Reading

Quick, Creative Reading Responses with Capstone Connect and Flipgrid

What do you think of when you hear the term reading responses? If you asked me this question when I started my career in education as an elementary school teacher, I probably would have pointed to a stack of marble notebooks in my classroom. For as much as I love a composition notebook, there are […]

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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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Tips for Creating Podcasts with Students with Michele Haiken — Easy EdTech Podcast 089

In this episode, Dr. Michele Haiken shares strategies for creating podcasts with your students. Podcasting is a great way to get kids talking about a topic, sharing what they’ve learned, and working together with a common goal. You’ll hear tips for getting started and ideas for taking podcasting to the next level in your classroom. […]

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3 High-Quality Resources for Elementary Reading Classrooms

This post is in partnership with Capstone Pub. Finding high-quality resources for elementary reading classrooms can be a challenge. This is especially true when we bring nonfiction text into the equation. When searching for elementary-friendly resources, we want to make sure they are high-interest and appropriate for young readers. What I love about the resources […]

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Free Nonfiction Articles for Kids and Reading at Home Tips

Are you looking for resources to recommend to families, or use with your own young children? Earlier this year, I featured PebbleGo on my site and lots of ways to use their reading platform in the classroom. With a sudden shift to distance learning, I wanted to share with you a few quick tips and […]

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Movie Making Activities for Reading Classrooms – Easy EdTech Podcast 051

In this episode, you’ll learn about movie-making projects you can use to showcase learning and cultivate creativity for your student readers. You’ll also hear about favorite EdTech resources and I’ll talk about my free planning pages to help make your video activities a success! I can’t wait for you to check out these activities for […]

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Addressing Elementary Achievement Gaps with EdTech

Can EdTech help address issues related to elementary achievement gaps in your classroom? Educational technology tools used strategically can alter how students interact with classroom resources. In elementary classrooms, the integration of digital resources can vary greatly. They might be used with a whole group or small groups of students, or with individual students. The […]

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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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Tech Tips for Your Next Read Aloud – Easy EdTech Podcast 027

In this episode we’ll discuss ideas for bringing your read alouds to life with technology in your classroom — in any subject area. You will hear tech-friendly tips to engage your reader’s attention, imagination and creativity as they interact with the text! This week’s podcast is titled “Tech Tips for Your Next Read Aloud.“ Although […]

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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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