versions included!

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Prezi Lesson and Activity

By Gavin Middleton

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• Prezi is a presentation tool that helps students organize and share their ideas
• It offers Free cloud-based presentation software
• Present ideas on a virtual canvas using this storytelling tool
• Instead of slides and bullet points (PowerPoint), Prezi offers a zoomable canvas, which makes it fun to explore ideas 

This lesson contains…

1. Instructions and Tips
2. Screen Shots
3. Student Exemplars
4. 2 Activities
5. a Marking Scheme

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Gavin (TeachwithTech)

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS - Free lesson on Poetry and Symbolism (NO PREP)

This FREE lesson on Allegory and Symbolism Analysis in Poetry is ready to teach (NO PREP).

This mini bundle includes:

- a complete lesson plan for the teacher
- Student notes on poetry analysis (TPCASTT method of analysis)
- The poem (student copy)
- Annotated poem (for the teacher) and an answer sheet

Just photocopy and teach.

It's teaching made easy!

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Thanksgiving Poetry Bookmarks”

by Addie Williams
3rd - 10th Grade

Thanksgiving Figurative Language Bookmarks - A fun and educational set of 16 Thanksgiving themed bookmarks. Students practice writing examples of similes, metaphors, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia and in rhyme. Also includes 2 pages of themed writing paper. 

Works for Canadian or American Thanksgiving!

Bookmarks do not have to be printed in color - I ask students to add their own color / ideas / decorations to the front or back.

Check out my other Thanksgiving themed items by clicking the links below 
Thanksgiving Puzzles, Poetry & Writing Fun
Thanksgiving Writing Prompts, Brainstorming & Writing Paper

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Google Drive Lessons Bundle

By Gavin Middleton

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Google Drive
• Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere.
• Manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and more all in one location.
• These Google programs are FREE.

• These lessons contains screen shots, activities, marking schemes, tips and instructions for using DocumentsSlidesSheetsDrawings and Forms within Google Drive. 

* Documents is similar to Microsoft Word
* Slides is similar to Microsoft PowerPoint
* Sheets is similar to Microsoft Excel
* Drawings is similar to Microsoft Publisher
* Forms is a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey or give students a quiz

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Gavin (TeachwithTech)

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lesson Plans using Google Sheets

By Gavin Middleton

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• This guide shows you how to create your own individualized Lesson Plans using Google Sheets.
• Google Sheets (Part of Google Drive) is a Free alternative to Microsoft Excel that lets you create and format spreadsheets and simultaneously work with other people. 
• Create whatever plan suits your needs depending on grade level, subjects taught, school schedule etc. using the instructions contained in this guide.
• Develop other classroom forms in Sheets such as recording student information, classroom supplies etc.

Note: This guide also includes instructions for setting up a Free Google Drive account and accessing Google Sheets.

Sharing Lesson Plan Templates: Your purchase includes the option to email me and I will share lesson plan templates with you through Google Drive.

UPDATE: Another option for creating lesson plans in Google Sheets is to utilize one of the pre-designed Excel 2013 lesson plan templates. Instructions have been added for importing Excel 2013 lesson plan templates into Google Sheets so that you can use these templates or migrate your own existing Excel templates. 

To view this guide, click on the link below…

Advantages to creating lesson plans in Google Drive…

• Create customized layouts 
• Easily duplicate layout for each day/week/month of the school year
• Quickly access each plan from one location
• Efficiently edit and revise plans
• Share through Google Drive to co-create/update lesson plans

Gavin Middleton (TeachwithTech)

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Language Arts - Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students

2 weeks of thinking done for you. This unit is appropriate for grades 8-10

Looking for a meaningful and effective way to teach poetry? This unit is a fun way to learn and experiment with figurative language. It uses a mixture of contemporary songs and traditional poetry to teach students about themes and to help them learn the various forms of poetry. The creative, hands-on activities also focus on the importance of having a voice and using it properly.

The unit covers subjects such as: bullying, courage, standing up for yourself and for others, standing up for one’s convictions and discovering what is important to students.

This unit uses poetry to help students have a better understanding of themselves and to stand up for things they believe in.

