Do You Know Your States Quiz

post by Madi Ohashi and Makamae Nottage

We created this lesson for 3rd graders as a pre test about the states and their locations. In this lesson, the students are asked to recognize the location of the specified states on a blank map. Students would only be tested on a few states to assess their knowledge. Then, the teacher would lead an activity about the states and eventually go over all 50 states. This quiz could be altered for every grade level by switching from states to capitals, cities, or landmarks. The post we created is for a starting point of understanding states, and over time students will begin to learn more about the states and be able to take other similar pretests about other aspects of the states.

Calling All Continents

This lesson is intended for a social studies lesson in second grade. I would use this as a post-assessment after students have learned about identifying continents. The students should be able to identify continent locations and names. This lesson also expands by providing students access to more information and facts about each continent by clicking on them after accurately identifying them.

The Australian Quiz

This activity is a quiz students can complete individually or as a class about Australia. This was designed to be used as an activity for students in 5th/6th grade who study Geography and other countries. It could be used as an introduction or concluding activity about the topic of Australia. The objective/goals of this activity is to help students broaden their knowledge of another country and give them worldly knowledge. Although this can’t be directly monitored by the teacher if students complete this individually, the quiz tells students if their answer is correct or incorrect. This allows students to find the correct answer. The concept of a quiz such as this can be applied to many other topics in Geography, History, Mathematics and even English.

Road Trip Across America

Year 6


  • Students will be able to explore the United States by going on a virtual trip by interacting with different internet platforms.
  • Students will gain insight and ideas for their own road trip chapter books.
  • Students will observe what a city has to offer, such as food, historical landmarks, or places of entertainment.

For using this in the classroom with students I think I would use this as an introduction to writing a road trip chapter book. The presentation would give the students ideas on what they can do on their road trip and the types of places they can go to. Also the presentation shows them what kind of information they would need to look up in order for their road trip to seem real.

Food Groups

This lesson is made for students in 3rd-fourth grade who have experience with computers. The lesson goals are to teach students the main food groups and serving sizes to eat in a meal. The teacher will first go through the basic food groups and what the recommended daily servings of each are. Then, it is the students’ turn to practice what they learned by dragging food and labels on the dinner plate to the correct areas to portion out the meal. Afterwards, students can click on the picture to follow a link to a website to play games and learn more about healthy food and lifestyle choices. Teachers aren’t meant to grade students, but observe as they get more practice with what they just learned as well as with the technology.

Name That Island!

by Sabrina Pangelinan & Lauryn Nakashima

For our post, we are doing a “Name That Island” review, meant for fourth graders, where the student will need to drag the corresponding name to the correct island in the picture.  This is meant to be a review where as a class, we have learned where the islands are located previously.  The goal for the students is to be able to name all the Hawaiian Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands.  To use it with our students, we would have them use their computers to access the editable PowerPoint.  The students will then go through it and drag the name of the island to the correct island in the picture next to it.   

Abiotic Vs Biotic

Target Student Audience: Freshmen

Lesson Goals: Being able to differentiate between Abiotic and Biotic factors

How would you use it with students: Use it as an introduction to a unit before we dive deeper.

If You Give Students a Part of Speech

This is a co-post by Lauren Alvarez and Audrey Muller.

This activity is aimed towards kindergarten or first grade classes. It focuses on basic parts of speech including nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Students will have three multiple choice questions followed by a fun final one about parts of speech relating to the book If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff.

The benefit of doing an online activity is that it engages students in a different way. They have access to the images and texts, targeting to students of all learning styles. In addition to the powerpoint, students will record their answers on a designated worksheet. This will allow the teacher to record student comprehension.

Behavior Choice Activity

Through this activity, students can learn how their emotions affect others. By interacting with the different behavioral options, students will develop a further understanding of the consequences that may occur as a result of different behaviors.

Aimed at 3rd grade students, the choices are relatively simple. Our hope is that students will be able to evaluate their choices, and be encouraged to choose a more positive behavior to handle the situation.


post by: Amy Huang and Rylee Seekins

This is a quiz to test third-graders on their knowledge of the steps to PEMDAS. Since the teacher can’t see how well they do, this would be used for more like a way for students to review the topic themselves rather than be used as a formal assessment.

Balloons Over Broadway

This is a co-post by: Ysabelle Saguin and Caroline Halvorson

Target Student Audience: 2nd grade class

Lesson goals: Students will explore the book and its world through links to external resources

Students can each have a copy with the links and access the material on their individual devices or could be used as a whole class on a shared teacher device.

Header Photo: Macy’s 2014 Thanksgiving Day Parade

Misconceptions About Evolution

By Katie and Sydney

This activity could be used in a middle school class to help make students aware of their misconceptions regarding the topic of evolution. This activity would fall at the beginning of a evolution unit, in order for the students and the teacher to have an indication of where students are prior to instruction.

The goal of the activity is to give the students and the teacher an indication of where students are prior to instruction. This activity would fall at the beginning of a evolution unit.

Students would be able to take themselves through the quiz and read the reasoning for each misconception. In order to share the information with the teacher, the students can write down the questions that they struggled with. Allowing teachers to be able to have an idea of what were the commonly missed questions.