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December 24, 2017

Do you struggle with the same students participating in every lesson? Do you want students to have an outlet for sharing ideas and collaborating? Padlet is a great tool to create a “wall” where students are able to respond to topics, prompts, and/or questions. The site allows for total class partici...

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...

June 13, 2017

I have used SignUpGenius now for multiple purposes both as an educator and personally! It is easy to use and helps to organize an event. The basic purpose of the website is for multiple people to sign-up for an event through the sharing of one link. It removes the need for paper-pencil forms and als...

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...

January 16, 2017

Ugh! Number lines are tricky. Students always seem to have a difficult time understanding this concept. Here are some strategies and resources you can use to help support student learning.

1. Cuisenaire Rods

Using cuisenaire rods are a great way to help students develop their understanding of fraction...

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...

October 25, 2016

Communication is key in any classroom. Finding a system that works in your classroom is really important! I am always very honest with my parents at the beginning of the year and say that although I will try to make phone calls throughout the year, I have found that e-mails and notes are an easier w...

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 3, 2016

Every educator is always looking for great ways to improve their classrooms and create an amazing learning environment for their students. Everyone knows about Pinterest, TeachersPayTeachers and many other forums. Another fantastic resource for DIY projects, especially electronics, is Instructables....

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