ELA – Reading/Writing

Where To Find Educational Videos for Students – Education Article

Have you ever held your fingers over the record button of a VCR to capture the exact moment something was about to happen on a television show? For many students (and younger teachers) this concept is entirely foreign. The stress and excitement of recording the perfect clip on a blank videotape are totally lost on students of this generation. Educational Videos for Students Well, there are a lot of ways educational technology has disrupted the way we think about video…

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Ready-to-Use Curriculum for Global Student Connections – Education Article

Collaboration and authentic audiences are two topics I frequently cover on the blog. And if you’ve read my book Tasks Before Apps you know that I value the power of collaboration and creation for an audience. When the folks at iDialogue reached out earlier this year, I was certainly interested to learn more about their EdTech platform. iDialogue is a startup that connects students across the globe through innovative and collaborative learning programs. This e-learning platform combines a dynamic curriculum…

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7 Classroom Activities for the Alphabet Legends Books – Education Article

You might have heard the buzz in a Facebook post shared by a friend or a picture in your Instagram feed. Well, last year I connected with the folks behind the Alphabet Legends series. They even gave me a book to giveaway on my own Instagram page. I’m so excited to share a few ways to use these books in your classroom. And I’ve connected this book series to some of my very favorite technology tools! If you haven’t heard…

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Read Aloud Videos and Teacher Guides for Your Classroom – Education Article

Over the past few years, I’ve had the chance to speak at a variety of literacy conferences. From Nebraska to Maryland, Orlando to Austin, I’ve shared strategies for integrating digital tools into the classroom and favorite online resources for educators. High on my list of favorite resources is Storyline Online. If you haven’t heard of Storyline Online before it is a free resource with read aloud videos. On their website, you can search for different children’s picture books or browse…

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Goal Setting Activity for Students featuring Spark Video – Education Article

The start of a new year is a popular time to pause, reflect, and take stock of what you’d like to accomplish during the year to come. For many people, this happens during the first week of January or the first few weeks of school. Helping students appreciate the power of goal setting can happen any time of year. In this blog post, I’ve outlined a few strategies you can use to have students capture their goals for the year.…

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