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March 14, 2017

Grammar Gladiator Game

This is a fun way for students to learn about grammar.  Skills include punctuation, conjunctions, homophones, articles, verb tenses and more.  The goal of the game is to make the gladiator jump on platforms to launch fire into the correct answer.

March 9, 2017

Right-click on a Chromebook

To right-click on a chromebook, simply click the touchpad with two (2) fingers and the right-click options will appear.

March 9, 2017

Online Research Sources

Do you need online research sources?  If so, check out this list from 

March 7, 2017

Canned Email Responses aka Template Emails

Tired of typing the same reply over and over? Or, are you looking for a way to automatically respond to emails?  Try canned responses (automated answers to common types of messages).  Simply, compose your message once and save the message text with canned responses. Click here for step-by-step instructions. 

March 7, 2017

Google Docs/Classroom Grading Rubric

 Check out the Orange Slice Teacher Rubric (Google Docs) add-on for increased grading productivity using the G Suite.

--Submitted by Jonnett Gammill

February 28, 2017

ADE Resource for Writing

Check out the ADE’s Livebinder resource of writing instructional tools.  It includes YouTube videos, Quick Writes, and much more.

February 17, 2017

Unsend an Email in Gmail

Do you ever need to quickly unsend an email? To enable this feature, do the following:

  1. In Gmail, click Settings, choose Settings.
  2. Under General tab, scroll down to the Undo Send section and click Enable Undo Send.
  3. Set the cancellation period.
  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Now when you send an email, Undo will appear at the top of the page.  





February 13, 2017

Awesome Stories Archive for Black History Month

Check out the archive on Awesome Stories for African-American History Month resources by clicking here

February 9, 2017

How to View the MSD District Calendar on your Google Calendar

Please click the image below for instructions to add the MSD district calendar to your Google calendar.  


February 9, 2017

Valentine's Day Card to Patients at Arkansas Children's Hospital

Send a card to a patient at Arkansas Children's Hospital at:


January 31, 2017

Groundhog Day Activities

Click here for Ground Day classroom activities at


January 30, 2017

Critical Thinking Cheat Sheet

Do you need a quick cheat sheet of questions to help students improve critical thinking on a variety of topics? Check out the Ultimate Cheatsheet infographic by clicking here. 

January 30, 2017

Black History Month Resources 2017

January 30, 2017

iPad Apps for Students with Special Needs

iPad App Chart 


-Submitted by Paige Harris

January 24, 2017

Reopen Closed Tabs in Chrome

Have you ever accidentally closed out of a tab?  If so, press the Ctrl+Shift+T keys to recover the last closed tab in Chrome.


January 23, 2017

Pin Tab

Do you ever close out of a Chrome tab accidentally or wish the tabs didn’t take up so much space at the top of your screen?  Well, Pin tab prevents accidental tab closing and removes header text by narrowing the tab size.  Simply right-click on the tab and choose Pin Tab. 

January 18, 2017

Inauguration Resources

January 17, 2017

Adblock for YouTube

Since we have the Google Suite for Education, we are able to download the AdBlock for YouTube extension.  This extension will remove the ads on YouTube when viewing in the Chrome browser.

To add this extension to your account, please do the following:

1) Go to Chrome Web Store (Be sure you are signed into your school account.)

2) Search Adblock for Youtube

3)  Add Extension to Chrome

Extension Without Adblock WithAdblock


January 10, 2017

MLK Activities from ReadWorks offers Martin Luther King, Jr. activities organized by grade level. Click here to check out the articles with questions and videos.


January 9, 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: Video Biography for Children

Click here for a quick six minute video on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It can be used as a great introduction to a lesson in honor of the upcoming holiday.  

December 14, 2016

Santa Tracker

Check out Norad’s Santa Tracker by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). 

December 7, 2016


KidzType is a cool site for students to learn how to type.  It is organized by grade level and offers typing games, lesson, exercises, practice, and more.

December 6, 2016

Photos for Class

Photos for Class is a great site for finding safe images for students.  It finds creative common licensed images.  Best of all, it generates an automatic citation once you download the image. 


December 6, 2016

Force Copy Option for Google Docs


Have you wanted to share a document with others, but want to make sure they don’t manipulate your original document or would you like to have the receiver automatically prompted to Make a Copy of the document?  If you would like for the link you send a recipient to ask them to Make A Copy of the document, please do the following:

  1. Click the Share button

  2. Click Get Sharable Link button

  3. Click Copy Link

  1. Paste the link into a new email

  2. Erase everything after the last slash and add the work copy

  1. Send email. Now when the recipient clicks on the link, it will ask them if they want to Make a Copy of the document.

November 29, 2016

Triventy (Online Game Quizzes)

Are you looking for a free quiz game platform? If so, try Triventy. You can sign in using your Google login and even send quizzes to your Google Classroom.   Similar to Kahoot and Quizizz, you can create your own quiz or use one from Triventy’s library.  Triventy would be good for vocabulary review.  You can try one of the public quizzes on the legislative branch by clicking here.

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