5 Investment Items for Crafty Teachers
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Getting ready to set foot in the classroom? We are so excited for you to get in the classroom and begin your adventure teaching English as a Foreign Language. If you are in the middle of decorating your classroom, we have some must-have investment items you need to look into. These products are perfect for all kinds of teachers and will help you in the long run. These products are more on the pricey side, but trust us, they’re worth it! Discover five investment items you need if you’re a crafty teacher.
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A Cricut machine is a smart cutting machine with advanced tools and exceptional digital features. This machine allows you to complete your DIY projects quickly and easily. One of the most impressive components of a Cricut machine is that it can connect to your computer. The device already has programs built into the technology, so you can choose from hundreds of options or design your own. You can compare which Cricut machine is right for you on their website! The Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, and Maker are available in a variety of colours. Often the machines will not come with multiple tools or craft supplies, which will have to be purchased separately. However, you can find great discounts and alternative products on certain crafting websites.
Cricut machines have been around since December 2003, and their popularity has only grown. During the pandemic, the lockdown had everyone staying at home with a lot of free time on their hands. There was an escalated amount of small businesses, and one of the most popular items created were stickers which you could only make on a Cricut machine. Once people saw what they could create with the device, they flew off the shelves.
Why should a teacher invest in a Cricut machine?
First, this tool will last you for years, and it is durable. You can use the machine thousands of times and can easily find replacement parts. Second, you have access to hundreds of designs and features to use in your classroom. Teachers love the freedom they have with Cricut to make their classrooms their own. Finally, you will save your time and money by creating your decorations rather than purchasing them from a shop. You can find cheaper and affordable materials online if you are on a budget.
One thing many teachers love the most about getting their classroom is laminating their papers. They use laminators not only for papers but posters, tags, resource sheets, etc. Every school should have a large laminator machine that is free for teachers to use, although there is often a long line to use it, it is constantly breaking down, or your end products don’t look right.
What you need is a thermal laminator! A thermal laminator is a small, high-quality laminating machine that gives you total control of what you are laminating. The first step is to prep the machine and your materials. The second step is to place your items accordingly. Always double-check it is placed how you would like because there is no going back. The third and final step is to insert and seal. Easy peasy!
Why should a teacher invest in a thermal laminator?
Having your laminator allows you to work at your own pace and your own time. This is the perfect device to use over the summer before school starts. While all the other teachers are sharing the only laminator in school, you are ahead of the game. However, if you want to laminate larger items, you will need to use the one at school since there is a size restriction on the thermal one.
If you are on the crafting and small business side of TikTok, you have definitely seen this printer on your FYP (For You Page). The Epson EcoTank wireless printer is a must-have for your home and office. This printer is affordable, quick, and easy to use. The ink cartridges come in large bottles that will last you a long time. You can also see how much of a colour you are using and what needs to be refilled. With the wireless features, you can connect your smart device through discovery. If it is good enough for Shaquille O’Neal it is good for us!
Why should a teacher invest in a printer?
Let’s face it, it is much more convenient for you to have your printer at home than using the ones at school. The ones at school always have a long line or don’t print the way you want. Don’t get us wrong, the school printers are perfect for making fast class copies. However, it is nice to know you have a printer dedicated to your own classroom needs. With your printer, you can get a jump start on items for your classroom. Plus, if you have a Cricut, you can print your designs and cut them using the cutting tool. The possibilities are endless with this duo! You can also use your laminator to keep any colour ink papers clean and durable.
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Another famous TikTok investment is a Create-A-Sticker machine that allows you to turn anything into a sticker. There are no cords, batteries, or electricity needed. The machine comes with 10 feet/ 3 meters of permanent adhesive. This device is easy to use with no mess. All you have to do is place whatever you want to turn into a sticker in the machine. Next, you are going to turn the knob until the item comes out the other end. Finally, you just peel off the sticker and enjoy. It is that simple and you can take it anywhere!
Why should a teacher invest in Create-A-Sticker?
This is such a fun and innovative way to make/give your students stickers. You can personalize your designs or items and turn them into stickers for your students to enjoy. Better yet, have your students invent their stickers for a personal touch. You and your students will have a blast creating their stickers. Of course, if you do not want to use up all your adhesive, you can still use the traditional school stickers. Creating a special sticker can be a reward or special day activity for you and your students. You can use this product again and again for years to come.
