English Language Learners

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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Micro-Credentials to Support English Learners from Digital Promise

Last year I had the chance to dive into Digital Promise’s micro-credential program. If you haven’t seen their online platform before, these on-demand, micro-credentials let educators jump into course content. You can work through the material at their own pace and on their own time. I love professional learning that is customizable and ready when […]

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Spark Page to Publish Google Docs: A Must-Try Combo!

This week I spoke at and event for New York educators about how to turn students into creators with Google Apps and Google-friendly tools. We discussed the power of giving students an audience for their work and strategies for supporting students during the process. Part of our session included tips for collaboration and planning on Google Docs before shifting our focus on how to take the work out of a closed ecosystem and…

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EDpuzzle K-12 Educational Videos for Students

This week I had the chance to connect with the awesome team behind EDpuzzle. If you haven’t heard of them before, EDpuzzle is resource for teachers and school with over 50,000 curated educational videos for students. With content to use with kindergarteners to high school students, there plenty to choose from across…

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5 Engaging Back-to-School Activities with Buncee

Whether you’ve already started your first day of school or you’re just starting to set up your classroom for the new year, the back-to-school season is an exciting time for all. The fresh year ahead is full of possibilities for fun, engaging learning experiences and personal growth (for you and your students). Before it starts in full force, it’s key to start…

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7 Fantastic Apps and Websites for Reading at Home

Looking for resources to share with families? There are lots of great apps and websites for reading at home during out of school hours. You may have heard of the phrase digital divide which first referred to the idea some people have plenty of access to technology and a wireless network where others did not. […]

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4 Reasons I’m Excited for Book Creator on Chrome

Have you thought about creating ebooks on Chromebooks? Well I’m super excited to share the news you can now access Book Creator on the Chrome web browser! This means that one of my favorite iPad apps for students is now works on Chromebooks or any computer with a Chrome web browser. Book Creator is a […]

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Giving Eyes to the Exit Slip: Spark Post Formative Assessment Strategies

This week I had the chance to share one of my favorite tips for teachers at the ISTE conference in San Antonio. One of my sessions was dedicated to introducing all three of the Adobe Spark tools. In my formative assessment sessions I highlighted Spark Post and special formative assessment strategies. We’re so used to […]

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ABCmouse for Schools: Early Elementary Learning Activities for Students

Which tech resources are you using for PreK to 2nd grade? Quality digital resources for young learners can be hard to find, but ABCmouse for Schools has packaged over 8,500 learning activities across subjects for use in the classroom and at home. There have even been a handful of…

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Summer Virtual Cultural Field Trips for Teachers from 51Talk

Virtual field trips have become popular in classrooms thanks to the ease of using technology tools to connect students with places around the world. From a Skype with a partner class in another time zone, to transporting a student to Mars with a 360 video and a virtual reality headset, the possibilities are endless….

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