Friday, September 14, 2012

Getting Homework Assignments to the Home!

Blogger in Action
What if you're a classroom teacher. 

What if you're supposed to have a website for your classroom, you know, for homework, and class notes, and "stuff".

But what if you HATE keeping up your website. Or you just feel too busy!

If you have an iTouch, iPhone, or an iPad with a camera, this could make your life easier! Download Blogger from the app store, which is FREE. The work is setting up a Blogspot.  It will take you 15-30 minutes, and a gmail account, which is also FREE. Than make certain your student's families have the address.
Now, any time there is homework written on the board, or classroom notes, open up the Blogger app. 1. Tap the camera icon in the bottom left corner. Take a picture of your board, and 2. hit "Publish" in the top right corner. Your photo will be published to your blog, with the date, and your students and their families can access it easily!  In addition, you can easily take pictures of class projects.

If any of you try this please let me know. If you try it and run into glitches, let me know that to, and I'll try to help if I can.

This blog got Smithkin Kinders and I discussing what kind of success teachers have had using technology in this way... I didn't have the answer, but it certainly seemed like a great idea.

Good luck, and thanks Smithkin Kinders!


  1. A reader pointed out the typo in the picture where I have the wrong "your".

    Just to be clear, that is not a typo from the creators of the app... but rather from me! So don't hold that against the folks who wrote the app.

    My wife is hounding me to get my "your" and "you're" correct. It's an Achilles' heel for me. In my defense though, this same text is in the blog, and I have the correct "You're" there.

    Thanks for reading Shinobijimbo!

    1. ...and.... I fixed it. Thanks again Janelle SLP!

  2. Thanks for the kind words AHO! I am intrigued by your site as well. I think our folks working with students who are Learning Disabled (especially dual eligibility Academically Gifted) would find your site very useful. Great work!