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Academic Sponge Activities

A "sponge activity" is a lesson soaking up precious time that would otherwise be lost. Hint: it should be fun as well as educational.

Five-Minute Film Festival: 10 Sources for Free Lesson Plans

Exploring free lesson planning resources can be overwhelming. Some are extremely useful, and others not so much. Here, VideoAmy shares a list of 10 of her favorite lesson planning tools available, as well as a playlist of videos to help teachers utilize them.

A Lesson About Cesar Chavez and Civil Rights

Check out this engaging lesson on Cesar Chavez that uses primary sources and discussion to inspire critical thinking and empathy.

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Practices to Welcome and Support ELLs

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A Lesson on Imperialism, Climate Change, and Resources in East Africa

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6 Engaging End-of-Year Projects

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Common Core in Action Series

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Teaching With Web-Based Resources

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How to Use a Semantic Feature Analysis

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Using Mentor Texts to Motivate and Support Student Writers

Providing students with examples of good writing is vital. Here are tips for using mentor texts in the classroom and ideas on where you can find it.

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9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

Transformational lessons don't just happen. They require planning, mindfulness, and a commitment to shift away from educational approaches of the past.

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Red, White, and Blue Learning: Seven Resources for Independence Day

With the Fourth of July just a week away, you might consider doing a holiday-themed lesson or art project with your child. Blogger Matt Davis covers a few of the best Fourth of July learning resources on the Web.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Best Cat Videos for Educators

Need a break from the end-of-the-year pressure? This Five-Minute Film Festival gives you something to laugh about, with a round-up of entertaining animal videos.

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5 Ways to Say Goodbye to Your Graduating Students

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers five classroom end-of-the-year activities for engaging your graduating students.

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The End of the Year is Near: 4 Fun Ways to Leave

Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin, recognizing that endings are difficult for both teachers and students, offers four fun, meaningful activities to help close out the year: interviewing, role-playing, giving imaginary gifts, and creating abstract art.

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Ending on an Upswing

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano holds his students' attention during the final weeks of the year with passion-based learning focused on favorite pieces of curriculum, picnic-based learning under a tree, and poetry-based learning through music...

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Resources and Lesson Plans for Financial Literacy

Educators from Ariel Community Academy, in Chicago, have provided lesson plans and web resources to help you get started.

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Seven Technology Tips for Younger Elementary

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz provides tips for teaching technology to elementary school students.

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Common Core Standard: Third Grade Math Strategies

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests some student-centered learning methods to meet the Common Core requirement of teaching multiplication and division to third graders.

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How Teachers Collaborate Online and in School

The Vail School District in southern Arizona developed a wiki for teachers to share lesson plans and resources. Today, the wiki is a smash hit, and textbooks are a thing of the past.

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3 Great Films for Teaching About Globalization and Modernization

Guest blogger Eileen Mattingly, Director of Education for Journeys in Film, discusses methods for teaching about globalization and modernization, including foreign feature films that tell compelling stories of modern life in other parts of the world.

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Oscar Week Special: 7 Teaching Resources on Film Literacy

Explore a collection of seven online resources for teachers and parents who are interested in teaching film literacy.

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