Tech Tuesday: Using Animoto to connect with parents

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, Parents.

Sweet Integrations…With a Taste of Technology knows parent communication is essential for classroom teachers. Your parents will think you are the most amazing teacher when you connect using Animoto. If you aren’t familiar with Animoto, it’s a great free, easy to use, online video slideshow application. You can turn your class photos, video clips and music… Read more »

Quick time savers

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom.

It is the little things that save us the most time. Most of us try to find shortcuts in everyday life to be more efficient. Two Teacher’s Notebook shops found time savers for writing out student names which will save you loads of time in the long haul. My Book Boost saves time by using children’s… Read more »

Classroom newsletters are changing

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Using social media in the classroom? Washburn’s Room set out on a journey to introduce 4th graders to Edmodo to create a next-generation classroom newspaper. In the post below, she outlines how the project got started and how she planned to use this exciting new technology in the classroom. The fourth grade team at my… Read more »

Quick tips for encouraging good behavior

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Kindergarten, Pre-K.

Our shopkeepers love sharing quick tips for encouraging students to demonstrate good behavior. Here are a few of our favorites! The 2nd Grade Spot This was a huge hit in my classroom this year! Whenever we had a few extra minutes we would play the compliment game. I would start by giving a thoughtful compliment… Read more »

Group decision-making technique

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Group decision-making can be tough! Here’s a simple little technique from Common Core Connection that is helpful for families, students and even colleagues for making fair decisions. From little decisions like where the family is going for dinner to significant policy decisions in our schools, making choices can be a grueling process. Today, I want to share my all-time favorite technique… Read more »

The art of persuasion

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Writing.

Teaching students to write effectively has always been a challenging task. Yesterday she shared her passion for teaching, and today TeachToTell shares what works in her class to help students who possess great creativity but are just reluctant to write. Over the years I have noticed, that often students struggle with writing, be it a narrative, persuasive or… Read more »

The joy of teaching

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Kindergarten, Pre-K.

TeachToTell shares her story of getting into teaching and the tremendous. perhaps unexpected benefits of this career! It’s been a good educational journey teaching a diverse set of students over the past ten years. Interestingly, teaching was not an initial passion, but after the thrill of flying an international airline as an air-stewardess had taken its toll,… Read more »