Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

Behavior Smilies!

Use this FREEBIE to cut out and laminate for a students desk that needs the visual cue of how he/she is behaving. This has really helped with some students that need to be constantly reminded that they are on green or even better, big smile green. They also need a visual to help them see…

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ClassDojo

Want a classroom management system that is FREE and helps your communication with your parents and other teachers in the building? Want to encourage students, engage parents easily, and save time? Try ClassDojo! ClassDojo helps classrooms to improve by giving students positive feedback for any skill in any subject you choose. You are able to…

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Four Ways to Ensure your Training Session is Effective

  Have you ever had to present at a faculty meeting or school professional development? Here are five tips on how to ensure your training goes smoothly and your guest get the most bang for their buck.   I am a teacher and I truly enjoy professional development sessions that cater to my interest and…

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Why are screencasts so helpful?

Have you ever wanted to know how to do something that you have never done before or didn’t remember? Did you try googling it? You can find a video on how to do about everything. The video can be anything from a person talking, a catoon or animation or a screencast. A screencast is a…

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Instructional Design

  A Wikipedia Article defines Instructional Design as “…the practice of maximizing the effectiveness, efficiency and appeal of instruction and other learning experiences.” In my grad class we spoke about all the careers that have Instructional designers and what their job entails. As an educator, the way I see instructional design being used in the classroom…

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Twitter Tweet Student Template

Our class uses this template to come up with a tweet before we edit and post it. There is a student each day that is allowed to “tweet”. My class loves Twitter to connect with our local communities; check out our Twitter page to follow along with our class. Head over to my TPT page…

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Kindness Campaign

Our class joined the #KindnessChallenge We created cut out our hands and sent them to be with 2 million others!! https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Great-Kindness-Challenge/109624066267 http://www.greatkindnesschallenge.org/School/event.html   We have joined the Great Kindness Challenge! Over 2 million students across the world!! pic.twitter.com/h2ybspjII0 — Casey Keenan (@Mrs_Keenan22) February 9, 2015

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Author of the Week!

Author of the week! Each Week the students and I pick a new Author of the Week. We use books from our classroom, the children’s homes and the library (school and public). If the author does mostly chapter books, we will keep him/her more then a week so that the students have a chance to…

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Trot for Technology!

My school did an amazing fundraiser to raise money for technology! Details to come! We have raised over $6,000 in about a month! :-) Captian Keenan

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Book Recommendation

Want your students to recommend a book to their peer after they are done reading it? I made this great, quick and easy to use book recommendation form for the students to fill out and place on another students desk. Enjoy!   Book Recommendations  

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Kahoot!

What is it? A GAME-BASED CLASSROOM RESPONSE SYSTEM FOR SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES, & BUSINESSES  ASK THOUGHT PROVOKING QUESTIONS Which motivate participation through game-based learning and rewards in a social setting.  STUDENTS, TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR OWN LEARNING Through research and creation you inquire with meaningful questions, turning you in to a leader. EASY-TO-USE, INCLUSIVE & HIGHLY…

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Techniques for Success 2012

I went to a great conference on techniques to success for students with Down syndrome. We heard from some great speakers!! My favorite was Dr. Sean Smith, who was an expect on Technology in Special Education! He helped teach us how to create fun and easy social stories! www.toontastic.com Also available in an iPad app!!…

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