Using Digital Tools to Create a Portfolio for Your Students

Create amazing student portfolios with digital tools.

  It is a tradition in the early childhood classes here to send each child home at the end of the year with a portfolio that documents the fun and learning that they experienced over the course of the school year.  This tradition spans back at least a decade.  When it first began, teachers used […]

Just how much should we lock up our student ipads?

How much access do we want our children to have?

As we get ready to make our big ipad purchase, and as a result, start to configure them for student use, I’ve been thinking about how much access we want our students to have to the ipad.  I’ve seen some covers that advertise the fact that they cover the “home” button so students can’t get […]

Audio QR Codes: Sight Word Bingo

QR Codes with Audio Files Bingo

{Update: This post was written over two years ago, which in technology terms, makes it ancient!  The kids in my QR code pictures are actually 2nd graders now! Some readers are finding that the audio QR codes for this activity no longer work. You might try scanning a code or two to make sure it […]

QR Codes for practicing the teens: Farm style!

QR Codes for counting the teens.

We’ve still got a few kids working to learn the teen numbers. I came up with one more activity to help them master this skill.  We’re also knee deep in our farm unit, so I added some cute pigs to the activity to make it a little more fun. First they scan the QR code. […]

Celebrating Teaching Blog Addict’s Second Birthday!

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I’m late to this party, but I still want to celebrate with Teaching Blog Addict as they reach their 2nd birthday. What a milestone! I’ve discovered more than a few great teaching blogs because of them.  They’re hosting an Ultimate Freebie Celebration. There are hundreds of free teaching materials over there this week, and I’m […]

Giraffes: A Popplet and a Project

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It’s giraffe week in our class.  We’re learning all about them! Did you know they only need to drink every few days?  We have a collection of giraffe facts that we always share with our class and thought it would be fun to spice things up a little bit.  I started scrolling through Pinterest and […]

5 Best Apps for Math and Counting

Five best math apps for pre-k and kindergarten.

As a follow up to my post about writing apps (which you can click here to see) I thought I’d share some of the math and counting apps we’ve discovered. Again, it’s been challenging to find the few jewels among the plain old rocks. I really hadn’t realized how many apps were out there, nor […]