Google Basics for Kids – Collaborating In Docs & Slides Series Part 2 “Assign Student Work”

 Tip #2 – Assign Student Work- Small & Large Groups In my last post, I began a three part series on teaching our younger students to collaborate when completing a digital task. The first tip I mentioned in last week’s post, was to “Set Up the Rules” and procedures. My two most important rules:  Instruct your students…

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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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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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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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Awesome Digital Nonfiction Resources For Elementary Reading and Research

It is a huge challenge to find nonfiction resources that are appropriate for our young readers and writers, so I have a great collection of resources that I am excited to share with you that I hope will inspire you and your students! Most of the time, reading levels are too difficult and the content…

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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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Teaching Students to Use Google KEEP for Student Portfolios in a Personalized Classroom

I finally found it! The easiest way for primary students to “KEEP” a visual, digital and audio portfolio of their work, Google Keep! Basically, Google Keep allows students and teachers to utilize digital post-it notes that have the awesome capabilities that Google products are known to offer- Create & Title a note, then share/collaborate across multiple devices…

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Monthly Research Project Cards with QR codes for Primary Students

Young children need a substantial amount of adult support when they first begin to research a nonfiction topic. Many of our Common Core State Standards demand that our kids have multiple experiences reading, writing, organizing, analyzing, summarizing, and sharing nonfiction genres.  I would love to share with you my resources that I have created over…

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Tech Integration for Elementary Language Arts

Do you need solid, easy to use language arts resources to help your elementary students produce and share digital work required by our new Common Core Standards? Many of our Common Core State Standards require us to teach our elementary students to use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact…

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