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There’s a Button for that!

Look no further when training your staff or teaching your students to use a new technology tool (either over video chat or in person in the classroom). These technology tool button cards are a GAME CHANGERS! I have created them for some Learning Management Systems, Video Conferencing tools and now starting on some of my…

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Is Everyone Muted Yet?

Who ever thought I would be video conferencing with 20+ 8 and 9 year olds?? BOY… have I learned a lot…. and fast! This blog is full of teacher tips and tricks I have learned along the way. If this makes your video chatting journey any easier, my job here is done! So first, I…

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Who said Virtual Morning Meetings couldn’t be FUN!?

Fun Ideas: *Show and tell – Have the students bring their favorite stuffed animal or toy to the video chat *Share a School-Friendly Joke – Pick a joke to share to the class or pick a student of the day to bring a joke to class from one of the list below –Really Good Stuff –Red…

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Gamers UNITE!

7 ways to Gamify your Classroom! Gamification is about transforming the classroom environment and regular activities into a game. It requires creativity, collaboration and play. There are numerous ways to bring games and game playing into the classroom to promote learning and deepen student understanding of subject matter. What is Gamification in Education anyways??? Check out this video! START HERE…

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Let’s Make a Screencast on how to make a screencast!

START HERE >>> The Ultimate Guide to Screencasts  Three of my favorite Screencast Programs you can explore… Loom: How to use Loom  Example Screencast on Loom (How to Remove the Background of a photo ) Loom Support/FAQ  Screencastify: How to use Screencastify Example Screencast on Screencastify (How to change the share settings and Make a Copy ) Screencastify…

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What’s the Hype with HyperDocs??!

Before you dive into the world of HyperDocs and Playlist, always start with your finding your instructional problem. What are your answers to these questions? 10 Principles of High Quality Blended Learning If you are going to start with your first HyperDocs… it might as well be  The HyperDocs of HyperDocs Now..let’s take a look…

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Education is NOT a bottle of wine.

I love TED talks, it is actually my dream one day to do a real life TED talk on Education. This dream comes from my passion of education and wanting change for the world. Because of this… I watch A LOT of TED talks. I decided to share a few with you over the next…

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Who’s Your Marigold?

I spent the weekend presenting at a conference to educators from around Maryland and Delaware. One of my first sessions was called, “Find Your Marigold”. It focuses on first year educators that are trying to find their “place” in, not only their building, but their entire school system and community. First…. stop here if you…

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The New Year is Around the Corner

Kid Conferences are key to build relationships and reconnect in the start of the new year! “This was recommended by another teacher. I loved using this to get to know more about my students!” -Kim W. Use my kid conference template to build trust and a relationships with your students. This bundle includes a sheet…

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Class Fund – Funky Style

Dear Amazing Community of Fair Winds Teaching, I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I’ve created a TpT ClassFund to help. About My Students I teach at a Title 1 school (which means a majority of the students qualify for Free and Reduced Meals) We are a…

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2019-2020 Fair Winds Teaching Ambassador Program

Interested in receiving FREE and exclusive products from my Teacher Pay Teacher store??! Want members only discounts on other products and an opportunity to earn Amazon and TPT GIFT CARDS!!?? Now is your chance! Introducing the 2019-2020 Ambassador Program… I will be selecting six educators to become an Ambassador for Fair Winds Teaching and they…

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Market Day

Have you ever dreamed of having a student directed Market Day? Having your students go through the process of creating a business to open at school is a very rewarding project. This can be done in as little as 1 month or ran all year long. Cereal Tic Tac Toe  Creating classroom designed money Creating jobs …

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