ELA – Reading/Writing

3 Ways to Help Student Readers Get Ready for School

As we make our way into the back-to-school season, there is still time to prepare students for the start of the school year. If you are working with student readers this summer, you might have new challenges than in years past. This past year and a half has presented obstacles for students, teachers, and families […]

Read More

Augmented Reality Magazine for Students with STEAM Focus

How can you bring reading experiences to life for your students? There is an augmented reality magazine designed specifically with kids in mind. It’s called Brainspace, and it transforms short texts you find in a traditional magazine into interactive experiences for student readers. Augmented reality is powerful in the hands of students! When combined with […]

Read More

Fun-Filled Virtual Summer Camp for Kids

Are you looking for an engaging summer learning option for students? Many students have been invited to participate in summer programs at their school or district, but if you are searching for a virtual option, SplashLearn has you covered. From elementary English Language Arts practice to interactive math content, there is a lot to explore […]

Read More

The Story Behind Reading Progress: A Transformative EdTech Tool – Bonus Episode with Microsoft Education

In this episode, Microsoft Education product manager Mike Tholfsen joins to share the story behind Reading Progress, a new Microsoft Teams app that is free for teachers. You’ll hear what Reading Progress can do to transform literacy instruction and assessment. Reading Fluency App I’m excited to have Mike Tholfsen on the show for a special […]

Read More

6 Tips for Planning a Successful Podcasting Lesson

Do you struggle with incorporating podcasts into your classroom? I’ve compiled my favorite tips for using podcasts with students. You don’t have to be a podcasting expert, but you can use this information to get started with a successful podcasting lesson, today! In this blog post (and corresponding episode of the Easy EdTech Podcast) you’ll […]

Read More

7 Ways to Support Summer Reading with Digital Resources

Ready to dive into summer reading activities? Capstone Interactive and PebbleGo can help support readers this summer. These fantastic resources can become part of a structured learning experience for students. Or they can be used when students read and research on their own time. Reading has a place in every season, including the structured and […]

Read More

Interactive Activities for Teaching About Safety

Regular readers of the blog know that I love sharing tips and strategies for digital activities. When it comes to teaching about safety topics, you can head straight to Capstone Connect to find high-quality, high-interest resources. With ebooks and articles on a wide range of topics, this resource gives you quick access to safety-related content […]

Read More

Reading Progress: A Reading Fluency App in Microsoft Teams

I was holding back tears when I first saw this. And I’m honestly not sure I’ve ever felt this way about an EdTech product. As a classroom teacher, I always wanted to hear my students read independently. But trying to fit meaningful formative assessments throughout the school year was always a challenge for me. Administering running […]

Read More

Highlight As You Read with Markup Browser Extension

Do your students take notes and gather information in online spaces? If your students are readers, researchers, and investigators online, they can keep track of what they’ve learned. There is a unique browser extension for highlighting and bookmarking information. With the Markup browser extension for Chrome and Microsoft Edge, you can view, highlight and share […]

Read More

6 Ways to Reinforce SEL with K-3 Students this Summer

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is essential during the school year, but the learning and engagement don’t need to stop during the summer months. If you listen to my Easy EdTech Podcast, you might remember the conversation I had with Krista Leh earlier this year all about social-emotional learning. It’s a topic I’ve featured a few times […]

Read More