Tagged with technology

Teaching Foreshadowing with Apple’s Pages

Teaching Foreshadowing with Apple’s Pages

Foreshadowing, it seems like a common enough concept to an adult, but search the term up on Safari and read over the definition you find.  I pre-loaded this large unit early in the year as we read Hatchet and Number The Stars.  Once something occurred that actually was foreshadowing and it came to be in the novel, … Continue reading

Setting Up iPad Security For Classrooms

Setting Up iPad Security For Classrooms

Now that I am independently setting up a classroom environment with technology, I need to ensure that students are safely able to use the devices within the room.  In the past, the school district was in charge of pushing apps and setting up restrictions on iPads and the internet. When starting out without a tech … Continue reading

How Showbie Saved Me Today

How Showbie Saved Me Today

“I am going to stay and work from home today.  That will make my job easier,” said NO teacher EVER! However, sitting at Coastal Pediatrics last night at 8pm with a diagnosis of pink eye for my 11 month old, I knew what I had to do;  Stay home from work. Ugh, I hate missing … Continue reading

Socrative: The Scantron for today!

Socrative: The Scantron for today!

What is the absolute worst chore in a household? Laundry.  No doubt in my mind. Whenever I finally get to the bottom of my hamper and I am able to give myself a pat on the back, my husband comes home and throws a pair of khakis and a polo into the perfectly empty hamper. … Continue reading

MIA: Learning a balance in life and technology

MIA: Learning a balance in life and technology

Wondering why I haven’t blogged since OCTOBER?!??!! The answer: pregnancy and a newborn.  I have acclimated to being a mama.  Now it’s time to go back to sharing my students’ work.  Check back for ideas on how to incorporate technology into classroom management, ways to share student iPad projects, and how to develop reading comprehension … Continue reading

What Apps and Tory Burch Purses Have In Common

What Apps and Tory Burch Purses Have In Common

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different” – Coco Chanel I don’t know of an educator that is extremely proud of his or her first year teaching.  Many don’t look back and think, “Wow, I had an outstanding year.  I wish I still taught reading the way I did then.” Personally, I have … Continue reading