Category Archives: Technology

Free websites for nonfiction reading passages

Free websites for nonfiction reading passages

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for more texts to give to my students!  We have a huge book room at school, and I have a pretty good classroom library, but it still seems like there are never enough.  Plus, particularly with nonfiction, I don’t always want a whole book for…Continue Reading

I love ClassDojo!

I love ClassDojo!

Hey there, lovely readers!  I hope you are a) enjoying your first days of summer or b) having a great end of the school year.  I am happy to say that I fit into category “a.” ūüôāThis year was super challenging for me.  There were a ton of behavior issues in my kindergarten classroom –…Continue Reading

Ideas for Using Your SmartBoard in Kindergarten

Ideas for Using Your SmartBoard in Kindergarten

Dear SmartBoard, When I first got you, I barely used you. ¬†And now I can’t get enough of you! ¬†So sorry for doubting you. ¬† Love, Alison Seriously though, the first year that I had a SmartBoard, I didn’t touch it for about the first five months. ¬†As time went on, I used it for…Continue Reading

Getting Started with iPads in Kindergarten

Getting Started with iPads in Kindergarten

Yay for a brand new iPad cart with 30 iPads for my¬†Kindergarteners!! Having iPads in Kindergarten is awesome, but it definitely requires some careful setup. ¬†One of the first things I did when I found out my kids would be 1:1 with the iPads was to create a list of apps I was interested in.…Continue Reading

iPads in The Classroom: Getting the Room Ready!

iPads in The Classroom: Getting the Room Ready!

This year, I’m getting¬†an iPad cart with iPads for all my students¬†– yay! ¬†Knowing that I would have this set of iPads was definitely important in setting up my room this year. ¬† Having iPads means I can better individualize instruction for my students – in other words, assign them apps to use based upon…Continue Reading