In my most recent virtual staff meeting my principal proposed a ship metaphor to our crew. On a ship there can be rough waters. A captain has to take control of the wheel and ride out the storm all while managing competing and new elements. If our experience as educators could be related to staying… Continue reading Using Bloomz with Zoom & Other Tools
These days things are changing rapidly and significantly. With school closures happening everywhere (and, in most cases indefinitely), educators are trying to adapt to these changes and learn how to adapt their instruction methods while supporting the families at home. Since Bloomz’ announcement that we would provide free access to our Premium platform to all… Continue reading Tips for Day-to-Day Engagement in Remote Learning
With so many cities in the world in quarantine, many schools have had to find ways to stay in contact with students, continue with their instruction and keep parents informed and even helping students at home. Remote learning is becoming the norm these days and, as students, parents and teachers adapt to this new normal,… Continue reading Using Student Portfolios to Help with Remote Learning
These are stressful times for everyone, watching the evolution of COVID-19, more commonly known as the Coronavirus, spread around the world. This is not only putting pressure on schools and districts trying to figure out how to react to it, but also on the millions of families of students scrambling to make arrangements. Whether your… Continue reading Bloomz Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
In the week before mid-winter break I breezed by my principal in the hall and she said, “You’re getting a new student after break! Let’s meet to talk about it.” It’s well known that in education the amount of topics teachers need to meet about our innumerable and the time in which to do so… Continue reading You’ll Have A New Student After Mid-Winter Break!
Last school year when we implemented the limits on free accounts, we received lots of feedback from our users – particularly as it relates to storage. After listening to all of it, we took it to heart to find creative ways to reduce the friction for our teachers, at the same time we set up… Continue reading Right on Time for the Holidays: More Storage for Free Accounts!
Recently, the communication app ClassTag published a blog post that compared their app with ours, making several false and clearly dishonest claims about our app’s functionality. We don’t mind a little competition and appreciate that they felt the need to compare their app with ours, but they’ve been spreading these false claims for enough time… Continue reading Bloomz vs. ClassTag – Let’s Set the Record Straight