8 Apps & Web Browser Tools from ReadWriteThink

The folks at ReadWriteThink and the International Literacy Association have developed terrific digital resources for students and teachers. They have a handful of mobile apps and web browser based tools for English Language Arts classrooms. You’ll definitely find ways to incorporate these creations into your everyday lessons! Timeline: This creation tool lets users put events […]

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QR Codes: Pushing the Narrative on Scannables

Here’s my new post for Edutopia – check out the original here. My new book on Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom arrives this month – in paperback and Kindle! The first time that I tried to scan a quick response (QR) code, I held my iPhone up to a […]

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Flip the Script on Teaching Secondary ELA

If you’re looking for inspiration and support using technology in your classroom, there is a new video series from the team at StudySync® for Secondary ELA teachers worth checking out.  Catlin Tucker, teacher and author of Blended Learning for Grades 4-12, shares how you can utilize blended instruction and technology in your classroom, no matter how high-tech […]

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News-O-Matic Free Pilot Program for Teachers and Students

News-O-Matic is a terrific resource for students and teachers. With five new articles available each day at multiple reading levels and in Spanish, this literacy solution is a must-have for teachers looking for high-interest informational text. The folks at News-O-Matic are offering a free pilot program for teachers and their students. You can now sign […]

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OnTrack Gets Parents & Kids talking with Emojis!

OnTrack is a tool designed to get parents and kids talking about school more often. With OnTrack students use emojis to let their parents know how their day is going. By using only emojis, kids can click and swipe in 30 seconds or less each day to let their parents know what they did and how they feel […]

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WordWriter Interactive Vocabulary Development Activities

If you’re looking for new way to increase student vocabulary, check out WordWriter. With WordWriter, students participate in short interactive vocabulary development activities that assess and enhance their understanding of key terms, figures, phrases, and dates. As students type the vocabulary word correctly, it is checked off in the Word Bank and highlighted in their text. It’s a great […]

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Personalized Literacy Support with Clicker 7

I recently had a chance to take a look at Clicker 7, a dynamic tool for teachers looking to provide personalized literacy support to students.  Clicker 7 helps students as they write and build literacy skills by providing a word processing space designed for their needs with speech support, a built in word predictor, a […]

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Short Passage Apps for Reading on iPads

Teachers looking for reading support for elementary school aged students will be excited to hear about this collection of apps designed by a reading teacher. The mother and son team have developed a series iPad apps that support students with text-based multiple choice comprehension questions, passages by guided reading level, and voice-to-text highlighting. Kindergarten Reading: This app […]

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7 Awesome Math Apps from the Math Learning Center

The Math Learning Center has a handful of terrific apps for math students. Their virtual manipulatives let students move pieces around the screen and even annotate to demonstrate understanding. Most of the Math Learning Center apps are available for iPads, Android tablets and web browsers – making them a favorite choice for teachers in BYOD or mixed-device […]

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Newsela Brings Leveled Current Events Articles to iPads

The past fews weeks I’ve hosted literacy and technology workshops for teachers across the country. Newsela is one of the resources I share when discussing how to differentiate instruction with technology tools. Newsela is now available for iOS devices (iPhones and iPads) and makes it easy for students and teachers to locate leveled news articles. Newsela’s […]

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