TKSST – The Kid Should See This

There is so much science, nature, music, art, technology, history, math, food, storytelling, and good stuff out there that many kids haven’t seen or might be curious about.

The Kid Should See This is a free Webby Award-winning collection of 5,000+ kid-friendly videos, curated for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful media in the classroom – and at home.

 Here are just a few topics available:

If you need an idea for the STEM FAIR, point your students to this site. 🙂

Kids Edition of the Nightly News

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS: KIDS EDITION is a digest of the top headlines, broken down for kids to best understand the world today. Lester Holt hosts this once a week edition of topics in today’s news. Each episode runs approximately 15-20 minutes. Well worth the time to watch!

Check out the January 27th edition and kids will gain a better understanding about inflation. They will also learn about the hippopotamus born 6 weeks prematurely. Find out what the word hippopotamus stands for. These are only two of the topics covered.

February 3rd edition covers the winter Olympics, Willow the new Whitehouse pet, body temperatures, and friendship on display with inspiring kids.

Left, Center, Right – View All Sides

How do you know what is fact and what is fake in today’s news stories?

AllSides is an unbiased balanced news website that takes today’s top stories and displays them side-by-side (left, center, right) so you can do a comparison of how one story is portrayed from the different political viewpoints. From there, you decide what is real and what is stretched or simply take note of how bias may play into the reporting of journalist’s personal beliefs.

K12 Historical Marker Contest

Students and classrooms can submit suggested historical markers through the portal below, or by mailing their submission to the Department of Historic Resources. 

Mailed submissions may be printed out, or written on our Blank Historical Marker Template.

Submissions should include:

  1. Name of Student
  2. Name of Teacher
  3. Name of School
  4. Name of School Division
  5. Suggested Name of Marker (Person, Group, Event, or Place)
  6. Dates of Significance (Dates of birth and death if an individual, or date of event. This field is optional.)
  7. Description of Marker (3-5 sentences)
  8. Suggested Location for Marker

Suggested historical markers must be submitted by Monday, March 15, 2021 to be considered. After submissions are received, the Department of Historical Resources and Governor’s Cabinet will select the top submissions.

TeacherMade Converts Paper Files to Interactive Files

I have been asked many times, how can I make my pdf into a fillable form? Or, I have this worksheet that I want to scan and have my students digitally enter in their answers. How can I do that easily?

Well, Laura Bresko, a former K-12 school teacher has developed a free service for teachers that does that and even more. How about having those interactive, fillable forms be gradable? Yes, you heard right. These converted files can be graded for you. Imagine that! And all for free, too. Even after COVID.

Go to: and sign up with a Google account. Laura is currently working on having her service integrate with Google Classroom, therefore it is suggested you use a Google account to sign up. In 2021, Laura will likely be offering full integrations with LMS’s like Canvas, Schoology, itslearning, etc. Click features to compare TeacherMade to Google Slides.

Thanks Mel for sharing. This is a game changer!