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
We are excited to announce a major improvement in our calendar experience that many of you have been asking for! Until today, your calendar in Bloomz showed events in list mode, providing a quick view of any upcoming events for all your school, classes and groups. Starting today, we are adding three new views and… Continue reading New! Premium Calendar Views Are Here
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
We are excited to let you all know of two updates we just released today for all our premium accounts: Photo Captions Starting today, you can add captions to your photos uploaded into Bloomz! That’s right, you can add a little caption to any picture you’ve uploaded to Bloomz by simply going to your media… Continue reading Update for Premium Users: Captions and Event History
I just completed the first full week of school teaching a multi-grade classroom of first through third graders. Communication has been flowing through Bloomz and I’m reinventing the ways I interact via email with my parent group. My school requires that I send an email and make a Bloomz post of what curriculum was taught… Continue reading Back to School with Bloomz
Are you still using email to communicate with families? Have you noticed that parents aren’t opening them or they do two days after you needed? More and more these days, parents are bombarded by emails from all kinds of sources, from regular communications to promotional emails, junk email, and more. Teachers can’t expect to reliably… Continue reading Your Classroom Needs More Than Just Email for Parent Communication!
In my classroom I integrate technology Montessori style. Traditionally Montessori did not incorporate technology but at my school we include it as an option since technical literacy is an important skill valued in society. Students get blocks of open work time and a checklist of goals to accomplish. Everyone completes the work at their own pace.… Continue reading Combining Other E-Learning Tools With Bloomz