Pop – Up Cards – Easily create memorable Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Cards for your classroom


I know I’m a little behind with this post re: Valentine’s Day BUT… I had to share this amazing activity I enjoyed with my students a few weeks ago. We made historical pop up Valentine’s Day Cards for the classroom!

I taught my students a basic way to make a pop up card – Start with a simple card or piece of paper and fold it in half. Then cut parallel lines (in pairs of the same length) into the middle fold as shown in the picture. The cuts should be no more then half the length of the card. Push the flaps forward until your card looks the same as the top half.

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The Mannequin Challenge – for the Classroom

I have been waiting all year to try out the Mannequin Challenge in my classroom! Finally I had the opportunity this week to get my students to “freeze in time” for this awesome task.

The Mannequin Challenge was a trend that spread across the internet asking people to freeze in a particular moment in time usually while a camera captures the moment. I chose to participate without the camera. Here’s how you can too.

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The Power of Student Voices!

RECAP, the most fun I have had in my classroom all year!  Recap is a free and easy to use service where students use their phone (or other device) to create a short video in response to the teacher’s prompt.   My high school students loved it.

Teachers have the option to set up the prompt with a pin so students do not need to register with or sign into the site.  In my class, students were uploading their videos in minutes.   The Recap dashboard allows the teacher to see who has completed the assignment and creates a compilation reel for easy replay.

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