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Using Tech to Help Students Tell Their Stories with Pam Allyn – Easy EdTech Podcast 235

In this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Pam Allyn, literacy expert, author, and advocate for children all about the importance of integrating reading and writing into community sharing rituals in the classroom. You’ll also hear tips for creating a sense of belonging and celebrating student diversity through a mix of digital and print experiences that help students tell their stories.

Tips to Help Students Tell Their Stories

  • Provide opportunities for students to tell their story.
  • Use simple tech tools like a camera to capture stories.
  • Look at ways to celebrate small moments.
  • Use translation tools to make sure everyone is welcome at your next celebration.

SPONSORED BY MY quick reference guides

This week’s episode is sponsored by my quick reference guides. These quick reference guides give you an overview of big topics and plenty of resource suggestions on a variety of topics. Search for Monica Burns on Amazon to find my quick reference guides on AI Chatbots, one on Classroom Technology Tips, and another co written with Pam Allyn on Digital Reading Strategies. Or head to for more information.


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Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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