How to Easily Integrate Technology with Guided Reading Groups

In this two-part post, I will demonstrate how using iPads (both mini-iPads and an iPad Pro) can bring guided reading into the digital age.  I was fortunate that over the years I have been able…

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10 Important Tips for the First-Year Teacher Part 2

10 Important Tips for the First-Year Teacher Part 2

Are you still excited about being a new teacher?  The Department of Education states that up to 50% of new teachers leave the profession within …
10 Important Tips for the New Teacher

10 Important Tips for the New Teacher

Are you a new teacher?  It can be overwhelming.  What to do?  As a veteran teacher of over 30 years teaching in the public education …
How to Teach the Area of Irregular Shapes

How to Teach the Area of Irregular Shapes

My class has been learning to find the area of shapes for a few weeks now.  But now it was time to move on …
Hands-On Science Fun (while making a mess!)

Hands-On Science Fun (while making a mess!)

California State University at Long Beach (CSULB) Latino students treated my students to some hands-on science fun.  These students have majors in science and …
Online State Testing – We’ll Be Ready for You!

Online State Testing – We’ll Be Ready for You!

Do you believe your students will be ready for state testing with either the SBAC or PARCC (or some variation of them)?  I try …
Comparing Fractions Using Google Slides and Virtual Manipulatives

Comparing Fractions Using Google Slides and Virtual Manipulatives

Now that my students were familiar with comparing and ordering fractions, the next step was to have them comparing fractions using Google Slides.  It …
Comparing Fractions with Manipulatives and Math Talk

Comparing Fractions with Manipulatives and Math Talk

In  Part 1 of How to Compare Fractions, I explained how I used fraction strips to have students explore fraction sizes.  Comparing fractions and their …
Compare Fractions in Simple Ways with Manipulatives

Compare Fractions in Simple Ways with Manipulatives

Before I started teaching my third graders to compare fractions, I wanted to assess what they already knew about fractions.   True story.   I asked …
Download Free Teaching Resources #kindnessnation

Download Free Teaching Resources #kindnessnation

As one of the participants in the Teachers Pay Teachers Author Inauguration Day FREEBIE EVENT that was held on January 20, 2017, I and many TpT …
Is There an Easy Way to Go Digital? Use PDF Expert!

Is There an Easy Way to Go Digital? Use PDF Expert!

Document cameras can project any document on a screen. But do you really want to write on your original documents, books, and other resources? …
A Timely Google Maps About Dr. King’s Inspiring Life

A Timely Google Maps About Dr. King’s Inspiring Life

Have you ever used Google Maps?  Probably most of you have when you’re trying to find directions to that new store.  But did …
From Teachers Pay Teachers to Teaching Bites Podcast

From Teachers Pay Teachers to Teaching Bites Podcast

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Fred and Sharon Jaravata from teachingbites.com.  The recorded interview is now available over on their …
Common Core Based Homework Project Using Literature

Common Core Based Homework Project Using Literature

After ending the Folktale Unit with my class, it was time for a culminating homework project.  Each student received a five-page template to create …
A Powerful Way to Teach With Videos

A Powerful Way to Teach With Videos

Someone in a Facebook group suggested a website at  www.edpuzzle.com.  So I, of course, checked it out.  I am so happy I …

Geometry on Google Slides®

This Interactive Digital Notebooks for Google Slides are now available in my TpT Store!

Click the link BELOW to see the Geometry Books!

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