I love google forms! I have done tons of assessments using forms, gathered feedback, used it to create groups based on student choices, and more. It's a fantastic platform that can fill many needs.
7 Ways to Use Breakout Rooms
If you're like me, you're teaching online, and breakout rooms are one of the few things that make my online classroom feel real and interactive. Here are 7 ways I'm using this tool and 9 recommendations for gradual release.
5+ Nonfiction Podcasts for the Elementary Classroom
Podcasts will be an ideal resource for teaching this year. Whether you're teaching in person with distance and looking for varied independent work or online and have run out of audiobook links, podcasts could make for great independent learning.
Science Labs for Live/Synchronous Online Class
Want to view how I did science labs for online/distance learning? I heard from many parents and kids how much they loved having Science this spring. I hope this gives you some ideas of what you could model at home or record and post for students asynchronously.
7 Ideas for Using Google Slides for Collaborative Work
Google Slides are great for Collaborative Work! Think about collaborative story writing, number sense routine discussions, jigsaw reading, and more! See my periodic table project for one such idea.
Saying Goodbye to Good Things
Often the advice to new teachers is to just survive your first year, learn more your second year, hone your craft your third year, then just get golden. Absorb all that knowledge. Keep learning, growing, expanding your resources. Build your toolbox! You’ll do great! Now, I love sorting through resources. I can flip through a... Continue Reading →
A Case for iPads in Elementary: Sample Grant Letter
Are you thinking about writing a grant to get iPads for your classroom or school? Maybe my draft will help you in that endeavor or give you some new ideas on how iPads can be used in the classroom.