Whether you’re a seasoned vet or new on the job, we salute you! You’re a preschool teacher, so we know you must be highly organized and creative, with excellent time management and multitasking skills. Basically as close to a superhero as they come. But even you could use a little help from technology! How do you keep track of late pickups and parent teacher conference sign ups? What about posting photos of your kids’ latest art project, or jotting down an on-the-fly observation? Where do you get inspiration for fresh lesson ideas? You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Here are 5 classroom resources every preschool teacher should be using!
We’d bet a million bucks that if you’re a teacher you’re using Pinterest. But are you using it to its full potential? Sure you can search for lesson ideas, but you can also organize your school year, find teachers to collaborate with, and keep up-to-date on teaching methods.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for on Pinterest, chances are you’ll find it here. This site houses boatloads of valuable original resources created by teachers for other teachers.
This amazing resource, managed by a preschool teacher in Georgia, is chock-full of goodies, from lesson plans to printables. Plus she sends a weekly newsletter filled with timely tips and teaching ideas. You can get ideas for specific subjects, but she also organizes her materials by theme, as well.
This easy-to-use mobile app will help you manage your day and stay in touch with families. Use brightwheel to record and track daily events and activities in the classroom, and parents get real-time updates delivered to their mobile device throughout the day. This powerful app also offers secure, digital check-in/check-out, and an automated paperless billing system. Brightwheel is a great way to keep your families looped in on daily activities.
Hands down the best place for craft and art inspiration. Run by a U.K.-based mom, this site is bursting with activities, with a focus on seasonal crafts–perfect if you teach thematically in your classroom. She adds new crafts each week, and even provides video tutorials.
Brightwheel is everything you need for your preschool or daycare, in one simple app. Download it today! It’s free and easy to get started in minutes.