ELA – Reading/Writing

Tech Tips for Your Next Read Aloud – Easy EdTech Podcast 027

In this episode we’ll discuss ideas for bringing your read alouds to life with technology in your classroom — in any subject area. You will hear tech-friendly tips to engage your reader’s attention, imagination and creativity as they interact with the text! This week’s podcast is titled “Tech Tips for Your Next Read Aloud.“ Although […]

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Tech-Friendly Student Storytelling Activity

If you’ve worked with elementary school-aged students, you know they have stories to tell. Whether they are recounting an adventure on the playground, sharing a special moment from a birthday party, or crafting their own imagined narrative, students of all ages are storytellers. Last month I had the opportunity to work with a fantastic group […]

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Free Digital Library of Books for Students

I love when I receive, “Is this true?” questions from teachers. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that high-quality content for educators is available for free. And I saw lots of tweets and messages posing the same question when I shared ABCmouse this time last year. ABCmouse is free for teachers, and the creators of ABCmouse […]

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Differentiated Instruction in All Subject Areas with Freckle

If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you know I love sharing news and updates from EdTech companies. So when I sat down with the Renaissance team at the ISTE Conference this year, I was excited to hear what they had to say. This spring Renaissance announced the acquisition of Freckle Education to expand […]

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How to Empower Student Writers this School Year

When you think of the word “empower,” what comes to mind? Well, I often think of helping someone find their voice or independence, or giving someone space to grow and shine. I sat down with the folks behind Empowering Writers at the ISTE Conference in Philadelphia this year. Their enthusiasm and passion for teaching and […]

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Maximize Student Writing Potential with ProWritingAid

If you’re looking to support student writing development this school year, I have an EdTech tool to share with you. The folks at ProWritingAid reached out to me earlier this summer to share their all-in-one platform for student writers. With a grammar checker, style editor, and writing coach accessible to students, ProWritingAid is one to […]

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Must-Try Video Activity for Student Reflections

The end of the school year is often a time for reflection. As a classroom teacher, I spent time reviewing resources, making wishlists, and thinking about what I wanted to bring along into the next school year. In addition to our own goal setting and planning, this time of year is perfect for student reflections. […]

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How To Strengthen Student Listening Skills with Podcasts – Easy EdTech Podcast 018

In this episode we’ll discuss the “why” behind sharing podcasts with students along with six activities you can tailor to students of all ages. You’ll hear a shout out to a list of favorite kid-friendly podcasts along with ways to strengthen student listening skills with podcasts this school year! Subscribe to the podcast on your […]

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How to Share Spark Videos with QR Codes

When I visit classrooms and talk with teachers about the ways they use technology to share student work, I’m always so happy to hear that QR codes are still part of the conversation. Although there are lots of ways to share student work, QR codes are a fantastic way to give everyone access. It places […]

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Book Creator Webinars for Teachers

It’s back! This year I’ve added ten webinars to my Events Calendar and they are totally free. Just like last year, I’ve partnered with Book Creator to offer ten live webinars sharing ways to use this dynamic creation tool in the classroom. From a spotlight of new features to collaboration in the classroom, we’ve got […]

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