ELA – Reading/Writing

Ways to Support Student Writers With & Without Technology

There are so many ways to support student writers in your classroom. Whether you’re working with first graders or first-year high school students, there are strategies that support students — both with and without technology. In this blog post, I’m so excited to share some actionable strategies for classrooms looking to balance digital tools with […]

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Free Engaging, Interactive Assignments for Middle and High School

I’m always on the lookout for high-quality, free resources for teachers. Educators working with middle and high school students know that finding high-interest resources is often a challenge. So today, I’m excited to tell you about a fantastic platform for interactive assignments for students in grades six through twelve. Actively Learn helps you quickly find […]

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Media Contest to Celebrate Student Projects (feat. StudySync)

How do you celebrate student projects? I’m very excited to share a media contest from StudySync that celebrates all of the ways students can share their learning. Students in middle school and high school can participate and share their multimedia creations! For the past seven years, StudySync has hosted an annual contest to celebrate the […]

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7 New EdTech Tools Worth Exploring

Where do you go when you want to learn about new EdTech tools? From checking out new blog posts (like this one!) to searching hashtags on social media, there are lots of ways to learn about new EdTech tools. When I attend a conference, I also stay on the lookout for companies that have just […]

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5 Video Projects for Student Readers (feat. Adobe Spark)

How do your students share their reading experiences with the world? Movie-making activities help students talk about favorite books. They can use this format to share what they’ve learned from reading. Whether you’re focused on literature or informational text, students of all ages can share their reading experiences in video projects. Video Projects for Student […]

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One-Day Poetry Activity for Seasonal Poems

I love wintertime, but any time of year is great for seasonal poems! Whether it’s snowing in December or raining in April, a poem connected to the seasons is a wonderful way for students to apply creative writing skills. In this blog post, I’ll share an activity you can do with students in just one […]

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Creative App to Help Students with Logic and Reasoning

This year on the blog, I’ve had the chance to share some of the awesome apps from Avokiddo. They have a wide range of low-cost apps for iOS and Android. Thinkrolls Space is the newest creative app in their list of offerings. It is excellent for both at-home activities as well as classroom use. Readers […]

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Classroom Game for Vocabulary with a Home Connection!

Are you looking for a classroom game for vocabulary that can cover any subject in the K-6 curriculum? Futaba Classroom Games is an iPad app game for kids. In this blog post, I’ll share some key features of this multi-player app. You’ll also hear their big announcement on a new edition of Futaba for use […]

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A Tech-Friendly Peer Feedback Strategy

This past summer, I had the opportunity to work with high school students attending a design camp. In today’s blog post, I want to share with you a combination of two favorite EdTech tools. You’ll hear about a peer feedback strategy I used with students this summer, and tips for how to tailor this activity […]

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Addressing Elementary Achievement Gaps with EdTech

Can EdTech help address issues related to elementary achievement gaps in your classroom? Educational technology tools used strategically can alter how students interact with classroom resources. In elementary classrooms, the integration of digital resources can vary greatly. They might be used with a whole group or small groups of students, or with individual students. The […]

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