Lexia PowerUp Literacy Program for English Language Arts Instruction

Earlier this year the team at Lexia Learning reached out to me. They shared a new literacy program they’ve developed called PowerUp. If you haven’t heard of Lexia Learning before, they are a division of Rosetta Stone and have created tools for adaptive assessment and personalized instruction for students. Their goal has been to empower […]

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5 Ways To Use Buncee for Visualization & Retention

When students can create and visualize classroom content, their ability to truly understand and retain the information increases. Creating in the classroom makes room for deeper learning, increases engagement, and can be lots of fun! Creativity is a key 21st century skill. It gives an opportunity for students to create in the classroom can aid […]

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Unicheck Add-on: Similarity Checker for Google Docs

Since Google Docs first came on the scene, its adoption in classrooms has increased dramatically. Google Docs transformed from a simple online text editor to a robust and powerful tool. It features a variety of functions. Writers, learners and editors of all ages have embraced this collaborative tool for classroom use and beyond. Now there […]

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How To Use Flipgrid for Book Clubs

How do students in your classroom share their responses to reading? How can you participate in a book club with educators nearby or far away? I’m so excited about the way educators are leveraging the power of digital tools to connect readers of all ages. Whether you are organizing a book club for a classroom […]

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Interactive Reading Lessons with Nearpod

How do students participate in your reading lessons? Over the past few years, I continue to be impressed at the power of Nearpod. It’s a presentation and formative assessment tool that is perfect for interactive reading lessons. As a classroom teacher I used Nearpod with my fifth-grade students. As a professional development facilitator, I now […]

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Big Announcement: Adobe Spark Free for Students of All Ages

A few years ago I was searching for free, easy-to-use creation tools for students that were compatible with multiple devices. I was getting ready to lead a workshop for teachers on writing in the digital world, and I knew there would be a mix of devices in the session. I came across two awesome, free […]

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Wonders of the World Virtual Reality Videos for Students

I love field trips! As a classroom teacher, I organized lots of excursions for students and teaching in New York City gave us lots of options for places to explore. From the Museum of Natural History to Top of the Rock, to Central Park and the New York Historical Society, some of my favorite memories […]

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Podcast for Kids: Wow in the World Student-Friendly Podcast

I love a good podcast! From hearing stories about how people live around to world, to addressing questions you never knew you had, to diving deeper into current events, the possibilities with podcasts in the classroom are truly endless. Last year I came across Wow in the World, a podcast for kids from the folks […]

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14 Favorite Winter Books for Today’s Readers (Print + Digital!)

It’s getting a bit colder here in New Jersey, so I thought I’d take a moment to share a few favorite winter books. Although I’m heading to warmer climates this week to present at a conference in Arizona, this list of books for winter is great for any temperature. As you move through this list […]

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Plagiarism Check for Google Classroom with Unicheck

Are you using Google Classroom at your school? The folks at Unicheck have a new tool designed to check for plagiarism in Google Classroom. This tool acts as a plagiarism check for Google Classroom and now has full integration with this popular learning management system used in schools across the world. New Google Classroom Features […]

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