Brand New Chrome Extension for Slides!

Slides Sorter for Google Slides According to a valid statistical survey I just made up, everybody loves Google Slides…everybody. Being web based, it’s easy to add videos, images, items from your google drive, find templates, and take Google’s own suggestions for display themes through their Explore function. But sometimes, people …

Flipped Learning Game Changer: UPTIME for Youtube!

Overheard in my district:  “If I make a video for my students, then my classroom becomes 25 classrooms and they don’t talk about anything til they’re back in my classroom. What’s the point?” I get that. It’s one of the things that holds me back from embracing a fully flipped classroom …

Wonder Woman Lesson Collection

Free Wonder Woman Lesson Collection IF THAT’S ALL YOU CAME HERE FOR, SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE POST!  I’ve been saying that a lot lately. First Fidget Spinners, now Wonder Woman! This one’s a little different. From what I’m reading, there are no School-wide Bans On Wonder Woman occurring across …

#MakeItReal Moment Number 8

A Prompt Reply When you read the writing of past and current authors and poets, you often see that they are just describing the reality in front of them, only using words so flawlessly that the description transcends the reality itself. I felt like the reality in front of me …

Fidget Spinners: From Banned to BandWagon to Banked

Free Fidget Spinners Lesson Collection If that’s all you came here for, Scroll To The Bottom Of The Post!  Have a great time with these, they’re awesome! Now…I also hope you’ll keep reading. BANNED: The process that has brought me to this post today is the most exciting thing about being …

Fidget Spinner Follow Up

Fidget Spinners Post = Tons of Great Ideas! If you haven’t read my most recent #MakeItReal Moment about Fidget Spinners, either look farther down the webpage or check it out here. To make a long story short, I’m against banning what kids love to do and all for finding creative …

#MakeItReal Moment: Number 7

Put A Spin On It The second N in the I.N.S.T.A.N.T acronym for increasing relevance in your lessons stands for National Events and Crazes. First, there was the Rainbow Loom, then there was Bottle Flipping, and today, the craze taking over the nation (and many nations from what I read), …

#MakeItReal Moment: Number 6

Pyramid Scheme For today’s #MakeItReal Moment, I present to you…Yesterday’s Foxtrot Cartoon, by Bill Amend. Question 1: How many levels of the pyramid scheme are necessary before crossing the Million Stone threshold? Question 2: How big would each “stone” have to be to actually be able to build one of …

#MakeItReal Moment: Number 5

Is This For Real? Do you know who DanTDM is? For my #MinecraftEDU people out there, that’s likely a resounding YES! For other minecrafters, probably a YES as well. But if you don’t follow Minecraft, or especially follow it on Youtube, you might not know who DanTDM is. Here’s a …

Resurrection: Absolutely Relevant

Fear not, this is not a post about religion! Easter is Coming!! Easter is only 15 days away, so resurrection is all the rage in the news these days. What’s that, you say? You haven’t been reading about resurrection all over the front pages? Maybe you didn’t even realize Easter was …