technology

Understand the new benefits Amazon Echo Dot

There is no doubt that the Echo Dot (Alexa) is becoming a larger and larger presence in today’s classrooms. Amazon released a new Kid’s Edition Echo Dot that might be a good solution for your classroom. Affiliate links contained in this post. Totally not here to debate the privacy/security concerns that some have with Alexa…

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Test Prep Campout – Classroom Transformation

The day finally came for our TEST prep campout and it could not have gone better! The tents were set up and it was time to review what we had learned from the year! Setting the stage is so important. My students loved the setup and it was pretty easy to make happen. We used…

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Learning Events – Engagement made easy!

    I am loving transforming my classroom to enhance student learning!  It has been such a creative outlet for me as well as my kiddos! I want to share some reasons why these learning events are so fun and how they are tied to content.     1.  Plan around what your kids love!…

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Amazing Race – Classroom Edition

*affiliate links included*   View this post on Instagram ITS GOING DOWN! ? #iteachtoo #iteach345 #amazingrace #amazibgraceclassroom #gogogetitgetit. *all details on the blog* A post shared by Amber Nicole (@sssteaching) on Nov 17, 2016 at 8:45am PST     TONS of people were asking and wanting more details about our Amazing Race coming up in…

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how Seesaw saved my Conferences

Have you heard of the Seesaw app? I just love what Seesaw does for my classroom and IT IS FREE! I’m in no way paid to promote it but the features and abilities for a classroom are endless. Being a relatively new teacher (4th year!) I need things that are EASY and work in my…

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Rockin’ Songs Grades 3-5

I love incorporating music into any lesson.  My kids love it too – it adds so much and the songs help them remember the material as well. We add it to the beginning as an introduction, in the middle to review, or right before the test to help us remember!  Songs are an integral part…

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FREE NO PREP – Morning Work – ANY GRADE!

Here’s a great tip for any classroom! I hate Hate HATE copying morning work! I hate the paper wasted and wish that there was a way around it.  Some years I did various activities but I always found that morning work was needed.  This site is such a lifesaver! You could even use it as…

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Emoji Intro Back to School Activity!

A back to school activity can be so tricky to come up with. Yes…you might see cool ones….yes they might look good….but we want some substance. I love this because it gives those not immediate talkers a way to warm up and share + I can respond to those students as well! I love the…

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