Sunday, September 17, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Apps Recommended for 2nd Grade by BPS Teachers

Teach Your Monster to Read

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.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Apple Clips + Pic Kids App Smash!

I discovered two awesome tools this summer that I am super excited about: 1) the Apple Clips app and 2) the doodle tool that’s now featured in the app Pic Kids. The ability to doodle, write or draw directly onto a collage opens up so many opportunities for our kids to learn and create using Pic Kids. The short Clips video below shares some ideas for integrating the doodle tool into teaching and learning.

Beginning of the Year Apps for K-2

Here is a collection of some tried and true learning apps to get you started for the year! Remember to be intentional when using technology in your classroom. Always consider your purpose, and how it relates to student learning. Email me or book me into your classroom for help getting started!

Weekly Tech-y News

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

FREE Technology Courses on the OPI Learning Hub!

The OPI Learning Hub is a great place to find good FREE courses to further your professional development. Take a course determined to learn, & we promise you’ll learn some cool new things. Check out these technology courses Ann & I created. (And ignore the “HS” designation on Ann’s course, it’s definitely applicable to all grade levels.) Can be used for Step Up, but not MEA Trade. If you take a course, please give us feedback so we can continue to make these courses even better!

TILT Applications are Open!

We are excited to announce that applications for the 2017-18 TILT program are open to Billings Public Schools K-8 teachers. TILT (Teachers Integrating & Learning Technology) is an innovative three-year professional development program to help teachers purposefully integrate technology into their classrooms to improve student learning. To find out more or apply online, visit!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Top 10 Most Used Apps in Billings Public Schools!

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Weekly Tech-y News!

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Seesaw Courses for Beginners

Seesaw knows it's a busy time of year for all teachers so they wanted to offer even more ways to get started using Seesaw. They created a mini-course called Seesaw 101 for teachers brand new to Seesaw. It's available to any Seesaw user for FREE. Completing the course will take about 30 minutes. Teachers simply create a Seesaw account then go to to sign in and get started! Share with anyone that can benefit.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Weekly Tech-y News!

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Back to School Seesaw Go!

Using Seesaw Go QR code games are a fun, interactive and engaging way to get your students actively involved in the learning in your classroom. I created this game as a way to have your students practice using the FREE learning journal Seesaw, while reflecting on the beginning of a new school year. This would be a fun activity after you have introduced Seesaw to your classroom and your students have become familiar with the basics of using this tool. Click the image below to download the game! Happy Seesawing!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Tech-ify Your Classroom Course on the OPI Learning Hub!

I created an online technology integration course for K-5 teachers that is now available on the OPI Learning Hub. If you've never visited this site, I encourage you to check it out. The Learning Hub provides high quality, free professional learning for all K-12 teachers across Montana. You can find my course, Tech-ify Your Classroom! The Basics of K-5 Technology Integration under Self Paced Courses > Universal Instructional Strategies. It's available for 4 OPI renewal units.