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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.

Learning Tools

Immersive Virtual Reality Experiences

Developed by The New York Times, the NYT VR app for iOS and Android puts users at the center of stories in an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience. From experiencing life through the eyes of a refugee, to climbing the spire of the World Trade Center with a professional mountaineer, […]

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Program Spotlighting Frederick Douglass’ Legacy

Frederick Douglass spent his life fighting for justice and equality. Born into slavery in 1818, he escaped as a young man and became a leading voice in the abolitionist movement. People everywhere still find inspiration today in his tireless struggle, brilliant words, and inclusive vision of humanity.

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Code Warriors Assemble!!!!

  Recognized by President Obama at the White House Science Fair 2016 Code Warriors is a game designed to introduce children and young people to programming JavaScript, one of the world’s most commonly used programming languages. The aim of Code Warriors is to provide an exciting introduction to the world […]

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Trace Space Back to You

NASA @ Home and City is a virtual tour of NASA-related science that is all around us. Students visiting NASA @ Home and City can rotate buildings and take a look inside to discover everyday items, the development of which has been influenced by space exploration.

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Global Awareness Activities

#GlobalSpeedChat is a worldwide collaboration platform on which students respond to activity prompts, such as “If the world had a flag of its own, what would it look like?” “How do you greet friends and family in your country or culture?” and “If you could sit on a bench and […]

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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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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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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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