Guest Post · Tips & Tricks

Developing Personal and Meaningful Relationships With Families

Remember when you were in elementary or middle school and you saw your teacher at the grocery store? It was like they were completely out of place and you couldn’t handle it because all you ever associated them with was the classroom. This was true for me as an adolescent. Now that I’m a teacher… Continue reading Developing Personal and Meaningful Relationships With Families

Guest Post · Tips & Tricks

Relationships Are Worth More Than A Score

It’s hard to believe May is the last full month of school. It’s even harder to grapple with the fact that this might be the completion of work between some teachers and students. People move, change schools, graduate, and teachers are reassigned. How can teachers make an impact in this final stretch of time together?… Continue reading Relationships Are Worth More Than A Score

Announcements

Year-End Videos Are Back!

Today we released the long-awaited feature that our have been waiting for: Year-End Videos. This premium feature allows teachers and parents to easily create video stories with the pictures shared in the Bloomz classroom. If you were using Bloomz last year, you’ll remember these videos are more than a just slideshow – to make them really… Continue reading Year-End Videos Are Back!

Technology

Culturally Diverse Districts Benefit from Auto Translation Feature

Public School districts around the United States are culturally diverse often with more than 80 languages represented. While working as a kindergarten teacher at Cedar Crest Academy in Bellevue, WA, I developed relationships with families from around the world. I worked with students whose first languages were Chinese, Korean, Telugu, Russian, and Japanese. One boy,… Continue reading Culturally Diverse Districts Benefit from Auto Translation Feature

Announcements · Technology · Uncategorized

Huge Update from Bloomz is Now Live!

According to Ernest Hemingway, true nobility comes from being superior to your former self. That’s what we at Bloomz are all about – self improvement. Today, we released a new update to our mobile and web app that includes a series of improvements that make our app more friendly, easy to navigate and gets you… Continue reading Huge Update from Bloomz is Now Live!

Guest Post · Tips & Tricks

Spring Cleansing of the Mind and Classroom

Spring is an exceptionally busy time for teachers because of assessments, progress reports, and conferences. Along with those items I also have an overnight field trip and spring event planning on my to-do list right now. If I think about it all at once I will find myself completely overwhelmed. Simultaneously, the sunshine is bursting through… Continue reading Spring Cleansing of the Mind and Classroom