The world of education is constantly changing and evolving. In fact, the one of the only constant of education is change itself. One of the biggest driving factors affecting the changes in education today is technology. Our students are part of a new generation – a generation that is constantly connected and surrounded with technology, and so it only makes sense to fully incorporate technology into our teaching practices. As educators, we are the ones who need to evolve and adapt our teaching practices in order to accommodate, foster, and expand our students’ use of technology. We need to create a learning environment that supports 21st century learning.The solution is pretty obvious: schools need to implement digital classrooms. What is a digital classroom? A digital classroom is a classroom that is fully immersed in technology. Each students has access to an Internet connected device, whether it be a laptop, tablet, Chromebook, or other device, and the majority (or all of)...
As the world of education advances into the digital era, teachers need high-quality, content-rich, digital, interactive lessons and educational materials that can be delivered over the Internet. That is why I created SMART e Plans. SMART e Plans are English language arts lessons and activities designed for teachers who want to implement digital learning into their classrooms. These electronic lesson plans are engaging, rigorous, and fully-integrable into a Google classroom. To get a free, first-hand look at what a SMART e Plans resource looks like, download my free, digital reading log available on my TeachersPayTeachers store. Click HERE for the resource. Students can use this resource to track their weekly reading throughout the entire school year. Students simply copy and paste new Google slides into their very own document on Google Drive and type in a summary of the pages they've read and a memorable quote. I like having students keep track of quotes as they read...
Thanks so much for the overwhelming response to the   12 Days of Giving   hosted by the Literary League!   To celebrate the season and our favorite fellow teachers (that’s you!), we’re all having a sale in our TpT shops today, Saturday, December 12th and tomorrow, Sunday, December 13th.  That’s right!  Pop over to each of our shops and you’ll find all of our resources at 20% off! Making Meaning with Melissa The Creative Classroom Novelle Brynn Allison - The Literary Maven The Perfetto Writing Room Literary Sherri Mrs. Spangler in the Middle The Classroom Sparrow 2 Peas and a Dog Secondary Sara Brain Waves Instruction The Daring English Teacher Room 213 Oh, and if you haven't entered for a chance to win the Teachers Pay Teacher gift card, you can do so below. Today is the last day to enter! a Rafflecopter giveaway Just in case you missed one of the featured freebies, click the links below. Making Meaning with Melissa -   "Thank You, M'am" Mini-Unit - Em...
Welcome to Day 2 of the Literary League's 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! We know that the holiday season is busy for both teachers and students. You want to make learning fun, yet still meaningful while attempting to channel some of your students' energy and excitement about the upcoming holidays and days off from school. Today you'll find two seasonal resources that will help you do just that. From Room 213 : Christmas Coffee House The last few days before the holidays are difficult for everyone. The students don’t want to focus, but you need to keep teaching. You could resort to showing Elf again, or you could get their creative juices flowing while they practice important ELA skills like writing, speaking and listening. This freebie shows you how to turn your classroom into a coffee house and provides ideas for students to use when they write their poetry. From The Daring English Teacher :  Winter Themed Grammar Worksheets I love incorporating themed grammar exerc...
Literary Leaguers are in the holiday spirit and we’re hosting  12 Days of Giving! We’re super excited to share some of our favorite freebies (both seasonal and all-year-round resources) with you and give you the chance to win a Teachers Pay Teachers gift certificate!  The 12 Days of Giving runs Tuesday, December 1 st – Saturday, December 12 th . Here’s how it works… Day 1 of Giving :  Enter to win the Teachers Pay Teachers gift certificate at any of the participating Literary Leaguers’ blogs. Days 2-11 of Giving:   Stop by each of these blogs for links to favorite English Language Arts freebies.   Hint:  Follow each of the blogs via email or Bloglovin' so that you don't miss out on the updates. You can even get the Bloglovin' app for your phone and read all your favorite bloggers in one feed! Day 2 - Room 213  and The Daring English Teacher Day 3 - Brain Waves Instruction  and Secondary Sara Day 4 - 2 Peas and a Dog  and The Classroom Sparrow Day 5 -...