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Using Technology To Improve Student Communication Skills

When students practice speaking skills they gain a deeper understanding of the relationships between letters and sounds. The four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are interconnected. If students are proficient in each they will be well-rounded communicators. Distinct advantages in society are gained by speaking skillfully; the abilities to persuade, inform, and direct… Continue reading Using Technology To Improve Student Communication Skills

Technology · Tips & Tricks

Virtue Of The Month: Joy!

At the beginning of the year each teacher at my school chose a virtue to be acknowledged for the entire month. Examples of virtues we have celebrated this year include respect, honesty, integrity, and tact. Joy is the virtue I chose for the month of May because students and teachers feel a delightful sense of accomplishment… Continue reading Virtue Of The Month: Joy!

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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

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3 Things I Did On Bloomz to Save Time

The latest Bloomz premium feature, Engagement Reports, shows teachers how much time they’ve saved.  I was surprised and delighted to find out I’ve saved more than fifty hours by using Bloomz this year! In my experience Bloomz saves me time because I have all the aspects of communication in one place. For example messaging with parents, setting… Continue reading 3 Things I Did On Bloomz to Save Time