Tips and Tricks for Organization When Taking Your Class to the Computer Lab You probably spend quite a bit of time building classroom procedures and routines in your classroom. But what happens when you take your class out of your classroom?! A common time is when you take your class to the computer lab. … Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Organization When You Take a Class to the Computer Lab
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.
What are PhET Simulations? PhET simulations are free research-based science and mathematics resources that can run online or can be downloaded to your computer. Learning comes alive when students interact and manipulate these colorful simulations. These interactive and animated digital resources allow students to explore and make connections that help aid their scientific and mathematical … Continue reading Increase Science & Mathematics Understanding with PhET Simulations
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
Tips and Tricks for Parent Communication in the Upper Grades Parent communication is just as important at the upper grades as at elementary, but it may look a little bit different. It is a critical piece of helping students to be successful! I teach high school in a very urban, Title I district, where … Continue reading Upper Grade Parent Communication
As a teacher, parent communication is key. I've come to realize that open and requent communication not only informs parents, it brings them to your side of the court. I've found the more I communicate, the more parents have my back and support my and the class. Here are 3 keys and corresponding tech that … Continue reading 3 Keys to Parent Communication
Google Forms is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to gather information. Whether it’s assigning book clubs or collecting mock election nominations, Google Forms gives teachers the ability to sort through large groups of data without having to fumble through pesky paper stacks. A simple way you can use Google Forms to make … Continue reading Using Google Forms for Parent Communication
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