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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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Three Interactive Types Of Activities For Reading Groups

Hey teacher friends! Today I’m back with reading group strategies. I know this is something you’ve probably heard about countless times but just stick with …

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ability grouping

The Pros And Cons Of Ability Grouping For Your Independent Small Groups

I made so many mistakes when I first began planning for small group instruction. One of the big ones was grouping my students and leaving …

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Three Quick Ways To Blend Digital Resources For Students With Printable Worksheets

Hey friends! I’m back with more tips for your literacy centers! Please don’t roll your eyes, but I’m going to talk about digital resources for …

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seesaw tools

Use This Fun Scavenger Hunt To Teach Your Students The Seesaw Tools

Do you want to use Seesaw with your students but dread the beginning of the year when they don’t know how to use the Seesaw …

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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.

Listening Stations

Finding Online Stories For Kids That Are Perfect For A Listening Center

About six years ago, one of my sweetest students ever stood up from my listening center with her headphones still attached and started walking away. …

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Poetry Stations

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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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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Technology

Use This Powerpoint Tutorial To Make ENGAGING Videos For Virtual Learning

Who knew that we are starting the school year of 2020 needing to teach with video! In March, when we were sent home, I really …

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Technology

Digital Resources Don’t Have To Be Intimidating!

If you think these things were said by critics of elementary students using digital resources in the classroom, you’d be right. But every one of …

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Literacy Stations

The Pros And Cons Of Ability Grouping For Your Independent Small Groups

I made so many mistakes when I first began planning for small group instruction. One of the big ones was grouping my students and leaving …

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