Category Archives: Technology

10 Great Apps for Literacy Centers in K-2

10 Great Apps for Literacy Centers in K-2

Looking for some great apps for literacy centers? In this post, I’ll share 10 apps that I love! These apps are great for kindergarten, first, or second grade, but they can probably be used at other grade levels too. You’ll notice that I’ve chosen apps that are not specific to a certain skill or skill…Continue Reading

5 Great Literacy Apps for K-2 Teachers and Students

5 Great Literacy Apps for K-2 Teachers and Students

There are a lottttt of apps out there! About 5 years ago, I helped pilot a 1:1 iPad program with my Kindergarteners. At that time, there were fewer education apps available (so much changes in 5 years!). Still, there were sooo many to choose from. And honestly? I went a little app crazy! I downloaded more than my…Continue Reading

How To Use ReadWorks Digital To Create Engaging, Differentiated Independent Work For Your Primary Students

How To Use ReadWorks Digital To Create Engaging, Differentiated Independent Work For Your Primary Students

Finding independent work or centers activities for the primary grades can be really difficult! Sure, there are plenty of great ideas out there. But it’s not always easy to find something that a) students can complete independently and b) is meaningful and engaging. And I’m a big believer in having students read and write as much…Continue Reading

GRO: The Must-Have App For Teaching Guided Reading

GRO: The Must-Have App For Teaching Guided Reading

When Amanda Duke told her husband about a strategy she’d learned for taking guided reading notes, he was shocked. Take notes on sticky notes and then attach them to sheets of paper? It didn’t sound practical or professional to him. And Amanda agreed. As a Kindergarten and first grade teacher, she’s always loved teaching guided reading.…Continue Reading

3 Ways to Save Time In The Classroom with Trello

3 Ways to Save Time In The Classroom with Trello

One of the things I love most about teaching is the variety. Every day at school is different. Especially working with primary kids – you know there is never a dull moment! That said, there are still some things that, as teachers, we have to do over…and over…and over. We make copies, assess kids, grade papers,…Continue Reading

Make Your Own E-Books with UDL Book Builder!

Make Your Own E-Books with UDL Book Builder!

The other day, I was reading my April edition of Reading Teacher (yes…I know it’s November…I’m a little behind!!) and I came across an article by Bridget Dalton.  The article is called “DIY E-Books,” and it describes a free website called UDL Book Builder.  The website, explains Dalton, can be used to find free e-books…Continue Reading

MobyMax Giveaway!

MobyMax Giveaway!

Hey everyone!  I have super exciting news to share with you today!!  I was recently offered a free account with MobyMax, AND another free account to give away to one of my awesome readers.  Keep reading to find out about this awesome online educational tool, and to enter for your chance to win!So, you might be…Continue Reading

K5 Learning

K5 Learning

Happy Saturday!  It’s finally looking a little like spring here, and the end of the school year is coming up quickly!  At the end of each year, I try to reflect on things that went well during the past year and things that didn’t go so well.One challenge I dealt with this year was what to…Continue Reading

Using Online Resources in a Non-Techy Classroom

Using Online Resources in a Non-Techy Classroom

Is this you? http://icanhas.cheezburger.com/tag/technologically-impaired-duck Haha sometimes I feel like this is me.  Like when I can’t figure out how to turn on my husband’s computer and he makes fun of me for the next three years.  But like it or not, technology is definitely here to stay, and I feel like my students pay a…Continue Reading