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1:1 Digital Paperless Elementary Classroom – Criteria for “Technology Assistant”

Welcome back to the blog series! To re-cap, the first blog post discussed “The Beginning” of your technology journey and things to think ahead for. The second blog post discussed “Caring for Technology” as another topic you need to prepare for. If you missed either of those posts, click below to read! Today, I will be discussing how to choose your “Technology Assistants” and why this is important. Everything really depends on the types of devices you have, how many…

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1:1 Digital Paperless Elementary Classroom – Caring for Technology

Welcome back to the blog series! Today’s topic is Caring for Technology! Depending on the types and amounts of devices you will be responsible for in your classroom you need to have a plan to keep them clean, updated, charged and more! This is no different than establishing your typical classroom rituals and routines at the beginning of the school year. It’s exactly the same thing, just for expensive devices. Cleaning Devices: This is something that I’m passionate about because…

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Host a Book Tasting!

Book Tasting

Let me just start with this, if you haven’t held a book tasting for your students then you need to plan one now! This event was simple to plan and had great payoffs! My students were so excited and engaged, it was an event that made my teacher heart burst! There are so many reasons to have a book tasting and so many purposes. My #1 reason to have a book tasting is to share the love of reading. There…

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Flexible Seating Classroom!

Flexible Seating, or also called Alternate Seating, provides a 21st Century Classroom for scholars! There is no better way to show you support a student-centered classroom, than creating a classroom from a child’s point of view! Comfortable Students = Student Engagement! Classroom Ownership = Student Engagement! Empowering Choice = Student Engagement! Being uncomfortable is unhealthy in numerous ways, but most importantly it does not improve attention and work ethic. As an adult, I can not or could not, sit at…

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Focus Board for the ELA Classroom!

As you scroll through the internet or Pinterest, you will find tons of ideas and version for a Focus Board. I discovered Focus Boards when I was a Reading Specialist and Literacy Coach. I found numerous ways that using a Focus Board in a classroom would be beneficial, so when I relocated to FL and returned to the classroom I knew I had to implement a Focus Board in my classroom! So I am here today to share with you…

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