#2 Classroom Resource – Register for free news to spark interest, provide relevant information and encourage reading. For older students register for The Replica Edition of the New York Times. With this free subscription you can read and search the last 30 days of newspapers, listen to the articles, and print the articles. Click here to learn more and to apply for the free subscription. For younger students, register for Our Little Earth. Our Little Earth is an international electronic newspaper for kids that helps its readers learn about the world through current events. Each story provides background information for greater understanding.
#3. Classroom Management – ClassDojo helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators. This summer Class Dojo was updated so teachers can share classes etc. We wrote about this app/website Class Dojo – A Behavior Management App and Classroom Management Techniques.
#4. Classroom Assignment – Update your blog with a current post for students to comment about their first day of school. Use this poem and past blog post, Welcome to Our Claaroom. Or consider embedding the video below. Have students comment on what they will do to make history this year for themselves and/or others.
#5. Get Your Game On! – Watch this video by Kid Presidnt from Soul Pancake and enjoy making history with your students in 2014-2015.