Canva: A Fun Way to Assess Student Achievement

Projects and presentations ultimately assess student learning. There are many good resources out there for presentations in history. As I mentioned in 10 Elements for Teaching History, resources like Prezi and Youtube are fun and stimulating for students. The free design tool Canva provides another great resource for a classroom, not only for history projects, but […]

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Tips for Teaching Kids to Write Their Own Stories

As an author myself, I find the task of planning, writing, and editing a story challenging. How much more so for kids when they are told to write a story. “What am I supposed to do, Teacher?” they ask. Then they give you what they wrote. Sometimes the stories work, sometimes they don’t. Teaching kids […]

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