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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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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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5 Fun Ways To Teach The Reading Skill Compare And Contrast

There are many activities you can do to introduce and reinforce the reading comprehension skill of compare and contrast. This reading strategy is fun to …

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How To Easily Organize Independent Reading Groups For Effective Literacy Stations

Hey hey, teacher friends, I’m excited to begin the first of a 5 part series to help you set up and maintain the literacy stations …

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spelling games

How To Make Choose Your Own Adventure Spelling Word Games With Google Slides

Are your students getting tired of the spelling word games you assign? I know that my spelling station is the one that I need to …

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reading responses

How To Strengthen Student Reading Responses With A Sticky Note Template

Sticky notes. They’re not just for grocery lists anymore. Did you know you can print on sticky notes? My favorite thing to do is print …

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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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Spelling Stations

How To Make Choose Your Own Adventure Spelling Word Games With Google Slides

Are your students getting tired of the spelling word games you assign? I know that my spelling station is the one that I need to …

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Spelling Stations

Using Digital Resources For Your Phonics Stations

Can we just take a moment to thank my blue and red ABC magnets for their many years of use at my independent phonics station? …

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Technology

What Is Flipgrid?

During e-learning, my stepdaughter had a Flipgrid assignment where she had to record an expository video with three steps. I told her that perhaps she …

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Technology

Making Digital Anchor Charts On The Google Slides App

I have a confession. I love making digital anchor charts! The good old fashioned paper charts are great too, but the problem is that my …

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Technology

Powerpoint Tutorial For Digital Anchor Charts

By now, teachers everywhere are growing more accustomed to making videos for their students. By now, you’re all doing some kind of hybrid-virtual voodoo teaching, …

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Rachael's Story

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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