Technology

Culturally Diverse Districts Benefit from Auto Translation Feature

Public School districts around the United States are culturally diverse often with more than 80 languages represented. While working as a kindergarten teacher at Cedar Crest Academy in Bellevue, WA, I developed relationships with families from around the world. I worked with students whose first languages were Chinese, Korean, Telugu, Russian, and Japanese. One boy,… Continue reading Culturally Diverse Districts Benefit from Auto Translation Feature

Announcements · Technology · Uncategorized

Huge Update from Bloomz is Now Live!

According to Ernest Hemingway, true nobility comes from being superior to your former self. That’s what we at Bloomz are all about – self improvement. Today, we released a new update to our mobile and web app that includes a series of improvements that make our app more friendly, easy to navigate and gets you… Continue reading Huge Update from Bloomz is Now Live!

Guest Post · Technology

Using Tech To Support Student Health

It’s not something every elementary teacher sets out to address but it does come up, especially for third graders towards the end of the year. Last week I noticed a certain…funk appearing throughout the day in my classroom. After recess and PE the class didn’t smell as fresh anymore. Also, when kids were instructed to… Continue reading Using Tech To Support Student Health

Guest Post · Technology · Tips & Tricks

Determined My Students Will Succeed!

Critical self-reflection is an important component to being a successful teacher. I’ve been thinking about how the first half of the school year went. Was it fulfilling? Did I anticipate it would go this way? I was recently inspired by Principal Kafele’s essay, SELF DETERMINATION: You Have Got to Want Success for Your Students BADLY! Principal Kafele… Continue reading Determined My Students Will Succeed!

Guest Post · Technology

Innovate Valentine’s Day with Bloomz

Valentine’s Day is a time for love and friendship in schools around the country. As a teacher, Bloomz helps me organize the details around Valentine’s Day and provides me with a platform to share holiday related activities. I can easily post sign-ups for parents to bring in healthy Valentine’s Day treats or party supplies. Sharing… Continue reading Innovate Valentine’s Day with Bloomz