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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 could choose “Doing Your Laundry” as a topic. (Which I thought was HILARIOUS, by the way… and surprisingly not the project she chose…but I digress…) So as I was looking

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What Are Boom Cards?

I don’t know about you, but around March or April, it was hard to hold my first grader’s attention. I knew I needed to up my game. I’ve heard about Boom Learning, so I thought I’d give them a try. Once I did, I was hooked. So what are boom cards? This Boom Cards Tutorial

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Yes! You Can Use Google Classroom In First Grade!

To me, Google Classroom was something that my teenagers used for their classwork, and not something I’d dream of using with my first grade students. Enter Covid-19. All of a sudden, I knew I’d better come up with a plan and quick! Here is the fifth post on the Best Classroom apps you can use

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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 has come to the forefront this past year.  My hope is after this, you’ll know if Classkick is right for you and your students. What does Classkick for teachers look

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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 writing this, nobody really knows what returning to school in the fall will look like. What we do know is that we are going to need technology more than ever

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Is The Q Ball On Shark Tank Worth The Investment?

One Christmas, my husband Eric bought me a Q Ball for my classroom. We had just seen the Q Ball on Shark Tank, and I was excited to see if it was something that I could use to build my classroom community. Like anything else, I wasn’t sure if it was worth the cost. But

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