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Author Archives: Candace Styers

Flipgrid Fever!

Flipgrid is a video response platform and the PERFECT tool to capture student learning and growth in your classroom. Flipgrid helps students become stronger communicators and involved digital citizens.   Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3!   Create a Grid– A grid is your classroom or community of learners. Name it after your class and set the security settings. Only ... Read More »

PicCollage for the Littles

PicCollage is a creation app that is used frequently in my Kindergarten classroom. I feel it is important to give our children a voice and choice in their education. PicCollage allows me to do just that. After a short lesson with all of my kiddos, they were PicCollage Pros! PicCollage allows you to import photos from your Camera Roll. Students ... Read More »

Ditty…Say it with a Song!

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Ditty is an App that turns your sentences into a song. In our Kindergarten classroom, we have created “Ditties” for all subject areas (even classroom management!) The possibilities for student collaboration and creation are endless! There are essentially 3 basic steps to turn your message into a song Type your message (up to 70 characters) into the App. If students ... Read More »

Engage with Edpuzzle

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I’m always on the hunt for Tech Tools that truly ENGAGE my students. Allow me to introduce you to EdPuzzle!! My students LOVE watching videos. In my classroom, videos are a great engagement tool. One thing we have learned as educators, is the importance of our students thinking critically about information vs simply consuming the information. EdPuzzle is an easy-peasy way to truly ENGAGE the learners in your ... Read More »

Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster To Read is a series of games which help students build their reading skills. The games cover everything from letter & sound identification to reading full sentences. Teach Your Monster to Read is 100% free FOREVER on a computer! This game has truly made a difference in my classroom. Students LOVE to engage in this game in the ... Read More »

Coding

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“Learning to code makes kids feel empowered, creative, and confident.  If we want our young [kids] to retain these traits into adulthood, a great option is to expose them to computer programming in their youth. ” – Senior Vice President, Google Let me be transparent with you. When I first heard that students around the world in grades K-5 were learning ... Read More »

Get started with Blended Learning…. TODAY!

I recently attended a Blended Learning Workshop in Wilkesboro, NC. During this session, we explored the pieces and parts of the Blended Learning process. Before I tell you how SIMPLE it is to get Blended Learning started in your classroom, let’s make sure you are clear on the basics of Blended Learning. Blended Learning integrates face-to-face instruction with technology-based learning. There are 6 ... Read More »