ELA – Reading/Writing

How To Learn a New Language While You Browse the Web

Could it really be possible to learn a new language while scrolling through a webpage? Every Thursday on Clubhouse, I host a room where educators pop in and share EdTech tips or wins from their week. If you’ve joined me in a Clubhouse room this year, you’ve probably heard educators from across the world sharing […]

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Introduce Early Readers to a Variety of Cultures and Traditions

What types of text do you include in your classroom library? If you’ve used ebooks or digital texts with students, you know that often the selection is limited. Finding high-interest books that introduce students to a variety of cultures and traditions is essential. As you work with digital readers this school year, a great web-based […]

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How to Create Digital Reading Activities with Capstone Connect and Seesaw

Regular readers of the blog know that I’m a big fan of Capstone Pub and all of the resources they have to offer teachers. If you want to create digital reading activities this year, their resources are ones you can share quickly and easily with students. And if you’d like your students to participate in […]

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How to Create Collaborative Group Activities with CirclyApp

What does collaboration look like in your classroom? In my book Tasks Before Apps, I have an entire chapter dedicated to the idea of collaboration. Collaboration is more than just “working together” but includes setting a purpose and having students work towards a common goal. So you can imagine that I’m always on the lookout for […]

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Introducing the Toniebox: A Must-Have Digital Speaker for Classrooms

What exactly is a screen-free, digital speaker system? When I first heard of the Toniebox and the Tonies for Teachers program, I was excited to learn more. They have an imagination-building digital learning experience for students with stories, songs, and other adventures for students. The Toniebox was initially designed for families to purchase, but they’ve […]

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Quick, Creative Reading Responses with Capstone Connect and Flipgrid

What do you think of when you hear the term reading responses? If you asked me this question when I started my career in education as an elementary school teacher, I probably would have pointed to a stack of marble notebooks in my classroom. For as much as I love a composition notebook, there are […]

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Differentiate Your Reading and Math Activities with eSpark

Looking for a simple way to connect students with interactive lessons? eSpark has a teacher- and student-friendly platform that gives you access to activities that support differentiated instruction. If you’re looking for engaging reading and math activities, eSpark has you covered. eSpark is free through the end of the school year. Now is a great […]

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Engaging Game-Based Learning Curriculum from SplashLearn

This post is in partnership with SplashLearn. All opinions are my own. Do you use a game-based learning curriculum in your classroom? Finding engaging resources for students is a challenge at all levels. To help cultivate a habit of life-long learning, the team at SplashLearn has developed elementary-friendly resources you’ll want to check out. SplashLearn […]

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5 Quick Activities to Try with Jamboard Tomorrow

How do you use Jamboard? I love this powerful tool from Google and my Instagram feed has been full of tips and tricks throughout the past year. If you haven’t used Jamboard before, or you are looking for a few quick ideas to try out, this blog post has you covered.  We’ll start off with […]

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Turning Reluctant Readers into Eager Readers with Digital Resources with Talia Kovacs — Easy EdTech Podcast 091

In this episode, literacy expert Talia Kovacs shares strategies to support reluctant readers. You’ll hear tips for broadening our definition of reading, ways to use digital tools with students, and recommendations to share with families. Listen to the podcast episode on your favorite platform: Apple Podcast App Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Reluctant Readers First, identify […]

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