Classroom Tips for Going Green: Less Paper more Classroom Technology {Peppy Zesty Teacherista}

Elementary classroom teacher looking for earth day activities and clasroom ideas to reduce reuse and recycle? These tips and tricks to a more paperless classroom are perfect for Earth Day and conservation!

Hey Friends! It's Amber from Peppy Zesty Teacherista and I am thrilled to share with you how my class attempts to fall on the greener side of classrooms. I love using technology to ease the paper count, so let's dive on in! :)



Do you give spelling tests each week? 
I feel like I am wasting class time giving test and grading them. 
I put all of the lists on {Spelling City}, and the kids take the test on Friday's. They screen shot their score and upload it to Edmodo or {SeeSaw} depending on how I am feeling that day ;)
*Option*
1. When I was a first year teacher, I only had 5 iPads, so that Friday I had the kids take their test throughout the day. 
2. If you don't have access to {Seesaw} or Edmodo, you can simply have the kids show you there score and record it in the grade book :) 


Elementary classroom teacher looking for earth day activities and clasroom ideas to reduce reuse and recycle? These tips and tricks to a more paperless classroom are perfect for Earth Day and conservation!

Have you heard of {Dry Erase Pockets} ? 
Get these pockets {HERE}.
These things are a life saver! 
Check out all the ways that I use these amazing babies by 


{Google Forms} are the bees knees.  
You can create sign ups, checklists, and more without writing anything down.
I lose absolutely anything that is in a paper form because I am an irresponsible millenial  #OwnIt

To check out my No Homework Documentation 
To snag the FREE download for the restroom pass:


Do you have a recycling bin in your classroom? Every classroom in my school has a bin because every two weeks we have our student government kids come by to pick it up. 

Elementary classroom teacher looking for earth day activities and clasroom ideas to reduce reuse and recycle? These tips and tricks to a more paperless classroom are perfect for Earth Day and conservation!

I created "Recycler" as a {classroom job} to help encourage others in our classroom to recycle.


To read about our classroom economy


This is the first year that I have been able to send a newsletter out in a timely manner. 
I LOVE to blog, so why not create a blog for my classroom? 
Each week, I posted updates and parent tips to keep parents in the loop.
One of the BIGGEST lifesavers to this idea, was embedding a Google Calendar on the blog. 
Every important date that I receive immediately gets put on the Google Calendar. Parents have a hub to check everything, and they can even sync the dates to their iPhone!
This has made managing information so much easier on my life! ha! 

To read more about it {CLICK HERE}

Elementary classroom teacher looking for earth day activities and clasroom ideas to reduce reuse and recycle? These tips and tricks to a more paperless classroom are perfect for Earth Day and conservation!


WOAH. This post was only meant to be 5 tips but it quickly spurred into more! 
Want to see MORE paperless classroom tricks?
Click the image below! 

I hope you enjoyed and possibly picked up some tips along the way! 

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