There are always amazing things happening in schools and classrooms that we just need to share," says Steven Anderson, author of The Tech-Savvy Administrator (ASCD Arias, 2014). But those stories are infinitely more powerful when told by "the people in our buildings who mean the most—our kids."
- Use social media to teach digital citizenship. Check out Common Sense Education's K-12 digital citizenship curriculum.
- Kayla Delzer, North Dakota Teacher of the Year, TedEd speaker, and creator of @TopDogKids, holds a digital citizen boot camp. Check her out on Twitter or TpT.
- "Kids do better work because it's not just going to the teacher, then the recycling bin," says Delzer. "My kids are always doing their best because they want their picture taken and shared."
- Student posts resonate with parents and the community because it's like a "snapshot into the school day."
Learn more by reading this article from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Many of you have shared that you feel like there are not enough vocabulary or phonics resources. I came across these tier 2 intervention resources in the Wonders Resource Library. The vocabulary is specific to each grade and genre study. The other resource books are skill specific. I have added them to the practice books section of the Google Drive *K-5 folder as well.
Want to hear from other teachers on how they have implemented Wonders in their classroom? Search #wondersreading on Instagram or Twitter. Join a Facebook group like Wonders Resource Group For 4th grade teachers or First Grade Reading Wonders.
ABOVE: Watch the 2 minute video for more information on arranging calendar days. I didn't understand the expand and condense lesson block features. This really helped me!
Created with images by Element5 Digital - "untitled image" • Merakist - "Social Media in Colorful Alphabets" • Ben Wicks - "Playing in mud and streams is the best thing. This is three of my nephews / nieces and one of my kids after some muddy fun at Mottisfont house in Hampshire. Mottisfont is well worth a visit, a fantastic old house set in beautiful garns along the river test." • Lauren Rund - "Pumpkin patch"