Google Basics for Kids – Collaborating in Docs and Slides Series – Part 1 “Set Up Rules”

  Tip #1 – Set Up Clear Rules We all know how important it is to give explicit directions to our younger students on exactly how to respectfully work together in the classroom. However, working together in the digital world has its unique properties. When face to face with others, students need to learn how…

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Chromebooks For Kids Training Hyperdoc – Now Available on Amazon!

“Chromebooks For Kids” Now Available on Amazon! Do you have Chromebooks in your classroom but not quite sure how to teach your students to use them? Would you like a “Fast Track” way to build a paperless workflow using your new Chromebooks? “Chromebooks For Kids – Training Your Elementary Chrome Squad ($39.99 on Amazon)” is…

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Start Your Year With Google Chrome Basics for Kids

Google Chrome Basics For Kids According to the New York Times, a reported 7 million Chromebooks were delivered to schools across the United States in 2016. So hopefully, you were one of those fortunate teachers that now have this amazing device available to you to transform your teaching. Chromebooks are more than just an easy…

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Chrome Squad- Elementary Edition (Part 5) Finally Coming Together- Using an Interactive Chromie Bootcamp Chart

Finally Coming Together- Using an Interactive Chromie Bootcamp Chart My ebook/Hyperdoc– “Chromebooks for Kids- Training Your Elementary Chrome Squad”  was created to better transition elementary students from iPads to the ever popular Chromebooks. It is a Step-By-Step comprehensive guide for teachers to share with their students learning to use Google tools on Chromebooks in a…

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“Chrome Squad”- Elementary Edition (Part 1 Intro.)

Ask Me, I Am a Chromie! Are you teaching young children to use “G Suite”, formerly known as Google Apps For Education? With Chromebooks taking over as the device of choice for most districts, we as classroom teachers have an exciting yet challenging role to play in this transition to integrate technology into our classrooms. Most…

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My Top 55 “Must Have” Apps & Webtools for a Personalized K-3 Classroom

After four years of implementing a personalized classroom environment, I am often asked about my favorite apps and web tools to match our Common Core subject areas. This is just like asking a teenager what their favorite song is or asking an 8 year old what their favorite movie is. We are always evolving and…

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Personalized Reading for Elementary Students

A New Way to Personalize Reading- Place, Pace and Path The only thing I love more than finding a great resource that fits a Personalized Learning Path, is sharing it with other teachers! So here it is, Reading Comprehension Booster app by John Stump for $3.99. My class has been using this app for a few years now…

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Using Spelling City with Gifted Spellers- A Two Week Study Plan

Help with Word Study Differentiation? Yes, Please! It would be very difficult for me to fully express how much I love using Spelling City in my classroom because this digital resource (App and web tool) alone has truly made differentiating word study for my students so much more manageable for me and more engaging for…

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Great Audio Recording tools for Students and Teachers

Why Record Student and Teacher Audio Files in Our Classrooms?  I can tell you why…. #1. Because many of our Common Core “I Can” statements for Language, Reading and Technology involve skills that many of us are still learning how to teach and hold students accountable for mastery. We see standards that include words like,…

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