Jen Kimbrell - Tech with Jen

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By Jen Kimbrell - Tech with Jen
Looking for resources to help you teach iPad expectations, iPad care, and introductory lessons? This iPad is perfect to help you and your students start your journey with iPads on the right track. It is low-prep, low-stress, and easy to use.What
Subjects:
Instructional Technology, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Posters
$3.49
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By Jen Kimbrell - Tech with Jen
Students will love learning about procedural writing using a Halloween theme. Students will explore the text structure of procedural text by looking at a variety of online resources. This 30 page pdf has links to over 40 Halloween crafts and recipes
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Halloween, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects
$6.49
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By Jen Kimbrell - Tech with Jen
Are you struggling to find fun standard-based activities for the holidays? These procedural writing templates and Christmas crafts are just what you are looking for in your ELA classroom. No matter your curriculum, this unit is perfect for teaching
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RI.1.9, RI.2.9, RI.3.9, W.1.2, W.1.5, W.1.6, W.1.7, W.1.8, W.2.2, W.2.5, W.2.6...
$7.00
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By Jen Kimbrell - Tech with Jen
Looking for a comprehensive unit to teach informative/explanatory texts to convey information clearly through writing? Teach students expository writing skills is an important part of reading and writers' workshop. Develop students' ability to
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Winter, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Research
$13.49
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By Jen Kimbrell - Tech with Jen
Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to teach the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly using research and technology? This science unit is the perfect companion for your distance learning lessons. Who would LOVE this product?Teachers who need
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Projects, Google Apps
$4.00
135
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By Jen Kimbrell - Tech with Jen
Teach Fables Using a Hybrid of Traditional and Virtual Methods With Your Students!Are you frustrated when trying to find engaging virtual resources aligned with your curriculum and standards?Click here and SAVE by buying ALL of my Fables and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Google Apps, Activities
$8.99
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By Jen Kimbrell - Tech with Jen
Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11. This Veterans Day teach students the importance of veterans to our country and why we celebrate Veterans Day through video, reading, and discussion. The unit is culminated with special projects and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Activities
FREE
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By Jen Kimbrell - Tech with Jen
Your students will love this integrated science and literacy unit in which they use close reading strategies to learn how and why it is important to save the environment. This inquiry based unit for Earth Day is sure to be a hit. Students will
Subjects:
Environment, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Activities
$15.49
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By Jen Kimbrell - Tech with Jen
This craftivity is part of my procedural writing unit for Christmas since many of our students may not be able to celebrate certain holidays. Students will create this adorable snowman using paint chip cards, templates, and construction paper. Then
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects
FREE
32
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By Jen Kimbrell - Tech with Jen
Are you struggling to find fun standard-based activities for the holidays? These procedural writing templates and Thanksgiving crafts are just what you are looking for in your ELA classroom. No matter your curriculum, this unit is perfect for
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Thanksgiving, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.1.9, RI.2.9, RI.3.3, W.1.2, W.1.5, W.1.6, W.1.7, W.1.8, W.2.2, W.2.5, W.2.6...
$7.00
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By Jen Kimbrell - Tech with Jen
Develop students' love of writing and research with this nonfiction unit for emergent writers. I have spent many years teaching first grade students to love writing as well as mentoring K-2 teachers in implementing writers' workshop in the
Subjects:
Civics, Writing-Expository
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Research
$13.49
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By Jen Kimbrell - Tech with Jen
Are you struggling to find fun standard-based activities to teach procedural texts and writing? These procedural writing templates and February activities and Valentines Day crafts are just what you are looking for in your ELA classroom. No matter
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects
$7.00
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By Jen Kimbrell - Tech with Jen
Martin Luther King Day is an important holiday celebrated in the United States. Students need a firm foundation in understanding how to research topics so they can understand the many contributions of Martin Luther King. In this unit, students will
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, U.S. History, Martin Luther King Day
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Research, Printables
$3.49
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By Jen Kimbrell - Tech with Jen
I have added this craftivity as part of my procedural writing units for Halloween and Thanksgiving since many of our students may not be able to celebrate certain holidays. Students will create this adorable scarecrow using paint chip cards,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Autumn
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects
FREE
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By Jen Kimbrell - Tech with Jen
Need resources for procedural writing? In this lesson you receive templates, activities, and mentor texts to help you teach procedural texts and procedural writing to your students. Who would LOVE this product? Teachers who need resources to teach
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Back to School, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Video Files, Activities
$6.49
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By Jen Kimbrell - Tech with Jen
Looking for Thanksgiving activities to develop students inquiry skills? Using online resources to go on a virtual field trip, students compare and contrast the lives of Pilgrims and Native Americans during Readers' Workshop. Students explain their
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Thanksgiving, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Research
$5.49
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By Jen Kimbrell - Tech with Jen
During this mini unit, students will explore the importance of writing scientific procedures. Learning how to write in this way will help students communicate about investigations the way scientists do. Students will explain their understanding
Subjects:
Science, Writing-Expository
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Printables
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught for 12 years as a classroom teacher — two years in second grade and ten years in first grade. I was a K-5 literacy coach for four years and specialized in using a balanced-literacy approach and showing teachers how to integrate technology into the curriculum. My technology experience helped me get a position as a technology facilitator in which I helped set up model iPad classrooms. For the past seven years, I have been an educational consultant and curriculum designer.

MY TEACHING STYLE

A teacher acts as a facilitator who differentiates instruction using a variety of techniques, including technology. I believe in the power of technology, but only when used effectively. Teachers must understand learning theory and how it relates to the impact on student achievement.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certified Teacher, 2006 Making it Happen Award, 2006 District's Teacher of the Year Finalist, 2008 Teacher of the Year, 2011 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Finalist, 2011

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education Specialist Degree in Reading

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

You can find me online at http://jenkimbrell.com

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