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 programfor 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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ToonSpaghetti Story Lab: Classroom Edition App

ToonSpaghetti Story Lab is a fun educational story making studio for children five years of age and older. It was designed to improve performance in literacy, music and the Arts. With ToonSpaghetti, kids engage with story text and add media to create fully animated masterpieces. They can solve word games and challenges to build descriptive vocabulary and […]

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Using Augmented Reality for Writing Prompts

Educational technology in the literacy classroom can take many forms. There are tools helping students collaborate with peers and ways for students to publish writing to share with the real world. Technology can also inspire writers by providing engaging and unique experiences. Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology experience where users have a tablet or […]

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My New Book! Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality Now Available

I’m beyond excited to share with you my new book for Corwin Publishing, Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom! It’s a resource for educators looking to thoughtfully and purposefully integrate scannable technology into their learning environment. There are tales from my one-to-one classroom and stories contributed by amazing […]

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iPad Comic Creator: Updated Features from Comics Head

Last year I shared Comics Head, an engaging app for storytellers.  Students of all ages can create their own comics, storyboards, and presentations with the iPad app Comics Head.  With the new update to Comics Head (version 3.0) students and teachers have access to handful of new exciting features in this iPad comic book creator app. […]

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Grammar Lessons: Video & Writing Exercises from GrammarFlip

GrammarFlip is a self-paced, instructional program that offers an extensive set of engaging grammar lessons. GrammarFlip contains over 50 instructional videos, each followed by practice exercises and writing application activities.  Students learn at their own pace from instructional videos, receive instant feedback from interactive practice exercises, and apply their knowledge through writing activities. Grammar Lessons Teachers can […]

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Create Storyboards & Graphic Organizers with Storyboard That

Students can create storyboards and graphic organizers on the web with Storyboard That. Storyboard That is a web-based application that turns students into creators.  This fantastic online tool includes tons of resources for students and teachers.  They can make their own storyboards and graphic organizers using thousands of characters, word bubbles, icons and symbols.  Giving students […]

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