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Technology I Can Statements for the Computer Lab Teacher


Technology I Can Statements for the Computer Lab Teacher

You might be wondering how to organize these. I use a pocket chart labeled with each grade level K-5. I've printed and laminated all of the I Can Statements. I keep the half-page sheets in a manila envelope, and the full page posters in a binder when they aren't in use. I choose 1 or 2 of the statements for each grade level each week
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You might be wondering how to organize these. I use a pocket chart labeled with each grade level K-5. I've printed and laminated all of the I Can Statements. I keep the half-page sheets in a manila envelope, and the full page posters in a binder when they aren't in use. I choose 1 or 2 of the statements for each grade level each week

If you're a technology specialist, you're going to love all the time I've just saved you! With the push of the Common Core State Standards, classrooms are expected to put up "I Can" statements with the standards in kid-friendly language. Your administrators probably expect to see these up in specialists' classrooms too. I have several products available for K through 12 computer lab teachers. Watch the gif below for a sample of one of my products. 

You might be wondering how to organize these. I use a pocket chart labeled with each grade level K-5. I've printed and laminated all of the I Can Statements. I keep the half-page sheets in a manila envelope, and the full page posters in a binder when they aren't in use. I choose 1 or 2 of the statements for each grade level each week
You might be wondering how to organize these. I use a pocket chart labeled with each grade level K-5. I've printed and laminated all of the I Can Statements. I keep the half-page sheets in a manila envelope, and the full page posters in a binder when they aren't in use. I choose 1 or 2 of the statements for each grade level each week
You might be wondering how to organize these. I use a pocket chart labeled with each grade level K-5. I've printed and laminated all of the I Can Statements. I keep the half-page sheets in a manila envelope, and the full page posters in a binder when they aren't in use. I choose 1 or 2 of the statements for each grade level each week

I will start at the beginning. If you're responsible for teaching primary students, the K-2 set will be ideal for you. Many of the statements can be used as inspiration for activities. I have included both half-page and full-page posters for each of the I Can Statements. They are provided to you in both PDF and PNG format for high definition printing. 


You might be wondering how to organize these. I use a pocket chart labeled with each grade level K-5. I've printed and laminated all of the I Can Statements. I keep the half-page sheets in a manila envelope, and the full page posters in a binder when they aren't in use. I choose 1 or 2 of the statements for each grade level each week
In the same format, I have a set for 3-5. 
You might be wondering how to organize these. I use a pocket chart labeled with each grade level K-5. I've printed and laminated all of the I Can Statements. I keep the half-page sheets in a manila envelope, and the full page posters in a binder when they aren't in use. I choose 1 or 2 of the statements for each grade level each week (I see my students once per week). Many of the standards can be used for multiple grade levels so I didn't separate them into individual grade levels because there would have been many duplicates.
You might be wondering how to organize these. I use a pocket chart labeled with each grade level K-5. I've printed and laminated all of the I Can Statements. I keep the half-page sheets in a manila envelope, and the full page posters in a binder when they aren't in use. I choose 1 or 2 of the statements for each grade level each week



You might be wondering how to organize these. I use a pocket chart labeled with each grade level K-5. I've printed and laminated all of the I Can Statements. I keep the half-page sheets in a manila envelope, and the full page posters in a binder when they aren't in use. I choose 1 or 2 of the statements for each grade level each week
You might be wondering how to organize these. I use a pocket chart labeled with each grade level K-5. I've printed and laminated all of the I Can Statements. I keep the half-page sheets in a manila envelope, and the full page posters in a binder when they aren't in use. I choose 1 or 2 of the statements for each grade level each week

Ok now here is my favorite one (and apparently my buyer's favorite too). The BUNDLE. Great discount for buying K-5. Look below for K-6. Its a great deal too!


You might be wondering how to organize these. I use a pocket chart labeled with each grade level K-5. I've printed and laminated all of the I Can Statements. I keep the half-page sheets in a manila envelope, and the full page posters in a binder when they aren't in use. I choose 1 or 2 of the statements for each grade level each week
You might be wondering how to organize these. I use a pocket chart labeled with each grade level K-5. I've printed and laminated all of the I Can Statements. I keep the half-page sheets in a manila envelope, and the full page posters in a binder when they aren't in use. I choose 1 or 2 of the statements for each grade level each week
You might be wondering how to organize these. I use a pocket chart labeled with each grade level K-5. I've printed and laminated all of the I Can Statements. I keep the half-page sheets in a manila envelope, and the full page posters in a binder when they aren't in use. I choose 1 or 2 of the statements for each grade level each weekI was so excited to find clip art that was more suited to the older grade levels for my middle and high school sets. Here is an idea from the grades 6-8 pack.
You might be wondering how to organize these. I use a pocket chart labeled with each grade level K-5. I've printed and laminated all of the I Can Statements. I keep the half-page sheets in a manila envelope, and the full page posters in a binder when they aren't in use. I choose 1 or 2 of the statements for each grade level each week



