Reading & Writing Tools

Telestory Lesson Ideas for Moviemaking and Digital Storytelling

Digital tools can help students demonstrate their understanding and apply what they’ve learned in engaging, real world contexts. What I love about the Telestory app from Launchpad Toys is how students can quickly and easily become creators. Although there are other apps that let you create a book trailer or share a special moment (see […]

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Reading on Digital Devices: Use Annotation to Push Student Thinking

The world of education has changed greatly with the introduction of tablet technology. Students can interact with content in a completely new way, and teachers are adapting to these changes. When students read on a digital device, the experience of reading is altered. Highlighters, sticky notes, and index cards are no longer the default study […]

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Front Row: Personalized Math + Reading Comprehension Practice

Front Row is a free, all-in-one program for math and reading comprehension. It ensures every student receives high-quality, individual practice. By addressing student areas of need and building off strengths, Front Row is can increase student confidence. It can also promote growth in all students, regardless of their ability level. Personalized Math + ELA Practice Teachers […]

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TOTI Virtual Teaching Online Learning Center for Readers

TOTI Virtual Teaching is an online learning center for teens and adults struggling to read. They offer intensive teaching and practice teen and adult readers can access from home. Their certified teachers have Special Ed and ESL qualifications and meet students online once a week. The TOTI Virtual Teaching practice tool includes content for older readers. Teachers can configure […]

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Women Olympics Activities from Edcite

If you’re looking for engaging standards-based formative assessments, check out Edcite. It’s a popular platform I have shared before. Edcite offers an extensive library full of teacher-created assignments you will certainly want to explore – including on women olympics! Now, just in time for Women’s History Month and the upcoming Summer Olympic Games there are special new resources. […]

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Venn Diagram Tool for Mobile Apps & Web Browsers

Venn Diagram is a completely free web browser based creation tool with a companion mobile app for iPads and Android tablets. With Venn Diagram students can organize their thinking and add information to their screen. This interactive tool works well on an interactive whiteboards and Chromebooks. The companion mobile app is a great option for […]

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8 ReadWriteThink Apps and Websites for Reading

The folks at ReadWriteThink and the International Literacy Association have developed terrific digital resources for students and teachers. They have a handful of mobile apps and web browser based tools for English Language Arts classrooms. You’ll definitely find ways to incorporate these creations into your everyday lessons! Access all of their mobile apps by visiting […]

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News-O-Matic Free Pilot Program for Teachers and Students

News-O-Matic is a terrific resource for students and teachers. With five new articles available each day at multiple reading levels and in Spanish, this literacy solution is a must-have for teachers looking for high-interest informational text. The folks at News-O-Matic are offering a free pilot program for teachers and their students. You can now sign up […]

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WordWriter Interactive Vocabulary Development Activities

If you’re looking for new way to increase student vocabulary, check out WordWriter. With WordWriter, students participate in short interactive vocabulary development activities that assess and enhance their understanding of key terms, figures, phrases, and dates. As students type the vocabulary word correctly, it is checked off in the Word Bank and highlighted in their text. It’s a great […]

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Personalized Literacy Support with Clicker 7

I recently had a chance to take a look at Clicker 7, a dynamic tool for teachers looking to provide personalized literacy support to students.  Clicker 7 helps students as they write and build literacy skills by providing a word processing space designed for their needs with speech support, a built in word predictor, a […]

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