Thursday, November 28, 2013




In celebration, Liz's Lessons is offering 
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SAT 11/30-TUES 12/3!

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Get your wish lists ready to start shopping this weekend! 
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Monday, November 25, 2013

Spanish Alphabet and Number Online Speaking Activities with Blabberize, Voki, and Vocaroo!

Looking for some fun online speaking activities to do with your beginner Spanish students for learning the alphabet and numbers? Have students record their own voice to practice, using the online tools, Blabberize, Voki, and Vocaroo.  

With Blabberize, students can choose any photo, put a moving mouth on it, and add their voice to it to make it speak! With Voki, students create a speaking avatar, and with Vocaroo, students can record their own voice, or a conversation with a partner.  

This product comes with Blabberize and Voki models for students, instruction templates, and requirement checklists.  It also includes a student version, and teacher version for notes on the numbers 1-100 , and for the alphabet.  Finally, there is a written assessment that has a matching section for numbers, and a listening section for the alphabet.

See one Blabberize and one Voki example, and a product preview below. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Celebration Sale! is celebrating 100,000 likes on Facebook

Enter code FB100K at checkout for 10% off all TpT products, 
including sale items, until the day ends on 10/14/13. 

Liz's Lessons also has reason to celebrate! 
Just last week, we reached 3,000 followers on our Pinterest page!

Liz's Lessons is offering an additional 20% off ALL store items until 10/15/13!

 That's a total of 30% off all Liz's Lessons products 
on Sunday 10/13 and Monday 10/14
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20 Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15-October 15th!  During this month, we celebrate the cultures, histories, and accomplishments of Americans whose ancestors have come from Spanish-Speaking countries. Below are twenty resources that you can use during Hispanic Heritage Month, and that you can integrate into your lesson plans throughout the entire school year.
  1. Scholastic's Celebrate Hispanic Heritage page has online activities that provide your students with the opportunity to discover the contributions and rich cultures of Hispanics in the United States. Students can explore Hispanic History in the Americas, Meet Famous Latinos, learn about Latinos in History, find out from some Americans of Hispanic descent what their heritage means to them, play a Piñata Concentration Game in Spanish, or Explore More with Maya and Miguel.
  2. Latino Virtual Gallery is an interactive learning site that teaches visitors about Latino cultural heritage. The nine different galleries available are Argentina at the Smithsonian 2010, Panamanian Passages, Mexican Treasures of the Smithsonian, DIVEDCO (Division of Community Education of Puerto Rico), LEGACY: Spain and the United States at the Age of Independence, Day of the Dead, Roberto Clemente: Life After Baseball, Smithsonian Latino Center's Kids Corner, and LATINO ART NOW: 3D Art Installation
  3. Gale Free Resources: Hispanic Heritage Biographies has around 50 links to biographies of famous Latinos such as author Isabel Allende, singer Celia Cruz, and actor Antonio Banderas.
  4. Teacher Planet Hispanic Heritage Lessons, Worksheets and Activities has lesson plans such as United States/Mexico Border (Gr. 9-12), worksheets like as Central America & South America Outline Maps, Units such as The Roots of American Culture, Resources like 1492: An Ongoing Voyage, and Web Quests such as El Juego que Aprende: The Learning Game. 
  5. EDSITEment National Hispanic Heritage Month has a variety of  great resources for Hispanic Heritage Month. Some of the sections of the site are The Roots of Hispanic Culture in the New World, Historical and Cultural Legacies, Hispanic Culture and Literature Today, Spanish Language, Hispanic Culture, Featured Lessons, Featured Websites, and Featured Additional EDSITEment Resources.
  6. National Hispanic Heritage Month contains an Exhibitions and Collections page, Images of famous Hispanics, and an Audio/Video page with podcasts, songs, videos, speeches, and poetry. In addition there is a Teacher Resource Page with links to primary sources that you can use in your classroom such as collection guides and research aids from The Library of Congress, National Archives Experience -- DocsTeach, National Archives, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, and the Smithsonian Institution.
  7. Smithsonian Education Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 has a Hispanic Heritage Virtual Tour that teaches students about the history and culture of America. Students learn through specially chosen objects from the Smithsonian Institution. Each object tells a story about Hispanic history and culture.
  8. Teacher Vision Hispanic Heritage Resources for Teachers offers lesson plans, printables, art and music activities, and references that will inspire your students. In addition, it has Spanish, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Literature Resources.  
  9. Education World: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month offers teaching ideas for activities that focus on the contributions of people of Hispanic heritage, and the history of the United States. It also has links to more Hispanic Heritage Month resources on the web.
  10. ReadThinkWrite Hispanic Heritage Month begins today is a lesson plan that includes classroom activities, including online research, and also provides teachers and students with websites, and related resources. 
  11. PBS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 will give you PBS Hispanic Heritage Month TV program information. 
  12. PBS Kids: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Maya and Miguel has games, videos, printables and fun facts for elementary students.               
  13. United States Census Bureau provides statistics on Hispanics living in the US.    
  14. The Learning Network-Teaching and Learning with the New York Times  has put together some of their best articles and resources in The Times that celebrate the accomplishments and cultures of Hispanic-Americans. The site gives teachers ideas for ten ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with their students, including seeing Hispanic-American art, and listening to Latin music. The activities are aligned with the Common Core Standards, and the site provides teachers with the Common Core ELA Standards 6-12 that students can work towards while completing the activities. 
  15. New York Times Article: "What's the Problem with 'Hispanic'? Just Ask a 'Latino'" is an interesting informational text that your students can read to spark a class discussion, or pull evidence from for a writing assignment. 
  16. Fakebook can be used to create a fake profile page for a famous Hispanic-American after doing some research.  
  17. Huffington Post Crafts to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month offers printables and ideas for crafts organized by country. Students can create crafts such as Guatemalan kites, or Peruvian bead necklaces 
  18. DiversityInc Hispanic Heritage Month Timeline and Facts & Figures has free downloadable PDFs. The facts and figures are put together in an infographic that you can use in class. 
  19. YouTube Hispanic Heritage Month can be used to search for videos to incorporate into your lessons.
  20. Google Images for Hispanic Heritage month is useful for printing off public domain images to hang up in your classroom, use on a bulletin board, or paste into your Hispanic Heritage Month assignments.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

