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#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 »

Stop #summerslide: Reading Fluency (Middle School Edition)

Continuing on my quest to stop #summerslide, below are some resources to share with upper elementary, middle school/middle grades students, and even high schoolers. Reading Fluency Tips (Middle Grades)   General Tips/Thoughts reading fluency includes rate, accuracy, and intonation of reading. These can be worked on separately, or all together almost all kids are helped… Read more »

Stop #summerslide: Reading Fluency (Elementary Edition)

I have read several excellent articles about how & why summer slide happens, how we can prevent it, and why it is essential that we do. I will be linking to those articles in a new blog post soon. In the meantime, I wanted to share some tip sheets that I have been providing for… Read more »

#inthenews March 3

The New York City public schools have lifted the ban on cell phones in schools. While some are focusing on nervous moms, or coddled students, I’m simply excited that cell phones will be able to be used for educational purposes. Stuck? View these resources for tips about how & why to use cell phones in… 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 »

Best Technology Tools for the Classroom

This week was a holiday week, so I took a break from my Google-a-Day posts to let you know about a Jedi Mind Trick, and share an oldie-but-goodie. I’d shared this list with several educators, but never formally published it before. So, here they are! —– From K to 12 and Math to Science, there seems… Read more »

Google Search for Educators: Weekly Roundup (Google-a-Day)

Hello, fellow Educators! I felt like my week’s tips were a little bit all over the place, but also that there were some good tips in there! Allow me to summarize the tips that I shared, with links to the articles that go into each tool in detail. Search Google by Time to help with… Read more »

Google Search Bar Hacks 2 (Google-a-Day)

Part 2 of our series on Google Search bar hacks. On Tuesday, you learned how to use the search bar to search for exact phrases, eliminate words, or find variations on a phrase. On Thursday (yesterday), you learned how to use the search bar to search Google by file type and a specific site or… Read more »