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Putting the BOOM into Differentiation!

Minds in Bloom is excited to have Belinda Givens on the blog today! Belinda is sharing a great post with us all about differentiation using Boom Cards™ from Boom Learning, Inc. Enjoy her post below! We’ve all been there: small group intensive instruction and every student in the group is on a different level.  You have a student who is answering all the questions, eager to

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Novel Studies for the 21st Century Learner

We’re delighted to welcome our next guest blogger to Minds in Bloom! Shalyn is a teacher librarian who is sharing with us how to make novel studies more appropriate for 21st century skills and learning. Let’s go back in time and imagine that you are in your elementary/middle/high school classroom. The teacher announces that you are going to begin your literature circle rotation for the

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We use technology for many others tasks in our classroom, so why not for intervention? This post details six digital tools you can use to carry out intervention. There are a variety of tools that can be used many different ways.

6 Tools for Digital Intervention

We’re excited to welcome Mercedes from Surfing to Success to the blog today! Please read her post about six tools you can use for digital intervention in your classroom. Enjoy! Digital learning tools can make targeted instruction quick and easy. The challenge is to wade through all the options out there and focus on the tools that are right for your needs. Let’s look at

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Have you wondered how you can make the Daily 5™ work in your upper elementary classroom? It is possible! Read how this teacher made it work for her students by losing a couple of the Daily 5 centers and adding in two that were more age-appropriate for her students. She loved the outcome, so maybe you will, too!

Daily 5™ for Upper Elementary Students

We’re welcoming Melissa from The Paisley Owl to Minds in Bloom today. She’s got some excellent tips for those of you who teach upper elementary but still want to implement the Daily 5™ in your classroom.   How can I put students at the center of their own learning? How can I hold students accountable during language arts centers? How can I differentiate to meet

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Meet the needs of all of your learners by using technology to differentiate your reading passages. Literacy instruction is made much easier with the help of apps and websites such as Classkick, Newsela, and Epic. Immediately differentiate literacy instruction with the help of these apps!

Differentiating Literacy Instruction Using Technology

Hi!  My name is Jenny, and I am a reading specialist entering my 27th year of teaching.  I have spent a majority of those years helping students gain the skills and mindsets necessary to be confident and successful readers.  Two major components in teaching readers to be and feel successful are fostering reading engagement and knowing what your young readers need.  I have found a way to

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Our guest blogger shares five excellent podcasts for teachers in this post on Minds in Bloom. She recommends podcasts that are either directly geared toward teachers and education or that discuss topics that teachers will find insightful and helpful.

5 Must-Listen Podcasts for Teachers

Please welcome Carly Speicher from Carly and Adam to Minds in Bloom today! Carly is sharing some teacher podcasts that are great resources for educators at all experience levels.   Do you listen to podcasts? My husband has recently gotten me on the podcast bandwagon. He mostly listens to business podcasts, but did you know that there are podcasts just for teachers?!   I have recently

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This post goes into details about six apps to use in your classroom to reach all readers. All of them have been used to improve reading comprehension and to master various reading strategies!

Apps to Reach All Readers

I’m Marion from Mentoring in the Middle, and I’m delighted to be guest blogging on Rachel Lynette’s Minds in Bloom!  Rachel was one of the first bloggers I started following way back when I was a blogging newbie, and she continues to serve as an example of what good blogging and product-making look like. Every grade presents its challenges to keep students engaged, but with

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Overwhelmed by all of the educational apps available? Our guest blogger has narrowed down her list to the only five apps you need. See what you think of the apps on her list!

The Only 5 Apps You Need

Hello Everyone! I am Erin from rrrErin2Learn and am so excited to be guest blogging for Minds in Bloom! I can’t remember life before I started focusing on ed tech in my classroom, but it was only two years ago that my technology administrator handed me a couple of iPads and the password to download “ALL THE FREE APPS I WANTED!” I admit, I went

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Interested in trying a flipped classroom? This Minds in Bloom guest blogger shares five tips for flipping the elementary classroom in a way that supports learning and community.

5 Tips for Flipping the Elementary Classroom

Sally from Teaching Redefined is sharing her top five tips for turning your elementary classroom into a flipped one! She loves having a flipped classroom and wants to help other teachers in flipping the elementary classroom.   A “flipped classroom” has become another trendy phrase in the education world. What does it actually mean? A flipped classroom means that students get their instruction in the form

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Although iPads can be an incredible learning tool with tons of classroom uses, they can also sometimes turn into a distraction. Despite some teachers' fears, our guest blogger shares five reasons to love the iPad in the classroom - and specifically, the iPad camera! Read her insights in this post!

5 Reasons to LOVE the iPad in the Classroom

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.

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