With the popularity of my K-5&6 bundles, I had to create sets for my Secondary people too. Here are the 6-8 and 9-12 sets. I worked hard to find clip art that wasn't as "cutesy" for these products. I created more of my own diagrams that support the higher level skills. Many of the graphics represent real world situations (like working in an office setting).


I hope that these can help you and save you loads of time. I put hundreds of hours into these sets and they've been really popular in my store. Look below to read some of my feedback.

Don't miss out on your chance to get a free sample:


On  November 24, 2014,  Kerry J. said:
Thank you so much for putting this together! I am a new K-5 technology teacher, and these are really going to be a big help.
On  August 5, 2014,  Karla H. said:
I LOVE THIS!!! I was stressing about my new job and just what I needed to teach the littlest kids. Thank you so much!!!
On  July 24, 2014,  Sarah H. said:
Not only are these pre-made "I Can" statements, but they are also specific activity ideas for using the general NETS standards. Thank you so much for a great resource!
On  September 2, 2014,  Jennifer R. said:
PHENOMENAL resource! Thank YOU!!!!
On  July 24, 2014,  Deborah C. said:
My principal loved these and so do I. Please keep posting more useful products for those of us that don't have the skills to do so.

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The Teachers are Heroes Sale has been Extended!



Enjoy one more day of the sitewide sale on TeachersPayTeachers. I'm so excited to announce that we get another day to shop and splurge on goodies for our classrooms!




Come shop with me!

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Teachers are HEROES Sale!



Not sure about you, but my TpT wish list is bursting at the seams. I have picked out so many products I need for my classroom, and I'm always looking for a bargain. For this sale, even my already discounted bundles are included in the 20% sale. You can take an extra 10% by using the code HEROES during checkout. What a great opportunity. Don't miss it though, the sale is just one day this time- February 25th. 

Here are some of my newest products that you might want to check out:
My Science category is full of brand new products that are ideal for the computer center and will make reviewing so simple. 
All of my most recent products are designed for the 21st century classroom. Integrating technology use into the content areas. This is where we are headed, so we need to prepare ourselves and students for these types of tasks. 
Talking about internet safety (digital citizenship) needs to become a priority as we ask students to collaborate in online communities. I have created interactive notebook (or lapbook) activities for both 4th and 5th grades so far, with the rest of the grade levels on the way. I don't love making worksheets, but these topics should be discussed with and without actually using technology. 

So check out my most recent products, stock up on
 and impress your administrators with your 21st century classroom focus.

Thanks for checking out my store and products!


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You Oughta Know: About ED Puzzle



You oughta know about ED Puzzle. It is a website that allows teachers to crop, edit, and record over videos to create an interactive experience for your students. 

Teachers can create an account for free. After you've created your account, your ED Puzzle dashboard will walk you through the steps for creating your first video. 



Next, use the search feature to find a video of your choice. I am teaching ecosystems to my 5th graders next quarter, so I searched for Ecosystems. There were several already created. I chose one.



You do also have the option of uploading a video or entering a URL of a YouTube or other type of video like Learn Zillion. 
Next, use the editing tools to crop, record your voice, and pause the video at selected points. 


Finally, assign the lesson to your class. It is recommended that you present the information to your students independently (computer center time would be ideal). You could use it as a smart board tool, where students choose answers together and you complete the activity with the whole group.

Overall, ED Puzzle gives us another tool to make multimedia presentations easier and more effective in our classrooms. I don't know about you, but I sometimes forget when I wanted to stop a video or what question I planned to ask. This website takes all of that guess work out of it. The best part is that your students can access this independently.

Thanks for reading this month's edition of You Oughta Know. Check out the other posts:


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Snow DAYS- Essential Oils for Motivation and Creativity


I don't know about you, but I love snow days! I am a sleeper, so any chance to get some extra sleep is welcomed by me. Waking up slowly, sipping coffee in bed, scrolling through Pinterest... Heaven on Earth!

Since we are now on day 3 of being out of school, I feel like I need to share what I've been up to (somehow justifying my time off).

