## 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Google Classroom

One of the newest duties teachers have to do to set up a new classroom is setting up Google Classroom® to accommodate the new students for the new school year.  When I set up my…

Do your students use Google Docs® for writing and publishing? That’s great! But now let’s make them a Power User or Pro when working with Google Docs. Here are five Pro tools to teach your…

## How to Easily Integrate Technology with Guided Reading Groups Part 2

As my school has acquired more and more guided reading materials (little books in sets of 6), I had more resources from which to choose from for each group.  But we now live in the…

## 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…

## 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 is one thing to be able to show how to compare…

## 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 sizes visually helped my students establish a benchmark fraction of…

## 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? No! Then just convert them to a digital format that can…

Have you ever used Google Maps?  Probably most of you have when you’re trying to find directions to that new store.  But did you know you could create your OWN map to use with your…

## 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 did!  If you teach with videos in your classroom then YOU must check it…

## Class Research Project – A Funny Thing Happened. . .

Teachers know that even the best thought out plans and projects can run into unforeseen problems or situations.  That recently happened to me.  As my class is nearing the end of the science unit on…

## Integrating Technology with Research and Writing

As a teacher in a 1:1 classroom with Chromebooks, I’m always thinking of ways of integrating technology with research and writing throughout the day and throughout the curriculum.  One way I found to successfully integrate…

## Valuable Tips After a Year in a 1:1 Classroom PART 2

Thanks for returning to read PART 2 in my 2 part series of valuable tips for the 1:1 classroom.  As I wrote in PART 1 of Valuable Tips for the 1:1 Classroom, I really didn’t…

## Valuable Tips After a Year in a 1:1 Classroom

Since I received my own Chromebook Cart, I’m now looking back and reflecting on what I’ve learned about teaching in a 1:1 classroom.  There are so many aspects that no one ever tells you about,…

## Stop! Insert Image? NO way! Use Google Draw!

You’re probably asking why should I use or even teach my students to use Google Draw?  How many times have you assigned some kind of research for your students to do and when you get…