Tip Sheet #4 Vol. II - October 4, 2022

You will notice that our Tip Sheets are going through a makeover! It may take us a week or two to get into the new groove, but we're committed to providing you with a resource that everyone can benefit from. 

Each week, in addition to our usual tech tips and product updates, we'll endeavor to provide shared activities for Elementary, Middle, and High School students. We'll need your help, so we've implemented a new section: Teacher Spotlight. Here we'll introduce you to an amazing TeacherMader each week-- and if they have a side hustle on TpT or Etsy, there'll be links for you to follow! 

If you're interested in being in the Spotlight or just want to share some of your activities, please click here or email us at team@teachermade.com




Teacher Spotlight: Paige Posey Cumberland, Secondary Science

Joined TeacherMade: September 2020

Greetings. My name is Paige Posey Cumberland. I am a professional educator from Central Mississippi where I reside with my husband (who is also an educator and coach) and our newborn daughter. 

For over ten years, I have had the pleasure to share my knowledge of the world through teaching high school sciences. 

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, I began searching for a career that I could be passionate about. Growing up the daughter of educators, the love for learning and sharing knowledge with those around me was instilled from an early age; so I dabbled with the idea of following in my parents' footsteps and, luckily, fell in love with being a teacher! My favorite moments in education come from watching my students' eyes light up when they make connections to the world around them and everything finally just “clicks”!

I'm a long-time TeacherMader and have just about 400 activities for Chemistry, Physics, and even Earth Science. It's hard to know exactly where you are with your students, so I've shared two of my Chemistry activities that should fit into every classroom at some point.


If you want to see more of my work, I do have a TpT store, Smarty Pants Secondary Science, where I hope to post TeacherMade activities soon. While we teachers welcome any extra income, I mostly enjoy designing curriculum materials and sharing my passion for the sciences with educators around the world!



Shared Elementary TeacherMades:

Science: Parts of the Body 

Preview SEL: What Can You Control?
  • Description: Students will reflect on what they can control versus what they can’t. This is a great social-emotional learning activity.

  • Recommended Grade Range: Grade 3 - 5

  • Question Types: Drag and Drop, True/False, Open Ended, Short Answer 

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/7o3oMuWFT526GFJog7_Zyg/

Shared Middle Grades TeacherMades:

Science: Parts of a Microscope

ELAR/SS: A Northern Paiute Legend about the North Star

  • Description: Listen to a Native American legend of the North Star. Students will love it and so will you because you can assess their listening skills through the questions that follow!

  • Question Types: Checkboxes, Multiple Choice, True/False, Open Ended

  • Link:  https://app.teachermade.com/s/Cgaa66loRJKl1AHLRAC1Tg/

Shared High School TeacherMades:

Chemistry: Types of Reactions

Chemistry: Predicting the Product of a Chemical Reaction

Indigenous Peoples Day - October 10, 2022

SS: Where Did U.S. State Names Come From? 

  • Description: Do your students love puzzles? In this activity, they will be given hints to try to figure out which US State names come from Native American origins.
  • Recommended Grade Range: Grade 4 through High School 

  • Item Types: Short Answer

  • Linkhttps://app.teachermade.com/s/k5M0jlcJSv6g6I4RUr5XBA/

ELAR/SS: Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples Day Debate 

  • Description: Learn why states are now replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.  Students will read an article and then listen to an NPR debate on this hot topic! They will then show their knowledge by answering a variety of questions. As an extra bonus, they can write their own opinion piece!
  • Recommended Grade Range: Middle and High School

  • Item Types: Audio, Drop Down, Multiple Choice, Multiselect, Short Answer, Open Answer

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/9EWp0iBcSpOysAbLcmue9w/

ELAR/SS: Indigenous Latin American Food You Love

  • Description: Can you imagine life without fries, ketchup, or candy bars? Through this activity, students will learn about the Columbian Exchange between the Americas and Europe. After, they will answer reading comprehension questions, and respond to a prompt as an extra bonus!

  • Grade: Middle School/High School

  • Item Types: Links, Checkboxes, Multiple Choice, Short Answer, True/False, Open Answer  

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/QrGlcRZ7TimchZ2P288u4g/

Canadian Thanksgiving - October 10, 2022

ELAR/SS: Canadian and U.S. Thanksgivings Compared 

  • Description: Learning about Thanksgiving north of the border and comparing it to the US holiday will interest your kids.

  • Grade: Middle & High School

  • Item Types: Checkboxes, True/False, Multiple Choice, Short Answer, Open Answer

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/qkJdBxKoRFihIqJaJs3TaA/


This Week's Tuesday Tech Tip: 

Students Don't Need a TeacherMade Account!!

It's true... TeacherMade has a different "architecture" than most of the ed tech you use. We get that. Once you understand how we're different, you'll realize that in this age of data privacy concerns, TeacherMade is one less thing to worry about. 

Kate, our Customer Success manager, has made this video to show us how students are assigned TeacherMades and how they access the activities.


Update Surprise! Where did the Sharing button go?? 

This past week, veteran TeacherMaders may have been caught by surprise when "Sharing" was no longer on the left of the Worksheet Detail screen. Don't worry! You can still share a worksheet from the My Worksheets screen where all of your activities are listed. Find the three dots to the right of the activity you want to share and click to reveal a pop-up menu where Sharing is now located. (We're hoping this new location will be more intuitive for users and prevent the misconception that Sharing how students get access.)

See how to turn on ‘Sharing’ by reading our post here: 


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