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Making Digital Anchor Charts on The Seesaw App

Hey friends! In the last article, I showed you how to make digital anchor charts with Google Slides. Now it’s Seesaw’s turn! The Seesaw app …

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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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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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You Can Still Do Guided Reading Virtually!

So in 2020, your students can’t sit elbow-elbow-knee-knee anymore. Time to get creative because now more than ever, our kiddos need social interaction. So it’s …

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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.

Writing Stations

What is Interactive Writing?

Teaching an interactive writing lesson is a versatile way to differentiate and review past literacy skills. This method differs from modeled or shared writing in …

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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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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 …

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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

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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Presidents Day Activities For Your Literacy Stations

Show a child a picture of George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, and you can see the excitement in their eyes! Presidents Day is fun to …

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