ELA – Reading/Writing

3 Creative Activities to Start the School Year

I’ve had the pleasure of working with this company. All opinions are my own The start of this school year is unlike any we’ve had in the past. It is a high-stress environment for all stakeholders, and there are many unknowns. Although you might not be sure what instruction, delivery, and class composition might look […]

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Read Aloud eBooks with Adaptive Assessment

Where do your students find ebooks? Right now, the distance learning resources from AmEnglish are free for teachers and schools. If you support students with blended learning in the classroom or distance learning at home, you’ll want to check out these read aloud eBooks. Earlier this year, I shared some news from the team at […]

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Free eBooks for Kids with Assessments and Vocabulary Support

Are you searching for free eBooks for kids? The team at AmEnglish has you covered with adaptive assessments, vocabulary support, and so much more! Through the end of the 2020-21 school year, their distance learning resources are completely free for teachers and schools. In this blog post, I’ll share all of the details so you […]

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Use PebbleGo Health to Teach SEL to Elementary Students

Do you support K-3 readers with health education? Regular readers of the blog know I’m a big fan of PebbleGo. You might remember my posts on creative project-based learning activities that incorporate this excellent resource. You might recall that earlier this year, I shared how they have supported teachers and families during school closures, too. […]

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How to Make Images for Google Keep Notes with Spark Post

How do you stay organized? There are lots of strategies for online notetaking and to-do lists. One of my favorites is Google Keep. In this blog post, I’ll take you through a favorite combo using Adobe Spark Post to make images for Google Keep. If you follow along with me on Instagram (find my account […]

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How to Use Video Journals with Students

What is a video journal? In the context of today’s blog post, I’m using the term video journals to describe a space where students use video, audio, images, and music to create a journal entry you can watch and listen to. You can use video journals as a weekly way for students to respond to […]

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New Remote Learning Resource Page from Buncee

Have you seen the new remote learning resource page from Buncee? It’s full of guides and activities for students learning at home. Buncee is free for teachers and students while schools are closed. I can’t wait to tell you about everything they have to support student creativity! If you haven’t heard of Buncee before, it […]

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9 Benefits of Using Flipgrid for Book Clubs – Easy EdTech Podcast 061

In this episode, I share strategies for hosting asynchronous book clubs in digital spaces and tips for using Flipgrid. You’ll hear strategies for using Flipgrid for book clubs with students and how you can use this strategy with your colleagues for remote professional development. Listen to the podcast episode on your favorite platform: Apple Podcast […]

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Free Nonfiction Articles for Kids and Reading at Home Tips

Are you looking for resources to recommend to families, or use with your own young children? Earlier this year, I featured PebbleGo on my site and lots of ways to use their reading platform in the classroom. With a sudden shift to distance learning, I wanted to share with you a few quick tips and […]

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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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