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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Monday, October 19, 2015

Movie Clip Monday - Halloween Wiki for Kids




This video gives kids information about Halloween.  Perfect to show in class before the holiday!

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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 16, 2015

Pinterest Top 5 - October 16


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 - When shhhh doesn't work

4 - Seating chart tips

3 - Boggle

2 - Motivational Quote

1 - No homework passes




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 13, 2015

Tech Tip - Leave Feedback on Purchases & Freebies



Last week I showed you how to leave feedback on freebies right after you download them.  Today I'm going to show you how to leave feedback on freebies or purchases days, weeks, or even months later.


Once you log in to TpT, you need to click on My TpT.  Then click on My Purchases.  It'll take you to a page with all your purchases and free downloads.  You can download these products again and see if you've left feedback.  You can also see when products are updated.


It defaults to showing you your paid purchases, but you can see your free downloads by clicking on free downloads in green.


When you look at either list, you can see which products still need feedback from you.  Directly underneath the product title and seller's name, you will see 2 different options - "thanks for providing feedback" or "provide feedback" with a thumbs up icon.  If you see the provide feedback option, you can click on it to go leave feedback.



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