SEL and Jamboards

I was able to work with some awesome 7th and 8th graders from North Side to build this Jammin’ SEL resource that is easy to edit and simple to use.…

5 Ideas to Up Your Game with Content and Language Objectives

Looking for ways to change up how you use content and language objectives in your classroom? Below find 5 ideas on how to up your game with content and language…

Why You Should be Using the Accessibility Checker on Canvas

We need to ensure that everything provided to our students are accessible. It wasn’t until I started using the accessibility checker that I noticed easy adjustments to ensure equal access…

Making Learning Concrete with Hands-On Activities and Manipulatives

Practice and Application The 6th component of SIOP is Practice and Application. Practice and Application focuses on how will students will practice both the content and language objectives. It is…

3 ways to Implement SIOP in under 10 minutes with Explain Basics

All secondary teachers and students have free access to Explain Basics on their self service app store on the iPad. If you haven’t used this iPad app it can be…

Using Immersive Reader and New Quizzes to Build Background in Canvas

October 16 Update: Canvas has now made immersive reader available in more areas, not just pages. Read more below. Our students enter our classrooms with different life experiences. This is…

Keep Early Finishers Engaged with Anchor Activities

After completing Module 18 in SIOP, I’ve been thinking a lot about student engagement. Obviously, we all do our very best to engage students, but sometimes it is very difficult…

Building Background with Seesaw

No two students enter our classroom with the same life experiences. This is especially true when you have English language learners as members of your classroom community. To help counter…

What’s all this talk about Clever?

When looking for a new program to use with students, my first question is always “Can they log in with google?” instantly followed by “Can I just give kids a…

Gmail Templates

Gmail template is a great tool to send emails you continually type up faster and more efficient. Below is a quick video on how to set up templates and utilize…

Apple Classroom: A Teacher Super Power!

Apple Classroom is a tool that every teacher can find useful. Need to quickly navigate all students to one location on Safari or navigate to an app? Want to project…

Why Labels Are Your Best Friend in Gmail

Use labels to organize your emails so your inbox is fully clean! This is a useful tool in gmail that allows you to keep the important emails hidden instead of…