Guest Post

Post Your Teacher Wish List on Bloomz

What if money wasn’t a thing? What if you could ask for anything to improve your teaching and classroom experience? Each year teachers send home a school supply list. This list is generally decided on by a teacher team, limited in money, and approved by the school. Something teachers can do to upgrade their classroom… Continue reading Post Your Teacher Wish List on Bloomz

Featured Article · Guest Post

Student Agency Over Learning #ISTE17LEARNING

Two questions were raised at the International Society for Technology in Education conference. Having received my education at Heritage University in Toppenish, Washington I uphold the constructivist learning theory.  Contrary to instruction where students passively acquire knowledge from lectures, constructivism asserts that learning is an active process based on personal experiences and interpretations of the environment.… Continue reading Student Agency Over Learning #ISTE17LEARNING

Guest Post · Tips & Tricks

Clarify Communication to ELL Families with Images

A key element to teaching is revealed in the book Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit, by Leslie Marmon Silko. The benefit of combining text with visuals is the creation of a well-rounded relationship in language. The tension between words and images goes back thousands of years.  In connecting this relationship to the… Continue reading Clarify Communication to ELL Families with Images

Guest Post

Positive Behavior Support for Autistic Students

In an inclusion model there are students with special needs within a general classroom setting. There is a general classroom teacher and sometimes there is an aide for one-on-one assistance for students with special needs. The Bloomz behavior award tool supports ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy for students on the Autism spectrum. An ABA therapist… Continue reading Positive Behavior Support for Autistic Students

Professional Development · Tips & Tricks

Proving Professional Development with Bloomz

Bloomz offers a multitude of ways in which to engage in professional development.  If you are using Bloomz with your class you are receiving a hands on experience in the fast growing field of technology in education. Your principal or director should know about your professional development! What I’ve learned from utilizing the mobile app and… Continue reading Proving Professional Development with Bloomz