French Alphabet and Number Online Speaking Activities with Blabberize, Voki, and Vocaroo!

Looking for some fun online speaking activities to do with your beginner French students for learning the alphabet and numbers?  Have students record their own voice to practice, using the online tools, Blabberize, Voki, and Vocaroo.  

With Blabberize, students can choose any photo, put a moving mouth on it, and add their voice to it to make it speak! With Voki, students create a speaking avatar, and with Vocaroo, students can record their own voice, or a conversation with a partner.  

This product comes with Blabberize and Voki models for students, instruction templates, and requirement checklists.  It also includes a student version, and teacher version for notes on the numbers 1-100 , and for the alphabet.  Finally, there is a written assessment that has a matching section for numbers, and a listening section for the alphabet.

See one Blabberize example, and one Voki example below. 


It's time to stock up! 
From Sunday, August 18th-Tuesday August 20th
ALL Liz's Lessons products will be 20% OFF! 

Enter the PROMO CODE BTS13 
on Sunday and Monday to get an additional discount 
for a total of 28% OFF ALL Liz's Lessons items!

It's time to purchase all those items on your TpT wish lists!
Take advantage of the discount, and buy my technology bundles, holiday bundles, and formative assessment bundle! 

I hope you have an AMAZING school year! Thank you for all that you do at your schools, and in your classrooms!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Seventeen Secondary Teachers to Follow on Pinterest!

Looking for some excellent educators to follow on Pinterest? I highly recommend following this group of teachers! These teachers have expertise in a variety of subject areas at the secondary level. From English Language Arts and Foreign Language, all the way to Math and Art!   We follow each other on Pinterest and thought you might like to too. I see amazing ideas from this group.  Let me introduce you to some of them! In case you don't already follow Liz's Lessons on Pinterest, I have included my link for you below as well.
Liz's Lessons

Bio:  Bonjour! Hola! I'm Liz from Liz's Lessons. Languages are one of my passions, and I love teaching with technology. I create fun lessons for teaching secondary French, and Spanish. I also make formative assessments and technology activities in English, that can be used in any secondary classroom. If you are looking for some engaging activities for your classes, be sure to stop by Liz's Lessons!

Follow Liz of Liz's Lessons on Pinterest.

Meet The Tutor House!
The Tutor House

Bio:  Hi!  I'm Adrianne from The Tutor House.  I love tutoring and creating engaging lessons for math in reading for grades 3-8!  If you've ever thought about starting your own tutoring business, you should come on over to The Tutor House! Follow Adrianne of The Tutor House on Pinterest. {Special thanks to Adrianne for putting together this  list for all of us!}

Meet Science Stuff! 

Bio:  Hi there!  My name is Amy Brown and I write a blog called "Science Stuff."  I am a 29-year teaching veteran of biology, chemistry and AP biology.  I love science and I love kids, so I have the best job in the world!  Hopefully, I have passed my love of nature and the environment on to many students.  My blog has tips and tricks for teaching science as well as a lot of free science teaching materials.  I hope to see you there! Follow Amy of Science Stuff on Pinterest.

Meet Addie Education!
Addie Education ñ Teacher Talk

Bio:  I'm a middle / high-school teacher and I love to create ELA, Social Studies and Geography related resources.  I blog at Addie Education - Teacher Talk... come on by and see some of the fun things I do with my students. Follow Addie Education on Pinterest.

Bio:  I'm a high school English teacher in a 1:1 school who loves books and fostering creativity. My blogs are Mrs. Orman's Classroom and Hunger Games Lessons. I share my teaching resources on TeachersPayTeachers.

Follow Tracee Orman on Pinterest.

Meet Charlene Tess!

