I am proud to share my growing collection of tools you can use in your teaching. Most items can be used in any subject or grade, including at the university level. If an item is exclusive to one particular age group or content area, that will be specified.
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The Teacher’s Guide to Tech
Finally, something that helps you figure it all out! This 265-page digital binder sorts over 150 tech tools into easy-to-understand categories, helping you quickly learn what each one does and make decisions about what you need. Includes links to each tool’s website and a short video demonstrating the tool in use.
Student-created e-books offer so many possibilities for authentic demonstration of learning. If you haven’t seen my post about all the things you can do with e-books, read it here, then come back and check out these fabulous templates! Get just one or save on the bundle that includes all six designs! Each template includes versions for Windows, Mac, and Google Slides.
Google Drive Basics
Google Drive is so much more than an online filing cabinet. With its free built-in tools, you and your students can create word processing documents with Google Docs, slideshow presentations (like PowerPoints) with Google Slides, and online surveys with Google Forms.
Getting to Know Your Students
Icebreakers that Rock
This collection of Icebreakers will get students moving and talking, helping you build a community in your classroom and making students feel more at home.
These surveys can be used at the beginning of the term when you are first getting to know students, to help you learn more about their learning preferences, hobbies, passions, responsibilities, and family life. Each level of form has been customized for that particular age group, and all forms are FULLY EDITABLE, so you can ask exactly the questions you want to ask.
Deep Data at-a-Glance Chart
Once you have collected all that valuable student information, keep track of it with a Deep Data at a Glance chart. This allows you to continue building on your knowledge of students and have all the information on one convenient form.
New Year’s Resolutions: A Goal-Setting Lesson
This lesson thoughtfully guides students to set measurable goals for the new year. Includes two different kinds of goal-tracking charts and a follow-up reflection form. Available in printable form or an all-digital option for paperless classrooms!
English Language Arts
My specific teaching background is in English language arts, and my specialty is writing instruction. Over the next year, I will be building a collection of resources for teaching writing.
Use these to plan creative, engaging, rigorous instruction at all levels.
Instead of grading every homework assignment, assess overall work habits by scoring work in batches with a homework rubric.
Reflecting on Your Practice
This category features two tools to reflect on your teaching practice: The Gut-Level Teacher Reflection is a 5-question exercise that helps you tap into your emotions and physical response to pinpoint exactly which areas of your practice you need to work on, then helps you develop an action plan for improving these areas. The “How’s It Going?” Forms allow you to find out exactly how students are experiencing your class at any time of year. It comes in two versions: Elementary is recommended for grades K-6, and Secondary/College is recommended for grades 6-12+.