The final TikTok investment item on this list is the trending PrintMaker from We R Memory Keepers. This small device allows you to make custom prints on over 50 different surfaces. You can choose from hundreds of fonts, templates, and artwork. All you need is your Apple smart device, the PrintMaker, and the item you want to print on. You will need to connect the machine to your device and choose your design. Next, you will evenly slide the device across the surface of your material. Then, once you move across your surface the print will appear. All materials come with the product, and you can purchase extra material at most craft stores.
Why should a teacher invest in PrintMaker?
The PrintMaker is a small portable machine that you can take wherever you go. It is most handy for customizing classroom sets, such as name tags, papers, and classroom decorations. The printer has a variety of bright colours that are sure to brighten up your day. You will have complete creative freedom when using this machine. Your students and other teachers will be blown away by what you can make with this small machine.
There you have it! Five amazing investment items for the crafty TEFL teacher.
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ELEARNING FUTURES LTD retains personal information in line with our corporate retention requirements. Your data will be stored within the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). However, in some circumstances, part or all of your data may be stored or transferred outside of the European Economic Area (“the EEA”). You are deemed to accept and agree to this by using our site and submitting information to us. If we do store or transfer data outside the EEA, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the EEA and under the GDPR. Such steps may include, but not be limited to, the use of legally binding contractual terms between us and any third parties we engage with, and the use of the EU-approved Model Contractual Arrangements. If we intend at any time to transfer any of your data outside the EEA, we will always obtain your consent beforehand.
Right to access personal information
- Under the law, any individual has a right to ask for a copy of the personal information held about them. This means that you can ask for the information that ELEARNING FUTURES LTD holds about you. This is known as the right of ‘subject access’.
- When making a request you will need to give us:
- a request in writing (by post or by email)
- We may need to ask you to provide:
- proof of your identity
- proof of your home address
- any information that we reasonably need to locate the information you have requested (for example details of the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD offices or staff that you have had contact with and when)
We will not start looking for your information until we receive all of the above. In order to submit your request, or for help making a request, please contact us.
Rights concerning the processing of your personal information
- Right to restrict processing of personal information
- In some situations, you have the right to require us to restrict the processing of your personal information. We may restrict your personal information by temporarily moving the information to another processing system, making the information unavailable to users, or temporarily removing published information from a website. We may also use technical methods to ensure the personal information is not subject to further processing and cannot be changed. When we have restricted processing of personal information, this will be clearly indicated on our systems.
- You can require us to restrict processing in the following circumstances:
- You are concerned that the information we hold about you is inaccurate. You can ask us to restrict the information until we can determine whether the information is accurate or inaccurate.
- We are processing your personal data unlawfully and you do not want us to delete the information but restrict it instead.
- We no longer need the information for the purposes for which we collected it, but they are needed by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
- You have objected to the processing (see below), and we need to decide whether the legitimate grounds we have to process the information override your legitimate interests.
Processing you think is unlawful
- If you tell us that you think we are processing your personal information unlawfully, but you do not want the information to be erased, you have the right to require us to restrict the processing of that information.
- We will ask you for an explanation about why you think the processing is unlawful, and may also ask that you provide evidence to support this view.
Processing of personal information you think is inaccurate
- You can tell us if you think the personal information we are processing about you is factually inaccurate. You can require us to restrict how we use your personal information until we can verify the accuracy of the information. We will ask you for an explanation about why you think the information is inaccurate, and may also ask that you provide some supporting evidence of the alleged inaccuracy.
- If we find that the personal information we are processing about you is inaccurate, we will take appropriate steps to correct the information.
Personal information is no longer needed by ELEARNING FUTURES LTD but needed by you in connection with a legal claim
- In most circumstances, we will securely delete or dispose of personal information when we no longer need it for our legitimate business purposes. Our approach to retention is outlined in our corporate retention schedules.
- However, if the personal information we no longer need would assist you in establishing, exercising or defending a legal claim, you can require us to keep the information for as long as necessary. We may ask you to provide an explanation and any available supporting evidence that a legal claim is ongoing or contemplated.
Right to erasure of personal data (“the right to be forgotten”)
In the following circumstances, you have the right to require that ELEARNING FUTURES LTD securely deletes or destroys your personal information:
- If the personal information we hold about you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we originally collected it.
- The processing is based on consent – if you have previously given your consent to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD collecting and processing your personal information, and you notify us that you withdraw your consent. Please note: withdrawing your consent does not mean the processing of your personal data which occurred before the withdrawal was unlawful.
- We are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes, and you want us to stop.
- If you think ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has processed your personal information unlawfully.
If you think any of the above situations apply, we may ask you for an explanation and further information to verify this.
Right to object to processing
You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.