Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Annotating Text in a Blended Classroom


I did a guest blog post on a blog called Technology Tools for Teachers

If you use Google Drive with your students, or for your own use, you may want to share pdf files or webpages with your students for them to read.

In a traditional paper and pencil, face to face classroom we spend a lot of time teaching students to annotate text. This is a skill that we don’t want to lose when students read online. There is extensive evidence about the importance of annotating text. It is part of the new common core standards. Yet, as we move toward more web-based coursework it becomes difficult for students to highlight, underline, and make notes in the margin.




These ideas ARE compatible. There are several free chrome extensions and apps that will allow you to do just that.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Tips for Year End Success: Calming the Chaos

As a teacher, there are so many chaotic moments at this time of year.  It is chaotic for you as well as your students.  However, as much as you (and they) are counting the days to the end of the school year, there are some steps that you can take to both calm that chaos now, and reduce the chaos in the fall.

As a teacher, there are so many chaotic moments at this time of year.  It is chaotic for you as well as your students.  However, as much as you (and they) are counting the days to the end of the school year, there are some steps that you can take to both calm that chaos now, and reduce the chaos in the fall.

Read below for some great tips, and a chance to enter to win a $60 gift card

Monday, May 2, 2016

Giveaway and Sale!!!

If you haven't heard, TpT is having a Teacher Appreciation Sale tomorrow and Wednesday.

To show how much we appreciate you, in addition to everything in my store being on sale 28%, I will be giving away TWO $10 TpT gift cards.  Use the rafflecopter link below to enter.  You have lots of ways to enter.

Giveaway will close at midnight 5/3, winners announced early 5/4 so that you may use the gift card during the sale, if you choose (or you can save it)!

This includes a lot of Digital items as well. This is your chance to try digital at a lower price. Or buy a growing bundle for next year at a REALLY low price!!



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