Sunday, June 10, 2018

Introducing Augmented Reality Into Your Classroom in Three Easy Steps

I'm so excited to introduce Augmented Reality into my classroom using the Quiver app.

My students had the best week using Quiver. Quiver would not load onto student Chromebooks, so we used old ipads. It was worth dealing with old technology, because students felt so empowered to see their projects turned into 3-D.

Three easy steps:
1. Download Quiver
2. Print the pages
3. Students color and point ipad, tablet, or phone at picture to see amazing 3d work.


We discovered that students could create a video tape of their projects at the end of the week. Next time students will spend time creating their own videos. The first one does not have sound., but a student recorded this after coloring the 7 continents.
Rule of thumb: wear glasses when trying out new tech.
What else does quiver have? An erupting volcano, fireworks, happy cows, plant & animal cells, and even a flag which are all free. There are also other options for a few. Check them out at Quivervision.com

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Celebrating Summer with a $100 Teacher's Gift Card Giveaway


It's time for our summer giveaway.
GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

Prize: $100 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card

Giveaway Organized by: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher)

Giveaway ends 6/13/18 and is open worldwide.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Are You Ready for May's 100 Dollar Giveaway and more Delicious Teacher Deals?

It's time for the May $100 Dollar Giveaway.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:  
Prize: $100 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card
Giveaway Organized by: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher)
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter to enter.  Giveaway ends 5/13/18 and is open worldwide.
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I thought I'd throw in a little humor.


Click on the pictures for a few more early morning "delicious deals":
Thank you Educlips!
Thank you P4 Clips
Thank you DARRA
Thank you Aisne's Creations

Want more Rafflecopter giveaways? Here they are!

May the Savings Be With You ~ $50 Gift Card

$25 Weekly Giveaway from ~ An Apple for the Teacher

Jivey's 5 Card Giveaway Winners announced Wednesday, May 9th at 5pm EST

Mr. Elementary Math has discovered a source of 50 Teacher Deals you may be interested in.

Here is another great clip in honor of Teacher Appreciation.

Have a great week!

Monday, May 7, 2018

3 Ways to Enjoy Teacher Appreciation Week

First:

The most important way to enjoy Teacher Appreciation Week, is with your colleagues. I feel so blessed and privileged to work with a team of teachers and supportive staff on two campuses this year!
Both schools have gone out of their way to say "thank-you for the work you do." On top of saying thank-you, goodies were waiting for us during break at my first school. I wish I had taken a picture, because it was a beautiful display.

We had fruit and yogurt parfaits, donuts and muffins, along with coffee and juice. If we have snacks, it happens first thing in the morning or during break, but I was in for another surprise.

When I got to my second campus, there were also goodies and pinwheel sandwiches, which was a huge bonus since I had forgotten my lunch and I was running late. As I entered my class, I discovered another treat and gift.

Second

Many TpT teachers give away freebies during the week. Here is what I have seen so far! Just click on the pictures to go to the link and get your freebie today.
Thank you Creating 4 the Classroom Clipart

Thank-you Jen Hart
Thank you Chalk Star

Thank You Lovely Jubblies Teach

Thank you Sarah Pecorino

Thank you Art Projects for Kids
That's a lot of freebies any way you look at it. If you take a freebie, please remember to leave a little love in the form a feedback. I'm sure it will be appreciated by the teachers who created the lesson or clip art.


Third

 In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, some of my blogging buddies and I have gotten together to give away teaching supplies that we LOVE! Check out all of our faves and scroll down to enter to win ALL of them.

Let's take a closer look at what the winner will get.


Who needs bright colors for one project or another? I know I ausually do.  The colors always look great!

I just love the smell, and so will your students.

A wall calendar to organize your class.

A set of 12 to finish off the school year. Yes please.

My personal favorite. It is still on my wish list. Wouldn't it be great to have one at home and one in your class?

Dry erase pockets for those quick projects.




I saved my other favorite for last. Gift cards are the best. $50 will help one teacher finish off the year in style. So let's recap on the "Must Haves"

The winner gets all ten items! Good luck everyone!


GIVEAWAY DETAILS:  
Prize: 10 Teacher "Must Haves" prize pack including: Mr. Sketch Markers, Flair Markers, Personal Laminator, Dry Erase Pockets, Dry Erase Markers, Astrobrights Paper, Sharpies, Ticonderoga Pencils, a Wall Calendar, and a $50 Teachers pay Teachers gift card.
Giveaway Organized by: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher)
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter to enter. Giveaway ends 5/11/18 and is open worldwide.
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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Whose Ready for Earth Day Freebies?

Here is a quick FREEBIE: History of Earth Day reading and writing. I have included 6 links for kids to learn about how they can contribute and participate in Earth Day. I'd love for you to download it and leave a little love (in the form of feedback). Just click on the the picture or title.
The QR codes are embedded into the writing as well as being on a separate sheet. 
You may have noticed that Google put out a short video clip of Jane Goodall, which I have included here.


If you would like to dive deeper, I also have an An Earth Day Research Project
This purpose of this project is to promote awareness of the Earth and our responsibility to take care of it. The message can be as simple as "Throw your own trash away."  This seems to be a huge problem in many neighborhoods, and water systems. If we can "picking up after yourself" to become second nature to our students, then we will had achieved something special in this young generation.


One of several project covers
The really cool part of this project is the potential for the students to study the issues that are important to them .

More Amazing Freebies You May Be Interested In:

There are over a 1000 free Earth Day products on Teachers Pay Teachers. Here are a few of my favorites that you might want to grab.
Created By Jason's Online Classroom

Created by a Teachable Teacher

Created by Education to the Core
Created by Creative Clips

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Who's Ready for a $100 Teacher Giveaway?

Are you ready to win $100? Join the fun and sign up for this amazing opportunity.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:  
Prize: $100 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card
Giveaway Organized by: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher)

 

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter to enter.  Giveaway ends 4/13/18 and is open worldwide.
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Sunday, April 1, 2018

How Do You Modify Your STEAM Lessons to Meet Your Student's Needs?



This is my first year teaching a STEAM class to K-5th grade students. It's also the first my first year working with K-2 students, and I have discovered that most lessons need to be modified to meet my students needs.

Not only is it my first year teaching STEM/STEAM lessons, but it is my students first year. They have had a special STEM project

Last week, I wanted to use a very cool activity from Lisa Taylor from Teaching the Stars and Sarah Barnett from Simply STEAM who teamed up to create several top-quality stem lessons.
Click on the Picture for Product Information.
Click on names to visit each store.
I chose the Easter Egg towers and began going to the classes. I love the project, but my students were not ready to build while being timed. They absolutely could not stop at the one-minute timed build. I had to modify. I also discovered that the kinders and first graders needed to count the eggs instead of measure them. To modify, I whipped up a couple of recording sheets and added a color page to the back. Here it is:


K-1 front page
Back page for all three grades
For 2nd & 3rd graders
Next year my third graders will do the original version that I purchased above because they will be ready for it. My 4th and 5th graders will do the other amazing activities.

I set up my activity like this:
My favorite containers at the moment are these rectangle  boxes
from ZipLoc. I purchase them from my local store, but they can also be purchased from Amazon.
Ziploc Container Large Rectangle, 9 cup Containers -  2 ct

Here are some more of my students in action:





My Egg Tower will be free all day Easter and Monday (since I am still writing on Easter) Just click on the picture.

Happy Easter,
Kelly