EdTech Tip of the Week: Deck.Toys

June 27, 2017 by kelseynhayes 1 Comment

  You. Guys. I’m back this week for the latest “EdTech Tip of the Week” featuring Deck.Toys and I am so excited about it! My friend Sarah (you should go follow her on Twitter, for real) heard about Deck.Toys from her Teacher of the Year friends and when I looked it up, I was blown away at how cool it is. I have not yet used…

3 Reasons Why You Should Have a Self-Hosted Teacher Blog (& How to Get Started!)

June 20, 2017 by kelseynhayes 1 Comment

Disclosure: This post contains *affiliate links*.  Hey, y’all! I’m back at the blog today to share a little bit about getting started with your own teacher blog! You can read in a previous post Why You Should Start a Teacher Blog This Summer, but if you’re already convinced to start one, let’s talk about how to get it rolling. (Side note: Have you joined our email…

EdTech Tip of the Week: Padlet

June 19, 2017 by kelseynhayes 1 Comment

Hey, y’all! I’m back at the blog to bring you the next EdTech Tip of the Week! This week I’m featuring Padlet. If you missed last week’s post about Nearpod, you can read it here. What It Is Padlet is a free app (iOS, Android and Kindle) and web-based program that is essentially an online bulletin board! Teachers and students can create, collaborate and curate content…

Why You Should Start a Teacher Blog This Summer

June 16, 2017 by kelseynhayes 13 Comments

Happy Summer! I wanted to post today to talk about something that I feel like I’ve been talking about with other teachers a lot lately, and that is: Why You Should Start a Teacher Blog This Summer. For most of the teachers I’ve talked to on this topic, most have said that it has been on their “list” for quite some time but they either shy…

EdTech Tip of the Week: Nearpod

June 14, 2017 by kelseynhayes 2 Comments

Hey, y’all! I hope by now most of you are on summer break and are enjoying a little time away from the normal duties of teaching (let’s be real, most of you are still working and are at conferences, cleaning up your classrooms, etc. so you’re not on “break” quite yet)! I wanted to write today to start a new series this summer where I will…

How to Start a Teacher Blog

April 16, 2017 by Kelsey Hayes No Comments

Hey, y’all! I cannot believe it has been 1 whole year since I first started this blogging journey. I originally started this blog as a creative outlet, a way to share some tips I’ve learned along the way as a teacher, as well as share some awesome resources I’ve come across. If you asked me a year ago about where I’d think I’d be a year…

The Top 20 Instagram Hashtags to Follow: Teacher Edition

January 24, 2017 by Kelsey Hayes 6 Comments

 Hey, y’all! When I started this blog about a year ago, I was looking for an outlet to share teaching ideas that can make teachers’ lives easier. At the time, I felt proficient in terms of social media. I was already obsessed with Twitter, had a personal Instagram, and was on Pinterest daily for inspiration and to find resources. It was only when I started this blog,…

How to Invest Students In Your Classroom’s Big Goals

December 13, 2016 by Kelsey Hayes No Comments

 Hey, y’all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted but as we are approaching Christmas Break, I wanted to share something that has been on my mind. While Christmas Break is obviously a time to recharge and enjoy time with family, it is always also a time where I reflect on the past semester in order to figure out what I should adjust in the spring…



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