launching – Building on #5minsfun

I started the 5 minutes for fun concept a few years ago, and shared it out using the hashtag #5mins4fun. It gained some traction along the way, but something was missing. That missing component was a resource teachers could use to get ideas for activities to run in their class, and hence the website […]

Flat Stanley Aventure Story

A short time ago I posted about creating Choose Your Own Adventure stories using Google Slides, you can view that here. It is such a simple project, but one that is so engaging and fun for students. After introducing this to some of my colleagues, one teacher asked if we could do the same style […]

The ABC’s of Anything – Handy book template for any classroom

I was recently working with a class that was making ABC books, and decided to try and pimp out a Google Slide deck for the job. I’m really happy with the results, particularly the hyperlinked letters around the edge so you can jump to any letter, and the design overall. Uses for this slide deck […]

Making the ultimate WANTED poster using Google Slides.

Recently as part of a social studies unit we had class I was asked to help create “Wanted” posters. Given our students have used Googles Slides for many projects this year we decided to create the posters using this tool. As a point of difference we used a custom slide size so that we could […]

Make a free iPad stand using only cardboard – great for Stop Motion

Having a stable iPad stand is one of the most important tools you need for making Stop Motion videos, and is also super handy for lots of other occasions. Here is a super quick video which will show you how to make your own iPad stand using only cardboard, and a couple of minutes of […]

Getting started with Scratch Jr on the iPad

Recently MIT released Scratch Jr for the iPad, which is a great platform to introduce younger students to the ideas behind Scratch, which is widely used in upper elementary and middle school for game creation and so much more. For the week of Code, I am using Scratch Jr in our lower elementary classes and […]

The Awesome Fast Report Starter Spreadsheet!

It’s that time of year again when teachers need to write reports. When I was in the classroom I always had trouble getting started, so I created the “Awesome Fast Report Starter Spreadsheet” Click here to get a copy of the “Awesome Fast Report Starter Spreadsheet” It uses just a few basic functions to compile […]