Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Feature Teacher Tuesday

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Samantha Gibby and Lisa Fain are the Primary Sisters.  Just like their name they are two sisters who teach first grade at the same school in small town in NC. They feel so blessed to get to teach with each other every day. 
Their blogging adventure began last summer as they were chosen as Pinnacle leaders for their county. These positions allow them to showcase best teaching practices through the use of technology in their classroom plus it also came with 20 Ipads (now do you see why they wanted to do this). 
Their TPT adventure also began last summer. As they were sitting in a hot tub at the Outer Banks, they began to think of resources they needed to best compliment their words their way spelling instruction. So since July they have been busy creating products, and they said no one told them how addicting it can be. Especially when colleagues come in and say, okay this is great! Using Even though they are far from their first TPT million, the excitement of creating materials that meet their students needs has been the force that keeps them going. 
Samantha and Lisa are married and both have 3 children. Their oldest sons are in college at NCSU and Appalachian State, but they are still busy with their other teenagers who cheer and play football for their local high school. They enjoy being active in their churches, traveling, feeding the football team each Friday night and surfing the internet. They feel so blessed to be on this awesome journey and are thankful for the wonderful teacher friends they are making along the way. 
These sisters are always looking for ways to make learning fun and hands on. One of their newest products is a Halloween themed Boo game working with sight words and math printables working with sums up to 12.

Thanks for linking in with us go grab these great freebies and be sure to follow theprimarysisters on FB, Instagram and in their TPT store Enjoy these flash freebies. Students will love these hands on CVC word wheels. AND These awesome literacy and math centers games that require no prep! 
Click on the picture to send you to the link!
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Friday, September 25, 2015

Open House idea using Augmented Reality!

Please excuse my hair in this scope because I just came back from school.  Teaching all day will do that to you. lol  I got my ideas from Erin Klein.  The Open house was a HIT!  The parents loved it!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Practice Spelling Words Using Word Clouds

Check out these two videos of me working with my students on the word cloud app on our iPads.  Check out word cloud that is made by abcya.com
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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Blab today with Kayla Delzer

Thank you so much for joining us this morning on blab for the Teacherblabshow. I am going to list the awesome resources that she shared with us this morning.
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Click on her picture to check out her awesome blog!
1. Remind
Remind is a communication tool that helps teachers connect instantly with students and parents.  Send quick, simple messages to any device.  You can use Remind as a reminder to parents but you can also use it as a "Flipped Classroom."  Post activities that the students are doing.  You can also post comments like:  "Ask your child about what we did today" or "Ask your child about the story we read today."

Remind apps
Use apps that are more project based than skill based.
Her next recommended program was Ten Marks.
TenMarks Education, Inc. provides

 personalized online 

math practice and enrichment programs 

for first through

 twelfth graders using a structured 

approach of practice, 

on-demand hints, video lessons and real-

time results

To hear podcasts about technology, check out:
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Another app she talked about and that I have on a previous post is: 
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Explain Everything

iMovie:  This app does cost $4.99 but it is so worth it!

Daqri Studio

Click on the picture to send you to an awesome post from 2 guys and and some iPads.
People to follow:
Greg and Kayla (#gregandkaylashow) are on a positive mission in education and I LOVE it.  Use hashtag:  #happyclassrooms when posting!
Follow Kayla on twitter and her classroom:
@MrsDelz and @TweetingTopDogs
Other twitter handles:
@PLTWorg, @EdcampFM
We also talked about the awesome teacher shoes:  Tieks
Check them out!

Kayla will join us on the #teacherblabshow on October 31 to share some more awesome tech tips so don't miss it!  www.blab.im/teacherblabshow