Instead of having separate apps for all of your classroom management needs, the good folks at Classroom Screen have streamlined the process and put it all in one place…for free!Continue reading “Easy Classroom Management with Classroom Screen”
It’s been entirely too long since I’ve posted anything. I took a break over the holidays to enjoy time with my family, and then got a string of illnesses. It’s been three weeks, and I’m on the tail-end of the flu. My whole family got the shot, but we all got Type A anyway. I don’t remember the last time I felt this sick.
I just woke up from a nap, my husband and daughter are napping, and I’m able to sit upright, so I wanted to let you know that I’m still around. Thanks for being patient.
The holidays are just around the corner, and my Facebook feed is blowing up yet again with invites to participate in the Secret Sister Gift Exchange.
In case you’re not familiar with this yearly phenomenon, the gist is that you buy a $10 gift for one person and can potentially receive up to 36 gifts from your “Secret Sisters” that are also participating.
Sounds too good to be true right? That’s because it is. According to this article from the Better Business Bureau, the gift exchange is considered a pyramid scheme/gambling and is, therefore, illegal.Continue reading “Digital Citizenship for Grown-Ups: The Secret Sister Gift Exchange is an Illegal Pyramid Scheme”
As a mom, an educator, and a wife, I have a lot of things to keep track of. I did a pretty good job over the years, but I never felt like I had a concrete way of keeping up with it all. Everything was always spread around between different calendars, sticky notes, and apps, so it was hard to remember where everything was.
A friend at work showed me her bullet journal a few years ago, and I was really intrigued by the idea of it, so I started doing some research. Now, I’m completely hooked.Continue reading “Getting Organized with a Bullet Journal”
If you read my posts about Canva and Sway, you’ll know that I’m not afraid to admit that I need help when it comes to anything involving graphic design. As teachers, we need all the (free) help we can get. Fortunately, there are a ton of free tools out there to help us design beautiful posters, anchor charts, projects, newsletters, and crafty personal projects.Continue reading “Free Teacher Design Tools”
Kids have a hard time remembering directions.
I’ll give you all a minute to recover from your swooning at receiving such shocking and surprising information….Continue reading “Assignment Checklists”
Death by PowerPoint. The bane of every staff development or classroom.
The colors don’t work. There’s too much text. The text is too small. Someone went crazy with the transitions. The presenter is reading everything verbatim.Continue reading “Sway With Me”
Whether it’s anchor charts, lesson plans, flyers, or newsletters home, teachers are always creating. It’s easy to pull up a document and type something up, but it doesn’t necessarily look pretty or polished. I’ve seen teachers go to TPT to buy anchor charts because they look prettier than what they can make (even though the content is the same), because they want their classroom to look cute.
Save your money. With Canva, you’ll be churning out gorgeous content in no time. Heck, you could probably even sell it on TPT!Continue reading “Create Gorgeous Graphics With Canva”
Have you seen the new Discovery Education?
First of all, if you haven’t checked out Discovery Ed in the past couple of years, you should give it another look. Quite a bit has changed in the 10 years I’ve been in education.
If you’re not familiar with Discovery Ed at all, now’s the time to learn!Continue reading “Have You Seen the New Discovery Education?”
We need to talk about your passwords.
We’ve all been there. You’re having to sign up for yet another account, and you’re out of password ideas. So you use THAT password. Your favorite password. The password you use for everything.
No big deal, right? There’s too many to keep track of, and this one’s easy to remember.
Maybe you did come up with a new one, so you wrote it down on that piece of paper you keep by your computer.Continue reading “Are Your Passwords Secure?”