This blog was written by Jenn S., a teacher who transitioned from Class Messenger to Bloomz and was excited to help other teachers make the transition. Jenn is a kindergarten teacher in Pennsylvania, and was kind enough to write her thoughts on why and how her school made the transition to Bloomz. by Jenn… Continue reading The Unexpected Switch: Choosing a New Parent Communication App Midyear
Bloomz now provides another easy way for students to log in to post items to their Timelines as well as a code for parents to join a school community. In addition to the QR code that can be used with tablets, Bloomz has now provided a student code that can be entered easily when they… Continue reading Student and School Community Codes Have Arrived!
It’s rare that I read an article and have a complete “aha, yes! moment”. Larry Ferlazzo’s article entitled “Involvement or Engagement” did exactly that. Parental Engagement has become a trendy buzz word that has circled the education world for the last several years as something each teacher and school should be implementing. But what does… Continue reading Involvement vs Engagement- Do You Know The Difference?
As the Community Manager of Bloomz, you can often find me hanging out on the internet searching for new articles and data surrounding what we do. Teacher articles are plentiful. Tech Ed information is flourishing. But type in “parental engagement” and you will be hard pressed to find new information pertaining to the subject. There… Continue reading Teachers – Parent Engagement is on the Rise, Be Prepared!
As summer begins, I wanted to find an article that highlighted things teachers could do over the summer. But when I tried to find ideas- I found list after list of things that still seem unattainable. Such as- Read A Book Go on a Vacation Reconnect with Nature Reconnect with Friends Go Shopping Sleep In… Continue reading School’s Out For Summer….
Checking the mail is something I dread daily. There are always bills to pay, as well as plenty of junk mail that I will never open or look at. Then there are the days (ok, maybe weeks) that I will have forgotten about the mail entirely. Life is busy. And with two kids, a dog… Continue reading Why Writing By Hand Could Change Your Life
I recently read about a local high school where their students had been participating in something called “May Madness.” Evidently it is a school-wide “tradition” where a bunch of boys put together a bracket of girls, and then vote on who is hotter. The winner moves up the bracket, while other girls fall of because… Continue reading On Bullying and the Benefits of Classroom Communities