Book reviews / K-5 Tech training / lesson plans / teacher resources

Book Review: 55 Tech Projects for the Digital Classroom

With the school year on its way back, I want to share some of the tech books I use in my classroom. I think you’ll enjoy them also. This one is a two-volume all-in-one for grades K-8. It includes a mixture of lessons that cover different skills, different subjects. Hope you like it! 55 Technology … Continue reading

fifth grade / fourth grade / homeschool / keyboard shortcuts / MS Word / second grade / Tech Tips

Tech Tip #56: Force a New Page

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: I’m teaching my students to create a book report with a cover page. what’s … Continue reading

fourth grade / teacher resources / websites

Weekend Website #111: California Missions

Here’s a list of 40 websites that will inspire your fourth graders about California missions: CA Missions–each CA History-Missions CA mission history CA Mission Internet Trail CA Mission Life CA Mission Pictures CA Mission Pictures—all Missions CA Mission websites–list of CA Mission websites–list of CA missions CA Missions CA Missions 1780 to present CA Missions … Continue reading

Book reviews / K-5 Tech training / lesson plans / teacher resources

Book Review: 55 Tech Projects for the Digital Classroom

Each project includes standards met in three areas (higher-order thinking, technology-specific, and NETS-S), software required, time involved, suggested experience level, subject area supported, tech jargon, step-by-step lessons, extensions for deeper exploration, troubleshooting tips and project examples including reproducibles. Continue reading

fourth grade / teacher resources / websites

Weekend Website #111: 40 California Mission Websites

Here’s a list of 40 websites that will inspire your fourth graders about California missions: CA Missions–each CA History-Missions CA mission history CA Mission Internet Trail CA Mission Life CA Mission Pictures CA Mission Pictures—all Missions CA Mission websites–list of CA Mission websites–list of CA missions CA Missions CA Missions 1780 to present CA Missions … Continue reading

fourth grade / Science / teacher resources / third grade / websites

Weekend Website #93: 18 Natural Disasters Websites

Every Friday, I’ll send you a wonderful website (or more) that my classes and my parents love. I think you’ll find they’ll be a favorite of your students as they are of mine. My fourth graders just went through a unit of inquiry on natural disasters and we came up with a pretty good list … Continue reading