Monday, February 15, 2016


I was recently introduced to this YouTube channel called NUMBEROCK which produces educational math videos for kids.  NUMBEROCK was created by a 5th grade math teacher who wanted more for students than just boring math class.

NUMBEROCK is made up of rhythmic music videos that teach different math concepts and skills. NUMBEROCK has videos teaching shapes, multiplication, division, rounding, and many others like this video on time... 

The NUMBEROCK videos have lessons and activities which can be found and purchased on Teachers Pay Teachers. This is a You Channel worth checking into for your math class.  You may find fun videos to add to your resource treasure chest.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Graphite by Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media works hard to educated students in the area of technology and media. Common Sense Media offers educators and parents many tools to help teach our kids learn the importance of being a responsible digital citizen.

Last week at the TCEA Conference, I was introducted to Graphite.  Where in the world have I been that I missed this site.  Common Sense Media has created a site for teachers called Graphite. This is a great site providing lesson plans for teachers containing K-12 grade levels and all subject areas.  The Graphite site offers lesson plans that are teacher created and technology rich.

The lessons that are found on Graphite are searchable by grade level and subject area.  The lessons come with unique titles and the technology that is used in each lesson is listed in the overview. The Graphite lessons also provide the objective for the lesson, a hook to engage students, direct instruction, guided practice, independent practice, and a wrap-up.

If the lessons on the Graphite site are not quite what you are looking for then they are a great building block to create a lesson that will work specifically for your class.

Graphite is a site that is definitely worth checking out and and adding it to your resource treasure chest.