Technology in the Classroom Archives - Minds in Bloom
Self-Checking Google Sheets Activity

5 Steps to Create Self-Checking Activities with Google Sheets

Click for a FREE copy! Formative Assessment is an Important Part of Learning I love that education has taken a turn toward standards-based learning! In my early years, everything was grade averages and completion. Nowadays, there’s a greater push toward mastery.  In a perfect world, emphasis is on the learning process, and grades are only assigned once learning has  been completed. Since we don’t need

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Thanksgiving Mystery Classroom Activity Readers Theater

Mysteries in the Classroom

There’s a story and a ton of memories behind one of my all-time best-selling resources! Here’s what inspired it! https://minds-in-bloom.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/turkey-commercial.mp4#t=5 Murder Mystery Parties & Other Fun Stuff A couple years ago, I hosted a murder mystery party for my daughter’s 16th birthday.  She is a theater kid, as are her friends, so it seemed like the perfect party! AND IT WAS! The only problem was

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4 Easy Steps to Make a Kahoot

You and Your Students Can Make a Kahoot in 4 Super Easy Steps

You (and your students) can make a Kahoot in no time flat! If you haven’t yet played Kahoot with your students, it’s about time!  Kahoot is a gamified way of practicing just about any skill with your students.  It’s fast-paced, super engaging, and will leave kids begging to practice their skills again. Kahoot’s quiz format encourages students to answer questions carefully  in order climb the

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Would You Rather Questions

Using Would You Rather With Kahoot

Click here to grab 10 free Would You Rather slides and 10 “make your own” slides. Would You Rather…. “Would You Rather” is a game that students love! It’s definitely fun and engaging, but did you know there are lots of added benefits to playing this game? Would You Rather helps students develop skills that will last them a lifetime including: Critical thinking skills Respectful

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Halloween Math Activities

Gamifying Your Regular Assignments

Get this activity for FREE! Gamify your classroom by taking a worksheet and making it more fun! We all have textbooks, quizzes, old worksheets, and tons of task cards that we can use to gamify our classroom! While these resources definitely are important to a student’s learning, sometimes you just need a little more fun! Take, for instance, HALLOWEEN DAY! As I was thinking about

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TpT Easel Activity

How to Use TpT’s Easel Activities

Why use an annotation tool? An annotation tool allows you to turn print resources into digital resources. It provides a way for students to mark their answers on worksheets or activities without the need for printers and pencils. This type of resource is invaluable when remote teaching or when your district limits the number of paper copies you can use in your classroom.  Want a

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Distance Learning Math

Using Our Math Kits with Distance Learning

Math Workshop doesn’t have to be hard! Since my very first year teaching, I’ve been obsessed with student-centered classrooms.  I found that hosting a math workshop was the best way to keep kids having fun and learning. But, as much as I wanted a true math workshop format in my class, I was  limited by my lack of resources. The textbook just didn’t cut it. 

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Organizing Your Google Classroom

Customizing Your Google Classroom Headers

Honest Truth: Organizing my pantry is something I NEVER do- well almost never. But on those very rare occasions that I break down and do it, I feel like a brand new woman! There’s just something about how order and beauty (well, as beautiful as cans of veggies and boxes of cereal can be) makes you feel. Keeping your Google Classroom organized can give you

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