Archive for July, 2013

Samsung Adventure

July 31, 2013

It is the summer but I am not idle.  Next year we are starting a big adventure as my class will be piloting Samsung School.  The students will be getting tablets and I am just getting acquainted with mine.  So far, our trainers have explained how the students connect and how the teacher can interact with them.  We learned about the networking but I don’t really have to know much about that because the technicians do all the work behind the scenes.  As soon as I get the hang of it, I will post what I have learned and what’s in the works for the students.  It is so exciting!

Happy Learning!

Mrs Blossom


Creating and Using SMART Response Reports

July 24, 2013

I just found this video by Bob Jackman who is the Education Consultant Supervisor at The Chariot Group, Inc.  In his video he shows how to read and then how to create reports for students who use SMART response.  I found it really helpful!

Check it out at

Happy Learning!

Mrs Blossom

Mind Reader

July 17, 2013

Mind Reader is an easy to use and fun activity for your classroom.  Download from the SMART Exchange after doing a search for Mind Reader.  You will see several files listed… for contractions, for opposites, for number sequence etc. but you can make up your own game!

mindreader1On the first page, click on the pumpkin at the bottom left of the screen.

I put in my own words  and instead of undefined, I typed my rule.  It was easier to edit when I deleted the Teacher Tip!  At the bottom of this list click Save!  Then play.  The students love to make up games using this file too!


Happy Learning!

Mrs Blossom

Recommending SMART Notebook Files

July 10, 2013

It would be great if everyone who liked a SMART Notebook file in the SMART Exchange, recommended it!  To recommend a file, click on the name of the file (not on the graphic)… in this case Mind Reader.July10-1

The next page you see will allow you to click on Recommend this resource.

When we search for files, the recommended files can rise to the top by clicking on Most Recommended!


Watch for my blog about using Mind Reader!

Happy Learning!

Mrs Blossom

Flipping Your Classroom

July 3, 2013

I have heard a lot about flipping classrooms but I needed some more details!  I found an article by Stephanie Chasteen at and a video ( by Aaron Sams who describes his process.  He uses Camtasia Studio but we could also use the SMART Recorder to do the same thing.

Happy Learning!

Mrs Blossom