Hi! My name is Aris Rossi, and I’m the teacher blogger behind Sailing into Second! Today, I’ll be sharing a tutorial on Google Forms! If you’re still learning how to use Google Drive and all it’s Googley goodness, then check out this getting started post HERE. Let’s dig into what a Google Form is and how you can use Google Forms in your classroom.
Today’s post is from Amanda of The Primary Gal! She’s sharing her experience with implementing a flipped classroom. 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!
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, then the last thing you want is more paper to keep up with. I don’t know any
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
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
Here is a little round up of the best Minds in Bloom Posts of 2014! Each of these posts has had over 10,000 page views, and many have gotten quite a few more than that! As you can see, most of them are guest posts, which is awesome! You will find a wealth of information here, and if you like something, then be sure to
Minds in Bloom is happy to present Brittany Washburn, a teacher-author and Science Specialist for grades 2-5 with her post on using Padlet. Enjoy! Integrating technology in the elementary classroom has become expected, but it certainly doesn’t have to be difficult. In my 4th grade science classes we recently used the technology tool “Padlet” to create posters about an assigned Earth material. This
Friends, I’m Monica Schroeder, and I am so excited to be writing this guest post for Minds in Bloom! The amazing Rachel Lynette has allowed me to share my Close Readings with QR Codes! I am here to show you how my students have been using QR codes to practice their reading skills. Now, please know that we have been practicing our close reads all year
Hello, My name is Nicole and I am the author of the blog Today, in Second Grade. I am a passionate second and third grade teacher, and I love every minute spent in my classroom! I am excited to be guest blogging here at Minds in Bloom, and I am also, quite honestly, honored! ScreenChomp icon via iTunes App Store This year, I
Please welcome Katherine Fountain of Engaging a Creative Classroom. She has shared an awesome list of iPad apps that engage students in an authentic learning experience. Thanks for sharing with us today, Katherine! In the past few years, the number of iPads in classrooms has grown exponentially. They are a relatively inexpensive way for schools to get technology into the hands of students. There are
Please welcome the talented Kristen of Aspire to Inspire! Today she shares a fun and engaging way to get students excited about social studies. Thanks for giving us so many great sites to go and explore, Kristen! I’m always on the lookout for engaging and authentic learning activities to encourage students’ interest in social studies and to help them understand its relevance in their lives. This