Resources for Teachers & Students
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Fall is such a busy and fun time of year, and I know my kindergartners were always super motivated to learn when I could somehow incorporate one of their favorite holidays - Halloween - into my lessons! They love the excitement of Halloween and it helps them to become engaged in so many learning activities. Using the app PicCollage Kids is a fantastic and easy way to let your students illustrate their Halloween costumes and share with the class, and this simple activity could be tied to many different concepts in your classroom.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Make word scrambles for your students! They click copy & edit and then unscramble the sight words.
This same technique can also be used to pre-make labels, place them on top of an image in Seesaw, and have students arrange the labels where they belong.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
These interactive sight word QR codes I made last year were a hit, so here's another set, this time featuring ABCs. The QR codes were created in Seesaw by adding a screenshot of each letter and graphic, then using the microphone tool to record my voice reading the letter name, sound and word. Once posted, Seesaw automatically generates a QR code that even has the image in the middle! Genius! These QR codes can then be printed and attached to the back of alphabet cards to create an interactive learning experience for young learners.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017
I created these visuals to help students as they complete projects using the free tool Adobe Spark video. This is available as an iPad app, or can be accessed from Chromebooks or computers via spark.adobe.com. PLEASE NOTE: A sign in with Adobe ID is required before students begin working. I usually sign young learners in under my Adobe ID so all of their projects are synced to my account and I can view their progress. This also makes sign in much easier. You'll only need to sign in once, then it should remember the account information. Click the images to download PDF versions of these visuals.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
Teach Your Monster to Read is a wonderful, engaging program that motivates children to learn the basics of reading. It features a variety of levels for pre-K and kindergarten students, and would be helpful for beginning of year 1st graders and struggling readers as a "boost". Continue reading to see how to use this tool in your classroom.