Technology tools and resources to help you manage the classroom and improve your instruction. These posts include technology tips for software you already have like Powerpoint and Google Slides. I also share edtech websites and apps that are free or affordable to use in your classroom. I also use technology in new ways to increase student engagement and save time planning and organizing and share how you can use them too.
I have been using Class Dojo for six years now in my first through third grade classes. I’ve used it in a variety of ways, and have changed the way I use the points as rewards to best meet my students’ needs. I love that I’m able to build student behavior plans right within Class […]
I used to use journal prompts as a quick and easy center, or in my morning work rotation. Over time, I started to only use prompts during the first couple weeks of the school year when we weren’t quite into our regular routines and I needed something students could easily do without having to spend […]
On Amazon Prime Day this summer I bought an Amazon Echo Dot. I had recently spent some time playing around with an Echo at a friend’s house and I quickly fell in love with it. It’s a completely unnecessary piece of technology, but it helps my laziness you quickly and easily solve a few different […]
I moved down to 1st grade, from 3rd, this year to start a 3 year loop with my class. I am very excited to try this out as my colleagues have had a lot of success with this model. But, that change is a big change, especially in August. I was trying to think of […]
I’m always looking for new videos to show my kids, especially when it comes to the content areas where I feel like I don’t have enough resources. We have an old science textbook, and we get FOSS kits, but there’s so much more to show students for them to really understand science concepts. I’ll be […]