online learning

5 Ways to Use Google forms in the Classroom

By my 4th year of teaching, I was fortunate to have 1:1 Chromebooks in my classroom. I used them daily for Listen to Reading during guided reading and math games during guided math. We would use them to play Kahoot from time to time or Prodigy Math which my students

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6 Ways to Use Interactive Math Task Cards

The shift to virtual and hybrid learning meant a new need for digital resources. Teaching math without access to manipulatives and restricted ability to see students solving problems in real time creates challenges. Using task cards in the classroom have always been one of my favorite tools in any subject

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10 Ways to Use a Virtual Library

The changes to the way we deliver instruction this year required a lot of new technologies and tools for keeping students engaged. My two passions are having fun while learning and reading every day. I always made it a goal to read at least 1 quality picture book and 1

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Tech Tools You Need to Try This Year

One of the really wonderful things to come from 2020 was the urgency it created to learn new things. I’ve always considered myself relatively tech-savvy. I’m one of the people in my school that people come to with tech-related questions. Of course, I don’t know it all but 95% of

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7 Activities for Engagement in December

December is straight up crazy! The excitement and energy surpasses any other month in the classroom. Balancing learning and fun is key! Get in the holiday spirit with some festive dress-up days. My advice–don’t overcomplicate it and it becomes easier for students to participate. Try to be general (green day)

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10 Ways to Keep Students Engaged Online

                                            You’re teaching virtually. Using both  synchronous or asynchronous (are you sick of those words yet?), there are proven instructional strategies and best practices to take into consideration while

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Tips for the First Week of Virtual Learning

A lot of us are wondering what back to school season will look like this year. Some may already know you are starting school remotely. It sounds overwhelming and a little bit scary. It’s unknown territory and with the memory of distance teaching in the spring still fresh in our

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