Word wizards

Posted under 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Language, Reading, Writing.

How do you make vocabulary tests more meaningful and useful for your students? Follow this advice from Live Laugh Learn to help students do more than just memorize the vocabulary for the test. Most students memorize definitions for the test but what are they really learning? Vocabulary should be something that is used and reviewed over a… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Cyber safety and cyberbullying

Posted under 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Parents.

Keeping our students safe when they are online is as important as keeping them safe on the playground. Sweet Integrations…With a Taste of Technology shares her insights and tips for how to teach your students about cyber safety and cyberbullying, which is an important unit that needs to be taught in all schools and at all grade levels. I… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Interactive notebooks

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Reading, Writing.

Do you use interactive notebooks in class? This post has a few tips from Barnett’s School House on how to use interactive journals effectively. Interactive notebooks are all the rage now and I tried notebook after notebook a few years ago in my classroom, but failed. It turns out it wasn’t me, my students or the… Read more »

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 »

Classroom newsletters are changing

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

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 »

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 »