Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Have you heard of Diigo?

I recently saw a post about a teacher using diigo to manage bookmarks and to post to her blog.  I was intrigued since I find it so difficult to manage blog post during the school year.  Hopefully that will be better next year when I am FINALLY finished with grad school! I also needed a good bookmarking tool. 

Diigo has free and paid accounts.  They also offer a free upgrade to educators.  I love it when that happens!  So far, I've only signed up for the free account.  I was easily able to add a toolbar to the firefox browser.  It lets me bookmark, highlight, capture, read later and more all while browsing the internet.

I'm excited to use this new tool  for blogging and for organizing teaching ideas. 

Here's a little preview of what it can easily do.  I bookmarked some free things I found this morning and added tags.  The tags will help you organize your content.  I was then able to specify the bookmarks I wanted to share on my blog by entering a tag and clicking a button to generate the html code for my blog.  Easy! :)

Only 2 more days in October and I am counting them down.  The kids are way too excited to focus much.  :) Enjoy this list of freebie I compiled for you today!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

2 Day Giveaway ~ 10 winners!

 2 day giveaway! Ends 10/29 (Tuesday) at 12:00 pm  PST.  Subscribe to my newsletter and leave a comment to enter. If your google account name is different from your subscription name please put the subscription name in the comment. You must use a valid email address to subscribe. The emails will only be used to send an occasional newsletter or contact the winner of a giveaway. 

This giveaway is running on my blog & Facebook as a single giveaway.  I will merge the results and then selects the winners.

***I will choose TEN winners.
** They each can choose any 1 item from my store. 

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Good things come in 3's ~ a sale, free ebooks & a giveaway!

TPT surprised everyone this weekend with a 10% off sale!  I've put my store on sale for 20% off so you can save 28% through the 14th.  Visit my TPT store to save!

I found a great website that features over 250 free e-books and they've just made everything tablet friendly.  I tried it out on the iPad and it worked great!  It is Oxford Owl by Oxford University Press.  This is a UK company so you may want to point out the differences between British & American English if you are in the US.  Some of the stories used mum (vs. mom). I'm really excited to introduce this site to my first graders!  It would be great for Daily 5 - listen to reading.

Last, but not least, I'm having a mini giveaway!  A few days ago I reached 2400 followers on pinterest.  I'm giving away $24 in products from my TPT store to 1 lucky winner.  They can choose the items they want.  To enter, simply follow me on pinterest, and come back here to leave a comment that you are following!  The comment should include your pinterest name &  email so I can contact you if you are the winner.  This giveaway ends on Sunday (10/13) at 8pm PST. Good luck!


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