Contribution to the Profession

Teachers Pay Teachers, TPT, is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials. I have found TPT to be a wonderful tool for finding creative center worksheets, phonics practice, ELD leveled reading, Math games, Powerpoints to pair with my selected reading, and many more wonderful items. The website offers things for free, as well as items to purchase. You can browse by specific category and grade level. I have found the website easy to navigate and a resource I use weekly for planning my lessons.

Discovery Education is a digital resource that offers a depth of digital media content that is engaging for the students and brings the world into the classroom to give every student a chance to experience fascinating people, places, and events. All content is aligned to state standards, can be aligned to custom curriculum, and supports classroom instruction regardless of the technology platform. I use discovery eduacation as a topic opener during lessons, as an extra support for reteaching, during ELD lesson plans to reach students who are visual learners, and also during science lessons to extend on students knowledge. I have found the videos on discovery education to be a useful tool that I use every day in my classroom.

 

 

Google Classroom is an online resource that teachers can use to save time and paper, better organize their daily lessons and assignments, enhance student feedback and communication with parents, and is FREE. Google classroom is a resource I have used since my 1st year teaching. I set up a class, invite students and co-teachers. In the class stream I share information, assignments, announcements, and questions. Students can see assignments on the Work page, in the class stream, or on the class calendar. All class materials are automatically filed into Google Drive folders. Students can share resources with each other and interact in the class stream or by email. Teachers can also quickly see who has or hasn't completed the work, and give direct, real-time feedback and grades.