100+ awesome outdoor activities for kids of all ages!
100 Questions that Promote Mathematical Discourse
Includes questions that:
*help students work together to make sense of math
*teach students to rely on themselves to determine if something is mathematically correct
*learn to reason mathematically
*evaluate their own processes
*help with problem comprehension
*help students learn to conjecture, invent and solve problems
*learn to connect mathematics, its ideas and its application
*help students focus on focus on the mathematics from activities
Wow! 100+ teaching and learning strategies! Flip a card to read about the strategy. You can download PDFs and PowerPoints.
You can sort activities by group size, and the required time needed to complete the tasks.
Unfortunately, this site only works on Chrome on the desktop.
Help your teens and tweens find fun things to do this summer with 100 summer activities for teens.
This list is geared toward teens and tweens, which means some ideas will be more interesting to those at the younger end of the scale (ex: making marshmallow launchers) while others will be more appropriate for older kids (ex: going on a college campus tour). But there should be plenty of ideas for everyone that will keep your youth engaged and learning over the summer!
Note: click on linked text to get more info/instructions about that specific idea!
Resources to mark the 100th day of school with math activities. Challenge students to generate 100 different ways to represent the number 100. Students will easily generate 99 + 1 and 50 + 50, but encourage them to think out of the box. Challenge them to include examples from all of the NCTM Standards strands: number sense, numerical operations, geometry, measurement, algebra, patterns, data analysis, probability, discrete math, Create a class list to record the best entries. Some teachers write 100 in big bubble numeral style and then record the entries inside the numerals.
As well as being fun, the activities on this printable list all promote playful investigation and/or learning. Perfect for keeping kids learning all summer long…without them even realizing it! Plus, it’s the perfect partner to another printable 101 activity list – 101 Things to Do Outdoors (find the link on this site).
Great mentor texts for teaching writing!
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"Boost your wellbeing during the crisis.
The Covid-19 pandemic brings big challenges for our mental health, whether you're isolating at home or trying to live with the new restrictions. This program can help you cope and find a little more happiness in these crazy times.
Learn how to be happier.
10 Days of Happiness is a free online coaching program which guides you through daily actions for happier living."
This page has a variety of videos to teach kids how to use masks (and why) for all ages.
You can download any of them for free!
Great ideas for creativity, genius hour, design thinking, writing prompts, maker products, video making, divergent thinking.
Jamboard is a free Google tool that creates whiteboards that are a lot like slides. You don't need an interactive whiteboard to use it. You can use the app for free on any device! It works with Google Drive and allows you to present your whiteboard to people viewing remotely. Which makes it a great online whiteboard option for distance learning.
Check out the "Getting started with Jamboard video" and the 10 Jamboard templates that you can use for remote learning.
Click on the the "The Google Teacher Center" link to discover has some great resources for educators looking to get started using Jamboard in their classrooms. Resources include:
- a video library or tutorials
- tips and trick from teachers
- PDF guides
- lesson plans and more
A fabulous collection of Harry Potter activities with a focus on Science!
These would make a great series of STEM challenges or a Harry Potter theme day (or days) in your classroom.
As technology infiltrates every aspect of our lives, it is no wonder that solving crimes has become almost futuristic in its advances. From retinal scanning to trace evidence chemistry, actual forensic technologies are so advanced at helping to solve crimes that they seem like something from a science fiction thriller.
With all this forensic technology, its no wonder that this field is one of the fastest growing in the U.S. Shows like CSI and NCIS have made most of the forensic science techniques used today common knowledge. You might think that virtually the whole gamut of forensic technology is old hat to today’s savvy viewer. In fact, there are a number of incredibly cool forensic technologies that you probably never knew existed.
Covers the following 10 technologies:
1. Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS)
2. Alternative Light Photography
3. High-Speed Ballistics Photography
4. Video Spectral Comparator 2000
5. Digital Surveillance For Xbox (XFT Device)
6. 3D Forensic Facial Reconstruction
7. DNA Sequencer
8. Forensic Carbon-14 Dating
9. Magnetic Fingerprinting and Automated Fingerprint Identification (AFIS)
10. Link Analysis Software for Forensic Accountants
"There’s no doubt that mothers and other caregivers are important figures in our lives. They teach us, guide us, influence us, and cheer us on. Note that not all of us have mothers in the traditional sense and may turn to other family members or loved ones for advice, support, or encouragement. So, this Mother’s Day, let us celebrate not only the women who gave birth to us but also the amazing role models who have enriched our lives."
Teachers have long known that feeling safe and secure in school helps students focus their energy on learning. And the research bears that out: A 2018 study found that when teachers deliberately foster a sense of belonging by greeting each student at the door of the class, they see “significant improvements in academic engaged time and reductions in disruptive behavior.”
This post outlines ideas from teachers for ensuring that every student in the classroom feels like they belong.
Some of the activities included take less than five minutes. They’re divided up among the grades, but many can apply across all of the years from kindergarten to 12th grade.
Convey the basic message, refine the message and control the message.
There is a lot of convincing information in here for students.
This could be valuable for editing and part of a writer's notebook.