Tuesday, March 19, 2013


I went to a district meeting last week. Usually these meetings leave me filled with regret for missing the time in my classroom...missing teaching time with my little gems, time spent on sub plans. Well this meeting did contain all of those things. Missed time with my gems, substitute plans, etc. but there was something awesome that came out of it.

Another teacher shared an amazing website that I have absolutely fallen in love with and cannot wait to use it with my kiddos. It is called InstaGrok and maybe it has been discovered by most already and I am late to the game but I am really enjoying plugging all sorts of search terms to get all sorts of wonderful results.  You simply plug a search term into the search bar and it instantly creates a web map for you, complete with key facts, websites, videos, images and a glossary. There is also a toggle bar on the top that allows you to change the level as well so it works for lower elementary all the way to higher elementary. Check it out!!!



  1. Angela- I love this site! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is really great. I'm thinking of a couple of students who will love this to learn more about what they are reading. It's always nice to leave an inservice with something valuable like this. Thanks
    I can't wait to share it with my teaching partner.