6 Ways to Use Google Cardboard in Your Classroom Tomorrow

One of my most popular posts this year has been a list of my favorite apps for Google Cardboard (check it out here). With this super cool and affordable headset, you can easily bring virtual reality into your classroom. Although we can easily get caught up in the wow or gimmick factor of this technology, […]

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6 Reasons to Use WriteReader with K-5 Student Authors

Earlier this year I shared WriteReader – a fantastic web-based platform that works through your Chrome browser. WriteReader is an English Language Arts and ELL early literacy designed for K-5 student authors. With WriteReader children can become student authors by creating their own books while learning how to read and write. The phonics supports built into this tool is […]

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5 Special Features of Comics Head Digital Storytelling Tool

There are lots of ways students can demonstrate their understanding of a topic. Comics Head gives students the power to tell their own stories and show what they know about a topic. This digital storytelling tool lets kids create their own comic stories. For creative writers, Comics Head lets kids take on the task of telling a […]

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How-To Build Stronger Writers & Readers with Authentic Research Projects

Are you looking to create authentic research projects for students? With Frontier, students lead their own learning by selecting a research topic that most interests them and is aligned to their individual reading level. Students can explore topics they’re passionate about as they dive into reading and writing projects. Frontier provides students with diverse online resources to support their research. These resources […]

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4 Ways to Use ThinkCERCA’s Election-Focused Graphic Organizers

Are you looking to incorporate the presidential election into your lessons? You’ll want to check out the totally free, printable graphic organizers from ThinkCERCA! Earlier this month I had the chance to preview ThinkCERCA’s special Teach the Elections tips and resources for teachers. ThinkCERCA is an online literacy platform for teaching critical thinking through argumentative writing and they’ve created a set of […]

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WriteReader K-5 Early Literacy Tool for Authoring Books

WriteReader is an ELA and ELL early literacy tool that focuses on supporting elementary school students. With WriteReader kids can author books while learning how to read and write thanks to the phonics support built into this tool — designed to support early literacy development. The idea behind WriteReader is to give kids the opportunity to learn through creation and through their […]

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Wokabulary Vocabulary Flashcards for iPhone, iPad and Mac

I love tools that sync across devices and are totally customizable for teachers and students! Wokabulary is a terrific study tool with giving students access to vocabulary flashcards on iPhone, iPad and Mac. With Wokabulary users enter their own words or import a word list from a CSV file. This makes it perfect for learners taking a language course […]

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Project-Based Learning with Drawp for School Student Tool

Drawp for School is one of my favorite tools for teachers and students. It’s a workflow management platform with powerful design tools for kids. Children can draw, paint, add text, and include photos and voice recordings in their creations. Drawp gives students opportunities for immediate collaboration and includes multiple ways for students and teachers to give feedback on […]

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iPad Teacher Hack: Close Reading Passages from iBooks

If you’ve ever searched online for close reading passages, you know it can be hard to find high-quality short texts to share with students. You might try a website like Learnzillion or ReadWorks to grab short passage, but what if you want an excerpt from a longer book? There is an iPad teacher hack that […]

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5 Tips for Using Book Creator for Reading Responses

This year I’ve had the opportunity to partner with the Book Creator team to deliver a series of webinars. Book Creator is amazing app and I love all the different ways you can use it in a K-12 classroom. Yesterday I led a webinar focused on ways you can use Book Creator with readers. This […]

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