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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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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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Reading Stations

7 Fun Sequencing Activities Your Students Need For Virtual Learning

When it comes to sequencing activities, the more interactive the better! You’re going to want your kiddos to understand the importance of putting things in …

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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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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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Poetry Stations

Using Digital Resources For A Poetry Station

If you haven’t caught on, I love my literacy stations. My favorite center is my poetry station. I am a sucker for good children’s poems …

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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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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'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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