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Digital Platforms: Seesaw, ClassDojo, Remind, and Class Tag

You probably knew your future teaching-self would utilize technology in your classroom, but I don’t think anyone could imagine the pandemic of 2020. As I’m …

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7 Seesaw App Tips Nobody Told You About

Learn how to teach your students Seesaw with confidence using a FREE Seesaw Scavenger Hunt!

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Using A Fly Swatter Game At Your Independent Spelling Center

As a teacher, you’re always collecting the most random things. If you were to take a look into my classroom, you’d see a collection of …

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Using Boom Cards And Seesaw

If you are interested in Boom Cards, but primarily use Seesaw in your classroom, did you know that using Boom Cards and Seesaw together is …

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Boom Cards Google Classroom Tutorial

So you have learned how to use the Boom Learning website! But what about assigning them to your students? This quick Boom Cards tutorial will …

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Self-Care For Teachers Shouldn’t Add More Stress To Your Life

Oh boy. The topic of self-care importance for teachers gets me going. Show of hands how many times you’ve heard any of the following statements: …

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Rachael has over twenty-two years of classroom experience and is the go-to girl for all things digital! She has been lead presenter at the NCTM Council of Mathematics, several Purdue conferences, and has been featured on Kayse Morris’ Teacher TV, and Marissa Rehder’s Teacher Haven Membership. 

Teaching Firsties with Mrs. Hull

Teaching literacy and facilitating literacy stations has been a passion of Rachael's and she wants to help you gain the confidence to use technology in your classroom! Rachael's blog, Teaching Firsties blends literacy and technology with helpful articles for K-2 educators.

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Boom Cards Google Classroom Tutorial

So you have learned how to use the Boom Learning website! But what about assigning them to your students? This quick Boom Cards tutorial will …

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Reading Stations

What is Close Reading?

Close reading is exactly as it sounds. It’s reading closely. Students will spend several days on one text, looking at the words the author uses …

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Technology

Classkick: A Review From A First Grade Teacher

In this third part of a blog series on the best classroom apps, let’s look at the Classkick app. Classkick started in 2013, but really …

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Technology

How To Train Your Students On Devices During Virtual Learning

Usually, you would break out your classroom devices slowly, modeling for your students how to properly care for them and what your expectations are. Oh how …

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Using Boom Cards And Seesaw

If you are interested in Boom Cards, but primarily use Seesaw in your classroom, did you know that using Boom Cards and Seesaw together is …

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Presidents Day Activities For Your Literacy Stations

Show a child a picture of George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, and you can see the excitement in their eyes! Presidents Day is fun to …

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