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Kim Estes

I am an educator. a risk taker. creative. innovative. passionate. collaborative. a Starbucks addict. ready to get to work.

Monthly Archives: January 2017

Looking For Something?

Sometimes teachers need help finding a resource for a unit of study in their class – it may be journal prompts, project ideas, or an example unit lesson to learn from. Instead of spending money at Teachers Pay Teachers…check out Curriki. This library of resources created by teachers for teachers […]

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Animated Historical Battle Maps

Animations Mapping Battles in History History Animated provides animations of battles of the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the US Civil War, and US campaigns in Europe and the Pacific during World War II. In each of the series of animations, students will see the movement of armies displayed […]

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Would You Rather? The Math Edition

Looking for a great activity to work through Thinking Pathways in your math class? Want to ramp up the critical thinking and reasoning your kids are doing each day? Visit http://www.wouldyourathermath.com/ and get some great “would you rather” math scenarios for your kids to respond to!

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Vans Art Competition

Competition Inspiring Creativity Vans invites high school art students throughout the country to join in the eighth annual Vans Custom Culture art competition aimed at embracing youth creativity and supporting arts education. Teachers can register their students for the 2017 competition at the Vans Custom Culture website. Students will then […]

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4 Fantastic Feedback Tools for Google Docs

Okay…I’m in love with Eric Curts’ blog Control Alt Achieve. He’s got so many great articles and tutorials on there! You’ve GOT to go subscribe! But in the meantime…check out this amazing article he’s posted about giving feedback to students using text, audio, video, and handwritten feedback all on your […]

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Emoji Writing Prompt Generator

You hear it all the time these days – “Kids are always on their cellphones!” Why not harness that to inspire them to write? Eric Curts at Control Alt Achieve has been super busy creating amazing templates for teachers…and now he’s made an emoji writing prompt generator in a Google […]

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KMS Virtual Curriuclum Night

For weeks, I helped the KMS teachers create videos for the first ever KMS Virtual Curriculum Night. Instead of coming up to campus for curriculum night, parents could stay at home and watch videos created by the teachers starring their students. We also live-streamed some fine arts performances! 

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Virtual Chess Club!

Want to start a chess club? Don’t have any boards? Not enough kids on your campus to get it started? That’s okay…using this great tutorial from Eric Curts (on his blog Control Alt Achieve) will get your kids playing checkers and chess online using Google Drawings! Now you can play […]

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Looking for a Virtual Field Trip?

Wanna take your kids on a field trip but don’t have the time or money? This Google Sheet by Kara Wilkins from Lowell Public Schools in Lowell, MA., has a wonderful list of over 150 virtual field trips you can take your kids on! Take a look…then take a trip! […]

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Get Your g(Math) On

Google has an add-on called g(Math) that can help math teachers insert math equations, formulas, and graphs into Google Docs and Forms. I’m not a math teacher, so I don’t use this every day, but I have heard some of my math teacher friends mention that they don’t use G-Suite […]

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CHS American Studies – Breakout!

Worked with the American Studies class at CHS to create a Great Depression break out session – part digital, part physical. The kids researched, created presentations, videos, and animations all about the causes of the Great Depression. They worked on poetry and used excerpts from their novel Of Mice and Men to […]

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