Smore and Resources I Can Use

For The Educator

Web Resources

Surfnet Kids is an extremely helpful website for teachers and parents. Inside of this website are safe links to other websites that are educational and free for use! Students would enjoy the interactive learning games that are linked to this website.

Pinterest is a great tools for educators. Many of my lesson plans that I have created for class has stemmed from an idea off of Pinterest. Fun and creative DIY projects can also be found on this website. Be careful though, lots of time can potentially be spent on this addicting website!

Ever in a hurry and need to bring your paper along with you but don't have time to print? box.com a free website where you can upload and store documents online and then have access to it on any computer! This is a great tool for any student, but high school and college students especially!

In class reviews are great interactive ways to make sure your students are prepared for your upcoming tests. JeopordyLabs is a site that allows you to create your own jeopordy review game. How fun!

Speaking of studying, graphic organizers are a great organization tool for students to keep track of their thoughts. ClassTools.net is a great way for educators to make their own organizers. Teachers can then upload those organizers onto their class websites.

Ready to quiz your students? Try Yacapaca! there are many pre-made quizzes and features that you can use. This could save you a lot of time!

Are you struggling with the layout of your classroom? If you have an idea of what you want, Classroom Architect can put your idea into a layout! Who knew it could be this easy?

Font Generator is a website that allows you to download fonts for free and use them on your computer. This website could easily transform a boring document to something more fun and exciting!

Would you like to have your students create a fun cartoon illustration to go along with a story that they have written? This website can do just that. Be funky is a great tool that your students will love.

Digital Storytelling is a great learning tool. SoundCloud is a free website that students can use to record and upload their voice.

How Great Leaders Inspire Action

This is a great motivational video that could be used in the classroom.
Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Tacky the Penguin

Tacky the Penguin is a great book that can be used for all ages. I will incorporate this book into my curriculum some how!
Tacky The Penguin

The Sid Shuffle

This is a great brain break for students to get up and move around. I have used this when substitute teaching and the kids absolutely love it!
The Sid Shuffle - Ice Age: Continental Drift

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

I actually used this video to engage my students in a social studies lesson over community involvement and the government
A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

Education Philosophy

This is a philosophy that I agree with.
Culture in the Classroom

Podcasts

iTunes offers many free Podcasts through the iTunesU tab. This is a great secret for educators. For those of you who love free things, check out this resource! I have added just five to my site...but you should go explore some one your own as well.