Google Sets

Google sets

For free classroom tools, it is hard to beat Google. We’ve tried lesson ideas with SketchUpand Earth as well as Sky and Sea. Many classrooms are using Google Docs and Google Apps. The Google for Educators discussion group can be a great place to post questions on classroom technology. Picasa and Scholar are… Continue reading

Stock Market Lesson Plans

Carson Delossa Understanding the Stock Market

The stock market is an important part of American economic life, and affords lots of teachable moments. It’s a terrific long-term study, which makes it good for the beginning of the school year, and for encouraging responsibility and consistent work habits. It can also be exciting, as you watch “your”… Continue reading

Space Lesson Plans with Google Sky

  Google Earth is a terrific resource for your science classroom, even when you’re studying space rather than Earth. Start by downloading Google Earth. It’s fast and  free. Once it’s installed on your computer (fairly automatic — you might have to give permission, but otherwise it’ll install itself), just open… Continue reading