Creating Checklists with Google Sheets with student checklist display on computer

Creating Checklists with Google Sheets

Organization can be so difficult in a digital setting. For those of us that haven’t grown up in a digital world, it can be such a mental shift to try and fit within the digital setting. While digital tools can be incredibly effective and time-saving, they also can be a hindrance if they’re not used effectively. I’m lucky to have come into adulthood as the internet started becoming commonplace, and I’ve been able to utilize

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Google Keep Headers for Teachers

Get Organized with Google Keep

I first discovered Google Keep when I noticed the icon on my Google Calendar. I immediately fell in love! My first uses for Google Keep were personal: to make my grocery shopping list, keep notes when I was away from home, and to store random information I needed (like what size my furnace filter is). I slowly started using it more and more for my business and my classroom and I’ve never looked back! I’m

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Using PDFs with Google Classroom: Use any existing PDF right inside Google Classroom

Using PDFs in Google Classroom

Google Classroom is probably the most popular Learning Management System (LMS) out there. It integrates seamlessly with Chromebooks and is so easy to use connected with students’ Google Drive accounts. Google Classroom has gained in popularity over the years, but its potential is not always utilized. One of the struggles I hear most often is that teachers struggle to share PDF files with their students. There are a plethora of digital resources prepared for online

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Teaching Classroom Procedures with Interactive Modeling text with students in a line

Teaching Procedures with Interactive Modeling

One of the most successful classroom management strategies I’ve learned about is the process of interactive modeling to introduce procedures in my classroom. I previously had not done a very good job teaching my students classroom procedures. I had this idea that they knew what they were supposed to do because they were in classroom before. While I would go over a few things that I felt I needed to, I left my kids to

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Google Forms with Google Classroom: A video tutorial

Using Google Forms with Google Classroom

I have used Google Forms for years now. I’ve created them. I’ve answered them. I remember when quizzes weren’t a built in feature with Forms but something teachers started using them for it anyway.  But somehow I never really understood their magnitude until I started using them within Google Classroom.  And then, I really only understood their full power until I was thrown into full time online learning. Using Google Forms with Google Classroom unlocks

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Hi! I'm Tessa!

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I’ve spent the last 15 years teaching in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, and working beside elementary classrooms as an instructional coach and resource support. I’m passionate about math, literacy, and finding ways to make teachers’ days easier. I share from my experiences both in and out of the elementary classroom.

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