Category: Tool Bits

Your Clever Teacher Page

Clever is the one-stop-shop for our elementary students to access apps and programs used in their classrooms. Customizing your Teacher Page will simplify the experience for our students will help organize their work. Every teacher has two teacher pages already created, one is only visible for just the teacher which is a great place to ...

Teams: End of Year Checklist

The end of the year is fast approaching. As you begin to wind down the year, please take a few minutes to work through this checklist and prepare your teams to be archived. Please note that there is an extra step for class teams that you created (rather than the ones created for you.) Useful ...

Field Notes – Kristie Bennett and the Importance of Creating Informal Spaces for Planning and Learning

We’re in the midst of some crazy times and we’re also in the midst of a radical shift in our teaching and learning. While this might seem like the time to keep our heads down and stay focused on taking the next right step, here at Bits & Pieces, we also recognize the importance of ...

Flipgrid’s Creative Updates

Flipgrid has some creative updates! If you’re familiar with Flipgrid, you know that it is a platform that allows you to create projects with video, text, digital inking, and emojis. Now, there are even more tools to explore! This gives both teachers and students the ability to record simple videos, as well as much more ...

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What to do with those pesky PDFs?

As we have moved to a remote learning environment, you may be straddled with a curriculum full of PDFs. Unfortunately, these are not as easy to navigate in the online world without a hefty knowledge of Adobe. Well, we have some awesome workarounds for getting students to interact with those pesky PDFs. Option 1: Convert ...

Field Notes – Relearning How to Talk with Each Other with Stella Jones

We’re in the midst of some crazy times and we’re also in the midst of a radical shift in our teaching and learning. While this might seem like the time to keep our heads down and stay focused on taking the next right step, here at Bits & Pieces, we also recognize the importance of ...

Field Notes – Digital Scavenger Hunts with Josh Berg and Eric Ensey

We’re in the midst of some crazy times and we’re also in the midst of a radical shift in our teaching and learning. While this might seem like the time to keep our heads down and stay focused on taking the next right step, here at Bits & Pieces, we also recognize the importance of ...

Giving Feedback to Students in Seesaw

In this time of distance learning, giving feedback to students has become a bit different because much of it has to be done remotely.  There is no one-to-one personal conferencing. And families may be having a challenging time at home navigating all the online assignments.  It has become vital to give quick but meaningful feedback ...

Field Notes with Holly Stipe

We’re in the midst of some crazy times and we’re also in the midst of a radical shift in our teaching and learning. While this might seem like the time to keep our heads down and stay focused on taking the next right step, here at Bits & Pieces, we also recognize the importance of ...

Teams Hacks

When routine bites hard And ambitions are low And resentment rides high But emotions won’t grow And we’re changing our ways Taking different roads Love, love will tear us apart again Love, love will tear us apart again – From ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division   Teams is really great (I think) ...