I love EPIC and I love using it my classroom. It is perfect for digital learning and provides parents with tons of books for kids! (During COVID it is free for at home use, usually it is only free for at school use). I use EPIC many different ways in my classroom and today I wanted to share some ways you can use it in your classroom or in your distance learning! EPIC Book Companions I will assign students a book companion. The way this works in on Google Slides I send them an ... Read More about Using EPIC in the Classroom
Teaching writing through distance learning can be hard. Mainly because they aren't right in front of you! :) But here are some ideas to keep your students writing and creating ideas even when they are on the other side of the screen! Daily Writing Digital Prompts I have been sending my kiddos fun writing prompts to do on Google slides. These topics include opinion, persuasive, informational, narrative, creative, and more! Their favorite is for sure the would you rather ... Read More about Distance Learning Writing Ideas
Digital learning should be engaging and fun for students in upper elementary! The following five ideas are ways to make students learn reading comprehension concepts through digital learning! Book Projects Students love to read novels and share the novels that they love with others. Have students read ANY novel that they want and then create a book project on it. These book projects are completely digital. This way students can read what they want and then show you ... Read More about Digital Reading Ideas for Upper Elementary
Digital learning can be tough for students and for parents. I have five tips here to make it easy for both your students and your parents. Keep Relationships Find a way to keep relationships with your students! Some ways that I have found are... I tell my students to send me pictures of what they are doing. Then, I send them pictures back. I ask my students to email me or write me a letter on how they are feeling or doing. I send my students videos of me reading aloud a ... Read More about Distance Learning Tips and Tricks!
Distance learning can be challenging for teachers who are doing this for the first time. I wanted to share 5 ideas of things you can give to your students digitally! These ideas are easy for your students to complete on their own with little support. Free Online Quiz Games I have been assigning a new Quizizz game every week. This is something where all the kids can play against each other while answering questions on skills that I want them to work on. I get to see all the data ... Read More about Distance Learning Digital Assignment Ideas