online learning

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

2020 was a year of many things–stress and anxiety of living through a Pandemic, the year of toilet paper hoarders, endless changes to guidelines, mandates and re-opening plans…but one of the really wonderful things to come from 2020 was the urgency it created to learn new things.  I’ve always considered

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7 Engaging Ideas for Virtual Fun in December

Many have been teaching virtually since the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. Others are switching to remote due to rising Covid cases. Whatever the situation, you might be wondering how you can translate holiday activities into your online classroom. I’m sharing 7 of my favorite go-to activities that I

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Tools to Increase Engagement during Writing Lessons

I’ve seen a lot of teachers ask “How do I teach writing virtually?” 📝 Translating any instruction to online is a challenge but writing seems especially difficult. But with a consistent plan and quality texts to reference, you can and will experience success with your writing lessons.  My advice: don’t

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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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