Kindergarten Teacher


FREE Webinar: Tips for Using Twitter as a Learning Tool in the Elementary Classroom

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Learn how I use Twitter as a learning tool in my Kindergarten classroom.

View the archive here!

Building upon his “Twitter for Teachers 101” webinar, this complimentary webinar features Matt sharing ideas for successful use of Twitter as a learning tool in the elementary classroom. Matt explains how to introduce Twitter to your class, and relays tips to start you in the right direction. Drawing on his own experiences with Twitter in a K classroom, Matt will describe common pitfalls and successes in safely broadening students’ perspective by using this powerful social media tool.


GoNoodle Gets Kids Moving!


Do you GoNoodle? I shared about this wonderful free website over at WeAreTeachers. Click the link or picture to read more about it.



Presentation: Virtual Field Trips for Elementary

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The video below is from a webinar with Region 10 where I discuss virtual field trips. This is one topic in a series of hangouts I will be doing with Region 10. You can see the full schedule here and register for FREE (required for CPE credit.) I hope you enjoy the presentation and will check out the topics on the schedule.

Watch the video HERE

Handouts and links mentioned in the presentation are below.
Presentation Slides

Google Earth Daylight Tool

Google Earth Measure Tool

Google Earth Creating A Path

Google Earth Path Video

Google Earth Past Path

Pinterest VFT

World Wonders

Decorah Eagles

San Diego Zoo Webcams



50 Great Wonders for Elem

Scholastic Student Activities



Hoopla Kidz Phonics Quiz Videos A-Z

Hoopla Kids Phonics Quiz Videos A-Z - @mattBgomez

These videos quiz the kids on the beginning sounds of words. You can find them HERE or by clicking the picture above.



Google Hangout Resources for Teachers

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EduHangout Website (ideas for class and teachers) by @catlett1

Tutorial for Google Hangout on Air by @iPadSammy

Cybrary Man’s Google Hangout Page by @cybraryman1

Google Hangout Tip Sheet by @MsMagiera and @gglibrarian

 Google Hangout Guide for Teachers by Lee Summit R-7 District

How Educators and School Can Make the Most Out of Google Hangouts via Edutopia by @mbteach

Ultimate Guide to Google Hangouts by @MartinSherv

Google+ for Schools by @ericcurts

Connecting Beyond the Classroom Examples by @wkrakower

6 Ways Teachers Can Use Google Hangouts


2014 Sochi Olympic Sports Explained


I will continue to update this page until all the sports have resources…

These are the resources I am using to discuss the different sports with my Kindergarten class.

Social Media: Olympics Facebook Page, Olympics Twitter, Olympics Instagram

Venue ResourcesVenue Map, Shayba Arena outside, Shayba Arena inside, Bolshoy Ice Dome outside, Bolshoy Ice Dome Inside, Adler Arena outside, Adler Arena inside, Ice Cube outside, Ice Cube inside, Skating Palace outside, Skating Palace inside, Mountains

Olympic Village: Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3, Pic 4, Pic 5

Science of the Olympics: Videos here

Olympics Interactive Schedule: Here

Olympic Torch Journey: Here



(Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Beginners Guide to Curling

Wonderopolis: What is Curling

Ice Hockey


Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Ice Hockey explained
Team USA Highlights Vancouver 


Canada World Cup Skeleton

AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)

Beginners Guide to Skeleton

One of the things we noticed with the helmets and uniforms is that the artwork often had symbols of the countries the athlete represented. Some good examples of that for the USA can be found here, here and here.


USA Luge

USA Luge

Olympic Game Debut: Luge Relay 

Men’s Luge Singles Highlights – Vancouver 2010

Skiing Mogul

Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Ladies highlights dual moguls 2013 Voss/Oslo 

Ladies Mogul Final 2010 Vancouver 

Snowboard Cross

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Snowboard Cross: Vancouver Highlights

Short-Track Speed Skating

Julian Finney/Getty Images

Julian Finney/Getty Images

Short Track 500m Final Vancouver

Vancouver Women’s 500m Highlights

Ski Jumping

Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Olympic Debut: Women’s Ski Jumping

Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle

Nickk Goepper

Julie Jacobson/Associated Press

Olympic Debut: Ski Slopestyle

Freestyle Skiing Half Pipe


Camilla Stoddart/Getty Images

Olympic Debut: Skiing Half Pipe

Freestyle Ski Cross


RIA Novosti. Mikhail Mokrushin

Vancouver Freestlye Cross Men’s

Freestyle Skiing Aerial


Ramil Sitdikov

Vancouver Freestyle Aerial Men’s Final Highlights

Alpine Skiing

Previews - Winter Olympics Day -1

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Alpine Skiing Men’s Vancouver

Cross Country Skiing


Clive Rose/Getty Images

Men’s Cross Country Skiing Vancouver

Ice Skating


via Sochi Olympics

Olympic Debut: Team Figure Skating



Wikimedia Commons

Men’s Bobsled Highlights Vancouver



Olympic Debut: Biathlon Mixed Relay 

Speed Skating


Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images

Vancouver Women’s Speed Skating Highlights

Snowboard Slopestyle

Australia's Scotty James performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor

Olympic Game Debut: Slopestyle

Snowboard Parallel Slalom


Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Olympic Game Debut: Snowboard Parallel Slalom

Snowboard Half Pipe


Vancouver Men’s Snowboard Half Pipe Highlights 

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