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So recently I learned about this great free app called 30 Hands.  Essentially what it does is that it allows you to import images into the app and then the kids can annotate over the images and record themselves speaking.It's very intuitive and easy to...

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I believe in the power of connection.  I believe in the impact one adult can make.In my own life, I've seen how much someone spending time with you can make a difference.  I am the product of the time that other adults have put into...

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I've always been extremely passionate about getting to know my students on a deeper level.  But more than that I've kind of made it my mission as a teacher to make sure every student leaves my classroom knowing that offer something of value to the...

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Part of what I have to teach in 5th grade math in Texas, is some geometry.  My students need to be reminded of things they should have learned in 4th.  Things like edges, faces, vertices, angles, transformations, and the names of 3D shapes.Since this concept...

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I've thought a lot about this post.  Debated with myself how I wanted to write it, what to include.  I mean this post is my wrap up from an entire YEAR!  That's crazy.  This year, like any other, was like a roller coaster ride.  There...

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So I had heard about the #HourOfCode movement for quite a while.  I even signed up a few months ago saying I would take part.  Then the month of December quickly came upon me and I just had far too much on my plate to...

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As teachers we have all kinds of students.  We have the ones that drive us absolutely bananas.  The ones that know exactly what buttons to push at exactly what times.  Sometimes they make us lose our temper, sometimes they make us want to scream, and...

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Man what another fun week in class!  So this week we're gearing up for our Math Benchmark next week.  Being a classroom that doesn't teach test formatted Questions and that doesn't do worksheets, we tend to do things a little differently.On Monday we did a...

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Recently I got the opportunity to play with an exciting new toy called the Sparkup Reader!  As soon as I heard about this device I knew I had to get my hands on it to play with it.  I’m not even a reading teacher and...

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I like to think that I'm a creative teacher who really strives to try out of the box ideas to make my classroom as fun and exciting as possible.  But in saying that, doing things like that doesn't come without some sort of push back....

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