Teaching Economics in Any Classroom: Using EconEdLink to Engage Students of All Ages

The 1929 stock market crash and the Great Depression forever highlighted the importance of understanding economics and intelligent financial decision-making. Today’s students grow up in a world of complex financial systems that demands teaching economic literacy as a crucial life skill.  EconEdLink (reviewed here) shares many teacher-created lessons, activities, and multimedia resources to teach economics … read more »

Tech Tool of the Month: TEACHFLIX – Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog, we introduced you to TEACHFLIX and discussed applying the SAMR Model and the Triple E Framework to using it in your instruction. Today’s post offers detailed instructions for using this tool and shares classroom use ideas. TEACHFLIX: When you arrive at TEACHFLIX, you don’t need a registration to view … read more »

Incredible Resources from the National Park Service to Use in Any Classroom

You are in for a treat if you haven’t visited the National Park Service website. In addition to providing information for those looking for tips on visiting or enjoying national parks, the site shares an abundance of resources for classrooms and educators to use in many different lessons and activities.  A visit to the website … read more »

Lewis and Clark’s Discovery Expedition

“Amazing the things you find when you bother to search for them.” Sacagawea Two hundred and fifteen years ago, on September 22, 1806, Lewis and Clark arrived in St Charles, MO—their last stop before reaching their final destination of St. Louis, ending the first recorded overland journey from the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast … read more »

Celebrate Navajo Code Talkers!

August 14th was National Navajo Code Talkers day! Celebrate the Navajo Code Talkers in your classroom this month or prepare lessons ahead of Native American Heritage Month in November. The Navajo Code Talkers are an interesting and engaging topic for students of all ages. Books and primary sources are a great way to hook students … read more »