Differentiated Reading Instruction with News-O-Matic

Last month I shared some of the great features from News-O-Matic‘s new update and there is one more you are sure to love.  Teachers using this app can choose between different reading levels for students.  Each article is adapted by News-O-Matic’s editorial team to fit three reading levels (400L-600L, 600L-750L and 750-1050L).  These categories are connected to ranges of Lexile…

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Blasts from StudySync for Sharing Student Opinion

StudySync’s Blast feature offers a real-world, read-write connection for students, giving them the opportunity to share their opinions on a variety of topics. You’ll be able to help students answer the question, What’s happening in the world today? and learn about what your students think about those current events. Blasts are one of the many resources offered…

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Digital Storytelling for the Holidays with edu.buncee.com!

Cold weather and cocoa drinking make the holiday season a perfect time for all kinds of storytelling. With edu.buncee.com, children can develop digital storytelling skills as they craft their own original holiday stories, all while strengthening creativity and having fun! Edu.buncee.com’s simple creation canvas empowers students to make their stories come to life. There are hundreds…

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Exam Prep with Academic Help

Academic Help is a great resource to share with students preparing for mid-year or end of term exams.  Middle school and high school students will find that Academic Help has tons of guides to help young writers.  Their website provides free writing guides and samples of different types of papers.  This includes examples of critical essays, narrative essay,…

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Support English Language Learners with Scannable Technology

Here’s a preview of my new post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! Scannable technology provides opportunities for students to quickly and easily interact with a variety of content. In a differentiated classroom, children should have access to resources and support materials that will push them toward success. This could…

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