There are linkys about teacher resources at school. BUT, I want to know what tools you have at home that you absolutely can’t live with out! Because we all know, despite popular opinion, that a teacher’s workday doesn’t end when we leave school…we keep working, many of us for hours.
So, what tools do you depend on while you’re at home to create for your classroom? What tools do you use to create your own products? To make other teachers drool with envy? What tools make your life easier when you’re “not working” at home?
Think for a second what tools you’ve invested in that make creating easier and fancier…it may be something as simple as a printer, a glue gun, a really awesome teacher bag or maybe something fancier like a special software, crafty tool or Silhouette or maybe a never-ending supply of caffeine (like my tea collection)!
Here is what to do:
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*Share at least 3 totally terrific tools you depend on. Share why you depend on them and why other teachers might want to invest. Include pictures of the tool if you can and maybe projects you’ve created with it.*
*Share at least 1 teacher tool on your teacher wish list – something you know would change your teacher game*
Totally Terrific Teacher Tools I Own1. My printer/scanner/copier. We went for ages with no printer at home. I got this as a birthday present, and it’s made such a huge difference. Probably 99% of you have had a printer for years, so I don’t need to explain how amazing it is to have one. Only down side, this is just a black & white printer…I love that it scans, you wouldn’t believe how often it comes in handy to scan things. Mine is the Brother brand and works perfectly - even prints double sided!
2. My Silhouette – that I haven’t used yet, but am absolutely sure will change how I create at home! If you have any pointers or tips, please share! If you’ve created a Pinterest board, be sure to leave a comment! I have a lot to learn.
Even Ellie is excited!
3. My teacher bag! I know this seems lame, but this Thirty-One bag has helped me keep my super disorganized self, semi-organized. This bag really helped me get my act together! Plus everyone loves it – even the cats!
4. A scotch laminator. I can’t technically write “my” before this tool, because a special family member lends this to me when I need it. I was doubtful after buying the laminating sheets. They seem so thin, but once they go through the laminator…holy moly they rock! I’ve heard you can get the laminating sheets cheap at Costco… This little laminator puts to shame the laminator we have at school and I’ll have to make sure to control myself and only laminate things I really want to last.
Totally Terrific Teacher Tools on My Wish List1. A color printer. I love my printer/scanner/copier, but oh how I long for a color printer! If you have a color printer, share what brand you have. Is it crazy expensive to refill the cartridges? Any recommendations? Our school’s color printers are notoriously lacking ink.
2. I'm dying for a Thistle Girl Designs membership. I just don't know if it's worth it...
I wish I had more amazing tools to share, but I’m still new to the creating at home game. I’m dying to see what you all use to create all the amazing things I've seen on your blogs.
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