How-To Build Stronger Writers & Readers with Authentic Research Projects

Are you looking to create authentic research projects for students? With Frontier, students lead their own learning by selecting a research topic that most interests them and is aligned to their individual reading level. Students can explore topics they’re passionate about as they dive into reading and writing projects. Frontier provides students with diverse online resources to support their research. These resources […]

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4 Ways to Use ThinkCERCA’s Election-Focused Graphic Organizers

Are you looking to incorporate the presidential election into your lessons? You’ll want to check out the totally free, printable graphic organizers from ThinkCERCA! Earlier this month I had the chance to preview ThinkCERCA’s special Teach the Elections tips and resources for teachers. ThinkCERCA is an online literacy platform for teaching critical thinking through argumentative writing and they’ve created a set of […]

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WriteReader K-5 Early Literacy Tool for Authoring Books

WriteReader is an ELA and ELL early literacy tool that focuses on supporting elementary school students. With WriteReader kids can author books while learning how to read and write thanks to the phonics support built into this tool — designed to support early literacy development. The idea behind WriteReader is to give kids the opportunity to learn through creation and through their […]

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Wokabulary Vocabulary Flashcards for iPhone, iPad and Mac

I love tools that sync across devices and are totally customizable for teachers and students! Wokabulary is a terrific study tool with giving students access to vocabulary flashcards on iPhone, iPad and Mac. With Wokabulary users enter their own words or import a word list from a CSV file. This makes it perfect for learners taking a language course […]

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Project-Based Learning with Drawp for School Student Tool

Drawp for School is one of my favorite tools for teachers and students. It’s a workflow management platform with powerful design tools for kids. Children can draw, paint, add text, and include photos and voice recordings in their creations. Drawp gives students opportunities for immediate collaboration and includes multiple ways for students and teachers to give feedback on […]

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iPad Teacher Hack: Close Reading Passages from iBooks

If you’ve ever searched online for close reading passages, you know it can be hard to find high-quality short texts to share with students. You might try a website like Learnzillion or ReadWorks to grab short passage, but what if you want an excerpt from a longer book? There is an iPad teacher hack that […]

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5 Tips for Using Book Creator for Reading Responses

This year I’ve had the opportunity to partner with the Book Creator team to deliver a series of webinars. Book Creator is amazing app and I love all the different ways you can use it in a K-12 classroom. Yesterday I led a webinar focused on ways you can use Book Creator with readers. This […]

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News-O-Matic: Bilingual Current Events for BYOD Classrooms

Looking for bilingual current events article for you ELA or Social Studies classroom? You’ll want to check out the news articles from the team at News-O-Matic. Every single News-O-Matic article is in both English and Spanish. A native Spanish speaker translates each story before it’s published — complete with an audio voice recording. Users can toggle between […]

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Using Buncee to Teach Media Literacy

Do you teach media literacy in your classroom? Media literacy is defined as: “a series of communication competencies, including the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and communicate information in a variety of forms…” Students using Buncee, a creation and presentation tool, can strengthen their media literacy skills as they access many types of media to […]

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Apperson’s Back-to-School eBook: 50+ Tips, Tools and Resources

Ready for back-to-school? The Apperson Back-to-School eBook provides more than 50 tips, tools and resources to help teachers get the 2016-17 school year off to a strong start. This totally free eBook was put together by the team from Apperson. If you haven’t heard of them before they are the creator of academic and social-emotional […]

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