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My Top 5 Tools for Remote Learning

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Welcome to The Witty Science Teacher blog! What a crazy week we have been through. I wish you peace and health! I wanted to share some ideas I have for remote learning. As of today, my school district is still attending school. However, I have seen how things can change with from one thing to another in just a few hours. Below I will share with you some of my favorite tools to use to teach digitally. 


1. Hyperdocs

Hyperdocs are a go to for me in the classroom, for sub plans, and one tool I plan to use if I need to teach remotely. Hyperdocs are basically digital webquest. You can insert links to videos, articles, simulators, etc. Then, the students can answer the questions right in the document. If you are curious about hyperdocs you can check out my YouTube video. If you are a science teacher, I have A LOT of ready to go hyperdocs for middle school in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.  I also have complete hyperdoc unit bundles available. 
2. Edpuzzle Edpuzzle is a tool that you can use to…
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Happy Saturday and Happy Leap Day! Leap on over to my TPT store to get 15% off today. 
I have added a lot of new products this week:
Want to inform your students about Coronovirus-19 and preventing the spread? Check out my new hyperdoc. 
Show your students how "punny" you can be with my St. Patrick's Day Science Joke Cards. These go great with Rolos, Chocolate Coins, or Lucky Charms for a sweet treat.
My Science St. Patrick's Day color by numbers are great for early finishers. Topics include human body, genetics, waves, astronomy, and more! 
Want to take genetic engineering to the next level? Check out my new research project for middle school. Students can research GMOs, CRISPR, Gene Therapy, and so much more. My students started this project this week. The ideas being generated are already so GOOD! 
Have a great weekend! 
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How To Use HyperDocs NEW VIDEO

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Recently I posted about hyperDocs. I have been getting a lot of questions about hyperdocs. So, I decided to make a video to get some info out there. Check it out and leave me a comment!

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Hyped up for HyperDocs

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You may be wondering what the heck is a hyperdoc? Well let me tell you it is an awesome tool to use in the classroom! Maybe you have heard of  web quest . A hyperdoc is kind of like that. For the most part, it is a Google Doc with a lot of awesome stuff. Hyperdocs contain links to sites where students can access the infomation you want them to get. Goodbye class time wasted due to incorrect URLs being typed!

Another great thing about hyperdocs is differentiation. I can create lessons that accommodate so many different learning needs. Hyperdocs also allow the students to move at their own pace. Plus, I am available to work with students who need more help.

If you are looking for ways to create a more student centered classroom, then  you need to check out hyperdocs. If you are a science teacher I have many hyperdocs available in my Teachers Pay Teachers store! Click the link to get started!

Flexible Seating Update.

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UPDATE:

This project was fully funded thanks to Ripple and #bestschoolday on Donor's Choose. I am so thankful!

So, my adorable classroom is not what I thought it was. It turns out my middles DO NOT like sitting on the floor. They also do not like sitting on barstools. I have found that no matter how AMAZING flexible seating looks, it has to be comfortable. Now what?...... Well I did what I know best, and created a Donors Choose! Check it out in the link below! And SHARE, SHARE, SHARE

https://www.donorschoose.org/project/collaborative-classroom/3133856/

This is what it looked like. Stay tuned for the new look IF my project gets funded!