My all-time favorite technology tool to use is ABCYa's Animate. It is open ended so it can be used for nearly any topic and subject area. I'm going to focus on science in this post because that is how I use this tool with my students.
Technology makes my teaching life so much easier. Over the years I've discovered 5 tools I can't live without and today I am sharing them with you. This post is a round up of 5 fabulous tutorials for how to use each of the apps. Padlet- "Padlet allows anyone to create a “Wall” without creating … Continue reading 5 Technology Tools to Try for Back to School
Guest Blog Post by Livio Bolzon A year ago, Chase Engelbrecht and I came up with the idea for Codemoji.com, a way for students to learn how to code while having fun with emojis. As a teacher you might think emojis and the coding curriculum can’t go hand in hand, but our team has found a way. … Continue reading Bring Coding to the Classroom with Emojis
It can be really challenging to engage parents in their child's classroom activities. Blended learning adds to this challenge when students aren't bringing home as many papers. Edmodo is a technology tool that helps to solve this problem.
10 Attention Grabbers When our students are using devices it can be really challenging to get their attention. Sometimes they have headphones on, sometimes they are just really engaged in the lesson. These 10 attention grabbers are something to try with your students. Some will stick with your group and you can add them to … Continue reading 10 Attention Grabbers To Try when using Tech
One of my favorite pastimes is scouring the internet for digital games for my students. I know, I'm a little weird, but I like it that way. So, the other day I was looking for math activities for kindergarten that align to the common core standards. Now I'm sharing what I found with you because I think you will find them to be really helpful.
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By using Newsela for test prep or teaching nonfiction, students are engaged in deeper, more authentic, and meaningful learning.
Preparing students for their standardized state tests doesn't have to be terribly boring and use a whole tree worth of paper. Over the years helping 5th grade students prepare for their science state test in North Carolina, I have come across some amazing online resources for ELA that I want to share with you.
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