At the beginning of this school year, I introduced my new students to BreakoutEDU and they loved it! The first BreakoutEDU Digital that they completed was the “Catch the Bus” breakout that is available on the BreakoutEDU website. So, I decided it was time to create a new BreakoutEDU Digital for my students to review… Read More The Locked Boxes: A Math BreakoutEDU Digital
This post is cross-posted on Mari, Meagan, & Aubrey’s blogs. Mari is a middle school Science & AVID teacher and Blended Learning Specialist in San Diego, CA. Meagan is a middle school Math, AVID, & Technology teacher and the Team Technology Leader in Hesperia, CA. Aubrey has been a music teacher & Summer Learning principal,… Read More Work, Work, Work…What about Life?
Throughout my eleven years in the classroom, I have never been only a math teacher. I have been a classroom aid, substitute teacher, and proctor. I have taught science, AVID, and Latin. (Yes, I really did teach Latin.) I have had a lot of adventures in education and this year I have the opportunity to… Read More Spartan Tech Squad
Over the years, my students have participated in a variety of activities and projects on converting between fractions, decimals, and percent. They have conducted surveys, designed pictures on graph papers, and designed and built Post-It Murals. It is one of my favorite units to design because the possibilities are endless! This year, I wanted to… Read More 8-BIT Project: A Fraction, Decimal, & Percent HyperDoc
Although educational technology is becoming increasingly common within our school sites and district, there are many classroom teachers that remain cautious about implementing technology into their classroom. In a sense, it is completely understandable. Technology is changing at a rapid rate and it can be difficult to keep up at times. In addition to this,… Read More New to EdTech? Ask These Questions!
It’s hard to believe that I am writing a blog post on techy ideas to start the school year strong. Didn’t I just write a blog post on finishing the race strong?! Nevertheless, the new school year is quickly approaching – like, in less than 48 hours. Over the summer, I spent a lot of… Read More 5 Techy Ideas to Start the Year Strong
In the last few months, I have led several sessions (in and outside of my district) on the benefits of using Twitter for professional development. (Here is a link to my session.) Usually, there are two types of educators in this session: 1.) Educators who have a Twitter account but rarely use it; and 2.)… Read More TweetDeck: Maximize Your Twitter Experience
Nearly four years ago, I created my first blog about education. I had the great intention of writing regularly and sharing about my classroom. Then, life happened – new marriage, new house, new job, graduate school, etc. It was simply one of those crazy times of life and my brain was not in the right… Read More Why Blogging Is Essential for Educators
When I first began working at my school site, our students were given a year-long, physical agenda to track their daily assignments. As a school policy, our students were required to fill this out and teachers would sign/stamp that students had filled out the daily agenda at the beginning of class. It was a great… Read More Calendars for Organization and Project Planning via Google Slides
It’s summer, summer, summertime! I hope that all of you have been enjoying your summer vacation. Mine feels like it just started and that the ending is right around the corner. Whenever summer vacation comes around, I know that I have to find ways to stay current and prepare for the upcoming school year. Below,… Read More 5 Ways to Prep for the Next School Year