Posts Tagged: reading comprehension

Podcast for 1 Year(s) Teaching

Hi there! Last week, I had the incredible opportunity to chat with Justin from the 1st Year(s) Teaching podcast. I had heard about the podcast because of his interview with NPR Ed writer Anya Kamenetz. We discussed common misconceptions, philosophies about teaching, and technology tools to support all learners. Listen here!

Guest Blog: 5 Google Tools to Support All Levels of Reading

In order to reach different types of readers, I’ve submitted some guest blogs to other sites. More means more feedback, and more information dissemination about tools and best practices I’m passionate about. I am honored to be featured on the Emerging EdTech blog (by Kelly Walsh). Read my guest blog: 5 Google Tools to Support All… Read more »

#LDAOrlando – Wednesday Roundup

Wow! Tuesday felt long & education-filled (#LDAOrlando – Tuesday Roundup), but I was only there for a part of the day. Today felt exponentially longer, but I also feel like I learned even more. I’m grateful to all the speakers for their humor, their energy, and for the occasional prize :º) Once again, I couldn’t be… Read more »

Practice What You Preach

Practice what you Preach: Accessibility on Websites Edition. My husband, a web developer, has talked to me a lot about accessibility on the web – everything from the contrast (think NOT your typical geocities or angelfire site) to the font size, and from layout to highlighting the importance of not only having captions on my pictures, but… Read more »

#ISTE2015: Wednesday Round-Up

Last day of #ISTE2015, and what a ride it’s been! @EdTechKaraoke was nuts! Yet I managed to make it to the first session at 8:30 :º) It was led primarily by Mark Surabian (@marksurabian), with assistance by John Calvert (@jcalvert4). Mark is an assistive technologist, and our paths have crossed before at the Everyone Reading conference… Read more »

#ISTE2015: Tuesday Round-Up

Another crazy, learning-filled day! I may have to split it into two parts because there was just! So! Much! My first session of the day was from Erin Klein (@KleinErin) and Pernille Ripp (@pernilleripp), two engaging & charming speakers, who are both still in the classroom. I have so much respect for professional development-providers who… Read more »

#ISTE2015: Monday Round-Up

I feel like I saw so much, and yet I know each session time and exhibitor viewing came with several sacrifices, so I’m excited to read about other people’s experiences, so I can hear what I missed! I’m grateful to the presenters who uploaded their handouts, so that I may view them even if I… Read more »

Stop #summerslide: Reading Comprehension (Middle School Edition)

The underlying principles for middle schoolers is similar to that of Elementary school students, but I require more frequent and more deep thinking from them (synthesis and making connections).  Here are my summer tips for middle school students (and some high schoolers, too). Reading Comprehension Tips (Middle Grades) General Tips/Thoughts some middle school students who… Read more »

Stop #summerslide: Reading Comprehension (Elementary Edition)

As with reading fluency, many of my students who have difficulty with reading comprehension need explicit active reading instruction from a professional, but for all of the other days of summer, I encourage students to read, read, read (with a few stipulations, of course…) Reading Comprehension Tips (Elementary Edition) General Tips/Thoughts Silent reading without reflection,… Read more »

Diigo: Chrome Extension We Love (Google-a-Day)

If a Kindle and a Kurweil 3000 had a baby, they’d make Diigo library. Diigo is one of my favorite online learning tools for middle school and high school students. What it Does Diigo library lets you: highlight (in multiple colors) add sticky notes share pages share notes add tags compile all of your notes &… Read more »