Student Voice in the Kindergarten Classroom

Last school year, I had begun to use QR codes in our classroom (see this post if you want to see what we did). They linked back to audio files of students explaining their work. We attached it to artwork that the students had done, so anyone entering the classroom would be able to hear… Continue reading Student Voice in the Kindergarten Classroom

Using QR Codes to Document Student Learning

Since beginning my career in kindergarten 3 years ago, I have struggled to find ways to document authentic student voices in the classroom. We have some students that are able to write their thoughts and ideas, but others who are still unable to write without assistance. Some students are great at drawing to share their… Continue reading Using QR Codes to Document Student Learning

Subtraction Stories and Technology

Our school has made a real push to use more technology in the classroom. Particularly in kindergarten classrooms, we were told to make our use of technology at the point of instruction more apparent. We have 2 desktop computers and 2 iPads in our classrooms at all times and we can sign out laptops and… Continue reading Subtraction Stories and Technology

My Top 3 Technology Tools for the Classroom

Technology in the classroom can be a lifesaver. It can save time, energy and our sanity. I don't know what teachers did before Pinterest or YouTube, let alone before computers! These are my top 3 tools that I use on an (almost) daily basis. You might have heard of these already, but just in case… Continue reading My Top 3 Technology Tools for the Classroom