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Hack 'n' Slash

Zelda-inspired puzzler lets players peek behind the code curtain

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Editorial review by Common Sense Education
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Grades

6–12

Price

Paid

Platforms

Linux, Mac, Windows

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10 Best Social Studies Tools for Middle School

Posted on by Kira DeVaul

The best middle school-level apps, games, and websites for the social studies classroom.

Subjects

Social Studies, cultural understanding, global awareness, history, timelines

Grades

6–8

Topics

News & Media Literacy

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Media Literacy Games, Tools, and Lessons

Posted on by Tanner Higgin

Tools and resources to unpack media messages.

Grades

K–12

Topics

News & Media Literacy

Reviews of Apps & Websites

CTRL-F

Up-to-date, expert-backed news literacy program builds needed skills

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Editorial review by Common Sense Education
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Grades

6–12

Platforms

Web

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News Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Posted on Tue, 01/12/2021 - 07:09 by Tanner Higgin

A best-of-the-best collection of resources for teaching and learning about news literacy.

Subjects

English Language Arts, reading, text analysis, using supporting evidence, writing, Social Studies, citizenship, civic engagement

Grades

Pre-K–12

Topics

News & Media Literacy

VIDEOS

3 Tips for Great Formative Assessment

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Unlock the full potential of formative assessment in your classroom! Check out these tips for how to use formative assessment apps and games such as Kahoot, Socrative, Plickers, and Poll Everywhere to check for understanding and …

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Power Up Your Parent Communication

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Effective parent-teacher communication is crucial in helping students learn. But for busy teachers, it can be challenging just to keep up. Can apps and other digital tools make it easier to keep everyone -- parents and students -…

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How to Deal with Technical Difficulties

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Good lesson plans don't have to happen only one way. Hear how one teacher deals with the (inevitable!) technical difficulties that can happen and how she involves students.

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How to Put Students into an Active Viewing Mindset

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As part of the YouTube generation, students today watch a lot of videos. But do they know how to view them with a critical eye? Hear how one teacher helps his students by putting them in an "active viewing" mindset.

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How to Select Engaging Videos for Students

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How do you find great videos for your students? Hear one teacher's tips on selecting quality and engaging videos for students.

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Why It's Good to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

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Teaching with edtech involves teachers getting out of their comfort zones and trying new things. Hear one teacher's thoughts on the importance of taking risks in teaching.

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Help Students Generate Further Questions with Formative

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Check out this really simple way to get more out of a quiz with Formative. After a quiz, get students to take ownership of their learning by using Formative to send out exit tickets prompting students to document what questions t…

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How to Set Up Your Digital Classroom for Success

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Classroom setup and management are key to crafting an ideal space for students to learn, especially at back-to-school time. But how do we adapt to classrooms where students and/or teachers use digital devices like smartphones, ta…

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Make It Easy for Students and Parents to Sign Up with Seesaw

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Here’s a super-simple way to get students and parents signed up with Seesaw. It’s best to get parents signed up right off the bat, at the beginning of the year, and luckily Seesaw makes this easy. With this tip you can establish …

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How to Encourage Active Viewing with Popplet

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Popplet is a student-collaboration and mind-mapping tool that's great for blended learning and BYOD classrooms. In this video, learn how you can use Popplet to support active viewing when students watch videos. Learn more about P…