Friday, August 9

Extravaganza - Final Day (+ Day 4 winners)

What a week it has been!!!

In case you're new here and would like to read up on how that picture occurred, head here...

Today I am excited to tell you about my very favorite iPad app...and one of you will win it!



Confer.

It is brilliant. BRILLIANT, I tell you!

I have, for years, tried to be organized in anecdotal record-keeping of my students.

It resulted in sticky notes, index cards, binders with a page for each student...

Drove me crazy.

Then David Lowe came along...a Nationally Board Certified Teacher (and really helpful, nice guy)...and made my life so much easier.

With this app, you can take notes on your students and SO easily use those notes to make instructional decisions, form strategy groups, access performance info for report cards, and more.

It's easy to navigate...as easy as navigating the app Common Core...but the touchpoints are YOURS.

You create them. On the fly...click a student name, then select what you're inputting (Tag, Strength, Teaching Point, Next Step) and then type in your comment.

Orrrrrr.....

You have those things typed in and saved a certain way (the printable pdf directions packet is so helpful) and then you just TOUCH your comment.

Then..boom...you're on to the next student.


Every bit of info can be re-organized with one (maybe two) clicks so that you know which kids need which teaching points, etc.

You can also select one note (i.e. needs spaces between words) and select several students for that note all at once.

It is AMAZING!!!

I highly recommend you check out the video tour on the website.

Well, David Lowe has kindly agreed to provide a code for one lucky winner.

Thank you so much, David!!!

And, of course, more bloggy buddies have agreed to donate to the Extravaganza!!

Here's what they donated...



Some AMAZING Winner's Choice offerings, too!

The blogging community is just amazing!!!!

And so are you, fabulous followers!

I sincerely appreciate all of you!!!

Thanks for making this week so fun!!!

Here are the Rafflecopters...



a Rafflecopter giveaway

And for today's offerings...

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Yesterday's winners are...


You'll be getting an email from me later this morning after I schlep kids. :)

34 comments:

  1. You have become my favorite blog to follow. Love your stuff!

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  2. Wow! Excited to read about the givaways and to read your teacher blog.

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  3. Thanks for a fun week! Hope it was fun for you too!

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  4. Awesome giveaway and blog. I'm headed to school to work on my STAR Readers board Today :-)

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  5. Thanks for the opportunity to win. This is a great way to get into the B2S spirit!

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  6. I just read all your Oprah posts, holy guacamole! I'm super jealous you met THE Oprah. I was slightly obsessed with her show. I miss it. I remember watching that particular favorite things! It was extra fun to watch teachers get cool things. That's great that you got to experience the frenzy. Sounds like it was a fun time.
    Amy

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  7. Thanks for all the awesome giveaways! I love these because I always find new blogs and stores to follow!

    Katie Nussbaum
    katienussbaum87@gmail.com

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  8. Thanks for organizing all these give-a-ways!! They are so much fun!
    Jen Becker

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  9. This give-away has been a lot of fun. I've met some terrific bloggers and look forward to following their adventures this year. Betsy in Orlando parenthed1@aol.com

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  10. Thanks for all of the awesome giveaways! You sure know the way to a teacher's heart. :)

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  11. As a third grade newbie, it has been wonderful to see what the kids are exposed to before they get to me! (I have previously taught 22 years in 4/5th!) Thank you for the app info. It looks like something I could really use! I am a post - it QUEEN, so I fully understand your anectdotal notes! :)

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  12. This has been an incredible week of prizes. Thank you so much for your generosity! dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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  13. This has been such a fun week! Even though I haven't won anything I have had fun trying! Thank you so much for all the flash freebies too! You have been more than generous to us!

    jkroske@gmail.com

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  14. I love all of the contests everyone seems so generous!!

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  15. Love Teachers pay teachers!!! So organized and easy to find products you need.

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  16. I love that app! Sounds like a great idea! I wish I had an iPad so I could buy it! :-)

    Erica
    Blooming In First

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  17. I definitely want to check out the app! Thanks for this fun giveaway all week--gearing up for back to the grind next week!

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  18. Just watched the video tutorial and WOW. I had no idea that app could do so much! I sense that 14.99 will be leaving my pocket and going to the App Store very soon. :)

    - Katy

    First Grade Kate

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  19. Oh my goodness. I haven't read my blogs in a few days, and therefore missed out on the giveaway of a lifetime! At least I caught the last day!! *Fingers crossed*

    Andrew
    Mr. First Grade

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  20. Thank you so much for the chance to win! I love your blog !! So many great ideas :)

    Lisa
    LKgirl24@aol.com

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  21. Awesome giveaway Lisa!

    Kelly
    BrannanKJ@gmail.com

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  22. Found you on the last day of the giveaway! Hoping to win!!

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  23. What a fun week it has been! Thanks for being so kind and willing to share with your followers! :)

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  24. I've been playing around with the lite version of Confer and I love it! Thanks for the chance to win the full version!
    Sara

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  25. The Confer app looks very user friendly. Is Confer app available for android?

    Suzzanne Horton

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  26. Ah I have the same question as Suzzanne! I have an android and wondered if it is compatible.
    Rebekah rhoffman_10@yahoo.com

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  27. I have been trying to enter all evening, but it keeps saying loading and won't let me enter.

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  28. Thanks for sharing your Oprah story and giving away so many "favorite things"! All your hard work on this amazing giveaway is appreciated:)

    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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