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.
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
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
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
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?
Let's get organized! I've found 3 awesome Chrome Extensions and 3 awesome iPad Apps to share with you today.
A description of using vocabulary stations, including various ways to use quizlet to reinforce and build comfort with content vocabulary
Each unit culminated in some sort of project. Rather than the standard PowerPoint, my students used an app called Pic Play Post.
This past weekend I went to a one day code.org professional development at a local elementary school. Code.org provides workshops around the world taught by computer science facilitators free of charge for teachers. This PD provides a great opportunity for technology teachers to learn more about coding with our students. The facilitator showed us how … Continue reading Code.Org Professional Development