Reading

Save Time Supporting Student Readers with BOOKR Class

How can you make reading a habit for children? Giving students access to engaging stories and carving out time for students to dive into text is one way. There is a great platform for student readers that helps teachers save time and give students access to engaging reading material. In today’s blog post, I’ll share a […]

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7 Ways to Support Summer Reading with Digital Resources

Ready to dive into summer reading activities? Capstone Interactive and PebbleGo can help support readers this summer. These fantastic resources can become part of a structured learning experience for students. Or they can be used when students read and research on their own time. Reading has a place in every season, including the structured and […]

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Reading Progress: A Reading Fluency App in Microsoft Teams

I was holding back tears when I first saw this. And I’m honestly not sure I’ve ever felt this way about an EdTech product. As a classroom teacher, I always wanted to hear my students read independently. But trying to fit meaningful formative assessments throughout the school year was always a challenge for me. Administering running […]

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6 Ways to Reinforce SEL with K-3 Students this Summer

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is essential during the school year, but the learning and engagement don’t need to stop during the summer months. If you listen to my Easy EdTech Podcast, you might remember the conversation I had with Krista Leh earlier this year all about social-emotional learning. It’s a topic I’ve featured a few times […]

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How To Learn a New Language While You Browse the Web

Could it really be possible to learn a new language while scrolling through a webpage? Every Thursday on Clubhouse, I host a room where educators pop in and share EdTech tips or wins from their week. If you’ve joined me in a Clubhouse room this year, you’ve probably heard educators from across the world sharing […]

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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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