Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Do you Instagram? Instagram for Teachers

Instagram for teachers

Are you on Instagram?  Do you share your educational journey and a bit of personal stuff too? 
If you're not already on Instagram, what are you waiting for? 


If you're on Instagram (IG) and you're like me, then you probably like checking in with Instagram to see what's going on in the world of education. You can find me @cleverclassroom

I mainly use IG as an educational toolto get new ideas and find resources.  Lots of Instagramers feature their classrooms in action, good ideas, resources and a bit of personal stuff too. 

Instagram for teachers


Instagram has become an exciting source for teachers to find new ideas. We all like new ideas, right? 

You can even find your fave educational bloggers and see what they're up to.  

Many bloggers hold giveways and post IG hops too. 

Teachers to follow on Instagram

You can find me @cleverclassroom

Here's a list of educational bloggers that I love to follow.  

@applesandabcs
@missdecarbo
@thefirstgradeparade
@fromthepond 
@debbieclement 
@doodlebugsteaching 
@farleyfarleyfarely
@secondgradeshenanigans
@hellojenjones
@queenof1stjungle
@kindergartensmorgasboard
@kickinitinkindergarten
@misskindergarten
I will update this list over the coming months. 

Instagram hashtags for teachers


I LOVE to search hashtags (#) to see what's new, it's very exciting, don't you know! 


Here are a few general educational hashtags you can search for. 

#teachersfollowteachers
#teachersofinstagram
#teachersoninstagram
#teacher
#teachers
#teach
#teaching
#iteachtoo
#teacherlife
#teachercreated
#teachersofig
#igteachers
#teacherfriends
#iteachk
#iteachkindergarten
#iteach1st
#iteachfirst
#iteach2nd
#iteachsecond
#iteach3rd
#iteach4th
#iteachfourth
#iteach5th
#iteachfifth
#iteach6th
#iteachsixth
#kindergarten
#firstgrade
#secondgrade
#thirdgrade
#fourthgrade
#fiftthgrade
#sixthgrade
#ihomeschool
#homeschool
#preschool
#teacherbloggers
#tpt
#teacherspayteachers
#teachersoftpt
#alwaysateacher
#teachertalktuesday
#educator
#schoolteacher
#teacherproblems
#teachertalk
#teachertalktuesdays
#educator
#earlyed
#schoolteacher
#elementaryteachers 
#middleschool
#middleschoolteacher

I will update this list when needed.  If you know of any hashtags that I haven't listed, please comment below. 

Here are some other tags you could search for if you're looking for specific ideas.  Heck, you could search any hashtag that applies to your classroom, I'm sure something will come up!

#centers
#wordwork
#sightwords
#writing
writingcenter
#ELA
#guidedreading
#math
#mathcenters
#mathtime
teachingmath
Mathetimefun
#makinglearningfun
#handson
#classroom
#january
#february
#march
#april
#may
#june
#july
#august
#september
#october
#november
#december
#summer
#autumn
#fall
#winter
#spring
#teachersday
#teacherappreciation

Others:

#fitteacher
#healthyteacher
#teacherfail
#teacherproblems
#teacherprobs
#teacherprobz
#teacherfashion
#teacherstyle
#whattheteacherwore


Instagram hashtags for giveaways

Don't forget to search for giveaways too. 

#giveaway
#giveaways
#giveawaycontest
#ighop
#instagramhop
#giftcertificate
#giftcertificates
#giftvoucher
#giftvouchers


See you over on Instagram! 

Clever Classroom





Monday, 23 February 2015

Bundles of Fun with a HUGE TpT Sale and Six Ways to Save More

It's a sale for heroes! 


TpT loves teachers and knows the hard work you put in, day in, day out. Yes you!  You are a hero to your students and the community.  Heroes need a bit of help sometimes too!  


TpT wants to celebrate all teachers with a sale.  I will be taking 20% OFF ALL MY RESOURCES, then use code; HEROES to save even more. 

Clever Classroom resources

Yes, it is that time again, that exciting time when Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) puts on their once a quarter sale. 

If you're a nerdy nerd like me and love collecting resources and don't mind a sale, then you have to jump in with us all!  

Tens of thousands of teachers flock to TpT each day and the HEROES sale will be no exception. 

