*For my Teacher friends ** Very cool parent reminder. They sign up online, you fill out online, they get a text. You never have to know their numbers, they never have to know yours! Genius!

Remind is a free, safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents without ever sharing phone numbers.

Fun free program for randomly selecting students and creating partners for activities. Love the drum roll! (Download and install the program, then add names to test it out. Only works on PCs. Sorry Mac users!)

Remind 101 - a FREE text/email alert system for teachers and parents

Set up classroom transitions to music that happen automatically. Keeps you on time while also providing fun transitions for students!

Include a picture list of students in your substitute folder. This is a good idea..especially for sneaky upper grades kids. This post has other great tips for preparing for a substitute teacher: http://www.pre-kpages.com/substitute-teachers/

Create fake text to display your morning message to your class each day

For my teacher friends: Date Stapler: For the student who claims they turned it in on time. That is awesome!

The Three Ring site lets you sort student work. You use your smartphone to capture student work to comment on and share. Can't wait to look into it further.

Class stationary! Give each kid a post-it to draw their portrait and then make copies. This would be perfect for sending home notes or class updates to parents! Soooooo cute!

I'm done! Now what? FREE PRINTABLES

Corkboard Connections: What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher

@remind101 this would definitely be of interest to our superintendent

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Two Useful Web Tools to Create Educational Games for Students

Easy and adorable No Name board. Clip papers that don't have names on them to the board and have students go check there instead of spending your time trying to figure out who they belong to!

A safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. Free.

Classroom Sign


New York City Department of Education has develop common core standards units that include the task, a rubric, samples of student work, and supporting materials for the unit. A video introduction is available on the site to walk new users through the available resources, including how to navigate the online interactive for student work.

Tons of free printable signs for the classroom & home.

My welcome packet that goes to the parents deceiving classroom procedures. They review each page and sign off on the Checklist and add information such as contact info and who to send homework home with if student misses. This way if I have any issues I can say that they signed off on the procedures! Also a spot for the students to sign off. They have to be responsible too!