Tech Tuesday: 10 interactive sites for virtual field trips

Posted under 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Centers.

Time to spruce up your classroom field trips with some virtual suggestions from Christopher Mitchell. Virtual field trips provide students with opportunities they may not get to experience otherwise. Where else can you “take a trip” to see Sistine Chapel, the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, or the African grasslands — all in one day? These… Read more »

Classroom notebooking: Why and how?

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Classroom, Kindergarten, Pre-K, Writing.

Many teachers apply the idea of student notebooks in the classroom as a way to make the student’s work easily accessible and a wonderful way to track progress throughout the year. Two of our shopkeepers share their ideas and tips for mastering classroom notebooks. Ruegers Room: The benefits of classroom notebooking Over the last month,… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: 4 great internet safety instructables

Posted under 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom.

The World Wide Web is a wonderful resource, but it has its hazards for kids. Shopkeeper Christopher Mitchell recommends these four internet safety instructables to help your students learn how to use the internet safely. When introducing the concept of internet safety, check out these four amazing websites to help with lesson planning: Iggey and Rasper’s… Read more »

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

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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 »