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Posts Made By: Room205
Board: Educational Technology 03-09-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By Room205
Depending on the length of videos, WeVideo is a...

Depending on the length of videos, WeVideo is a free platform for short videos.

It's super simple to use, pretty intuitive (like iMovie) and actually has more built in features. The free...
Board: BusyBoard 03-09-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Room205
Try a blue or rose overlay. Basically it's just...

Try a blue or rose overlay. Basically it's just a tinted transparency sheet. Worst case scenario is that you take a piece of leftover lamination and color over it (I wonder if laminating a single...
Board: BusyBoard 03-09-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By Room205
I second (or third!) Part of why...

I second (or third!)

Part of why we love it is that it uses the kids google log-in, so it's not another password to remember!
Board: BusyBoard 03-09-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Room205
I love goose Chase! I am fairly sure it...

I love goose Chase!

I am fairly sure it works on iPads, but don't know about Chromebooks.

In the past, when I have wanted my kids to use personal devices for a school activity, I've emailed...
Board: BusyBoard 12-06-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Room205
SeeSaw Portfolios - input request!

Hi All,

We are using SeeSaw for student portfolios this year. We have the paid version, so we're fully featured.

Issue - Students can not see their work once they've submitted it, unless...
Board: Educational Technology 08-19-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Room205
If you want a ready-made,...

If you want a ready-made, easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy way to start off the year, check out's curriculums. They have very simple, little prep, ready to go lessons for K-8, if not K-12. Course...
Board: Educational Technology 08-19-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Room205


I've always kept my work account and personal accounts separate. That way, if I have things on my personal account (read: explicit lyrics) then there is zero chance of that appearing in the...
Board: Educational Technology 07-19-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By Room205

I am not familiar with the Firstclass suite, but I love the Google suite! My previous district was a Google district, and transition from using Office products to Google was fairly smooth.

Board: Educational Technology 07-19-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By Room205
Love Osmo!

I have two Osmos for my classroom, and we LOVE it! I've used it with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders and it is engaging to all of them.

It's especially fun during word work time, as the kids love...
Board: BusyBoard 07-18-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Room205
Thank you!

This is very helpful all! I appreciate the time and input.

I am taking over this task from the previous teacher, who didn't have much classroom experience, especially on the management side of...
Board: BusyBoard 07-18-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Room205
Love twitter!

I actually have three twitter accounts, love the resource it provides!

One account is my personal account - I follow family and friends, and some sports teams, etc.

The second account is my...
Board: BusyBoard 07-18-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By Room205
Class economy

I tied Class Dojo in with my class economy. It worked famously in third grade last year! My class got paid every Friday, and they got paid in dojo dollars. So say a student had a total of 7 dojo...
Board: BusyBoard 07-15-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Room205
Thanks! Keep em coming!

Thanks for all the tidbits so far!

A bit more background may help:
My first year with the school, former 3rd/4th grade teacher. Moved to K-8 technology
1:1 laptops for the 5th graders is new to...
Board: BusyBoard 07-15-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Room205
motivating 5th graders?

What motivates 5th graders? We are rolling out a new set of expectations for the 5th grade laptop program, and I'm looking for things that will motivate 5th graders to follow the laptop...
Board: Fifth Grade 07-14-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By Room205
What gets 5th graders psyched?

moved to busy board
Board: BusyBoard 06-14-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Room205
All the time in everything

I've taught 3rd and 4th grade and I integrate technology into everything.

My school has Smartboards in every room, so that is used for everything from math lessons to editing writing samples to...
Board: BusyBoard 05-30-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Room205
Time Warp Trio

My students, both third and fourth grade, love the Time Warp Trio books! They're written by the same people who do the Stinky Cheese Man - Lane Smith and Jon Scizeka - and are short adventures that...
Board: BusyBoard 05-30-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Room205

We've always set up an excel spreadsheet for our specials schedule. I think this year they are switching over to google sheets to make it more sharable so the whole schedule team can work on it. ...
Board: Career Decisions 05-25-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By Room205
right there with you

I'm so glad to have stumbled upon this post. I've just accepted a position at a local private school after 14 years in the public schools. I love my public school job, the building, the district,...
Board: BusyBoard 05-25-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By Room205
I second the book whisperer, and am going to have...

I second the book whisperer, and am going to have to check out the No More I'm done!

I'd also add "Mindset" by Carol Dweck - fantastic book about how the way we and others perceive things impacts...
Board: Fourth Grade 05-25-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Room205
Mad Love for Classroom!

I have been using it with my third graders this year and WOW! It is awesome! We use it for just about everything - from typing essays, to graphic organizers, to solving math problems, to taking...
Board: Educational Technology 04-26-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Room205
Love it!

Hi! I know this is a late-to-the party reply, but figured it couldn't hurt.

I LOVE classroom! I was introduced to it this past fall, but as my district had not yet rolled out email accounts for...
Board: Educational Technology 04-26-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Room205

I use Twitter and Vine with my 3rd and 4th graders. My Vine account is connected to Twitter, so any time I Vine something it goes straight to our twitter feed.

I love Vine because I can capture...
Board: Educational Technology 04-26-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Room205
Good question -

So many people have asked this. I've heard "It's just an attention tool" so many times I could scream.

It takes effort, but yes, technology can be seamlessly integrated into the learning...
Board: Educational Technology 04-26-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Room205
Huge fan

I LOVE toontastic (they have a free version and a paid version) as well. However, the best presentation app I've used is called Explain Everything. Yes, it's $3 (if your district can purchase 20+...

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