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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Managing Technology in the Elementary Classroom

“How do I manage the new iPads in my classroom?” “How do I keep track of the Chromebooks themselves and who has them during the day?” ~ As I continue to invest time and energy in my professional learning endeavors and read other blogs and Twitter feeds, I have noticed these common questions arise when it…

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Digital Citizenship Lesson and Assessment For Kids Using Brain Pop Jr. and Kahoot!

Internet safety is a huge concern for parents when talking about integration of technology in our classrooms. As a result, this can cause a great deal of stress to us as teachers if we are not confident in our own understanding of utilizing new technology. In my own experience, I have spoken to many parents…

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Transfer Your Old Cassette Books on Tape to MP3 Files

Did you spend a small fortune on children’s books on cassette tapes back in the day? I know I am dating myself, but I guess if you are reading this, you are close to my age as well or maybe inherited old cassettes from an older teacher. 🙂 I had over $2,000 in books on…

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Using Word Study Apps and Managing Rotations for K-3 Centers

“What apps can I use during my morning Language Arts center rotations that fit Common Core Standards for word study?” “Are there apps that collect formative data so I can hold my kids accountable for their work and to also help me form my skill groups more easily?” “How do you manage those stations with…

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