Saturday, April 12, 2014


Hello, I am Teresa from and I am super excited to join the Technology Tailgate team!

I am a first grade teacher and mother of the 2 most amazing daughters from Florida.  I love integrating technology daily with my students.  It is amazing how much students, even young students can do when given the chance.  Integrating technology in education makes it more interesting and engaging for the students.  Many teachers think it is more work to add the technology component, however once you are past the initial learning curve it makes your life so much easier!

Today I want to share with you how "iFlash" my students!

As I am sure many teachers do, I usually quickly question my students as they are entering or leaving the classroom.  Sometimes it may be a quick question about a lesson we just finished or a quick skill check.  This is a great and quick way to informally assess your students learning.  I use to have decks of flash cards by the door to use with my students.

Wouldn't it be great if you could put your flashcards on your iPad, iPhone or Tablet.  Well you can!  Click here to try my Surf's Up! Addition 0-10 iFlash Digital Flashcards.
Here is what you do!  Download the file for FREE from Teacher's Pay Teacher's on your iPad.  Then "Open in" iBooks (or any other eReader app for PDF's).  I created a "shelf" for all of my digital flashcard PDF's.  So all I have to do is click on the digital deck of cards and then flip through them.

The students love the colorful, themed cards.  It makes flashcards way more fun!  You can use your iFlash digital cards with any of the games you normally use flash cards with.  I have the digital flash cards loaded on my iPad and iPhone, then I always have multiple sets with me.  Now when I have previously wasted minutes waiting in line, iFlash my students!  I also have the cards loaded on other handheld devices my students use in centers when they finish an activity.

iFlash my students and now you can too!

Thanks for taking the time to read my first post on Technology Tailgate!  I look forward to sharing and learning even more here.

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  1. I love this idea. I've been "threatening" to start teaching at the restroom and now I can. What program do you use to make the powerpoints accessible on an iPad? I'd love to take my own powerpoints that I use in my classroom and transfer them to the iPad as well.

  2. Hi Angie, You can play and store PowerPoints in the Slide Shark app (it's free too) When you do this, the transitions and all carry over too. I usually save them as PDF's and use them in iBooks.