I Love That Teaching Idea: K-6 Ideas and Techniques for the Classroom

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Scholastic Freebie Corner: Free Classroom Materials and Special Offers

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Easy TestMaker-Create, Print, and Publish Tests Online

EasyTestMaker is an online test generator to help you create, format and grade your tests!”

“Create, print and publish your tests online! EasyTestMaker makes it easy for you to perfectly format multiple question types, print alternate versions, and publish to the web for online tests!”

A Free Account Will Give You Access to:

  • An easy to use test interface
  • All question types available
  • Answer sheets
  • Multiple sections
  • Automatic question renumbering when questions are moved
  • 25 test limit

**One of my personal favorite freebies!

GED for the Educator

Assessment Guide For Educators 

Update:  December, 2013

“The Assessment Guide for Educators is a frontline resource for adult educators and administrators to better understand the new GED® assessment from the ground up.”

“You can download the entire three-chapter Guide with the “Complete Assessment Guide for Educators.

“The webinar and podcasts featured in this archive were recorded based on the original release of the Assessment Guide for Educators and Item Samplers.”


Webcast: From STEM to STEAM

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Webcast: From STEM to STEAM:

Assessing Art & Design and Visual Projects


Webcast brought to you by the Turnitin Professional Development Team

STEM + Art = STEAM.” The emphasis on art and design that the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) has—in their words”championed” has impact not just on students of art/design and artists, but also in driving home the importance of the arts for innovation. Whether in their science or humanities classes, students are increasingly asked to incorporate multimedia approaches to complete their assignments. This gestures not only at the importance of multimedia skills in a technology-based economy, but also to the fact that students rely heavily on the internet and web-based content.” 

Exit Tickets: Formative Assessment Opportunity

If you haven’t used “exit tickets” in your elementary classroom…check this out!  As a way to check for understanding, exit tickets are just one formative assessment opportunity to monitor student learning.  Exit tickets can also be adapted to middle and secondary levels too!


Ebola: At a glance

Are your students asking questions about Ebola?  This is a great, simple, and straightforward resource for understanding the virus Ebola.

     “Ebola disease is a life-threatening illness caused by the Ebola virus. In December 2013, a 2-year-old toddler died in a rural village in Guinea, sparking the largest Ebola outbreak the world has ever known (Baize et al., 2014).”


How to Grab and Keep Girls’ Interest in Computer Coding

Women’s participation in computer science careers has actually decreased since the 1980s. Right now, about 20 percent of all programmers are women and while women make up 57 percent of undergraduates they represent only 18 percent of the computer science majors.  This article is a terrific testimonial of ideas to promote girls’ interest in STEM fields!


Library of Congress-Professional Development/Teaching Materials

The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library’s vast digital collections in their teaching.

Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.


Free Technology For Teachers-Free Art Images For Re-Use

One of my favorites! Here is a “Super” blogger who does it right…many of my posts will be brought directly from this blog:  Free Technology For Teachers by Richard Byrne.

25,000 Images of Art That You Can Re-use for Free:  http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/06/25000-images-of-art-that-you-can-re-use.html#.VDC2i_ldUeU

The U.S. National Gallery of Art hosts more than 25,000 images of famous and not-so-famous works of art. Nearly all of the images can be downloaded and re-used for free. NGA Imagesalso allows you to register and create online collections of images. The collections are called lightboxes.