The 6 Steps to Keeping Technology Organized in the Classroom

Posted under 1st Grade, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, General, Pre-K, Teaching Tips.

Organizing and storing technology in the classroom can be hard to manage. When you add students to the mix, it becomes even more challenging. Brittany, from Washburn’s Room struggled with this too. To make things easier, she put together a system to organize her classroom tech – and she’s seen wonderful results. If you finding… Read more »

TEACH TECH: 3 Tools to Transform Your Classroom

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

Technology is permeating every aspect of our lives, and the classroom is no exception. In fact, this interactive, interconnected world presents new opportunities to turn the classroom into a more positive and effective space for your students, their parents, and you. With the calendar almost ready to roll over into a new year, it’s a great… Read more »

Add digital papers into PowerPoint for professional results

Posted under 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Middle, Secondary, Shopkeepers, Shopkeepers: Featured Posts.

Knowing how to make great looking products is one of the first challenges new shopkeepers face. Luckily, Catia Dias is a Teacher’s Notebook Shopkeeper that knows her way around PowerPoint. She was gracious enough to put this tutorial together that can help make your products look a little nicer. Take it away, Catia: Once in… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Free reading and writing apps for students

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

Earlier this month we shared some amazing free math apps. This week Krazyaboutteaching shares some of the best free reading and writing apps out there!   There are so many great educational apps out there. Here’s my list for my favorite free reading and writing apps for iPhone and iPad. ABC 123 Reading Writing Practice… Read more »

How to differentiate instruction

Posted under 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Math.

Shopkeeper Middle Grades Math shares some ideas to help differentiate instruction in your classroom and provides recommended resources to get you started. How do I differentiate instruction and handle the juggling act? 1. Create and give a diagnostic assessment (pretest) at the beginning of the unit to ensure students have the prerequisite skills. Form groups… 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 »

4 kid-friendly search engines

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

We are starting a new weekly blog post series called Tech Tuesdays. Check back every week for some helpful tips for integrating technology into the classroom. Shopkeepers – this is a great opportunity to get your shop featured on our blog by writing a guest blog post with your favorite technology tips. Introducing young researchers… Read more »

Write a letter to your future self with ‘FutureMe’

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

Christopher Mitchell shares an idea for a writing lesson that integrates technology. FutureMe is a fun web site with some applicability in the English/Language Arts classroom. Students can write a letter to their “future self” and have it delivered as far into the future as 50 years from now. Of course, if the letter actually survives 50 years… Read more »