Sunday, August 21, 2016

Back to school giveaway

You do not want to miss this giveaway!  We have an awesome teacher group that is giving away LOTS of prizes.  GOOD LUCK!!!!
Click on the picture to send you to the giveaway link! 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Best iPad apps for kids

Click on the picture to send you to the form!

I have been presenting at many technology conferences in the past 3 years and I have found that these are the best apps that I have found effective in my classroom with my firsties.  They might not work for all students but I wanted to share what I have compiled.  I am attaching my sheet of apps and you are more than welcome to share these with other teachers as well!
I hope that you have a wonderful school year, mine has just begun.  I am exhausted (I'm not going to lie) but I am already loving my new class. 


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Another Office Depot Haul

Another Sunday Office Depot haul.. All of this for $8.00!!! 
First of all, make sure that you have a Teacher Star reward card from Office depot.  You have to spend $5.00 minimum but it is so worth going.  Every teacher loves Ticonderoga pencils.  I grade with markers so the Crayola markers were a big deal.  They were .25 and some of the other items were .01.  The pencils and the reinforced looseleaf paper were $1.00 but it was still a great deal!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Wonderful design tips for your classroom!

If you follow Ashley Schroeder on Periscope then you definitely know how awesome she is!  I just watched her youtube video on how she makes her fonts and images into decorations for her classroom.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tech camp day 3





   

If you have been following me on social media, especially Periscope, I have posted lots of videos of  the activities that the students have done over this past week.  My first tech camp is complete.  I was worried with the 5th and 6th graders because I usually teacher first graders but I have to say that I enjoyed them so much!  We had an excellent group and they even taught me things about coding.  We have some talented students in our district.  Students have already made their own games.  I can't say enough about how much fun I had this past week...I'm exhausted but I had fun lol  I can't wait until next summer!





Student is using a program to code:  www.made with code.com


   
www.madewithcode.com

  
Student using www.tinkercad.com to design their 3D printing project.

 
The two above pics are of our tech campers trying to figure out Breakoutedu.
You can also use the online version www.breakoutedu.com/digital.

Tech camp day 2



First picture above is of one of our campers who is looking for images online to design his 3D project.  He will then go to the program Tinkercad to design his project.



This student is coding a project from Tynker.

  
The 3 above pictures are students using the virtual reality glasses.

These students are coloring pictures from the website www.quivervision.com
Then the students scan the color sheets using the Quiver app.  This is an augmented reality activity.