It’s Friday! You know what that means! Here is a peek at what I’ve been up to this week :) I’ve been trying to find a balance of being productive AND relaxing/enjoying my summer. It’s easy to get caught up in school stuff with decorating and organizing and creating, but I also need to make sure I’m chillin out, maxin, relaxin all cool. :) LOL! (Fresh Prince, anyone??)
Each year in the spring, the teachers on my team do an animal research project. It’s how we kick off our animal unit and the kids just go crazy for it! When we walk into the computer lab and I tell them that they get to get on Pebble Go and explore- they lose their minds! Read more
Hey everyone! Today I am linking up with Farley for her July Currently.
The exponential growth of technology has made interactions a lot less personal. I often see friends sitting next to each other and simultaneously looking at their phones. Frequently my husband and I even spend time checking Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. I would say that in my personal life, my phone detracts from my relationships. However, below you will find 4 ways that your cell phone can actually help you in the classroom.
I’m here today to talk about how I use technology in my first grade classroom. Technology these days is such an integral part of teaching! But it can also be a hassle if our management isn’t efficient and easy for our students. Here is how I set up my technology and how the students can access our classroom equipment. We have 4 iPads and 3 iPod shuffles. I set the expectations early on and my students rose to the challenge! They know exactly how to gather and put back our materials. They can reach the charging cords and they know to plug the iPads in at the end of the day.
Have you ever planned the arrangement of your room digitally with a Digital Classroom Layout?
Guess what, friends?! I am here today to make your life EASIER!
Do you spend your first day of pre-planning moving your furniture around trying to figure out what setup is going to work for you? How about if you are a little ADD and get tired of looking at the same thing all year long?
Well… I am pretty much both of those people! But, I have decided that I need to work SMARTER, not harder.