Tech Tool of the Month – MySciLife

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Cast your imagination out and think about what it would be like to LIVE as a cell or a tsunami or a liver. This month’s tech tool encourages students to think about this type of question. MySciLife is a free social learning platform, created for grades 6-9. Participation is entirely FREE, and MySciLife offers educators … read more »


Teaching Geography in the Classroom – Maps, Maps, and More Maps!

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I remember geography as a subject taught with worksheets and maps pulled down in front of the chalkboard. A well-stocked classroom contained several maps to choose from – state, country, and the world. If you were fortunate, the teacher selected you to come to the front of the room to point to places on the … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month – Reading Treks

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I have heard it said that books open the world to students. This month our tech tool proves that saying to be true. In honor of Read a New Book Month (happening every December), I chose a tech tool that related to reading books. Reading Treks, a TeachersFirst original, offers students the chance to visit … read more »


Let’s Get Global!

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Several years ago, I had the privilege of representing my school division at a global education summit in Washington, DC, and I can honestly say it broadened my educational horizons. “Why?”, you ask. It could be that I was just at a point in my career where I was more aware of the impact and … read more »


Make a Difference Day

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Make a Difference Day is a community service event held on the fourth Saturday of each October. The emphasis of this day is to encourage both young and old to volunteer in their community. This event provides many opportunities for classroom learning experiences. When looking at National Social Studies Standards, volunteerism fits directly into the … read more »