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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 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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Teaching Nursery Rhyme Songs To Your Students To Improve Reading In Fluency

It’s always a proud moment when you hear your students begin to improve their fluency in reading passages. When I heard my kiddos begin to …

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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.


5 Easy Ways To Build Classroom Community

There are many things to consider about your room as a classroom community. Here are some tips to build a strong classroom community for the …

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Reading Stations

How To Effectively Use Fun Printable Bookmarks For Improved Reading Comprehension

I have never met a student who didn’t love bookmarks. You bust out a set of printable bookmarks and you’re going to see some excitement …

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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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Spelling Stations

Fun Online Spelling Games Your Students Can Play Today

Can we just take a moment to thank my red and blue ABC magnets for their many years of use at my spelling centers? I’m …

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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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Writing Stations

5 Easy Ways To Teach Capitalization Rules That Won’t Leave You In Tears

Why Is It So Hard To Teach Capital Letters? I love to teach writing! The kids get so excited when they can sit in the …

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