Reading

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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Measure and Reward Online Reading with Stackup

Supporting and encouraging readers in your classroom can take many forms. I often have conversations with educators about recommendations for Chrome extensions and websites that are must-haves for Chromebook classrooms. When the team at Stackup reached out to me this year, I was really excited to learn about their tool to measure and reward online […]

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Read Aloud Videos and Teacher Guides – Easy EdTech Podcast 003

In this episode I share strategies for finding and using read aloud videos in your classroom. You’ll hear how this multimedia resource can help students access high quality text, help you plan a lesson, and help families leverage the power of YouTube! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: iTunes/Podcast App Google Play Stitcher […]

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