Fun and Simple Virtual Rewards for Students

Some of us will be starting the school year doing virtual learning. For others, like myself, I’ll be starting the year in the classroom, but Lord knows how long that will last. I feel like we’ll quickly be finding ourselves back in the virtual learning world.  Last year, I was looking for a way to motivate my students and give rewards to them during virtual learning. Here are a few simple ideas to make virtual learning more successful and motivating for our students.  “Lunch Date” A lunch date is a great motivator for students. Using Zoom, Google Meet, or another…

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How to Use Google Meet in Special Education

Google Meet was a HUGE blessing to me as a special education teacher. I was able to continue to hold small groups throughout distance learning and meet with parents for case conferences. I couldn’t have continued to teach my students without Google Meet.  How to Set Up a Google Meet For special education, I found myself constantly needing to schedule a Google Meet for one reason or another. I used Meets for small group sessions, one on one tutoring sessions, and annual case conferences with parents and other staff members.  How to Generate a Permanent Meeting Link I found that…

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How to Use Zoom in Special Education

Zoom has been a life-saver since we were thrown head first into digital learning. I especially loved Zoom in special education. It was a great way to continue to hold small groups even though we weren’t together in person. It was also useful for annual case conferences and other special education meetings.  How to Set Up a Zoom Meeting After setting up an account, you can set up meetings with many different features. Decide what is right for you and your students. I like that I can set recurring meetings for my small groups.  How to Share a Meeting with…

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How to Use Boom Cards in Special Education

I have not been a long time Boom Learning user, but I have been in LOVE with it for special education. Here’s why: Some Boom Cards have audio that will read aloud to students. Using Boom cards has been a live saver in special education. In my mind, they have endless opportunities.  How to Set Up a Class on Boom Learning Setting up your class on Boom Learning is very easy! You can add your own list or bring them in from Google Classroom. With a few clicks, your students will be ready in no time.  How to Assign Boom…

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How to Use Google Classroom in Special Education

I have used Google Classroom since it first launched in 2014. I absolutely love it as a way to share things with my special education students. In this blog post, I want to share with you my tips for using Google Classroom in Special Education, specifically in a resource room.  I’ll also be sharing how to do basic tasks in Google Classroom, such as setting up your classroom and adding students.  How to Set up a Google Classroom You and your students will need to have Gmail accounts in order to use Google Classroom. To set up your classroom, go…

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