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August 15, 2017

Google Classroom Updates


Check out the new Google Classroom updates to make your teaching life a little easier.

Google Classroom Updates

August 7, 2017

Total Eclipse Resources

MSD teachers, are you ready for the total eclipse on August 21st? Click here for a list of resources to help you prepare your students. 

May 23, 2017

Free Tool to Combine PDF Documents

Try PDF Binder to combine your PDFs into one document.

May 9, 2017

Google for Conversions

Use Google for conversions.  If you need to quickly convert currency, metric or American units, simply type your info into the Chrome search bar.  Example:  "how many feet in a mile" or "100 US dollars in Euros".

May 2, 2017

Free Audio Books


Looking for free audio books and eBook downloads?  Check out Loyal Books and Lit2Go (also has an option to download passages) to use in your classroom.  

--Submitted by Jonnett Gammill

May 2, 2017

Slides Carnival


Check out Slides Carnival for free PowerPoint & Google Slides templates that can enhance any presentation.

April 11, 2017

Earth Day Activities

April 6, 2017

Tyler Tarver Math Academy

Need help with math?  Check out Tyler Academy on YouTube. He’s a fellow Arkansan with amazing resources.  


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

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