Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Using voice comments in Google Docs to provide students with feedback on their writing

So cool! This video shows you how to record voice comments directly onto your students writing!

Check out this quick video! It's an example of how students can use Google Docs in the classroom from the rough draft- publishing process

Writing in your classroom with Google Docs

Using Google Docs to improve the writing process within your classroom

Anyone who has taught or participated in a writing lesson an elementary classroom knows its a tedious multi-step process. The writing process often takes upwards of several weeks to complete. Teachers run into a ton of road blocks including but not limited too students leaving for pullout sessions, staff/ student absences, students loosing work, and lack of time to provide feedback to students etc. Using Google Docs eliminates a lot of these issues and best of all its FREE. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

ChoiceBoard video tutorial

Watch this quick tutorial to learn how to use ChoiceBoard Creator

Check out my ChoiceBoard page to see a list of features for the app and my wishlist for the app

What's your favorite ipad/ iphone app for children with communication needs?

Mine is ChoiceBoard Creator and here is why- it allows you to create customizable choice boards for learners with communication needs. It is so simple that it only takes minutes to learn or train staff how to use this app. The photo library is not limited. Users can download or take their own pictures! This must be expensive right?! Wrong it's FREE

Still not convinced? Check out this video of 2 elementary classrooms using Skype to interview an author.
Just heard back from Melinda Quick Penguin Author Appearance Coordinator, Penguin Young Readers Group and their Skype with Authors is totally free!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bring the author to your classroom!

Cool Skype partnership with the publisher Penguin. The offer several authors to Skype and coordinating lesson plans. Seems like there may be a free option. I emailed and about pricing. I'll post as soon as I hear back. 

calling all foreign language teachers!

The Mixxer - a free educational website for language exchanges via Skype 


this website helps match foreign language teachers up with classrooms where the language is naturally spoken. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

What is Skype?
Skype is a powerful tool that can be used to create authentic and motivating learning experiences for students. Skype is a free application that allows you to call people from all over the world using the Internet. When you contact another person that uses Skype, you can talk or chat for free. 

Click on my Skype page for tips on how to set up Skype and use it to enhance and expand your students learning! 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Hi! Welcome to my blog! I am an elementary school special education teacher. Most of my work experience has been in inclusive classrooms. I love using technology to engage and expand what my students learn.