The files are in PDF format and are zipped for convenience.

-1 set of « I HAVE, Who has? » cards to help students remember figurative language in a fun way. (1 set of instructions for the game)

-A comprehensive teacher guide with 11 complete and detailed lessons (no prep required) – (8 pages) - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TEACH THIS UNIT HAS BEEN DONE FOR YOU

-A student package that contains ALL notes, poems, and handouts students will need for the unit (18 pages)

-An end unit evaluation (with detailed evaluation rubrics and step by step instructions for students – one for the written component and one for the oral component). The end unit evaluation is in Word format along with the evaluation rubric for easy modifications. The final unit evaluation is a written poem and poetry reading, where students’ voices can be heard.

-A detailed Answer Key with notes, annotated poems, and answers to questions and activities. (8 pages)

Poems studied include:
- Song lyrics – Jessie J’s “Domino” (Goal : review figurative language and analyze messages found in popular media.)
- Jonathan Reed’s “The Lost Generation”
- Selena Matis’ “Ability”
- Robert Frost’s “The Road not Taken”
- Robert Hayden’s “ Those Winter Sundays”
- Song lyrics “True Colors”
- Emily Dickenson’s “Hope is the Thing with Feathers”
- Rudyard Kipling’s “If”
- Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman”
- There are also video links added to the unit to enhance learning in the classroom

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Thanksgiving Word Art Poster”

by Ruth S.
2nd - 6th Grade

Display this Thanksgiving Word Art poster in your room and give one to each of your kids. This free download includes art, music and Language Arts activities that they do with the words on the poster. This is an updated version of my original packet.

I'm a teacher/author and offer K - 12 Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, American History, Novel Packets, Grammar, Back to School, Holidays, Writing, Poetry, Spelling, Teacher forms products and more! 

Take a stroll over to my blog, Teacher Park, where you'll find more teaching ideas resources, products and freebies. You can follow me on Teacher Park and on TeachersPayTeachers Thanks! Ruth 

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Common Core 
Common Core Question Signs Use with any book or story
Common Core Figurative Language Use with any book or story
Common Core Reading Themes Use with any book or story
Common Core Reading Standards Main Idea Use with any book or story
Common Core Setting Comparisons Use with any book or story.
Common Core Foundational Skills Task Cards 
Common Core Character Comparisons Use with any book or story

Nonfiction Bingo 
Nonfiction Detective Task Cards
NonfictionText Four Important Facts 
Nonfiction Find It and Check It 

Check out my snowball activities!
Snowball Antonyms
Snowball Synonyms
Snowball Math Addition Subtraction
Snowball Math Multiplication and Division

Similes Metaphors and More
Parts of Speech Posters Animal Theme 
Novel Response Cards
Bloom Ball Reports Use with any fiction, nonfiction text or subject.
Freak the Mighty Themes
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Activities
Literature Response Cards
Love that Dog,Test
Maniac Magee 32 Page Packet
Maniac Magee Bullying
Maniac Magee Vocabulary
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My Brother Sam is Dead 
Number the Stars 19 Page Packet
Tiger Rising Activities
Where the Red Fern Grows Activities
A Thousand Splendid Suns Worksheets Packet
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A Wrinkle in Time Literary Activities
Because of Winn Dixie Kate DiCamillo
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Woodsong Packet
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Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith
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Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
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Design a Game Book Report
Hoot Student Worksheets
My Louisiana Sky Novel Activities
Making Connections Packet
Reading Response Cards Packet
Vocabulary Detectives Task Cards 5
Vocabulary Detectives Task Cards 4
Book Report Trifold Use with any novel.
Sequence Packet
Fairy Tales Worksheet PacketFun! Imagine Cinderella's glass slipper is a sneaker and she arrives to the ball in a limo. Students love these activities!
Idioms are Fun Packet Have a frog in your throat? Students don't seem to know what common idioms mean. They'll have fun discussing the literal and true meanings of them. Laminate these cards for future use.
Irregular Past and Participle Forms of Verbs
Making Connections Packet
Robert Frost Stopping By Woods
The Kite Runner
Moby Dick
The Glass Castle 
Lord of the Flies 
Seven Wonders of the World

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