Computer science can help people, save people, and connect people. It is the art of blending human ideas and digital tools to increase our power. Computer Science Education Week was December 4-10, 2017. Millions of students try computer science for one hour in December. This year Bloomz participated in Computer Science Week to share and gain… Continue reading Bloomz Participated in Computer Science Education Week
Every student should have a collection of accomplishments from the school year. Artifacts that are easily shared with parents tell the story of the student’s development. Student Timelines are a reflection space and a forum for feedback from parents. Here are five reasons why teachers should implement them. 1. Parents are Partners in Education By integrating… Continue reading 5 Reasons Teachers Should Assess With Student Timelines
December is a festive time of year in the classroom! Holidays from cultures around the world are acknowledged and celebrated. Families are brought together through classroom parties and winter performances. This is the time of year when people wish to give to those in need. Parents want to help, teachers just need to ask! Be… Continue reading Post Your Holiday Wish List On Bloomz
Recording attendance is a valuable feature accompanying the behavior management tool on Bloomz. Taking attendance with Bloomz is easily done with a few clicks. To Take Attendance: Go to the Attendance tab of your class page By default, All Present is selected Click on the student to change his attendance status to Tardy/ Absent On the teachers… Continue reading Tip: Taking Attendance with Bloomz!
News travels fast online and students are becoming digital citizens of the world. To avoid problematic situations with lasting consequences students should practice communicating responsibly on the internet. Bloomz facilitates thoughtful sharing by giving students access to submit their work online via iPad, Chrome Book, or laptop. Students first learn how to share online content with… Continue reading Students Practice Responsible Digital Citizenship On Bloomz
Lower elementary is the place many teachers first identify students with special needs. This can be a sensitive subject for families and a challenging responsibility for teachers. Documenting behaviors while teaching is tough but extremely important. Along with this, teachers must share that documentation with administration and keep them informed of every communication with the… Continue reading Starting the IEP with Bloomz
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