Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tutoring Freebie

Many of us have side jobs that we do to earn a little extra money, or to occupy our time over summer. One of the side jobs that I have is tutoring.

I love to work with students of all different ages, and I really enjoy working with them on topics that they need the extra focus in. Since I previously taught math, most of the students that I tutor are struggling in math.

Communication is key when working with students, which is why I created this "Today in Tutoring" freebie that you can grab in my store.

This is basically just a simple paper that you can send home with your tutor kids that tells parents what you did in tutoring that day and to remind them of when he next tutoring session is.

If you tutor older kids, you could have them fill this out at the end of the session to review everything that they covered.

Enjoy!
-Hilary

Monday, April 24, 2017

Quiz/Test Review

Using the same review games can get boring as a student! I know that my students are always asking for a new and fun way to review for tests/quizzes we have coming up. These games could also be used to review content that you cover in class. Just wanted to share some of my favorites with you! :) 

Whole Class:
Flash Cards (Around the World)
Individual Whiteboards to answer whole group questions
Bingo (vocab words on the cards; definitions read aloud)
Hedbanz Review Game (but with content vocab words)

Tech Based:

There are also some other review games that you can read about here

Happy Reviewing,
Hilary

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Quizizz

Quizizz is similar to Kahoot & Quizlet Live, and just as simple and fun to use. Each of your students need a device or computer. It's simple to join via a code - students don't even need an account! Check out my "how to" video on using Quizizz, as well as some way to use it in the classroom.

Try it out & let me know what you think,
Mrs. Tech

Monday, April 17, 2017

Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22nd, and even though it is a Saturday, it is definitely something that you should plan to discuss with your students the week before or after!

There are some great resources out there to teach your students about Earth Day and it's importance.


If you like Digital Resources, be sure to check out my digital resource for Earth Day.

Happy Celebrating,
Hilary

Monday, April 10, 2017

Online Easter Activities

Happy Easter! 
Hope that y'all are getting in the Spring spirit and that some nicer weather is coming your way! Do y'all get off for Easter? Do you have school the Friday before or the Monday after? Well if you do, these are some great resources to use as you discuss Easter in your classroom. 

Decorate an Egg
Easter Bunny Dress Up

When you're done playing all of these interactive games, check out my Easter Webquest, Easter Symbols Webquest, or my Easter Reflections Freebie!

Happy Easter,
Hilary @ Mrs. Tech

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Webquests!

Webquests are so fun! Do you know what a webquest is?

Basically, your students are given a website to go to (via QR code or website link) and go there to find answers to questions that they are asked. Webquests are a fabulous way to incorporate technology and discuss digital safety with your students!

As a technology teacher, webquests are one of my absolute favorite ways to share information with my students. You know how they say that students remember the information better if they find it for themselves? Well I am a firm believer in that!

I would say that over 50% of my TpT store is webquests simply because I believe so strongly in them and in how my students learn by using them! There are a wide variety with many more to come.

Check out some of the ones I have by clicking on the links below:
Animal Research
Sports Research
3 Branches of Government
50 States
Presidents of the US
Planets
Periodic Table of Elements
Holiday's 

If you want to try one out, here is one that you can use for Easter. It sells in my store for $1, but is available here for my blog followers!

Have you ever used web quests in your classroom? Do you like them?
Let me know in the comments below,
Hilary



Monday, April 3, 2017

Poetry Month!

Did you know that April is Poetry Month?!

There are so many wonderful poets and so many fabulous poems out there that this is definitely worth a discussion sometime throughout the month of April.

I have compiled a list of online resources/apps that are great tools to use during poetry month:
Word Mover App
Acrostic Poems App
Theme Poem App
Haiku Poem App
Shel Silverstein's Website 
Haiku Poems
Poetry 180 (for High School age)
Giggle Poetry
Poetry For Kids
Storybird
Rhyme Zone
Scholastic Poetry site (make sure to check out the Poetry Engine)
Go here for Poetry Writing Forms

Check them out! I hope you found a new one you can use in your class this month!
If you do, let me know in the comments below :)
Hilary