We’re welcoming Julie from The Techie Teacher to the blog today. As an Instructional Technology educator, Julie firmly believes that teachers should embrace the technology that surrounds us today, like iPads. Read on to learn her five reasons for using the iPad in the classroom! Hey everyone! I’m Julie from The Techie Teacher, and I am so excited to be guest blogging for Rachel Lynette.
Today’s post is from Amanda of The Primary Gal! In today’s world, our students are surrounded by technology. More times than not, they are more familiar with an iPad than many adults. Over the last few years, I have attempted to put my students’ interest in technology to use by implementing a flipped classroom model! What is a flipped classroom, you ask? It is a
Hi! I am Jamie from Not So Wimpy Teacher. I am beyond honored to have the opportunity to be a guest blogger for Rachel Lynette. I love to use guided math and reading groups to teach and differentiate in my classroom. This means that my students need to have independent centers that they complete while I am working with small groups. When other teachers
My name is Lisa Robles, and I am so thankful to guest blog for Rachel Lynette. I had the good fortune of attending her sessions at the Teachers Pay Teachers conference in Vegas, and she was awesome! First, I’m going to get on my soapbox for a second. Technology should never be a babysitter. It should be a tool for creation! Especially with the
Hi! My name is Amy, and I’m from 180 Days of Reading. I am a Reading Specialist and former kindergarten teacher with a first grader at home. Some days I feel like I eat, sleep, and breathe spelling patterns. I hit a wall at home with my first grader and spelling homework this year. I was tired of the “write your words three times each”
Hi everyone! I’m Princess Netherly from Teaching, Love, Cupcakes and I’m excited to be a guest blogger today! Today I’m going to give you a quick tutorial with screen shots of three resources I use for parent-teacher communication that will help keep you organized. If you’re like me the last thing you want is more paper to keep up with. I don’t know any teacher
I’m Erin from Technology Erin*tegration. I am excited to share my technology twist on close reading using iPads. Thanks for having me, Rachel! Just as there are many models for close reading, there are a multitude of apps that will support your students in digging deeper into a text. I am sharing my five favorite free apps for annotating and note taking on the iPad.
Hi, Everyone! I’m Lessia from I am Bullyproof Music. Thanks so much to Rachel Lynette for inviting me back. Such an honor! Here’s hoping my tips inspire one and all. Teachers frame ideas for students daily. Videography is a natural next step. By making lessons visual and personal, we can make them truly memorable. Biggest piece of advice: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Focus on hearts and minds.
I’m Amber from SSSTeaching! I love finding new and innovative ways to use technology in my classroom. The Decide Now app was something I recently discovered that revolutionized how my classroom works. In essence, it is an extremely easy app to use based on a wheel of choices. You can input choices and name spinners along with picking color options. It is very straightforward and
Some apps are fun. Some apps are useful. And then there are apps that transform the way you teach. Over the years, I have found very few in the latter category. Plickers is a transformative app. I would tell you to stop everything and download it now, but don’t worry, it will still be there when you finish reading. I even promise you a link. …it only needs ONE smart device to record an ENTIRE class!