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Starting the IEP with 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

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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