Favorite Classroom Hacks

Sticking things to the wall This is such a hard one! Depending on the school you are at, you are allowed to do and not do different things. I am at a brand new school and I don’t want to hurt the brand new paint so this is my best trick. Grab yourself a roll…

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20+ Bulletin Board Hacks You Wish You Knew!

Yesterday I went live on the California Casualty Facebook page to bring you back to school tips and tricks to start off your school year. We focused on building your bulletin boards and I wanted to take some time to recap all the goodies that I shared! First off, a bulletin board shouldn’t be completely…

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I need a “BREAK”… out room!

Three things to DO to keep engagement during your Google Meet Breakout rooms! Circulate You can leave the main room and pop into breakout rooms. It’s the virtual version of circulating your classroom to check in on small groups. These check-ins allow you to ask clarifying questions, build on students’ ideas, and observe. Moving in…

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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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Virtual Spirit Week

Miss seeing your kiddo? Lift their spirits by hosting a Distance Learning Spirit week! It was a blast, we did it a few weeks back and the kids are still talking about it! This resource is editable and you are able to share it quickly online. My students were so excited to virtually connect with…

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Charlotte’s Web of Secrets: A Story about George

A round of applause to Alex Gino,  American children’s book writer. Her award winning book, George. Grab your copy now, you won’t regret it. “Be who you are.” -Alex Gino Displayed on the back of the book: When people look at George, they see a boy. But George knows she’s a girl. George thinks she’ll…

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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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