ELA – Reading/Writing

Movies for Every Subject Area: Creating Active Learning Through Film

Film is a powerful medium for storytelling. If we’re anything alike, you’ve laughed, cried, and maybe even yelled out in surprise when watching a movie for the first (or one hundredth) time. How can you create active learning through film? Active learning experiences ask students to think deeply, discuss, and make connections as they watch […]

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Save Time Supporting Student Readers with BOOKR Class

How can you make reading a habit for children? Giving students access to engaging stories and carving out time for students to dive into text is one way. There is a great platform for student readers that helps teachers save time and give students access to engaging reading material. In today’s blog post, I’ll share a […]

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How Teachers Can Tap into Intellectual Curiosity

If you’ve spent time in a classroom with students of any age, you know that questions can pop up throughout lots of different conversations. But how can we help students, especially our youngest students, build a sense of wonder about the world around them? How can we help tap into intellectual curiosity as students explore […]

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Useful Tips for Finding Podcasts to Enhance Content with Jeff Glade – Easy EdTech Podcast 128

In this episode, educator and podcast enthusiast Jeff Glade joins to discuss ways to use podcasts in the classroom and how this practice can open the world to students of all ages. You’ll also hear about a bunch of high-quality, student-friendly podcasts and activities you can try out right away. Listen to the podcast episode […]

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How to Make Writing Fun this School Year

If you work with student writers, you know that motivation is critical. Are your students motivated to write? Are they excited about sharing their ideas, writing stories, or conducting research and telling the world about what they’ve learned? To make writing fun this school year, the team at Pressto has created a platform to motivate […]

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Save Time with Lumin PDF Editing Software for Educators

Do you use PDF documents in your classroom? There are lots of reasons why PDFs might part of your routine. Lumin PDF offers many valuable features for educators to organize, edit and annotate documents this school year. This PDF editing software is a great fit for educational settings. To help you on your way to marking […]

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3 Things We Learned from the Last Year

As we start the new school year, it’s a good time to pause and think about what we’ve learned from the past. In this blog post, we’ll look at what we can do in the new school year based on what we have learned in the past year. Then, I’ll take you through three action […]

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Everything New in Microsoft Teams Assignments – Bonus Episode with Microsoft Education

In this episode, Microsoft Education product manager Mike Tholfsen joins to share lots of updates to Assignments in Microsoft Teams. You’ll hear what is new in this powerful tool, including social-emotional learning and formative assessment connections. Microsoft Teams Assignments Today’s episode is all about Microsoft Teams and Assignments in Teams, and I’m excited to have […]

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3 Ways to Help Student Readers Get Ready for School

As we make our way into the back-to-school season, there is still time to prepare students for the start of the school year. If you are working with student readers this summer, you might have new challenges than in years past. This past year and a half has presented obstacles for students, teachers, and families […]

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Augmented Reality Magazine for Students with STEAM Focus

How can you bring reading experiences to life for your students? There is an augmented reality magazine designed specifically with kids in mind. It’s called Brainspace, and it transforms short texts you find in a traditional magazine into interactive experiences for student readers. Augmented reality is powerful in the hands of students! When combined with […]

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