Thursday, March 22, 2012

Free Common Core Aligned Lessons and Web 2.0 Games to Play on your SMART Board!

Attention: FREE Lessons and Interactive Resources!

I am a BIG FAN of open source sharing and teacher collaboration.  Blog superstar Richard Byrne was my inspiration for starting my blog... to share free and amazing resources with teachers.  As teachers, we all are tight on funding when it comes to gathering supplies and resources.  I hope you enjoy the lessons the many great teachers have begun to share on ClassConnect - together we achieve more... yes, I just pulled out the good ole' T.E.A.M analogy!  Be sure to watch the video below!!

If you like Freebies  and  Printables - this is a post for you!

If you like free Lessons  and   SMART Board games - this is a post for you!

click play below for a 2 minute introduction

I Finally Organized My Files to Share on ClassConnect!

~there are hundreds of neatly organized and aligned lessons at all grade levels~

My Goal:

to have one organized place for all of my content: files, presentations, lectures, websites, html code, lessons, plans, resources, etc... so that I can Save Time when Planning!  Bonus: sharing with friends!

Let's look inside of my ClassConnect account... (which was free and quick to set up!)
click here to set up your account

You organize your files how you want... just like your "My Documents" folders.

I have shared my folders publicly with other teachers. 
I do keep some private - ie: student work, class photos/videos, lesson plans in progress, etc...

When you click on Common Core State Standards... this is what my files look like:

I have everything neatly organized into grade levels.

Just for fun, let's open up the Kindergarten file...

btw... all of my grade levels are organized this way

Once you open any grade level, you will notice a series of folders neatly organized by content area.

Now, if you open up any content area, you will see the resources contained within that folder.

Here is an example of my Kindergarten Language Arts folder:

...again... all of my grade levels and content areas are organized in this exact manner

Without ever leaving ClassConnect, I can use all of my content!
(videos, websites, files - no upload/download time)

Utah Education Network put together a fabulous selection Common Core lessons!

I saved each grade level's lessons and activities within my ClassConnect files for easy access.  I also have other resources within each folder for each grade level - all shared for you to use!

Yes, there are activities, games, units and lessons that you can use all year long!

I didn't stop with language arts...

The National Science Digital Library has a great collection of
interactive content to match your core standards! 

I've included this within my ClassConnect folders, too!

I'm excited to announce that I have enough content in my folders to teach for 180 days in any content area!  Mission accomplished... well.... for K-3 at least.  I have been working on this project all day.  I will be completing my 4-8 and secondary files over spring break. 

The best part is though... my lessons aren't just 'files.'  I have tons of interactive content tucked away in each folder, too.  :-)  This is such an exciting part!  Now, when I'm teaching a specific concept, I simply open that folder/lesson and ALL of my resources (files and fun) are right there - can't do that with Microsoft Word - or even other cloud based storage sites!

Oh yeah... did I mention how simple this makes it to flip your class?  You and your students will LOVE ClassConnect for this instructional model.  The sharing and collaboration features are amazing.

So, how do you get started?

Here is my post earlier in the week that explains ClassConnect a bit more: click here

Step 1: sign up (click here)
Once you sign up, you can access all of my free Common Core files - click here

Step 2:  start adding your content (files/websites/etc...) to the ClassConnect site
ClassConnect works because teachers contribute to the site... It's kind of like Wikipedia... if no one wrote articles for Wikipedia... there would be no content to share.  Therefore, it's important to add your goodies publicly.  When you do so, you get free storage and points! 

Step 3: Invite your friends - when you do, you get free storage... bonus!

Step 4:  Browse/search the ClassConnect site and add other's lessons to your files, too!  It is as easy as 'Pinning' on Pinterest!!

Step 5:  Share this free resource via Twitter, Facebook, Blog about It... the only way other teachers will begin to contribute to the site is if they know about it... the MORE the BETTER! 

If you're on Twitter, feel free to copy/paste this Tweet:
Free CommonCore Lessons and Resources: via @ClassConnectInc #kleinspiration

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  1. I am a teacher in Utah and have been using this site nearly my entire career. UEN is an AMAZING resource! Thank you for letting others know how awesome their site is!!

  2. Thank you for this! I signed up from an earlier post of yours. I love Classroom Connect, I am currently uploading all of my files from my school computer. Now I will have all my files in one place and shared files also! AMAZING!

  3. Carrie,

    You're welcome. It's a super site!! Thanks for your comment. :)

    Mrs. Lanni,

    That is awesome that you've signed up! I'm glad you're loving ClassConnect. It's a great resource to have ALL of your content in one place.

    Thanks for your feedback,


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