For teachers who are wondering if Bloomz is suitable for middle school, the answer is an emphatic, “YES!” It definitely is. Middle school students are asking questions like What is our relationship and responsibility to our global community? To our Earth? How can we create art as a means to social justice? Adolescents are getting out there in… Continue reading Middle School Connections
I just completed the first full week of school teaching a multi-grade classroom of first through third graders. Communication has been flowing through Bloomz and I’m reinventing the ways I interact via email with my parent group. My school requires that I send an email and make a Bloomz post of what curriculum was taught… Continue reading Back to School with Bloomz
Technology has profoundly changed the way teachers connect with families in just five years. Looking back at my student teaching experience, I am amazed at the shift in communication methods. People were just signing up for Square, Google Glass was in the works, and the best multi-media smartphone of 2012 was the Apple iPhone 4S. This… Continue reading Then and Now: Parent Communication
Co-teaching comes in many forms such as team teaching, one teach one support, or parallel teaching. Co-teachers can set up a Bloomz page so that both teachers communicate with parents from one account. To start, visit the Bloomz support center to invite your co-teacher to your class. Just follow these quick and simple steps: Tap on All… Continue reading Co-Teaching with Bloomz
Teachers know that rearranging the classroom activates minds and increases engagement. This is also true for your digital classroom, and here are two ways you can do this: Set your Bloomz homepage apart with intention and design. Seasonally switch your class banner and mascot this year. To start my year I made a banner on… Continue reading Individualize your Bloomz Banner and Mascot
With Bloomz you have the technology to create a warm welcome to your class with a video introduction. A personal and powerful first impression can be long-lasting. Teachers know that before we even start teaching our students will have already made some decisions about us. You can set the tone for the upcoming school year… Continue reading Introduce Yourself With A Video
A parent volunteer’s enthusiasm and energy makes an impact in the students’ experience. Each parent has a special gift to contribute to the classroom. Some have time to show up and teach a craft while others can provide items for group projects. As volunteer needs arise, post a sign-up on Bloomz to encourage community participation. I… Continue reading Teachers Truly Value Volunteers!