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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,…

Technology, For Sure! But Don’t Forget Old Fashion Creativity!

My class just recently finished with our Solar System Unit.  In my district, which is in California, we are still operating under the old California Science Standards and still using a very outdated textbook.  Nevertheless,…

Bottom Line: Homework Project Turned Out to be Fun and Successful!

Having assigned several Homework Projects during the year, I was a little nervous about this particular project.  That’s because our team had never assigned this one before.  But, bottom line, it turned out hugely successful.…

3 Ways to Incorporate Google Slides in a Book Club

Google Slides continues to be my “go to” app when designing assignments for my students.  I currently have a group of students who are reading The Tale of Despereaux in a book club.  As we…

How to Combine OREO with Google Slides

I continue to venture into creating more and more resources for Google Slides as I make my journey to a semi-paperless classroom.  My latest attempt involved creating a template in Google Slides for my students…

Google Slides: Is the Future Paperless?

I’ve always considered myself a Technophile because I’ve always been intrigued by technology.  When I was a kid (and still to this day), Star Trek had a big influence on my life because it showed a…

How I Taught Equivalent Fractions

I previously blogged about how I taught my third graders to compare fractions using models, number lines and fractions strips.  But what about equivalent fractions?  I used the same models, number lines and fractions strips…

Wednesday Window Into My Class: Comparing Fractions

Let’s face it, fractions are hard.  And it is very hard for 8 year olds to conceptually see fraction sizes to compare them.  So what’s a teacher to do?  Bring out the manipulatives! I am…

How to Give a Spelling Test Using Google Forms

  Do you still administer spelling tests?  If so, are you tired of grading them!  So was I.  I found a great solution to not only incorporate spelling and technology in a 1:1 classroom, but…

Wednesday Window Into My Class: A Book Club

This Wednesday’s peek into my classroom is a look at a book club I am currently doing with The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.  It’s the tale of a mouse who’s in love with a…

Math Tip Monday: Place Value in Third Grade

By the time students arrive in third grade, the explicit teaching of place value is not reflected in the Common Core State Standards.  In fact, place value is very much ignored by the Common Core…

Wednesday Window Into my Classroom: Online Venn Diagrams

This Wednesday’s peek into my classroom is to highlight a very cool website at www.classtools.net.  The site has many great tools for teachers to use online, including a Venn Diagram generator. Click on READ MORE…

How to Use Gerald McDermott’s Books to Compare and Contrast

As you may have read in an earlier post, Gerald McDermott is one of my favorite and go to authors to use for read alouds and for teaching.  He has a huge collection of diverse…

Wednesday Window Into My Classroom: Famous People Biographies

Once again I give you a view into my classroom to show you what we are working on.  This week we are learning to do research (CCSS W.3.7), gather notes (CCSS W.3.8) and practice expository…

Geometry on Google Slides®

These 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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