reading comprehension

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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Read Aloud eBooks with Adaptive Assessment

Where do your students find ebooks? Right now, the distance learning resources from AmEnglish are free for teachers and schools. If you support students with blended learning in the classroom or distance learning at home, you’ll want to check out these read aloud eBooks. Earlier this year, I shared some news from the team at […]

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Free eBooks for Kids with Assessments and Vocabulary Support

Are you searching for free eBooks for kids? The team at AmEnglish has you covered with adaptive assessments, vocabulary support, and so much more! Through the end of the 2020-21 school year, their distance learning resources are completely free for teachers and schools. In this blog post, I’ll share all of the details so you […]

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Free Engaging, Interactive Assignments for Middle and High School

I’m always on the lookout for high-quality, free resources for teachers. Educators working with middle and high school students know that finding high-interest resources is often a challenge. So today, I’m excited to tell you about a fantastic platform for interactive assignments for students in grades six through twelve. Actively Learn helps you quickly find […]

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Student-Driven Online Reading Program for Elementary Classrooms

How do you use technology to support readers in your school? If you are exploring reading tools for students, the team at Lexia has expanded its Core5 reading program. They made the announcement at ISTE in Philadelphia earlier this summer, and I’m excited to share more details in today’s blog post. As a former upper […]

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