Reading & Writing Tools

RefME Plus Released: Cite as you write in MS Word

The folks at RefME have just released RefME Plus! As a doctoral student, I know how important it is to make sure you are organized. Finding a citation tool to stay organized as you write is important. This citation tool now lets you write the bibliography a report, research paper, you name it – without […]

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10 Creation Tools for Web Browsers & Chromebooks

Students need to have opportunities to apply what they’ve learned and connect it to the real world. Providing students with ways to demonstrate their understanding and create content is even easier with technology tools. Students who have access to a computer with a web browser – including Chromebooks – will be able to create with the […]

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Adobe Spark Publishing Tools for Web Browsers & iOS Apps

Big news today from Adobe! They’ve rebranded three of my favorite free apps for publishing and they’re now ALL web friendly. This means you can now use Adobe Spark Post (formerly Post), Adobe Spark Page (formerly Slate), and Adobe Spark Video (formerly Voice) on Chromebooks and iPads. Over the past few months I’ve shared how much […]

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Scribble Press Deluxe: Book Creation for Kids

Are your students using digital tools to create content or consume content? Scribble Press Deluxe is a fantastic mobile book creation platform by the folks at Fingerprint. It encourages creative writing and gives students access to drawing tools on their devices. Book Creation for Kids You might already be familiar with Scribble Press but their new […]

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Olympians Who Persevered: ELA & Math Practice Assignments from Edcite

It’s time for Round 3 of the Edcite Olympic Games series! The folks at Edcite have shared assignments about Olympians who persevered when faced with obstacles. It’s also a great way to engage students in standards-based ELA and math practice and teach them to never give up. In case Edcite is new to you, it’s a […]

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5 Tech Tools for Writing Prompts: Web, iOS & Android Apps

Finding inspiration and working through writer’s block can be a challenge for students of all ages. There are a handful of technology tools that bring writing prompts to the fingertips of anyone with access to a web browser or tablet. What I love about these tools are how they each address the idea of supporting […]

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Digital Writing for Classrooms: Write About Web Tool & App

Are you using digital writing tools with students? The team at Write About has developed an online platform and mobile app to help students grow as writers inside and outside of the classroom. I’ve shared their iPad app across the country during professional development sessions on Writing Workshop with Technology with teachers. I’m very excited about the website WriteAbout.com! […]

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LibriVox Free Audio Books: Search & Download Classics

If you read on a digital device you’ve probably searched through the free books category. You might have found books in the public domain. There are many classic pieces of literature available. Teachers and students can download to read for free on their smartphone or tablet. Started over 10 years ago, LibriVox is a fantastic online […]

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Shakespeare eBooks from The New Book Press

This month marks Shakespeare’s 452nd birthday and you’re bound to find information popping up about this great playwright. Teaching this 17th century writer to 21st century student can be tough – that’s where Shakespeare eBooks come in play. So you’ll certainly want to check out this new resource! Shakespeare eBooks The The New Book Press’ WordPlay Shakespeare eBook series […]

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Buncee’s Newest Feature: Stitching A Collaboration Tool for Students

Buckle up! Buncee has some exciting news. This powerful, yet easy-to-use, cloud-based creation and presentation tool has recently added a new feature called clip and stitch. This feature lets teachers combine their students’ slides to create a single, awesome Buncee. Not yet familiar with Buncee? Before diving into the new feature, here’s a quick introduction. Students love […]

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