Inspired…yes, AGAIN!

A little over a month ago, I was blessed to be given four brand new iPads for my 2nd grade classroom which brought me to a total of 5 iPads.  I was so excited to get them!  I charged them, reached out to fellow teacher bloggers and asked them for their app lists, downloaded them, and that was a great start.  BUT…I knew that I needed more!  Don’t get me wrong, my kiddos were having a blast with these but I knew that there was so much more that I could be doing with these iPads than I already was…
That is when the TIES Conference perked my interest!  I approached my school district about helping me fund this conference and was so excited when they decided to pay for my conference registration.  I was all about making this happen and boy am I glad that I did!  This conference was nothing short of AMAZING!  So many top-notch presenters, sessions, ideas, and other teachers to network with!

 Here are just a few of my favorite quotes from the conference…

While I was at this conference I was able to network with one of my favorite bloggers!  Kayla Delzer from Top Dog Teaching has been a favorite blogger of mine for the past few years.  Last year she taught in a 1:1 2nd grade classroom and I hope to one day be able to do the same!  There is so much potential for today’s learners!  We have connected through blogging and recently have been able to go to Chicago together for the Midwest Blogger Meet-Up.  You can read all about that post HERE!

Anyways, I mention her not only because she is amazing but also because she helped inspire me to make my latest product…Money QR Code Task Cards!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-QR-Code-Task-Cards-1600488

 I honestly made these in the hotel room after the first night of the conference…that’s inspiration at its finest!  I LOVE how they turned out!  I don’t know about you but I am always looking for products that I can print in black and white because we all know that colored ink just isn’t cheap!  I also knew that I wanted the QR codes to be good-sized, quality coin clip art, half dollar included, and coins mixed so that the students would have to decide which coin to start with when counting.  Thanks to Kayla, the recording sheet has a self-reflection piece for the self-correcting part of the activity!  Check it out…

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-QR-Code-Task-Cards-1600488

I couldn’t wait to get back to my classroom for the true test!  I got home from the conference, printed them out THAT NIGHT, laminated them THE NEXT MORNING, and used them THAT DAY during our math stations!  On this particular day there was no sub for the teacher of one of my intervention groups so I ended up with 12 students and 5 iPads.  I am happy to report that it worked out great and the kids were having a blast!  One of my kids said, “Mrs. Olson, I feel like I am working at a grocery store!  This is the best day of math ever!”  Love them! 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-QR-Code-Task-Cards-1600488

2 Comments

  1. Nicki Rodriguez

    How were you able to get the funding for the ipads? I am very interested in doing whatever I can to get them for my classroom!

    Reply
  2. Nicki Rodriguez

    How were you able to get the funding for the ipads? I am very interested in doing whatever I can to get them for my classroom!

    Reply

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