Monday, June 18, 2018

Great news about Flipgrid!!



We are proud to announce that Flipgrid is now a part of Microsoft, sharing a mission to empower every student to achieve more. And just like Office 365, Flipgrid is now free for all educators and students.
😮 Crazy, I know. I'm sure you have questions. Let me address a few:
  • Flipgrid isn't going anywhere. 
     
  • Flipgrid will continue to work great on Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, PCs, and Android devices. And just as we always have, we will continue to improve Flipgrid for ALL educators.
     
  • Flipgrid is free - for real! All educators have been automatically upgraded to Flipgrid Classroom (we’ll simply call it Flipgrid going forward). Additionally, Microsoft is providing a prorated refund to every educator who upgraded in the past year. 
     
  • Team Flipgrid will still be Team Flipgrid. Every one of us will continue to support, amplify, and champion the amazing Flipgrid educator community.

Friday, February 2, 2018

You HAVE to get EPIC!!!


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I am in no way getting paid to say this but I have to share this site if you have never used or heard of it....
Do you have books in your class library that is torn or do you not even have a class library because of costs?
Well....here is your chance for that!!
www.getepic.com

Epic has changed my classroom forever~!
It is FREE for teachers!!!
Each student has an account and they can customize their account/profile by their age and the genres that they enjoy!


Epic has a HUGE variety of fiction and nonfiction books!

You, as a teacher, can even make collections and assign them to your students.
My first graders love to read the books and they can even rate the book and comment on other students.  

These books are categorized by AR level or Lexile Level.  They have a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books.
Many of the lower-level books are "Read to me" books.
I also love that some of the books have a quiz after the end of the book.
I allow my students to use the AR books from Epic to take AR tests in my classroom.  
The quizzes help the students score higher on their AR tests in my class.
They have awesome educational videos and are adding more all the time.

Parents can get their own accounts at home with a monthly fee but it is so much cheaper than buying 1 book at a time.



Friday, December 1, 2017

Things that I have learned at LACUE!

One of the best things that I have learned at LACUE is classroomscreen.com


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Words with Osmo ideas!

I love Sharing Kindergarten and she has another great idea.  Click on the picture to head to her blog!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Beginning of the year must-have apps!

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Remind is my lifeline to my parents.  I update them on beginning of the year reminders.  I also schedule reminders when picture day is, etc.  Every Sunday night, I send them a message with what we are learning that week.  Communication with your parents is KEY!
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This site is FREE for teachers and is a one-stop shop for books of all ages.  They have a variety of genres and levels.  They also have the best educational videos.  You don't have to worry about your books getting damaged anymore because it is all at your fingertips.  Parents can be invited to get a home subscription.
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Seesaw is a digital portfolio to document all of your students activities and work.  Parents and family can connect with their child and see instantly what they are doing in class.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Officially a BrainPOP educator!

I am so thrilled to finally complete my BrainPOP certification!  I have learned so much these couple of months.  If you haven't heard of BrainPOP, you are missing out.  Check out brainpop.com or brainpopjr.com.
Comment below if you need more info!