reading comprehension

Where to Find Spanish Language Resources for ELLs

Where do you go to find Spanish language resources to support English Language Learners? If you are looking for short texts and read alouds in Spanish, the team behind PebbleGo has you covered. PebbleGo has every high-interest article on their site translated into Spanish. PebbleGo Spanish can support dual language development and content-area learning at […]

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How Teachers Can Tap into Intellectual Curiosity

If you’ve spent time in a classroom with students of any age, you know that questions can pop up throughout lots of different conversations. But how can we help students, especially our youngest students, build a sense of wonder about the world around them? How can we help tap into intellectual curiosity as students explore […]

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Useful Tips for Finding Podcasts to Enhance Content with Jeff Glade – Easy EdTech Podcast 128

In this episode, educator and podcast enthusiast Jeff Glade joins to discuss ways to use podcasts in the classroom and how this practice can open the world to students of all ages. You’ll also hear about a bunch of high-quality, student-friendly podcasts and activities you can try out right away. Listen to the podcast episode […]

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3 Ways to Help Student Readers Get Ready for School

As we make our way into the back-to-school season, there is still time to prepare students for the start of the school year. If you are working with student readers this summer, you might have new challenges than in years past. This past year and a half has presented obstacles for students, teachers, and families […]

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The Story Behind Reading Progress: A Transformative EdTech Tool – Bonus Episode with Microsoft Education

In this episode, Microsoft Education product manager Mike Tholfsen joins to share the story behind Reading Progress, a new Microsoft Teams app that is free for teachers. You’ll hear what Reading Progress can do to transform literacy instruction and assessment. Reading Fluency App I’m excited to have Mike Tholfsen on the show for a special […]

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6 Tips for Planning a Successful Podcasting Lesson

Do you struggle with incorporating podcasts into your classroom? I’ve compiled my favorite tips for using podcasts with students. You don’t have to be a podcasting expert, but you can use this information to get started with a successful podcasting lesson, today! In this blog post (and corresponding episode of the Easy EdTech Podcast) you’ll […]

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Introduce Early Readers to a Variety of Cultures and Traditions

What types of text do you include in your classroom library? If you’ve used ebooks or digital texts with students, you know that often the selection is limited. Finding high-interest books that introduce students to a variety of cultures and traditions is essential. As you work with digital readers this school year, a great web-based […]

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How to Create Digital Reading Activities with Capstone Connect and Seesaw

Regular readers of the blog know that I’m a big fan of Capstone Pub and all of the resources they have to offer teachers. If you want to create digital reading activities this year, their resources are ones you can share quickly and easily with students. And if you’d like your students to participate in […]

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Introducing the Toniebox: A Must-Have Digital Speaker for Classrooms

What exactly is a screen-free, digital speaker system? When I first heard of the Toniebox and the Tonies for Teachers program, I was excited to learn more. They have an imagination-building digital learning experience for students with stories, songs, and other adventures for students. The Toniebox was initially designed for families to purchase, but they’ve […]

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Turning Reluctant Readers into Eager Readers with Digital Resources with Talia Kovacs — Easy EdTech Podcast 091

In this episode, literacy expert Talia Kovacs shares strategies to support reluctant readers. You’ll hear tips for broadening our definition of reading, ways to use digital tools with students, and recommendations to share with families. Listen to the podcast episode on your favorite platform: Apple Podcast App Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Reluctant Readers First, identify […]

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