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Category: Resources

Celebrated Summer

Whatever you’re doing this summer —please, let yourself heal. I know it’s hard, considering what’s happening in the world. For me, teaching is healing.

Captivate Your Classroom With These High School Playlists

Captivate your classroom with these teaching “playlists” which are a series of themed blended resources you can use for the diverse students in your class. Explore each playlist by subject, or access the entire collection.   Social Studies: The Problem With Prosperity Our world is more interconnected than ever before but globalization has vast economic, political and social […]

Scrambling For Curriculum After Memorial Day Weekend? (6-8th Grade Playlists)

Check out these newly curated resources for grades 6–8. Explore each playlist by subject, or access the entire collection of 6-8th grade resources here. Social Studies: Outbreak!   Welcome to the dark side of the Silk Road. Examine how interregional interactions led to the spread of the Black Death. Science: A Lap Around the Gene Pool     Your genes hold the code to […]

Instructional Playlists to Shake Things Up (3-5th Grades)

From earthquakes to conversion tables, we’ve put together these teaching resources specifically for 3rd-5th grade classrooms. Instructional Playlists to Shake Things Up is a collection of themed teaching resources for all grades. You can explore each playlist by subject below, or access the entire collection here. Social Studies: Breaking the Border     This playlist provides a comprehensive look […]

Please Don’t Give Students Pointless Busywork This Summer

Summertime is a crucial period of rest for students, but as educators we know minds should stay active to retain the year’s learning and ensure brains “stay in shape” till back to school season. So how do we balance giving our students time to recharge, while keeping them academically engaged? The key is to provide […]

5 Reasons Kiddom Meets Teacher Needs

I am no stranger to educational technology. As a teacher for ten years, I was an evangelist for using technology in the classroom. I was an early adopter of Google Docs (and eventually Google Apps for Education) as well as an LMS that harnessed the power of online socializing and put it to use by […]

Curated Teaching Resources for K-2 Classrooms

Like any good playlist, this one has been carefully arranged for K-2 classrooms, with your needs in mind. Check out each playlist by subject or click here to access the full collection.   SCIENCE: It’s Alive! (Or Is It?) Our world is comprised of both living and non-living things. In this ​playlist, students learn how to tell the difference.   […]

Teaching Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month

Many teachers don’t feel fully equipped to meet their students’ growing emotional needs. These resources address body positivity, bullying, depression, and more. We organized them by the developmental needs of specific age groups, spanning K-12. Click here to browse Mental Health Awareness Resources Happy social emotional learning!     By: Eboni Hogan, Content Specialist   P.S. Want more? Sign […]

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day, and Mother’s Day Too

Dear mom, It is appropriate that these celebrations are days away from each other — every mom is a teacher, really, and the National Center for Education Statistics estimates 76% of teachers are women. You’ve played both roles with passion and grace throughout my life, so it’s no coincidence that both Sara and I ended up in teaching. […]

Why I Joined Kiddom

As technology continues to find its way into the classroom at a rapid pace, valid concerns from teachers continue to surface. Will educator responsibilities and/or impact be minimized? Will teachers no longer be needed? What parts of the job might be enhanced via technology? In fact, these questions have been raised by educators since the […]