Author Archives: Kris Mathews

Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is a critical life skill, and sharing personal finance lessons with students will prepare them to be financially responsible adults. Learning about money can start with the youngest students as they learn to count and identify different types … Continue reading

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Civil War – 150th Anniversary

2011 marks the sesquicentennial or 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The years of the Civil War were a time of great conflict for our nation. Using primary sources, lessons and interactives from Thinkfinity.org, immerse your students in the Civil … Continue reading

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Music Makes Learning Fun

Music inspires students’ creativity and encourages learning. To help incorporate music in the classroom, check out our special collection of music-related lessons, activities and podcasts. Share the love of music with students while making learning fun. Recommended Resources Encourage students … Continue reading

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Engineering Week 2011

Celebrate the 60th anniversary of National Engineers Week from February 20-26, 2011. From the tallest skyscrapers to the longest bridges, engineers put their skills to work to design the infrastructure that keeps our lives moving along smoothly. As you develop … Continue reading

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African American Read-in

 2011 marks the 22nd National African American Read-In. During February, schools, libraries and community organizations across the country organize read-ins that feature African American writers as a tie-in with the celebration of Black History Month. Learn more about the African … Continue reading

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Black History Month lessons, activities and resources from Thinkfinity

Celebrate Black History Month with your students by sharing the hard work, struggles and successes of African Americans throughout history.  This extensive collection of resources from Thinkfinity offers lessons, activities and primary source items that range from W.E.B Du Bois, … Continue reading

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New Save Capability for Letter Generator

 Letter Generator, the popular tool from ReadWriteThink, now offers save capabilities that allow students to save letters to computer and removable storage drives or to email them.  Student can revise previously completed work or work on projects outside of the … Continue reading

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Classroom Goals for 2011

  What Are Your Classroom Goals For 2011? Perhaps you are committed to try a new collaborative tool this year, or maybe you are focused on improving your students’ reading scores. Share your goals in the Thinkfinity Community, and see … Continue reading

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Learning Science

Learning Science Has Never Been So Fun! Take your science classroom online and watch your students engage in critical, scientific thinking through interactive play. Test your knowledge of the systems of the body with All Systems are Go! Or build … Continue reading

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National Geography

National Geography Awareness Week November 14-20 Celebrate National Geography Awareness Week from November 14-20 with lesson plans, interactives and podcasts from Verizon Thinkfinity. Freshwater is an important issue in the 21st century and is the theme for this year’s celebration. … Continue reading

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