KB...Konnected

Sharing teacher resources since 2010.

29 Jan

KB…Konnected Hits 1,000,000 and Raffle!

image

#edtech #spedchat #1stchat #2ndchat #4thchat #5thchat #sschat #scichat #artchat

Hi Readers! I’m very excited to tell you that KB..Konnected has just reached 1,000,000 page views. How cool is that. Never in a million years did I envision this happening when I started this blog.

I sincerely want to thank all my readers, past, present and future, for making this possible. Special thanks to my family and friends for their love and support through this amazing journey. I’ve learned so much along the way and I’m happy to share what I learn on my blog.

So….I hope you participate in my celebration raffle. It’s a $50 Amazon Gift Card. All you need to do is fill out the form below. Entries can be submitted until Feb. 3, 2013. Then I will announce the winner. Good Luck!

«<Update»> I think I have the problem fixed with Rafflecopter. I have never used Rafflecopter before and I kept skipping over one option that they require. After quite a bit of time I think I have it working. Sorry for the delay and inconvenience.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

11 Dec 3 Great Differentiation - Assessment Tools!
#elemchat #spedchat #teacherchat #differentiation
 200 Ways to Show What You Know
Great generator for creating engaging lessons. Just plug in your topic and click for results.
The Learning Event Generator  2500+ Permutations (different arrangements)

Also check out the Homework Generator. Great idea!

You may also like&#8230;
3 Customizable Tools to Help You Create Lessons
Poster Maker
Bloomin&#8217; Google

3 Great Differentiation - Assessment Tools!

#elemchat #spedchat #teacherchat #differentiation

 200 Ways to Show What You Know

Great generator for creating engaging lessons. Just plug in your topic and click for results.

The Learning Event Generator  2500+ Permutations (different arrangements)

Also check out the Homework Generator. Great idea!

You may also like…

3 Customizable Tools to Help You Create Lessons

Poster Maker

Bloomin’ Google

25 Sep Fabulous!
#elemchat #spedchat #writingprompts
world-shaker:

writingprompts:

246

Did you know that there’s a Writing Prompts Tumblr run by a teacher?
Fabulous! #elemchat #spedchat #writingprompts

world-shaker:

writingprompts:

246

Did you know that there’s a Writing Prompts Tumblr run by a teacher?

24 Sep

YouTube Launches New Site for Teachers

#elemchat #spedchat #youtube4teachers

I hope #CPS unblocks YouTube for Teachers. So much great content is being created by educators and it would be awesome if we could use it in the classroom.

 world-shaker:

Teachers who love YouTube will be interested to know that today YouTube have launched a channel specifically aimed at teachers : http://www.youtube.com/teachers.

It contains guides on how to use YouTube in the classroom, as well as curated video playlists that will be suitable for teachers to use.

You can also sign up to the YouTube Teachers Community and receive regular updates from the YouTube team, including tips and tricks for incorporating YouTube in your classroom, best practices from other teachers, and great new content uploaded on YouTube.

Oh, and a really interesting kicker:

According to Mind Shift, the new teachers site is part one of two big YouTube projects for teachers. In the next couple of weeks, a bigger announcement will be made about huge changes that will address many of the concerns teachers have had about using YouTube videos in the classroom.

08 Sep

Substitute Binder

thingstheysay:

I stumbled across this blog a few weeks ago and I wanted to share a concept the author suggested: creating a substitute binder. While many schools and teachers supply binders, I know some classroom teachers who don’t even leave a note about where to find things (like tests or quizzes). I can’t tell you how guilty I feel, sifting through their things (I know emergencies happen).

The “While you were out …” form is the highlight. The one showcased in the blog (seen below) is one more likely to see in an elementary classroom,  it can be easily altered for a middle or high school substitute teacher as well. Also, if you know you’re going to sub, why not print some off some and bring them with. They are very easy to create, and will no doubt stand out to a classroom teacher when they return. 

One teacher I substitute taught for was the exception, her notes were so detailed, she gave me a seating chart, names of classroom helpers, kids to watch for, and which students might need more guidance during a lesson. 

This is just an EASY way for a teacher to help out a sub and/or a Great way for a sub to remain organized and professional when in a teacher’s classroom. Just create, save and print when needed. 

Helpful links: 

Clutter Free Classroom - Includes a “While you were out” form and an “Info at a glance” form

Jim Wright Online - Includes, a “Substitute Teacher Feedback Report” 

01 Sep

Teachers in Tiaras: Super Secret Walker

Another great idea to maintain and encourage appropriate behavior in the classroom. Love when ideas are easy to implement and work.

teachersintiaras:

This is another idea submitted by our first place winner, Sara G. Check out her Tumblr!!

I’ve found that adding “Super Secret” to anything makes it more coveted. I always have students names on popsicle sticks so before we go into the hall, I pick one and I’m the only one that sees it. I…

29 Aug

Teachers in Tiaras: Easy Seating Chart Solutions

teachersintiaras:

This idea won first place in our giveaway contest by Sara G, a Kindergarten teacher. Check out her blog here!

