ReadWorks Adds Vocabulary Lists to Accompany Common Core-aligned Reading Passages

ReadWorks… is a free service that has cataloged hundreds of lesson plans and nearly two thousand reading non-fiction and fiction passages aligned to Common Core standards. Vocabulary lists and lessons are the latest addition to ReadWorks. Now when you select

Explore Iceland in Google Street View

Getting ready for skiing at midnight

in Iceland. Iceland is of my favorite places in the world for vacation. I’ve been there twice (from where I live it’s easier and cheaper to get to Iceland than it is to go to

Human Footprint Interactives from National Geographic

National Geographic offers a couple of neat interactive charts that illustrate the environmental impact of individual choices. The Personal Energy Meter… is a tool for evaluating your personal carbon footprint. The meter asks for your location then asks a series

Archive Pinterest Boards with Evernote Web Clipper

At Anastasis Academy, we don’t have boxed curriculum. This can be both incredibly freeing, and terrifying. If you don’t have curriculum that tells you what to do, what do you DO?! We engage students in inquiry. Inquiry gives students …

Get Organized for Back-to-School with Trello

This is a guest post from Beth Holland of, an advertiser on this blog….

With Back-to-School ads starting to crop up all over the place, and summer hitting its blissful stride, that can only mean one thing:

Climate Kids – Online and Hands-on Activities for Learning About Climate Change

Climate Kids is NASA’s climate change website for kids. On Climate Kids you will find a nice selection of online games and hands-on activities for students. Some of the topics that the Climate Kids online games… address include recycling, renewable

Use This Map to Compare the Costs of Living in U.S. Cities

The Cost of Living Map produced with data from The Council for Community and Economic Research… allows you to quickly compare the costs of living in U.S. cities. To use the map simply select two cities from the drop-down menu

8 Options for Playing or Creating Geography Games for Kids and Adults

After last week’s post about Google’s new geography game, Smarty Pins…, I received a couple of requests for geography games that have a little more focus than the random nature of Smarty Pins. Here are some of the more

Maps: Where The Charters Are

Here's a map from Marketplace, which also ran a segment on the state of charter schools featuring quotes from Nina Rees, Dennis Van Roekel, and Jack Schneider. Click the link to get the interactive version.…

I Tweeted a Google Document and a Neat Thing Happened

Yesterday, I gave a short presentation on teaching with technology and primary sources…. During that presentation I demonstrated how I have used Google Documents to support classroom conversations about primary source documents. I wanted to share the document with