Archive for the ‘Connecting with your students’ Category

QR Code Listening Center

Need a cheaper way to create a listening center in your classroom? Or just want a personalized touch to your existing listening center? Look no further! When I taught Kindergarten this was the perfect solution for a quick picture book read aloud and the students LOVED using the OR codes to gain access to the…

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2017 March Madness Book Bracket

It’s time to start thinking about getting your March Madness Book Bracket started! This year I am doing a fiction vs. non-fiction book challenge with my third graders. I have created a 27 page PDF including a bulletin board title “2017 March Madness Book Bracket”, place holders for Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final 4, 2 championship…

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Individual assignments on Google Classroom!!!

Google classroom now allows you to assign work or announcements to individual students! If you are using Google Classroom currently, this is very exciting news and hopefully it will make your job a little bit easier! This is perfect for individual learning, enrichment, reteaching, small group assignments, and differentiating. I found out they made the update…

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V.I.P. Boxes

Need a FUN way to celebrate your students after a job well done? Try making V.I.P. boxes for the students to use. I got a couple small bins and filled them with ‘fun’ school supplies that the students don’t normally have like smelly markers, small staplers, stickers, colored post-it notes, crazy pens, highlighters, and much…

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Classroom Attention Grabbers for students

Need some different and fun ways to get your students attention? Here are some quick and easy ways to get the attention of your students. Print this FREEBIE and hang it in your classroom for your students to see. I teach them a new one each week and then I mix it up throughout the…

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State Education Hashtags

Would you love to connect to educators from around the United States? I have a great list of education hashtags from each of the 50 states!  The best way is to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN). I would start in your own building and then branch out to the world of Twitter. Here you can…

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Technology in Education Hashtags

Need to stay on top of the technology education world? The best way is to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN). I would start in your own building and then branch out to the world of Twitter. Here you can use hashtags to find the newest of the new, participate in Twitter chats and advance your profession. I…

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Education Hashtags – Elementary & Secondary

Want to stay on top of the elementary or secondary education world? The best way is to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN). I would start in your own building and then branch out to the world of Twitter. Here you can use hashtags to find the newest of the new, participate in Twitter chats and…

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Education Hashtags – General

Want to stay on top of the education world? The best way is to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN). I would start in your own building and then branch out to the world of Twitter. Here you can use hashtags to find the newest of the new, participate in Twitter chats and advance your profession….

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Managing Your Google Classroom!

I used this attached checklist to help gauge where PD participates were at in their knowledge of Google Classroom. Tools that can be used with you Google Classroom Create a Quiz using Google Forms: Google Forms is a powerful tool. With a few mouse clicks, teachers can easily create a quiz for students. Google Forms allows…

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Certificate & Newsletter Generator

Happy Text Tip Tuesday! This week you can check out the attached PDF to access a website with FREE templates to create certificates and newsletters. I created a quick example pictured below on the Golden Spoon Award. I hope you find a quick and easy way to use this in your classroom or to communicate…

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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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All About Me Bag

Welcome back to school! Here is a nice way to get to know your students better. Have them collect five small items to fit in a brown paper bag to share about their lives. This is a great way to have your students practice speaking and listening with each other. Visit my TPT site to…

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