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Engaging, Online Informational Text for Elementary Students

It’s hard to find high-quality, high-interest texts for elementary school students. PebbleGo gives teachers instant access to engaging informational text for elementary students. With this dynamic English Language Arts tool, your students can explore nonfiction text on any device! Last summer, I was introduced to PebbleGo at the ISTE Conference in Chicago. I was blown away by […]

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10 Book Creator SEL Projects for Your Classroom

Is there such a thing as an SEL project? We know that students interact with a variety of content across the school day. These moments provide rich opportunities for them to learn about new topics in any and every subject area. When it comes to integrating social-emotional learning goals into your content area instruction, the […]

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Free Digital Library of Books for Students

I love when I receive, “Is this true?” questions from teachers. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that high-quality content for educators is available for free. And I saw lots of tweets and messages posing the same question when I shared ABCmouse this time last year. ABCmouse is free for teachers, and the creators of ABCmouse […]

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Book Creator Webinars for Teachers

It’s back! This year I’ve added ten webinars to my Events Calendar and they are totally free. Just like last year, I’ve partnered with Book Creator to offer ten live webinars sharing ways to use this dynamic creation tool in the classroom. From a spotlight of new features to collaboration in the classroom, we’ve got […]

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Strategies to Differentiate for Students with Diverse Needs

How do you differentiate instruction for students with diverse needs? As a classroom teacher, I worked with students with a range of needs and interests. Although the curriculum and standards provide guidance for the school year, finding “just right” resources was always a challenge. Even though a search on Google might turn up a few […]

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Bookshare Offers Accessible ebooks for Students with Print Disabilities

This month I had the chance to speak with the team at Bookshare — the world’s largest online library of accessible ebooks for people with print disabilities. A print disability is can include blindness, low vision, or a physical disability. This could include cerebral palsy or a learning disability, like dyslexia. Bookshare also has an extensive collection of […]

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Blue Planet Tales: Interactive Storybooks for Tablets

I spend a lot of time visiting schools and talking to teachers about accessing text from tablets.  Blue Planet Tales is an app for iPads and Android devices that places interactive storybooks in the hands of students.  Students can read along with the text and there are questions at the end of each book. Interactive Storybooks […]

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Free App to Teach Fire Safety Skills

National Fire Prevention Week starts today and if you’re looking for an app to engage students with this important topic you’ll want to check out The Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms.  This app from the National Fire Prevention Association teaches fire-safety school with a kid-friendly app.  Students can access the iOS or Android app and […]

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