Writing Prompt Visuals: Christmas dinner

This is a series of blog posts that turn our Writing Prompts classroom activity into a visual image. Feel free to save them for your classroom.

Prompt: You are in charge of planning Christmas dinner. Create a menu for your perfect Christmas meal.

5 Videos to learn how YouTube Works

YouTube is a large amount of videos for education. They are all completely free with nearly endless potential for the classroom. Many teachers show videos to their students.

In today's post, we wanted to help you better understand the in and outs of YouTube. The creators of YouTube have created a number of videos to help you understand the basics of how YouTube works and some of things that you are able to do to get the most out of your YouTube experience.

Watch History on YouTube

YouTube Search & Discovery

Search history


Link your phone or tablet

3 Thanksgiving Resources For Your Students

Prepare your classroom for Thanksgiving with these 3 resources. 
1. Quick Write/Draw - Thanksgiving: These are printable Thanksgiving quick write and quick draw templates. You can print out the blank template page for your students. My students love quick writes and using a theme for the month of October makes the activity that much more engaging. 
LinksRoombop - TPT - TN
2. Digital Thanksgiving Turkey DesignYou can have your students design a Thanksgiving Turkey without the mess of paper. This product uses Google Slides and includes instructions to allow each one of your students to create their own Turkey design. 
LinksRoombop - TPT - TN
3. Thanksgiving Writing TemplatesThanksgiving themed writing templates! This package includes 5 writing template layouts:
- Text only 
- Text and bottom drawings 
- Text and top drawings
- Full page drawings 
- Dotted Lines

Each writing template comes in 10 border styles
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A Girl Who Demanded School - TED Education

Kakenya Ntaiya made a deal with her father: She would undergo a traditional Maasai rite of passage, female circumcision, if he would let her go to high school. Ntaiya tells the fearless story of continuing on to college, and of working with her village elders to build a school for girls in her community, changing the destiny of 125 young women.

Ready-to-use set of TED Talk handouts. 
They can be used with ANY TED Talk!

This is a series of blog posts that share the best Ted Talks for Education.

Writing Prompt Visuals: Halloween Monsters

This is a series of blog posts that turn our Writing Prompts classroom activity into a visual image. Feel free to save them for your classroom.

Prompt: Which Halloween monster (ghost, vampire, werewolf, zombie, mummy, etc.) do you think is the scariest? Why?

5 Halloween Classroom Door Decorations Ideas 2018

Here are 5 ideas to make your door more fun for Halloween! Note: Click each picture to load the original source.  If you are looking for regular classroom door ideas, check out our post here.

1. Ghost: This design is simple to re-create but it looks amazing.

2. Pumpkin: Another easy to create door design. This one has endless possibilities. Create the pumpkin's face however you feel it will look the best.

3. Cat: This door looks amazing. The ears and tail really bring the cat to life.

4. Witch Cauldron: This door might take a little longer to make. However the results speak for themselves.

5. One Eye Monster: This door is also pretty simple to make. It is Halloween themed but on the more fun side.

You can view our Pinterest Board: Classroom Door Ideas for even more!