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3 Effective Ways To Use Student Timelines In Your Classroom

The current generation of students are known as technological learners because they apply computer and technology skills to learning and problem-solving. With Bloomz timelines students can upload data to create a digital portfolio. I’ve combined the technology standards from ISTE Standards for Students with the general content area standards from Common Core State Standards to outline three ways… Continue reading 3 Effective Ways To Use Student Timelines In Your Classroom

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Welcome New Parents!

Welcome to Bloomz! Bloomz is a web based, IOS, and Android app for teachers and parents. Bloomz has a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.  Teacher mentors/ambassadors are there to help new users. Check out the Bloomz Teacher Facebook group for support and community. If you are a new parent user here are some pro-tips to… Continue reading Welcome New Parents!

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Systemize Your Communication

Posts, announcements, alerts, and messages are four distinct avenues of communication  on Bloomz. Each method has a specific purpose. In order to be consistent across grade levels follow these best practices for each communication tool. Posts: Post quick updates on what students are learning in class or share a photo to keep parents in the… Continue reading Systemize Your Communication

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Room-Parents are a Teacher’s Best Friends

The luxury of receiving a room parent provides teachers with the opportunity to check off a few more items from their continuous to-do lists. When a room parent supports my class it feels like someone has my back. They don’t have to be a super organizer or even lend too much of their time. A little… Continue reading Room-Parents are a Teacher’s Best Friends

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Bloomz Makes For A Stress Free Curriculum Night

At curriculum night parents and guardians meet the classroom teachers to learn about grade level curriculum and expectations for the school year. Before I implemented Bloomz as a means for parent communication I was a bit apprehensive about curriculum night. I was more accustomed to standing in front of children so I feared being faced… Continue reading Bloomz Makes For A Stress Free Curriculum Night