Several years ago, (I don't even know how many for sure, but at least 6!) , while looking for a better way to keep track of my assessments, I somehow ran across ESGI (Educational Software for Guiding Instruction).  I can seriously say it is THE biggest game changer in my classroom I have found...maybe ever.  Seriously.

What I was looking for to at the time, was simply an easy way to keep track of how many letters and letter sounds my kids knew.  I was buried in papers that looked something like this:

Swift Publisher...My FAV!

Hey friends! I'm getting ready to present at the SDE Conference for Kindergarten Teachers in Blue Springs, MO, on July 14th and 15th (wow, that's coming up fast!). I can't wait!

For those of you that have seen me present, you know that one thing I'm ALWAYS talking about is a Mac program called "Swift Publisher". I use SP every single day. Seriously. Every. Single. Day. I make newsletters with it, I make posters, and worksheets, and my new business cards. Right now I am working on my "year plan" for next year using it. I LOVE this program!

I used to use Word to make worksheets and things for my class, and I would get so frustrated putting images in. I could never get it to look the way I wanted it to...and I spent a lot of time trying.

On one of those nights, I started doing a search for "something else"...and that's when I stumbled upon Swift Publisher. I can layer images easily (like put a fun border around the page, add some photos, and some clip art). I can duplicate pages I can make a game with several game boards and just change the color, for example.

Anyway, usually a week or so before my presentations, I email the nice people at Belight Software, and beg them for a couple of Swift Publisher "codes" to give away during my presentations. I guess they are getting tired of hearing from me :) ....because they sent me my own link to give to my teacher friends to get Swift Publisher for an amazing price....get this $14.99!

Here's the link!

Swift Publisher


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