It's summer!! Kind of :) Welcome my year-end reflections from my flipped, blended, and gamified classroom! The 2016-2017 school year was kind of transformative for me as a teacher. This was my ninth year teaching, and I felt like I really embraced who I want to be as a teacher - a quirky blend of Professor Dumbledore, Mr. Feeny, and Ms. Frizzle. I want to be a positive role model for my ... Read More about Reflections from my flipped, blended, and gamified classroom – 2017
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Sanity Saving EdTech Apps
Well, friends, back-to-school insanity is in FULL swing! I decided to totally redo my bulletin boards this week ... and I have had ZERO time to work in my room! Ha! I thought this would be a perfect time to share my favorite sanity-saving EdTech apps ... because as teachers, our sanity levels are probably dropping at this time in the year! As you know, I teach in a 1:1 environment with ... Read More about Sanity Saving EdTech Apps
Essential iPad Apps!
The apps available for use on the iPad are absolutely amazing! Even if you're like me and only have one iPad in your classroom, your students can benefit enormously from using the incredible iPad apps! There are so many fabulous apps available for use in education, and there is NO WAY I could possibly list or discuss even a majority of them. Listed below are a few of MY favorite apps to use in ... Read More about Essential iPad Apps!
How to Use 1 iPad in the Classroom
In my classroom, I am fortunate enough to have an iPad (purchased for me by my school!) that I can use for instruction. Some will ask why I use my iPad. Why don't I just lecture from a power point and write on my chalkboard? My answer is....using my iPad as an instructional tool increases student engagement, allows me to be extremely mobile in my classroom, AND the content apps and access to the ... Read More about How to Use 1 iPad in the Classroom
Ultimate Teacher Binder
Hello. My name is Bethany, and I love technology. (Hi, Bethany!) By now, you've no doubt have figured me out. I love technology. I love its potential in my classroom. I love how I can use it to increase student engagement. It's fantastic. However, sometimes, I need to write things down. I know. This is extraordinarily uncharacteristic of a 21st-century educator. Everything is online or in my ... Read More about Ultimate Teacher Binder