Bio:  Hello, there. Iím Charlene Tess from Simple Steps to Sentence Sense. Grammar is my specialty. I have always loved taking sentences apart and putting them back together, and I successfully taught my students using the simple steps method for over three decades. Visit my blog to get helpful tips on grammar, usage, and writing.
Follow Charlene of Simple Steps to Sentence Sense on Pinterest.

Meet Tammy Manor!
Bio:  Hi my name is Tammy and I've been teaching high school English for 13 years now. I know that teaching can be very stressful. My school is constantly changing the book list and I've taught every grade 6-12 as well. As a result I have unit plans for a large variety of novels, plays and memoirs. Come check out my store on TpT for a variety of ELA materials. Follow my blog for teaching related posts.
Follow Tammy on Pinterest.  
Meet Teach It Write!
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Bio: Welcome! I am Connie from Teach it Write. I am a retired English teacher and Iím thrilled to now write curriculum full time that I love to share on my site My book, The House of Comprehension, shows how the elements of literature form the structure of any fiction or non-fiction text. Check it out on my blog site or on Follow Connie of Teach it Write on Pinterest.

Meet Innovative Connections!
Innovative Connections

Bio:  Hey! I am Ann Marie from Innovative Connections. I enjoy blogging about various topics: Projects and lessons going on in my classroom, ideas I've learned or ideas I've thought of at the most random of moments (At 2 a.m. when I can't sleep, I can come up with some stellar ideas), teaching resources I find beneficial to fellow teachers and/or bloggers. Due to the wide range of grades I've had the pleasure of teaching, Innovative Connections caters mostly to language arts but loves to share and collaborate with teachers/bloggers of various grade levels. Follow Ann Marie of Innovative Connections on Pinterest.

Meet 4mulaFun!
4mulaFun Blog Fan

Bio:  Hello, my name is Jennifer Smith-Sloane. I am a Middle School Math and Special Education teacher. I have a strong passion for differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each learner in and out of my classroom. I love seeing the light in a student's eyes when something finally clicks and I do everything that I can to make that happen as often as it can.  Visit my blog 4mulaFun! Follow Jennifer of 4mulaFun on Pinterest.

Meet Miss Math Dork!

Bio:  Hiya there!  I'm Jamie but you may know me as MissMathDork! I am a lover of all things mathematical!  Patterns, sequences, geometric shapes, if it's mathematical, I'll find a way to make it fun!  Want to see some of my ideas? Check out my ideas and pictures at!  You won't be disappointed! Follow Jaime of Miss Math Dork on Pinterest.
Meet A Space to Create!

Bio:  Meet Sabrina, author of A Space to Create.  Find teaching resources for art teachers and classroom teachers alike. My art lessons teach students the creative process enabling them to build confidence and have amazing results.  Come visit my blog A Space to Create! (K-12)
Follow Sabrina of A Space to Create on Pinterest.

Meet All Things Algebra!
All Things Algebra

Bio: Hi there!  I'm Gina from All Things Algebra.  I have taught Algebra and Pre-Algebra for seven years and have a passion for creating activites and games that engage my students.  If you are interested in finding ways to have more fun in math class, head on over and check out my blog! Follow Gina of All Things Algebra on Pinterest.

Meet Numbers Rule My World!
Numbers Rule My World

Bio: Hi! I'm Krystina from Numbers Rule My World. I love incorporating hands-on activities and technology into the classroom for Math: grades 7-9. If you're looking for great ideas about math then you should come on over and check it out at Numbers Rule My World! Follow Krystina of Numbers Rule My World on Pinterest.

Meet Teaching FSL!

Bio:  This is Madame Aiello, author of Teaching FSL. Although I've taught other subjects as well, French as a Second Language has always been my passion. My focus is the higher grades, since I taught high school originally but teach grade 7 & 8 since six years ago. I share lots of resources, blog about second language teacher specific topics as well as those that apply to all teachers. Follow Madame Aiello of Teaching FSL on Pinterest.

Meet For the Love of Teaching Math!
For the Love of Teaching Math

Bio: I'm Andrea Kerr from For the Love of Teaching Math. It is my mission to change traditional math classrooms one game and activity at a time. If you like to incorporate hands-on, group activities and games into your classroom, check out For the Love of Teaching Math! Follow Andrea of For the Love of Teaching Math on Pinterest.

Meet 2 Peas and a Dog!
2PeasAndADog Blog

Bio:  Hi Everyone! It's Kristy from 2 Peas and a Dog. I am a Canadian middle school teacher who loves to pin and blog about things related to Grades 6 and up.
Follow Kristy of 2 Peas and a Dog on Pinterest.

Meet Teaching Math by Hart!

Bio:  Hi! I'm Kim from Teaching Math by Hart. I am forever planning and thinking of new and innovative ways to teach math to my students. Why, you ask? Believe it or not, I think learning Math should be FUN and it should be REAL! If you are looking for some ideas to engage your students in math class, come check out Teaching Math by Hart - in the middle years classroom! Follow Kim on Pinterest.

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