Category: Technology

Going Digital with Guided Reading

I remember being so excited when the school I was working at a few years ago decided to go 1:1. I love technology and was looking forward to implementing it into my intervention groups. My students had both iPads and Macbooks, depending on the grade level. Sure there was a learning curve at first, but

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Getting to Know You

I posted this freebie a long time ago, but I never really blogged about it, so I’m doing that today…hopefully just in time as everyone heads back to school! I love using QR codes as a way to both practice literacy skills and engage my little readers. Since I know how engaged my little readers

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GRo: Guided Reading App

I love new technology…I also love being organized, guided reading and all things that keep me on track to make my readers as successful as possible.  I am thrilled to share this amazing Guided Reading app with you that was created by a teacher who also loves all these things that I listed! The GRo

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AudioBoom in the Classroom

Spring is officially here in Chicago (I think!!!)  I have been on spring break this past week and it has been fabulous to catch up on life, do a little cleaning and spend extra time with family and friends! In first grade we are continuously working on becoming fluent readers. There are so many different

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Searching for Apps! {AppCrawlr}

I’m always looking for fun new apps to try out with my little readers. I recently came across an app search engine that has been great for finding new apps to try out! It’s called AppCrawlr and basically you can search for anything and everything that you are interested in finding apps for and it gives

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Tune into Technology: QR Codes

We are back for the last week of our linky and today is an extra exciting linky because we’ve got new freebies for you AND a giveaway! You can link up right here or over at iTeach1:1.  So…read on, link up, grab some freebies and enter to win! Thanks to Megan Favre and Ashley Hughes for the fun graphics!

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Trying out new technology- Management Tricks!

I went to a tech workshop this week where I learned some great new tech ideas to use in the classroom.  I love having the opportunity to learn new tech ideas and see how other teachers integrate iPads/Smartboards/laptops into their daily classroom routines.  So, of course, I wanted to show you some new tech ideas

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Clocks, Clocks, and More Clocks!

Friday!  It’s officially April and it’s Friday…which makes me one happy camper! Let’s jump right into what we have been up to in math recently… CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.B.3Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks. Clocks, clocks and more clocks!  We have been busy in first grade working on telling time to

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Tried It Tuesday: Using Photo Booth in the Classroom

Last year I blogged about how I used GarageBand in my first grade classroom.  You can read about more about it by clicking here.  We still use GarageBand; however, I am finding myself using Photo Booth in many ways this year as well.  Photo Booth is a free application that is on Macs.  It is

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