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
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
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
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
This year we were gifted 2 wonder Dash Robots and 2 Ozobots so you can imagine my excitement and yet at the same time slight worry about how we could use just 2 of each with a class of 24 kids.... The answer was stations! While some of the students used the desktop computers or … Continue reading 4 fun Ways to integrate math skills using Wonder Dash Robots and Ozobots
We've all been there - you have to be out for a day, but its nerve-wracking. What to leave for a sub? How to make sure it goes smoothly? You don't want to waste a day of class, and you don't want to come back to chaos the next day. Here are my suggestions (granted … Continue reading Tips for Successful Technology Sub Plans
This year, my school hired full time a teacher who had been a sub for the past 5 years. So I asked her, what are 5 things that sub plans must have?
Finding inexpensive ways to store the devices in your classroom can be a challenge. Here are a few ideas from my classroom and some of my colleagues in my school. I've listed them from least expensive to most.