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The paperless classroom debate

With the introduction of Google classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, and digital testing more schools are opting to go 1:1 and are moving toward going paperless.  Is going 100% paperless really what is best for the students.  I'll list some pros and cons and let you make your choice on what will ... READ the POST

Genius Hour for Middle School- How to Make it Work

This year I incorporated Genius Hour into my 8th grade physical science class.  It was a learning experience for both me and my students. The first semester was spent figuring things out. There were many amazing moments and many failures.  Trying to figure out the logistics of keeping ... READ the POST

5 Ways to use Google Forms in your Classroom

Below is a list of five different ways you can use Google Forms in your classroom.1. Survey      Google Forms are a great way to gather information about your students.  I like to survey my students at the beginning of the school year to learn more information about them. ... READ the POST

How to Teach Motion Graphs Through Inquiry

Discover how I took my students love of sports and used it to teach them how to interpret motion graphs in a guided inquiry investigation.I used to find it difficult to have students understand how their motion correlates to a line on a graph.  I would have them walk, then stand, then jog and ... READ the POST

Inquiry in Science: Fun with Toys

True inquiry involves students coming up with their own questions and ways to test the question.  The problem that I ran into is the fact that I am required to teach certain topics in a certain time and it leaves very little time for this open-ended questioning inquiry.  I still want my ... READ the POST

Teachers are saying...

This is absolutely one of my favorite resources I have purchased through TPT and I spend more than $400 a year! It has so many interesting aspects. My students really enjoyed learning with these labs.

- Terah R.

Ionic and Covalent Compounds Science Stations
Kristi Harjo
2020-09-29T21:30:45+00:00
This is absolutely one of my favorite resources I have purchased through TPT and I spend more than $400 a year! It has so many interesting aspects. My students really enjoyed learning with these labs. - Terah R. Ionic and Covalent Compounds Science Stations

I bought this lesson with all of my students in mind, but gave special consideration to my students that have IEPs and seem to struggle with staying on task. We're currently in the process of working through the prokaryote and eukaryote cells and I'm finding this to be so convenient for my students. It's something that they'll be able to easily refer back to also. Thank you for creating such a colorful, fun and useful resource!

- Lisa M.

Cell Differences Digital Notebook
Kristi Harjo
2020-09-29T21:31:59+00:00
I bought this lesson with all of my students in mind, but gave special consideration to my students that have IEPs and seem to struggle with staying on task. We're currently in the process of working through the prokaryote and eukaryote cells and I'm finding this to be so convenient for my students. It's something that they'll be able to easily refer back to also. Thank you for creating such a colorful, fun and useful resource! - Lisa M. Cell Differences Digital Notebook

I've been looking for resources to flip my classroom. This will save me a lot of time planning.

- Tracy C.

Animal and Plant Cells Flipped Lesson
Kristi Harjo
2020-09-29T21:21:06+00:00
I've been looking for resources to flip my classroom. This will save me a lot of time planning. - Tracy C. Animal and Plant Cells Flipped Lesson

These are so fantastic! What a great way to teach and differentiate for students! Thank you, everything is so well put together.

- Chelsea B.

Newton’s First Law Flipped Lesson
Kristi Harjo
2020-09-29T21:29:27+00:00
These are so fantastic! What a great way to teach and differentiate for students! Thank you, everything is so well put together. - Chelsea B. Newton’s First Law Flipped Lesson
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