It's that time of year, folks. Testing season is upon us. This means the school year is drawing to a close, and summer is in the not-so-distant future! Keep thinking happy thoughts! Standardized testing, and the review that accompanies it, is my least favorite time of the year. I'm sure I'm not alone in this feeling. However, since I began employing the flipped classroom strategy this ... Read More about Padlet Review Activity
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I absolutely love attending conferences where I learn so much incredible information and make great connections with other educators! Don't you?! However, these same wonderful conferences nearly make my head explode! I feel like I'm on information overload, and after three days at the METC conference, I feel like I need to take the rest of the week off to let my brain sort everything out! What ... Read More about Embracing the Backchannel in my Flipped Classroom with Padlet
Every year, when I teach the Legislative Branch, I feel like I discuss the filibuster the same exact way. Yes, the filibuster is a stalling tactic. Yes, this option is only available in the Senate. Yes, you can end a filibuster with a vote for cloture, which requires 3/5 of the members present to agree its time to vote on the bill. Yes, Strom Thurmond forever carved his name into the history ... Read More about Using Padlet to Teach the Filibuster in my Flipped Classroom
Do you show historical films in your Social Studies classroom? Do you assign students "viewing guides" to help them connect content learned in class to the film? Do your students see "movie days" as days to take a nap, work on other homework, or zone out? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, this post is for you!! I love showing movies in my Social Studies classes...not to fill ... Read More about Movies + Padlet in the Classroom
Sometimes, isn't it nice to incorporate a new tool into your classroom?! I often get comfortable using tools I've used over and over again, and my instructional strategies can feel stale...does this happen to anyone else?!Are you looking for something new? Something to spice up your classroom environment? Then try PADLET!There are so many awesome ways to use padlet in your classroom! So, what is ... Read More about Padlet…an AWESOME tool for YOUR classroom!