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About Maggie McWay

I am very excited to be a contributor on this blog aimed to educators, and I am crossing my fingers that I use the correct punctation... Working at FastDirect Communications has been a great opportunity for me to learn, as well as teach. I love working with people and appreciate our customers immensely for challenging me each time I pick up the phone or answer a message. Thank you for taking an interest in the FastDirect Communications Blog!

Earth Day – Classroom activities

Below are some fun resources I created and links to other great classroom ideas for Earth Day. Looking for ways you can help take care of our beautiful planet? Try these suggestions from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A seven question quiz to determine your Earth Day duty: An interactive Earth Day word search: A free printable version of [...]

Easter – Classroom activites

The NCEA conference just around the corner! Look for the FastDirect Communications booth #729! For more information on the event, visit the NCEA homepage.     Below are some fun resources I created and links to other great classroom ideas for Easter. An interactive Easter word search: A free printable version of the Easter word search puzzle: Other Resources: [...]

St. Patrick’s Day – Classroom activites

The NCEA conference  is coming up this month! Look for the FastDirect Communications booth #729! For more information on the event, visit the NCEA homepage.     Below are some fun resources I created and links to other great classroom ideas for St. Patrick's Day. Need a St. Pat's Day recipe or two? Take a look at the traditional (and not so traditional) [...]

Valentine’s Day – Classroom activities

We hope your Valentine's day is filled with love this year. And don't forget to show FastDirect Communications some love at the NCEA conference on March 29-31, 2016. Look for the FastDirect Communications booth #729! For more information on the event, click here.   Below are some fun resources I created and links to other great classroom ideas for Valentine's Day. An interactive Valentine's Day [...]

Presidents’ Day – Classroom activites

Below are some fun resources I created and links to other great classroom ideas for Presidents' Day.     An interactive Presidents' Day word search: A free printable version of the Presidents' Day word search puzzle: Other Resources: NEA.org Scholastic.com TeacherVision.com  

Mardi Gras – Classroom activites

It's almost the start of Lent! Time flies. Soon, Easter will be upon us. And the NCEA conference  is coming up! Look for the FastDirect Communications booth #729! For more information on the event, visit the NCEA homepage.     Below are some fun resources I created and links to other great classroom ideas for Mardi Gras. Need a good King Cake recipe? I recommend [...]

Groundhog Day – Classroom activities

We hope Phil doesn't see his shadow, so that warmer spring days are on the way. And we know that spring means the NCEA conference  is coming up! Look for the FastDirect Communications booth #729! For more information on the event, click here.     Below are some fun resources I created and links to other great classroom ideas for Groundhog Day. A six [...]

Education Intentions for the New Year

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/__EOgCDiNR/   As you welcome 2016 to your lives, remember to welcome new ideas into the classroom. Here are a few ideas and links to keep things fresh in the coming year. Enjoy! FastDirect Communications tools to try: Intend to… FDmail your parents regularly, inform them on upcoming events, contact them with updates on their [...]

Online Curriculum Resources

Technology is a huge part of our lives. There is no fighting it. It is what we use to connect with friends, get directions and capture memories. In 2014, children are introduced to different types of it at a very early age and expect technology to be integrated in most parts of their lives. And in the classroom, it is becoming [...]