Monday, September 22, 2014


Finalize your class list. Create a seating chart. Take attendance. Assign grades. Maintain your schedule. Attempt to call on students randomly. Keep track of students with a 504 plan. Keep track of students that have accomodations and be sure to document the accommodations that you make. Record student behavior. Help your students stay organized. Generate reports. And as soon as you think you've got a handle on everything, two students move out of your classroom and a new student moves in to your classroom. Do you ever feel like your head is spinning from trying to stay organized with everything? Imagine streamlining all of these tasks into a single program. Well, imagine no more because there is an app called iDoceo, that will manage all of these things for you in a very user friendly environment. This is an especially helpful app for those who juggle multiple classes. It does cost $7.99, but it is well worth every penny! Download it here and start getting organized today!

Monday, September 15, 2014

International Dot Day

We began our celebration of International Dot Day by reading Peter H. Reynold's beautifully illustrated book, The Dot. Like so many of our students, Vashti is convinced that she can't draw. Her teacher finally convinces her to make her mark by drawing a single dot and signing her name. She then lets her mark take her on a creative journey of making even more dots, each more creative and beautiful than the previous one. After a brief discussion, we were on to making our own marks (dots) using the ColAR dot coloring page and app. Squeals of delight along with some oohs and aahs were heard as the students saw their dots come to life! It was such a fun activity to introduce augmented reality, to enjoy a heartwarming book, and to jumpstart a successful school year by making our marks!