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Use Epic For Reading Comprehension And Keep Virtual Learning Boredom At Bay

This app was a lifesaver. I don’t know how I would have survived virtual learning without it. Using Epic for reading comprehension strategies was the …

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How To Make Your Spelling Activities Fun With Emojis

Do you remember the Emoji movie? I never saw it, but I remember how popular emojis were. Around this time, I was making my first …

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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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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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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.

Reading Stations

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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Technology

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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Technology

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 …

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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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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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Reading Stations

Using Digital Resources For Your Reading Comprehension Stations

Well, friends, here we are. Some of you might be teaching virtually, and some might be in your classroom with strict social distancing guidelines. We …

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