Google Classroom Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I am not sure if this is a "bad" but it is worth noting that your students will have to have a Gmail account.

Google Classroom has been live for a few months now and I have been using it in my classroom since the middle of August. There are a lot of really awesome features of this teaching tool, but a few areas that could probably use improving. If you are unfamiliar with Google Classroom, here is a two minute synopsis of this teaching tool: And here is a 3 minute read on the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Google Classroom. Basically, Google Classroom serves as a central hub for any online … [Read more...]

Poor Teachers is Back

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I want to apologize to our subscribers since it has been SO long since we last posted. When we started Poor Teachers, we had some high ambitions about it becoming a site to not only help teachers but we looked at this site as an entrepreneurial venture to meet a need. Our tag line, "Helping the Overworked, Stressed Out, and Financially Poor" was without argument true and is still true today. We believed that when there is a need, that need should be filled. Teachers need help and we envisioned … [Read more...]

Free Money For Teachers

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FREE MONEY!!! Getting money for your classroom is a scary thought.  Who wants to write a grant?  Who wants to beg? Well one site, DonorsChoose.org, has made it super easy!  So finally you can ask for that software you need or that classroom set of The Kite Runner that you have been wanting. DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that allows public school teachers to post requests for their classrooms. Several teachers have had great success at my high school with this site and I plan to … [Read more...]