Monday, November 23, 2015

Movie Clip Monday - Kid President - Boys vs. Girls



We can always use a little Kid President in our lives!  I love this episode!

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Each week I will feature a movie here on my blog.  It might be a video clip from YouTube, a Brain Pop video, or some other video I've found online.  The videos might be motivational, educational, or just funny things!

Here's the best part... I'm inviting you to link up with me each week.

Here's what you need to do to link up:

1.  Find a video that you'd like to share with your readers.
2.  Download the Movie Clip Monday graphic above by right clicking to save as. Save your picture in a convenient place for you.
3.  Write about your video and include the Movie Clip Monday graphic with a link to this post.
4.  Come back to this post to add your link to the linky.
5.  Visit other blogs and leave comments for someone who linked up before you and come back to leave a comment for someone who linked up after you!





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Monday, November 9, 2015

Movie Clip Monday - Veterans Day Tribute



This week I found a Veterans Day Tribute.  This can easily be shown on Wednesday to your classes.

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Each week I will feature a movie here on my blog.  It might be a video clip from YouTube, a Brain Pop video, or some other video I've found online.  The videos might be motivational, educational, or just funny things!

Here's the best part... I'm inviting you to link up with me each week.

Here's what you need to do to link up:

1.  Find a video that you'd like to share with your readers.
2.  Download the Movie Clip Monday graphic above by right clicking to save as. Save your picture in a convenient place for you.
3.  Write about your video and include the Movie Clip Monday graphic with a link to this post.
4.  Come back to this post to add your link to the linky.
5.  Visit other blogs and leave comments for someone who linked up before you and come back to leave a comment for someone who linked up after you!





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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A Quick and Easy Way to Save Instagram Likes (Tech Tip Tuesday)



How many times have you been looking at Instagram and you find an idea that you want to try in your classroom?  Then you leave the Instagram app and you forget the idea?


Today's tip will help solve that problem!  This way, you'll be able to keep track of amazing ideas you find on Instagram.

First things first, you need to have an IFTTT account and a Dropbox account.  If you don't already use those services, you want to start now.

Now, click on this recipe in IFTTT.  Scroll down until you see the big blue add button.  Click on add.  It will ask you to customize the settings.  One thing that I changed was the file name.  I keep it as username only.  I delete the part where it says caption.  I don't want large file names with the captions.

Why is this tip useful?

I can go back in to view the Dropbox folder to see all the photos I like on Instagram after the recipe in IFTTT is set up.  That way I can always remember those wonderful ideas I see!  I don't have to try to screenshot the photo and remember where I save it.  I just click the heart on Instagram, which I'd do anyway, and it saves a copy in Dropbox for me to access anywhere!

What other fun things have you done with IFTTT?


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Monday, November 2, 2015

Movie Clip Monday - Veterans Day History and Meaning




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Each week I will feature a movie here on my blog.  It might be a video clip from YouTube, a Brain Pop video, or some other video I've found online.  The videos might be motivational, educational, or just funny things!

Here's the best part... I'm inviting you to link up with me each week.

Here's what you need to do to link up:

1.  Find a video that you'd like to share with your readers.
2.  Download the Movie Clip Monday graphic above by right clicking to save as. Save your picture in a convenient place for you.
3.  Write about your video and include the Movie Clip Monday graphic with a link to this post.
4.  Come back to this post to add your link to the linky.
5.  Visit other blogs and leave comments for someone who linked up before you and come back to leave a comment for someone who linked up after you!





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Friday, October 30, 2015

Pinterest Top 5 - October 30


I have found so many wonderful ideas on Pinterest lately and I want to highlight the top 5 that are repinned each week.

Check back here every Friday to see my top repins on Pinterest!

5 - 15 Tips for Lining up Your Class

4 - 30 Techniques to Quiet a Class

3 - Common Core Checklist

2 - Five Finger Retell

1 - Fairy Tale Graphic Organizer




I hope you are enjoying my Pinterest Top 5. Feel free to pin any activities/ideas that you like and check back next week for more!



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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tech Tip - Rewind - LearnZillion



Today's Tech Tip is a rewind from February 2014 about LearnZillion.  I wanted to post about this again because they have changed some of their features.


Here is some updated information.

To access LearnZillion, you need to create a free account or you can just log in with your Google account. Once you are logged in, you will see the following page.  At the bottom you can click on the different options, including the full math curriculum for grades K-8.


If you know a math standard that you are teaching and want resources for, you can type the standard into the search box.  Or you can just explore by clicking on the links.
Once you click on Full Math Curriculum, you will see the grade levels.  As I mentioned earlier, it goes up through 8th grade.  Also, you can see that each grade level has a different color.  When searching for 2nd grade videos/lessons, you know you are using the correct grade level if it is pink.
Once you click on your grade level, it will show you all the units that you should be teaching throughout the year.
Once you click on your selected unit, you will see more information about that specific unit.  It will also give you all the lessons/videos connected to that unit.
I don't always have access to the computer lab so I just show the videos in front of the whole class.  If you have access to computers or iPads, you could have individual students watch the videos.  You can assign different videos to different students by clicking on the orange assign button at the top of the video.  You have to be logged in to the site to take advantage of this feature.

How have you used LearnZillion in your classroom?  Have you used a similar site that you want to share with us?

*Disclaimer: I am not being compensated for reviewing this site.  I chose to do this on my own because I love using it in my classroom.


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Monday, October 26, 2015

Movie Clip Monday - Thank a Teacher



Here is a very motivating video about thanking a teacher.

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Each week I will feature a movie here on my blog.  It might be a video clip from YouTube, a Brain Pop video, or some other video I've found online.  The videos might be motivational, educational, or just funny things!

Here's the best part... I'm inviting you to link up with me each week.

Here's what you need to do to link up:

1.  Find a video that you'd like to share with your readers.
2.  Download the Movie Clip Monday graphic above by right clicking to save as. Save your picture in a convenient place for you.
3.  Write about your video and include the Movie Clip Monday graphic with a link to this post.
4.  Come back to this post to add your link to the linky.
5.  Visit other blogs and leave comments for someone who linked up before you and come back to leave a comment for someone who linked up after you!





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Friday, October 23, 2015

Pinterest Top 5 - October 23


I have found so many wonderful ideas on Pinterest lately and I want to highlight the top 5 that are repinned each week.

Check back here every Friday to see my top repins on Pinterest!

5 - My Pumpkin

4 - Tips for Circle Time

3 - Classroom Management Tips

2 - Support Students with Hyperactivity and Attention Needs

1 - Meaningful Classroom Procedures




I hope you are enjoying my Pinterest Top 5. Feel free to pin any activities/ideas that you like and check back next week for more!





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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tech Tip - View Clipped Messages in Gmail





Have you been reading your emails and noticed that Gmail clips messages and makes you click on a link in order to read the rest of the email?

This happens with the TpT newsletter each week.  I'm here to show you how to fix this so you don't have to waste time clicking in order to read the rest of the email.

Note - this is only a fix for Google Chrome.  If the problem happens in other browsers, I'm sure there are extensions for those as well.  But I don't use other browsers to read my email, so I haven't explored it.








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