Odeum Role-Playing Games for Education for Critical Thinking

The folks at Odeum are developing customizable and ready-to-go educational games for teachers.  These role-playing games apply to a variety of subjects including social studies, language arts, literature and more. Educators can choose from games that feature Macbeth and Anne Frank or use different historical environments for customizable activities. Their “plug-and-play” kits of theaters, actors, and scene maps cover different topics and…

Bookshare Offers Accessible ebooks for Students with Print Disabilities

This month I had the chance to speak with the team at Bookshare — the world’s largest online library of accessible ebooks for people with print disabilities. A print disability is described as blindness, low vision, a physical disability, such as cerebral palsy or a learning disability, like dyslexia. Bookshare has an extensive collection of educational and popular…

Using Augmented Reality for Writing Prompts

Here’s my new post for LitLife’s blog about using augmented reality as a literacy tool! Check out LitLife’s blog for more posts and literacy tips. Educational technology in the literacy classroom can take many forms. There are tools helping students collaborate with peers and ways for students to publish writing to share with the real…