Category: new school year

    Stress Free Chrome Book Use in the Classroom

    I have used a chrome cart in my classroom on a regular basis for the last 3 years.  Before that, I was trekking to the computer lab (we wasted a lot of class time, but we got some exercise). I have used a variety of Internet activities in my classroom ever since my third year of teaching. Over that time, aside from the focused tasks that we accomplish online, I have learned some basic rules that now part of my classroom rules procedures that I print, share with students and have them paste in their notebooks.   If you would like […]

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    My New Solution to New Students

    Last year I will be the first to admit that I was really worn out and frazzled by the constant stream of  new students floating through my classes. I have read a lot of blogs and it appears that other teachers do not have this problem. The students they begin the year with are the same set they end the year with–I am jealous.  I understand that there are always a few schedule changes. With balancing class counts, and schedules that had errors, all of these little changes were completed by the third week. Since I use interactive notebooks, the […]

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