Archive for the ‘Time Savers’ Category

Readie 500 – Reading Challenge

Read Across America Month is almost here! Need a way to get your students excited about reading each day at school or at night for homework? Check out these Readie 500 racetrack charts to help students get motivated to read a little extra everyday. I use them in my classroom to help get the students excited…

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Certificate Magic!

If you or your school is looking for a quick and easy way to create personalized certificates, you are in luck! This amazing website does them for you in an instant! You enter your information and then download your personalized certificate as a PDF! The best part is…. you can use it as many times as…

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Read & Write for Google Chrome

I was in a meeting with my Principal and Reading specialist discussing students that need better access to text when the teacher does not have the availability to human read for them. They told me about a tool called Read & Write for Google Chrome. It is an extension you can download on your students…

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VideoNot.es

I had the opportunity to go to an EdCamp for our PDS college collaboration. While I was there I widened my professional learning network and made a lot of connections with students and teachers from around my community. I also had the opportunity to leave with a lot of extra resources too! One of my…

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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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Ever use Scoop it?

Scoop.it is part content curation tool, part social network. This website allows you to create boards of curated content based on topics you choose, share your thoughts on that content, and connect with others who have similar interests. Check out my YouTube channel, I have lots of tutorials on how to get started with technology…

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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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BoomWriter

BoomWriter is a website geared to help students publish their work; the tool is geared to 2nd to 12th grade. With the click of a button you can search and find your school or create a new profile for your school. This FREE website, BoomWriter is a great way to easily get your students writing…

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Which QR Code generator is best?

Which QR code generator is best for educators? I have been asked this questions a few times and started doing the research myself. I have used QR Code Generator  and also tried the Pro version for a trial period time. I really enjoy the features and like how it can track how many times someone scans the…

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Flubaroo… Who knew?

I use Google Forms a lot, I use it for personal use and in my classroom. I have used it to give my students a quick quiz or test. It is a great way to organize all of my data in one place. The only problem is…. it doesn’t give me a grade…..until now.  …

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Typing Tool in Google Document

How to use the Voice Typing feature in Google Documents Open up a new Google Document.   Click on the ‘Tools’ header and select ‘Voice typing…’ A box will pop up that looks like this, click on the box when you are ready to speak. The first time you use this tool on each device,…

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