Winter Digital Activities & Freebies

digital practice for Google Slides & Boom Cards

I don’t know about you, but I always like my learning activities to reflect either the current season or our theme. It helps the students stay excited about learning and just makes it more fun. Fun Independent Practice Now that there is an increasing need for digital activities, I decided to create some winter-themed skill […]

How to Do Science While Social Distanced or During Distance Learning

pumpkin STEM tower challenge

Science experiments are one of the best ways to keep young students engaged and learning, but you may be wondering how to do them during these challenging times. Good news! Whether you are teaching in a socially distanced classroom or doing virtual distance learning you can still incorporate fun science experiments into your plans! It […]

How to Use Boom Cards & Google Slides in Zoom or Google Meet

request remote control access of a student's shared screen in Zoom Meeting

Since many teachers are starting the year virtually or in a hybrid situation, I have received many questions about how to use Boom Cards and Google Slides during a Zoom Meeting or Google Meet session. There are several options for using these interactive resources during online meetings. 1. Share Your Screen, Teacher Has Control The […]

Using Birthday Certificates Digitally for Distance Learning

Digital Birthday Certificates for Students

Since many of you may be continuing distance learning this school year and may not be able to recognize student birthdays in the classroom, I wanted to show you how you can send a personalized, special birthday certificate to your students on their special day digitally using my Editable Birthday Certificates. You will be able […]

How to Customize Boom Cards (Hide Cards, Number of Cards per Play)

Hide Cards feature in Boom Learning

Did you know that you can choose exactly which Boom Cards students can see in their decks or control the numbers of cards they play? This can be a game-changer if you only want to assign certain letters, numbers, sight words, etc. from a Boom Card deck as you are teaching them or only wish […]

End of the Year Writing Prompts for Distance Learning

At the end of the school year I always like to have students write about their favorite memories or what they have learned. It is a great way for them to practice their writing skills plus it gives me insight and feedback about what they enjoyed most about our time together. I would usually make […]

How to Assign Only Part of a Google Slides File to Students

So you purchased or found a great Google Slides resource but only want to assign a few of the slides to students. What do you do? The solution is actually quite simple and I wanted to share a quick tutorial with you to show you how to assign part of a Google Slides resource. Open […]

Easy Father’s Day Cards that Use Students’ Photos

Father's Day Card for digital distance learning

Since I received such positive feedback on my Mother’s Day cards, I created some for dads as well (couldn’t let them feel left out!). Students love adding their own creative touches to the cards and their pictures on the cards add even more of a personal touch (especially if the students take and send their […]

Using Diplomas, End of the Year Certificates Digitally for Distance Learning

editable first grade diplomas

Since many schools are staying closed for the remainder of the school year, teachers will not be able to print and hand out diplomas or end of the year certificates personally. In this post I am going to show you how you can still recognize your students and send them a special, personalized diploma or […]

Convert PDF Files for Digital Distance Learning

How to Use PDF Files for Distance Learning

We have all had to abruptly change our teaching styles to distance learning with little or no notice. It has been very challenging! If you have PDF files/resources that you usually copy at school and use in the classroom, you may still be able to use them in your distance learning with a little modification. […]