5 essential things for Distance Learning

Looking for some new tools while you teach from home? Here are some of my favorites!! Click here to view all of my favorites on Amazon. Hue Camera The HUE HD Pro is a great tool that can act as a web cam, document cam, and much more. Normally I

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helpful Tips for Teaching from Home

FIVE weeks in quarantine! I Can’t believe it, and I still remember doubting that school would even close. This is the fifth week at home and I really have not left my house except for three grocery store runs. It is definitely a time we all will never forget.  Here

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free apps

10 FREE APPS FOR DISTANT LEARNING

Are you looking for activities to share with your students? Here are 10 of my favorite FREE apps and how I use them.  BOX ISLAND This is a basic coding app. Students move arrows to program a box through different paths. 20 levels are offered for free. Perfect for as

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Epic Distant Learning Tutorials

Do you find yourself suddenly teaching from home with your computer? You’re not alone. As thousands of schools close down, some for the rest of the year, many teachers are confused on how to approach the situation. I am here to let you know that you have help! I have

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Free Virtual Learning From Educational Companies

As thousands of schools close around the world, teachers are turning to virtual learning. So many companies are being generous and changing their paid plans to FREE. Here is a list of the companies that are helping us out. Newsela Newsela’s entire product suite is available to all teachers, free

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5 LOW PREP DIGITAL LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Looking for some easy to prep digital learning activities? There are many engaging, yet purposeful activities students can do independently. These projects are easy to share on Google Classroom, and you can even grade digitally! If you have a student that can not go on the computer, you can download

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5 Things You Need to Do To Start a Makerspace

I receive a few questions a week asking what I use in my makerspace and how to begin one. This blog post will provide you with tips on creating a makerspace no matter what your budget is. According to Makerspaces.Com, “A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school,

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Our Fun Packed field trip to amazon

Every week at school I try to do anything but the norm. I try to channel my inner Ms. Frizzle and expose my students to as many new and exciting learning experiences as I can.   Last week, I organized a field trip to AMAZON with my fourth graders. In October, I visited the local

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Ring in the new year

Happy 2020!! Let’s celebrate the new year with a sale! Two of my favorite items are on sale for only one dollar. Looking to try more STEM in your classroom? Begin this year! It is easy to create simple challenges for your class using everyday classroom materials. I read Bunny

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computer science education week

Awesome Computer Science Week Activities

Looking to Celebrate computer science in your classroom? Computer science week takes place from December 9 to 13 all around the world! You may have heard of the Hour of Code, this is a huge initiative with Code.Org. Students should have the opportunity to learn about technology, create their own

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Halloween STEM

Including STEM in your classroom doesn’t have to be spooky! There are many easy ways to incorporate hands on activities and promote thinking skills. Teaching 200 kindergartners per week, plus another 150 students in grades 1-4 makes it difficult to do complex activities with a lot of materials. I found

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FREE STUFF FOR YOUR CLASSROOM WITH DONORS CHOOSE

Do you want free items for your classroom? Wishing you had new furniture, technology or supplies? Have you created a page on Donors Choose?? If you haven’t, you need to sign up now! Donors Choose is an incredible website that allows you to shop for items in your classroom and

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