36. Collaborative Global Projects with Google Tour Builder

Collaborative Cross-Curricular Global Projects: Virtual Trips for Time Travelers

TESOL International Convention, March 29th, Chicago


This is my Google Slide Presentation delivered at the TESOL International Convention, Chicago, on March 29th, 2018 (workshop format): https://goo.gl/q1mU9z

Collaborative Cross-Curricular Global Projects_ Virtual Trips for Time Travelers

Collaborative Cross-Curricular Global Projects_ Virtual Trips for Time Travelers



The Time Train Project website: http://bit.ly/timetrain16 

Link to the collaborative doc for today’s workshop: https://goo.gl/Fvw4Xu

Time Train Phases:

Time Train JPEG


Thank you,




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35. Best EAL / ELLs Strategies


This blog post contains a plethora of EAL/ELLs strategies that can help you deliver meaningful and exciting lessons and would help your students learn faster.
Remember that the key is using participatory/interactive learning strategies!


1. EAL Strategies Presentation:



2. EAL Strategies curated by Margo Tripsa (PEAK and SIOP strategies)- use the scrollbar to check them all out.



3. EAL Strategies curated by Donna Sears & Linda Stewart



4. EAL Strategies curated by Donnette Fernandez & Karen Streich-Rodgers



5. SIOP Strategies by Lesson Step:



I hope you found this useful!
Thank you for visiting Techie Teachers’ Tricks!



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34. Critical Thinking & Higher Level Thinking


It’s been a while since my last post! Here I am, publishing again on Techie Teachers’ Tricks, from Qatar, Middle East!

I curated the best resources on critical thinking and higher level thinking and published them for all educators looking to increase rigor on the Padlet below. Enjoy!


Made with Padlet


The Question Matrix for classroom use is awesome! It could be very helpful for developing students’ inquiry minds or for teachers who want develop their students’ higher level thinking skills.


Be inspired, create, and shine!



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33. Global Project Opportunity

Hello global collaborators,

The Time Train project starts in 2 weeks! Want to join?
I was wondering if any teachers from other countries (other than the U.S. because we already have schools from several US States) would be interested in joining an exciting social studies project (time, continuity, and change standard). All resources and description can be found here: http://bit.ly/timetrain16. A number of schools have already joined, but a little more diversity with respect to the geographical location of the participating schools would make the learning experience even more valuable.

This is an exciting global project, called the Time Train project. We are a 4th grade classroom Qatar, Middle East and we are looking for students from 5-6 countries to join us. It’s around Social Studies content (time, continuity and change), and basically, the students need to create 2 videos: one of their country long ago, and one of their country today). When all participating countries are done, they can create a Time Train route around the globe using Google Tour Builder just by embedding these videos; so viewers can “take a trip” back and forth in time and watch students’ presentations (Google Tour Builder provides the visual: showing the location of the students who created the videos). The Time Train project http://bit.ly/timetrain16  can be found here and it also includes a sample Google Tour Builder project (the sample has just students’ written comments, but this project would be more lively since the students will be producing videos). So, the two videos are pretty much all you need; at the end, one school (and that can be us) can put the videos together and create the tour for all the participating countries.

We are looking for any teachers of grade 4-8th students from around the globe who would be interested in participating to join us; potential implementation time frame is mid-February-end of March. Please let me know. By accessing the link you can find the form that you need to fill out to express your interest (under the teacher resources tab).

Thank you,

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32. Google Expeditions- Emerging Technology

Google Expeditions is amazing! I learned about it this summer at the ISTE conference in Denver, Colorado, a conference that over 19,000 of people attended. In this post. I am sharing a Google Expedition presentation. This can be used as a proposal for a grant or just to learn about the amazing things that this instructional technology tool provides.

I am embedding below the presentation. You can also access the Google Expeditions- Emerging Technology presentation here.

A few pictures from this amazing conference:





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31. QR Codes Increase Productivity- 15 Uses and Step by Step Tutorials

I am very excited to share the resources I created for a presentation I delivered at the Teaching and Learning Forum, Doha, Qatar, 2016 on Saturday, April 30th, 2016, titled Using QR Codes to Increase Productivity in the Classroom.

Part 1: 15 Uses of QR Codes


Part 2: Step by Step Tutorial for Creating QR Codes.

Until next time, be productive, get inspired, and grow!


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30. Brain Breaks with Go Noodle Tutorial


Hello friends,

I have created the following tutorial a while back and even though I haven’t shared it on my website yet, it has quite a few views on YouTube. So, here it goes!

I love brain breaks, and you can also read about the reasons why they are great by reading one of my old posts, Brain Brakes with Go noodle and Just Dance Kids, previously published on this website.


Until next time, get inspired and grow! 🙂


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