Storytelling with Virtual Reality: Filming for Google Cardboard at Unarthodox

This year I’ve shared a couple reasons why I’m excited about virtual reality including new lessons from Nearpod and the special app from the New York Times. Earlier this month I had the chance to visit the folks at Unarthodox a space in New York City with programming designed to use non-traditional art methods to encourage self-expression in…

Venn Diagram Tool for Mobile Apps & Web Browsers

Venn Diagram is a completely free web browser based creation tool with a companion mobile app for iPads and Android tablets. With Venn Diagram students can organize their thinking and add information to their screen. This interactive tool works well on an interactive whiteboards and Chromebooks. The companion mobile app is a great option for…

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…

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…

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…

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…