Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Shifting your Mindset to start Flexible Seating

The Beginning of my Flexible Seating Journey As I began using blended learning in my classroom, I knew I needed to work on shifting the mindset of not only myself, but my students as well. In order to have a true blended learning environment, you need to give your students control over the pace, path…

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FlipGrid Fever

Starting with FlipGrid I had first heard about the program FlipGrid from a few different colleagues in my county and then saw teachers posting about it on Twitter during EdcampMD. Then while planning an EdCamp for my local teachers union and I had asked FlipGrid for a couple licenses for giveaways (having no idea what…

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Classroom Job Necklaces

Building student agency in your classroom is extremely important to build independent learners and give back some of the responsibility to the class. Using classroom jobs is one way to allow for you to work independently with a small groups while the class still functions and completes their work. I created these job necklaces to…

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Education, Made-to-Order

Personalization is all around us. We see it in our everyday lives, from the stores we shop in to the restaurants we dine at. Recently, Vanguard teachers embarked on a journey in downtown Frederick, a historic, bustling area unique to Frederick County, to explore the world of personalization. Frederick County was founded in 1748. Today,…

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TenMarks Tracking Sheet

Are you using a Blended Learning model in your classroom? Have you ever tried TenMarks as a personalized math tool? If so, check out this TenMarks Tracking chart resource I created to help guide my students independent work time. I needed a way to help my students make goals and track their progress during their…

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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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Prism Photo Editing App

I stumbled upon an amazing app while I was searching iTunes for another photo editing app. And better yet… this one is FREE. If you are an art teacher or someone who loves classic works of art, you will love this app! Linked below in the picture is the iTunes preview page to download the…

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#TeachersBeLike Hashtags for Instagram Teachers

It’s finally here! I have put together the 2017 list of hashtags to use if you are a teacher that uses Instagram already or maybe someone that wants to start today! Enjoy! If you know of another popular # hashtag on IG, please comment below and I would be happy to add it!   #teachersfollowteachers…

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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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Math Fact Fluency Activities

My students are just starting the journey with multiplication fact fluency. I believe that they need to have a strong base with addition before they can move onto successfully being able to multiply. I wanted a way to showcase their accomplishment when passing levels of math fact fluency. I use a lot of different reasons…

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Presentation Tech Tool Review for Teachers

I decided to review the following three presentation tools to use with training other educators. I wanted something that would match up with adult learning theory:   PearDeck – Create interactive presentations with student feedback.  Create “take aways” about how students respond – good for study guides or teacher planning. NearPod – Make interactive presentations…

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LoTi Framework

When thinking about the technology tools that best support the idea of the Levels of Teaching Innovation (LoTi) framework, I envision teachers assessing students on their performance working with a team, not individuals working on an isolated subject. I also picture students doing more exploring while the teacher facilitates the room. Technology tools that I…

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MOVE IT! by the PE GEEK

MOVE IT! has been a life saver! Move It is a Google Chrome extension to allow you or your students to get active with a simple brain break. It is an easy reminder tool to help us not stare at the computer screen too long. It is important to stay healthy and take care of…

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