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How To Train Your Students On Devices During Virtual Learning

Usually, you would break out your classroom devices slowly, modeling for your students how to properly care for them and what your expectations are. Oh how …

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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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Using Digital Resources for your Writing Center

Hi friends! I’m going to admit something to you. Something that I don’t know. It’s hard to admit in such a public forum like this …

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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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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

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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Social Emotional Learning

Emotion drives attention, attention drives learning”-Tim Shriver, co-founder and board chair of CASEL The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines social emotional …

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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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Technology

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 …

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Technology

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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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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