Here is a great collection of math apps for K-2nd grade, compiled by myself and primary elementary TILT teachers from Billings Public Schools! If you have one to include, please email me!
Resources for Teachers & Students
Monday, March 27, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
BPS Breakout Edu site, or visit breakoutedu.com to find out more about this engaging learning activity!
Monday, March 13, 2017
Join me for a book study centered around Kids Deserve It! by Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome. This 5 week book study will begin April 3rd, and will feature weekly reading passages, reflections & posts via Seesaw: The Learning Journal. This will be a fun online Professional Learning Community centered around what is best for kids, and pushing the boundaries of conventional teaching in our classrooms. I'll be reading right along with you, and I'm excited to dive into this book!
bit.ly/BPSPJsSignUp. After you've completed your Seesaw webinars, you'll complete a reflection form, apply something you learned in your classroom, and provide certificates of attendance from the PD in your PJs trainings. Once all items are received, you'll get 2 OPI renewal units for your work. This is a great opportunity to receive top notch Seesaw training, plus OPI renewal units for your hard work! Email email@example.com with any questions and check out the upcoming PD in your PJs schedules at bit.ly/SeesawPDinPJs
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Here is a collection of some of my favorite word work apps for K-2 students. Some are free, some are paid. Click each app to find out more and see the price. Remember to watch for app discounts or apps gone free during Teacher Appreciation Week in May!
Sunday, March 5, 2017
PicCollage Kids is one of my favorite "go to" apps for creating in the classroom. It's so versatile, and kids love to customize their collages with fun colors, fonts and images. This activity involves using PicCollage Kids to allow students to create two digit number collages using images you send to your students via Seesaw.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
This Breakout Edu game was created to give 2nd graders an engaging, challenging and fun way to practice math content standards. This Breakout could be adapted for other grade levels. If you'd like to read the instructions and print the materials, check out bit.ly/LuckyBreakoutEdu. Choose "File" and "Make a Copy" to make your own editable copy. Check out the video below to see more!
You can find other pre-made Breakout Edu games on their website! breakoutedu.com
PicCollage Kids. Students took a selfie, then used this awesome drawing hack discovered by Erintegration to draw on top of the photo and add a cat nose, whiskers and Cat in the Hat style hat. They customized their collages with fun backgrounds, fancy text (we all wrote "Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!", but older students could write their favorite stories or characters) and birthday stickers (I let them choose 2). The collages are easily saved to the iPad camera roll and shared on Seesaw! Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
here about how teachers are using Book Snaps to share what they're reading and learning about through professional development. Some teachers have taken this back to their classrooms, and had their students create Book Snaps about books they are reading! In upper grades, students are using SnapChat (the original tool for this), but in elementary school, students can use Seesaw to create their own Book Snaps. This is a fun way for students to share about what they're reading and learning - they can highlight favorite parts of a book, add drawings overtop of a book page to show what they love, and even use the microphone tool to tell about why the book is a favorite, or what they found interesting!