One of my favorite and easiest things I do is change my table names constantly to go with what we’re learning. Some teachers tend to number their tables and not change it up, but…

27 Jul Pinterest Linky Party! Find some awesome resources.
#elemchat #spedchat #pinterest
Looking for some educators to follow on Pinterest? Then head over to "Michelle&#8217;s Math in the Middle" blog. She&#8217;s having a Linky Party and 60+ educators have joined. If you have a blog or website and are on Pinterest make sure you join too. Pinterest is a fantastic way to find amazing resources. I love it!
Don&#8217;t know what Pinterest is? Check mine out for an example. www.pinterest.com/kbkonnected
Click on the &#8220;pin&#8221; below to check it out.

Pinterest Linky Party! Find some awesome resources.

#elemchat #spedchat #pinterest

Looking for some educators to follow on Pinterest? Then head over to "Michelle’s Math in the Middle" blog. She’s having a Linky Party and 60+ educators have joined. If you have a blog or website and are on Pinterest make sure you join too. Pinterest is a fantastic way to find amazing resources. I love it!

Don’t know what Pinterest is? Check mine out for an example. www.pinterest.com/kbkonnected

Click on the “pin” below to check it out.

07 Apr Ever wished you had access to the filecabinets of other teachers in your school? Consider it done!  Real classroom Ideas is a  fantastic collection of all the activities and ideas Mrs. Uppman has collected over the past five years, available for your use. It contains many great ideas as well as very useful printables.
Added to Terrific Teachers Sharing Ideas LiveBinder

Ever wished you had access to the filecabinets of other teachers in your school? 


Consider it done!  Real classroom Ideas is a  fantastic collection of all the activities and ideas Mrs. Uppman has collected over the past five years, available for your use. It contains many great ideas as well as very useful printables.

Added to Terrific Teachers Sharing Ideas LiveBinder

01 Jan

Mrs. Jackson's Classroom Website PreK-12 School Themes-Lessons-Resources

Charlotte Jackson put a lot of time and effort compiling all of these resources and she graciously shares so we can use them too! Thanks Charlotte!

26 Nov The Perfect Free Gift for all of the Teachers on your List&#8230;LiveBinders!
The holidays are upon us and this year&#8217;s economy has not been the greatest.  But don&#8217;t despair&#8230;I have great a gift idea for all of the teachers on your list.  And it&#8217;s a gift that keeps on giving and that they will really use.  LiveBinders!
Why not put together a LiveBinder that features websites and blogs that you know they will use and enjoy. I recently put together a couple of LiveBinders for a few personal friends and this got me to thinking about my educator friends.  Creating a LiveBinder, personalized with their name, would be something a teacher would like and definitely use.
Here are just a few LiveBinder Ideas for Teachers
Make one specific to the subject matter they teach.
Fill the binder with blogs that they will like. (They will update all of the time)
Fill the binder with quick and fun lessons they can use when needed in an emergency.
Fill the binder with games they like to play.
Make a binder filled with blogs that share recipes for the teacher who likes to cook.
Make a binder centered around photography for the teacher who likes to take pictures.
Make a binder about Twitter for someone who is just starting to tweet.
You get the idea.  Make your binders special and personal.  Add things that offer great looking photos and graphics. Look beyond the typical and usual websites/blogs and find some things they have never seen before.  There are so many resources out there that you won&#8217;t know when to stop.
I bet you have a great time making the binders, learn something about your colleagues interests and will be appreciated for taking the time to put together something so personal and thoughtful.
Share some more ideas for making &#8220;LiveBinders for Teachers&#8221; here.
Read more about LiveBinders here.
You may want to create a cute little card with the name and URL of the binder, to give to them so that they could keep it inside their wallet or on their desk for reference. Try to think of a clever name for their Binder which will make it more personal.
***Click here to view my entire LiveBinder shelf.

The Perfect Free Gift for all of the Teachers on your List…LiveBinders!

The holidays are upon us and this year’s economy has not been the greatest.  But don’t despair…I have great a gift idea for all of the teachers on your list.  And it’s a gift that keeps on giving and that they will really use.  LiveBinders!

Why not put together a LiveBinder that features websites and blogs that you know they will use and enjoy. I recently put together a couple of LiveBinders for a few personal friends and this got me to thinking about my educator friends.  Creating a LiveBinder, personalized with their name, would be something a teacher would like and definitely use.

Here are just a few LiveBinder Ideas for Teachers

  • Make one specific to the subject matter they teach.
  • Fill the binder with blogs that they will like. (They will update all of the time)
  • Fill the binder with quick and fun lessons they can use when needed in an emergency.
  • Fill the binder with games they like to play.
  • Make a binder filled with blogs that share recipes for the teacher who likes to cook.
  • Make a binder centered around photography for the teacher who likes to take pictures.
  • Make a binder about Twitter for someone who is just starting to tweet.

You get the idea.  Make your binders special and personal.  Add things that offer great looking photos and graphics. Look beyond the typical and usual websites/blogs and find some things they have never seen before.  There are so many resources out there that you won’t know when to stop.

I bet you have a great time making the binders, learn something about your colleagues interests and will be appreciated for taking the time to put together something so personal and thoughtful.

Share some more ideas for making “LiveBinders for Teachers” here.

Read more about LiveBinders here.

You may want to create a cute little card with the name and URL of the binder, to give to them so that they could keep it inside their wallet or on their desk for reference. Try to think of a clever name for their Binder which will make it more personal.

***Click here to view my entire LiveBinder shelf.