Category Archives: Technology

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

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