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Teresa Lansford

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K20 Center

Academic Credentials

Bachelor of Science in Education
University of Oklahoma 2001
Master of Library and Information Studies
University of Oklahoma 2012

About Me

Teresa collaborates to craft lessons and learning experiences aligned the mission and IDEALS of the K20 Center. With a background in elementary education and school librarianship, Teresa is passionate about inquiry, student ownership of learning, and using Makerspaces to enhance learning.

Recent Publications

Students complete a sequence puzzle, play a round of backward charades, and make a plan for an upcoming task using backward planning to make sure they can reach their goal on time. Read more »

Educator Resource

Tag Target Audience

  • Students

Tag Calendar Placement

  • 2nd Nine Weeks

User Group Group Size

  • Medium Group (at least 10)

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Critical Thinking
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Time Frame 60 minutes
Air Fair!

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th

How does someone become an airplane pilot? What kinds of work do they do? How do they keep planes up in the air and get them where they need to go? This series of activities will help you to better understand the skills needed to be a pilot and to see if this career might be a great fit for you! Airplane... Read more »

Educator Resource

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th
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Time Frame

Unleash creativity by designing digital posters and infographics with Piktochart. Piktochart is a free, graphic design platform that is user-friendly for learners of all ages. Drag-and-drop image features and a library of pre-made templates make getting started a snap. Piktochart enables users to share... Read more »

Tech Tool
Unlocking Answers

Keys To Great Research

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 10th

Knowing the best way to navigate search engines and find trustworthy sources can be tricky for learners of any age. This lesson will provide experiences for students to strengthen their searching and knowledge-building skills. It can be used as a drop-in lesson in any content area that is about to start... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Unlocking Answers

Keys To Great Research

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 10th

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

  • Any Secondary Course

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.6.R.2, 9.6.W.1
More 2
Time Frame 120

Tinkercad is a free online platform for creating 3D models. Students can design unique creations by combining and manipulating shapes or load ready-made designs for remixing. Teachers can set up a free account and create a class or students can create individual accounts. Tinkercad has built-in tutorials... Read more »

Tech Tool
Robot Teacher

Programming and Algorithms

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Kindergarten - 2nd

Computer programming helps young learners to understand how to think things through step-by-step, solve problems, and make adjustments based on feedback. There are many great resources now for both online and offline coding and using algorithms to solve problems for learners of all ages. These lessons... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Robot Teacher

Programming and Algorithms

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Kindergarten - 2nd

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • K.AP, K.AP.A, K.AP.A.1, K.AP.C, K.AP.C.1, K.AP.PD, K.AP.PD.3, K.AP.PD.4
More 3 periods
Time Frame 100

Now that many schools have added student devices to their schools, they are looking for other ways to integrate technology and give students enhanced authentic opportunities to apply learning. Makerspaces provide a platform for that, but many educators and administrators do not know where to start.... Read more »

Professional Learning

Tag Target Audience

  • Administrators, Teachers

Tag Calendar Placement

  • Any time of year

User Group Group Size

  • Large Group (at least 30)

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Collaborate, Critical Thinking, Increase Teacher "Toolbox", Reflection, Student Choice
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Time Frame 120 min
My Turn, Your Turn

Speaking and Listening

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Preschool

Learning how to listen and participate in conversations is an important skill for all learners. In this lesson, students will learn how to take turns speaking and how to listen to their friends to improve their social skills and enhance learning. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
My Turn, Your Turn

Speaking and Listening

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Preschool

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • PK.1.R.1
More 2 periods
Time Frame 60 minutes

Pixton is a website where students can create their own comics to share stories or summarize what they have learned. Read more »

Tech Tool

Plickers is a web app that enables teachers to assess student understanding quickly and without requiring extra devices or clickers. Students use paper response cards similar to QR codes that can be scanned in the app for instant feedback. Read more »

Tech Tool