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October 25, 2017

Flipgrid is definitely one of my new web tool obsessions for the classroom! It is so engaging for ALL students and you can create a free account. So what exactly is Flipgrid? How can you use it in your classroom? Let me share some info about my new edtech love!

What is Flipgrid?

Flipgrid is a platform...

March 21, 2017

I love offering my students access to as many books as possible. In my classroom, I have a very large classroom library that the students are welcome to check-out and take home. We also are fortunate to have a school library that has thousands of books for students to choose from. However, I have fo...

December 13, 2016

If you are looking for a way to infuse current events into the informational texts you introduce to students, then try out Newsela. Newsela is a website which provides articles at various reading levels that can be shared directly with students via Google Classroom or Google Drive. It is a wonderful...

December 8, 2016

In third grade, the students learn the difference between physical features and human-made features. Learning begins with just looking at a set of pictures and discussing what they notice and what the images might have in common. Then they look at another set of pictures and have the same conversati...

October 16, 2016

Please note, this is a follow on from the previous post Disappearing Water. The second day of this experiment is great! The students are so excited and are begging to get answers. I tell the students that they will get answers, but first they must step into the role of a scientist. All great scienti...

October 12, 2016

When my students leave school on the Friday afternoon of the very first week, I want each child to want to return to school on Monday. I want my students to feel energized and excited about the upcoming year of learning that will happen in our classroom. My goal is for my students to feel safe and c...

October 10, 2016

I just wanted to take a moment to write a post about some of the electronics resources we will use throughout our science experiments and projects for the classroom. Everything we use is available to the general public and more often than not, we will include links to purchase the exact same materia...

October 3, 2016

Integration of technology and increasing student engagement in the classroom is very important. One very simple yet powerful website I have been using in the classroom is Kahoot. It is a tool that can be integrated easily and with very little technological knowledge or experience. Kahoot allows all...

October 2, 2016

Perhaps one of the most difficult posts to write when starting a new blog is the first one! Thus, in order to get this one under our belt, we decided to just write a short bit more about ourselves than you will find on the About Us page. Our next post will be a bit more about Edjro and how we came u...

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