Posts tagged organization
How to Organize Your Digital Teaching Resources for You and Your Team on Trello

Are you struggling with how to organize all of your digital teaching resources? Check out how we organize our curriculum using Trello, a free online list-making application that not only made it easy to store the digital resources that we have come to love in one place, but also a quick and easy place to organize the team's notes on specific lessons.

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Create the Back to School To-Do List to End All To-Do Lists

Chances are you do a lot of the same tasks at the beginning of every school year. So, instead of writing out the same back to school to-do list every year, take a few moments to jot down everything that you do at the beginning of the year now.

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How Should You Organize Your Teaching Resources?

The question of should we save our resources digitally, physically, or both??? Well, it really depends on what you're comfortable with and how you work. Do you like to plan all of your lessons at your desk or teacher table? Then, the choice between digital or physical may not make much of a difference. But maybe you like to plan from home, or on the road, or sitting in your overstuffed read aloud chair, then digital may be just a bit easier. Maybe you like to have digital and physical copies of your resources because you never know where or how you will want to plan this week. We've started a pro's and con's list to help you out!

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How to Organize your Classroom to go Back to School

One of the things that can really save you a lot of time when it comes time to get your classroom ready to go back-to-school in the "fall", is having well organized and thought out physical spaces. The physical space in your classroom is so important! It can be the difference between you and your students feeling calm, focused, and inspired or feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and chaotic.

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How to Spring Back to School

We know what you're thinking - that summer break hasn't even started so how in the world can it already be time to get ready to go back? We hear you! You're already crazed what with end of the year exams coming up and trying to refresh your students' memories of all of the things they've learned this year. Trying to wrap up all of the projects before the last day, and your students are starting to realize that summer is getting closer. And trying to deal with the ensuing sugar-high that they seem to get when they figure that out.

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Evernote for Teachers: 5 Reasons Why Every Teacher Should Use It!

We were trying our hardest to stay organized and keep track of all of the big-little things. What was our solution? Evernote! Here are five reasons why we love Evernote for teachers who want help to stay organized, proactive, and... let's face it... sane!

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Seesaw: a Digital Portfolio of Student Work

Looking for a way kids can share their work with parents? Thinking ahead to curriculum night or parent-teacher conferences? Seesaw is a great solution. It's paperless! It's organized! And so easy to use! It's a digital portfolio and it's so kid-friendly that they can upload their own work.

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Icon Lesson Planner: Organize, Stylize, Simplify

Organize, stylize, simplify. What?! Whoever or whatever can promise to deliver that - we're in! Well, this time it's us! Yup, we created the Icon Lesson Planner to organize our life at school and out of school. All in one place - that's key for us. One lesson planner to hold all the info we need. And, to do it with a fresh, open style that makes using it fun!

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Google Keep: Great for taking student notes

Everything you need in one place? Too good to be true? Nah! It's Google Keep and a great way to organize all that info so it's ready when you need it. Ready for parent-teacher conferences. Check! Ready for report card comments. Check again! You can keep students' MAP or other assessment scores and academic or behavioral notes in Google Keep. Then, whether you need to refer to info for a team meeting or before contacting a parent, it's easily accessible.

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