Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Are You A Newbie?

At some point in everyone's career, they are a newbie. You have to start somewhere, right? Having a mentor is great but sometimes more is needed. Check out these online resources to help you along the way. 

Check out Discovery Education New Teacher Survival Central which focuses on a variety of areas including The Classroom Environment, Classroom Management, Parent Communication, Technology in the Classroom, New Teacher Basics and a whole lot more.

Also check out the New Teacher Help PLC of edWeb. It's a place where new teachers can post questions, start discussions, and get feedback from experts and peers on the issues and challenges teachers face starting out on a career in teaching. It's free but you must register using the link below.

Monday, October 20, 2014

This is Epic!

Reading is Essential! Check out Epic!, to gain instant access to thousands of great kid books available free to Teachers and Librarians. Easy sign up of your name and school email. Grab your ipad, download the free Epic! app and enjoy a huge library of streaming books that kids can read themselves or check out the selection that reads to them. Included in the selections are Read To Me, Picture Books, Chapter Books, Early Readers, Fact Books and Comic Books. This first-all-you-can-read eBook service app is sure to keep them interested and wanting more.

Grab the app below from the app store. And even if you arent' a teacher, you can still utilize this sevrice at home as a parent with there low monthly fee. Grab it now.


Thursday, October 16, 2014


Nearpod's slogan is, "Rockin' lessons, engaging classrooms". I'd have to agree with them. This tool is way to cool not to use. Whether you're using mobile devices or desktops or laptops, this one is a keeper! 

Students write. They draw. They interact, - with nearpod. It's not just a PowerPoint, it's an engaging tool that allows your students to be completely involved with what you're teaching. Whether they are prompted to insert text, draw an image, answer a quiz or listen to you explain what's on their screen, you and your students will simply adore this tool. Learning doesn't have to be boring! It should be fun!

Create a free account. Become a nearpod expert. Use free presentations. Create your own. Or purchase ready-made presentations. Check out nearpod...it's a must see.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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