Monday, March 23, 2015

Makeover Monday 3/23

It's time for another Makeover Monday!

This link-up is here to offer products that have been updated, added to, or revamped at a discounted price!  It may be new clipart, added page count, or a total overhaul! Be sure to check back each Monday to grab up some great limited time deals!  Each product is offered at at least a 20% discount for the next 48 may even find a few $1 deals mixed in!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Creating Safe QR Codes for the Classroom!

There are TONS of great YouTube videos available for a first grade standards.   I don't know how many times I have relied on these videos to have my back when I need to deal with a variety of other issues...(we all know what those issues could be!)  
I've also mastered the "Dive over Students, Blocking the Projection, and Muting the Volume" dance that accompanies the ads associated with some of these YouTube videos.  Of course most of the time it isn't too bad explaining the benefits of probiotics yogurt to 1st graders (thanks Jamie Lee Curtis!)... but you never know if you might end up with the ad for the next  most violent video game.  

Here is a way to  save the videos you  love from YouTube without the risk of those pesky ads!  You can also create your own QR codes that you quickly scan to view videos on the topics you are learning about!

Keep your students SAFE by using SAFESHARe when viewing videos!  

Happy viewing!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Attention Grabbers (with videos)

It is amazing to me how many teachers use Teachers Pay Teachers.  I know it really has changed my life and way of teaching.  Resources are right at my fingertips, ideas posted on some of my favorite blogs, and best practices are discussed by a collaborative group of teachers, like myself.  I tell others, TpT is one of the greatest PDs and collaborative educational resources there is.
My top seller on Teachers Pay Teachers is my Attention Grabbers packet.  It has been pinned over 2,000 times!!  That just blows my mind!!  Many teachers from all different grade levels and from other states have purchased this classroom management tool for their classrooms.

Here are a few videos of my students reciting some of the Attention Grabbers in this resource pack.  These are not the greatest videos, but they will give you an idea of how they work.  When the teacher says something, the kids have a response.  It allows students to talk... (they are just saying what you want them to say and not off task).



Not only has it been a great product for me on TpT, but it has also had the most meaningful feedback.  These are just a couple...

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Endless Possibilities,