Day 1: My husband was off too. We had totally different agendas for the day. I was motivated to finish a big project for my store. He was motivated to watch the golf channel and work on his putting- he is part of the ProAm Tour and has a tournament coming up. While I work I like to diffuse citrus oils. They are uplifting and help me stay focused.

Time for a testimonial: be cautious with Lemon essential oil at first! If you consume, diffuse, apply, etc. too much, you will have detox symptoms. That being said, my digestive system has really benefited from my citrus oils (Grapefruit, Lemon, and a few drops of Peppermint). I put a mixture of these oils into an empty veg capsule and take one in the morning before food (when I can remember). I store them in the freezer so that the oils don't disintegrate the capsules.
 Here is enough for one each day for about a week.
In the top picture you can see my cute little diffuser too. This is what I use to diffuse throughout the day. While I'm working I will diffuse one drop each of grapefruit, lemon, lime, and tangerine.

Another testimonial: In our master bathroom I've been diffusing purification and thieves to try to remove the moldy smell. It works as long as I remember to diffuse at least once per week. That mixture is effective but I have to do it while I'm not home or I will end up with a scratchy throat and coughing from the tickle.







Ok back to my original focus. on Day 2 of the snow days, my husband went to work around 10 am. I had finished my big project on the previous day and was still feeling really creative and inspired, so I dove right in to another product idea. With the help of my Facebook followers, I chose a focus topic and got to work. While I worked I sipped on water with a drop each of grapefruit, lime, tangerine, and frankincense. These oils all aide in digestion so I was feeling pretty hungry all day! But I was focused and really made some progress on my newest product line. It's going to be a big one.

Day 3- today I am sipping my oily water and diffusing my citrus oils again. My major rush of creativity is gone (totally normal for me), so I'm focusing on pinning, blogging, and maybe some relaxing because I haven't gotten around to these during the past few days.

If you've ever wondered about essential oils, I highly recommend the Young Living brand. These are the only oils that I trust to take internally because the company is dedicated to quality.

The Premium Starter Kit is by far the best value for beginners. You get 10, 5ml bottles and a diffuser for about half the cost of their value separately. If you have any questions about YL oils or you're considering purchasing, I would love to answer them!


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Follower LOVE Monthly Mark Down$- February 2015


My social media followers are amazing to me. To show my appreciation, I am starting a new monthly mark down series. Each month I will write a blog post featuring a few marked down products in my store. Sure, a few others might stumble upon my marked down product and benefit, but my followers will be the first to find out about it.

This month, I'm showing the LOVE to my 4th grade teaching followers.

These products will be 20% off in my store from February 14th to February 16th, 2015. 
Thanks for being a loyal follower and enjoy these mark downs!


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Reader Freebie- 2nd Grade Sound Science


In my district we teach 2nd grade students about Sound Energy as a whole unit. Enjoy this vocabulary foldable freebie just for being a reader of my blog.

I bought the font from Lettering Delights. It is called "Franks Friends" and I use it for nearly everything now. I just love their fonts!

I made this anchor chart to go along with my Sound Science Unit:

What resources have you gathered for teaching your students about Sound energy, or the other types of energy? 

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February Pinterest Picks


February is such a long month where I teach. We don't have a single scheduled day off, so the only way is a snow day! Here are some ideas from Pinterest to help us all get through the month of February. 

 
What better month to explore some candy science? Check out these great ideas for simple science experiments.
Need an idea for Groundhog's Day? Talk about how a Groundhog is perfectly adapted for its environment.



Valentine's Day is a great time for random acts of kindness. Check out these ideas for your inspiration
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Gluten Free Dessert- Easy


Easy Gluten Free Dessert Recipe
Looking for an easy and tasty gluten free dessert recipe? Look no further! I made these yesterday because we both had a sweet tooth but were over my go to (chocolate peanut clusters).

I have no idea what to call them. If you have an idea for a title, please leave it in the comments.

Ingredients:
10 oz bag of mini marshmallows
6 tbps butter
1 tsp GF vanilla extract
12 oz box of chex (I used corn chex but you could use any GF option)
1 c M&Ms

Directions:
In a large, microwave safe bowl, pour in the mini marshmallows (leave about 1 cup out if you want to have some whole marshmallows) and the butter. Microwave for about 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds. I found that cutting the butter into 4-5 smaller pieces helps it melt faster. Once combined, add the vanilla and stir.
Next, stir in the chex until it is coated in the mixture. Then pour in the M&Ms and extra mini marshmallows and gently mix until they are incorporated.
Pour into a greased glass pan (about 9x13) and spread out. Wait at least 30 minutes before cutting and serving. Enjoy!

I have a feeling that this is a recipe that I will make often. We love it!


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