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
This teacher has been named, “Crazy Cat Lady” by her students! Shelby Willis loves to have fun with her students and knows that all children can learn! Learn more about what inspires her and her students. Why did you become a teacher? I’ve always known that I wanted to be a teacher. I used to… Continue reading Teacher of the Week – Shelby Willis
Did you imagine you can use Bloomz to help students celebrate Mother’s Day? Yes, we know Sunday is almost here, so even if your students have already created a gift or card, you can have them take a photo of it and share it on their student timelines/portfolios to be published the day of. Now,… Continue reading Fast and Easy Mother’s Day Gifts to Send to Moms in Bloomz
Continuing with our Teacher Appreciation Week series of featured teachers, today’s amazing educator is Megan Wolf, an active teacher who loves playing the ukulele, dancing, kayaking, camping, creating art, and doing puzzles when she is not teacher. When she is teaching, she loves inspiring students to believe in themselves and thrive! 1. Why did you become… Continue reading Teacher of the Week – Megan Wolf
Teachers want good feedback from students and parents at the end of the school year so that they can improve the coming year. Creating a survey about Bloomz, the features parents liked best and used the most, how they felt about classroom communication, how Bloomz has helped them through out the year, and what do… Continue reading Bloomz End-of-Year Survey for Parents
We are thrilled to announce the arrival of a new feature for which many teachers have been asking! The Bloomz Product Team always tries their hardest to make teacher feedback a reality…and here is another awesome example! Quiet Hours are here! Now you can set up “office hours” so parents and group members can know when you… Continue reading Quiet Hours Have Arrived!
Did you know that the Bloomz App has many uses beyond being used in Schools? In addition to schools and classrooms, Bloomz can be used by clubs, sports teams, church groups,Boy and Girl Scouts, neighborhood community groups and even for Professional Development. FETC attendees and other educators who join the FETC 2017 Group in the… Continue reading Bloomz Goes to FETC Virtually!
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!