Scroll to the bottom to see my 6 ways you can save more on Teachers Pay Teachers. 

Thank you Karen Jones for the image! 

Are you set to save on a bunch of resource at 28% off once you use the code HEROES? 


You know you already save with bundles, right?

Well purchasing them on sale can save you even more. 

Bundles of fun with resources from Clever Classroom


It's easy, all you need to do is use CODE: HEROES this Wednesday 25th (begins and ends according to US Eastern Time).  

Bundles are already discounted by a minimum of 20%, and are full of resources to last you much longer.  

Here are some of our MOST POPULAR bundles


Literacy bundles of fun!



I'm a First Grade Common Core Star ELA Rubric Posters and Checklists

Common Core checklists

I'm a First Grade Common Core Star ELA Rubric Posters and Checklists

Dolch Word Wall and Track my Reading Fluency Assessment Games COMBO

Tracking reading fluency is now fun with this center activity/ asessment

Reading fluency is now fun with this center activity/ asessment

Fun sight word center games for K-3

Fun sight word center games for K-3

Handwriting Sight Word center

Bottle Cap Center Games for any Word List BUNDLE 30+ Games

Bottle Cap Center Games for any Word List BUNDLE 30+ Games

Bottle Cap Center Games for any Word List BUNDLE 30+ Games

I can Read Emergent Center Activities - School Themed BUNDLE

This pack is perfect with months and months of centers for Kindergarten and guided reading

Learn to read centers for Kindergarten

Printables for any Word List This will last me all year

Printables for any Word List great for daily 5

Social Skills Flippy Books with Manners/Expectations Posters COMBO

Spelling Rules and Spelling Strategies




Seasonal bundles bursting with resources. 



Easter Vocabulary BUNDLE Worksheets, Vocabulary Cards and Handwriting Cards

Learn to Read and Write printables and center activities for Kindergarten for the WHOLE YEAR

Reading and writing centers for Kindergarten for the year

March MEGA BUNDLE St. Patrick's Day and Easter Vocabulary Packs

March print and go resources

Spring Expand a Sentence Pack Grammar Activities

Constructing sentences in spring is easy-peasy

Spring centers

St. Patrick's Day Vocabulary Bundle Worksheets Cards and Games





Popular, non-bundles (but still jam-packed, full of resources) for March. 

End of year memory book for K-1

End of year memory book for K-1

Read across America in March with these printables for any book

St. patrick's day


St. Patrick's Day printables for any word list Clever Classroom

St. Patrick's Day Printables


I am going to be playing a few games to GIVE AWAY A BUNCH OF FILES over the next three days via our Facebook page; Clever Classroom, so pop on over to see how you could win. Which resource(s) would you like? 



Here are 6 ways to save at the BIG TpT site-wide sale. 



1. LEAVE FEEDBACK:  Leaving fair feedback on your past purchases, means that you gain TpT credit which then translates into money off your next purchase. 


2.  REVISIT YOUR WISHLIST:  You will probably find a treasure trove of resources that you actually need. I have over 200 wishlisted items on my list... ahhhhh!!!!!

3.  LOOK FOR THE 'ON SALE' TAG:  Be sure that the store you are purchasing from has the red sale tag displayed on their store's home page.  


Check to make sure all items in the store are on sale as well!



Clever Classroom has EVERYTHING ON SALE. 

Clever Classroom

4.  PIN YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCES:  Plan out your purchases by pinning them to your very own TpT Wishlist Pinterest board (or what ever name you like).  Click here to see our resource pins on our Pinterest board.  


This way is SO MUCH EASIER, to see inside a range of resources! 


5. WATCH THE CLOCK:  Teachers Pay Teachers has a countdown clock at the top of every page, be sure to watch it so you don't miss out on saving a bundle!



6. BUY BUNDLES: TpT is full of bundled resources to help you save a few dollars.  Most of our bundled downloads are at least 20% off. 


I will be posting updates, games, giveaways and fun stuff, leading up to and during the sale on our Facebook page; Clever Classroom.  



Oh and I will be giving away a $25 gift certificate just in time to spend during the sale.  I will be posting this via my Facebook page, so be sure to check our feed often or opt to 'get notifications'. 


Thanks for dropping by friends.