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Setting Up Blogger for Students

Blogger is a fantastic tool for students to document their learning journey, connect their learning, or share evidence of their work.  The difficult...

Read & Write Extension for Google Chrome

This video will demonstrate some of the powerful features of the Read & Write for Google extension. Never hear of this tool? That's OK. Here is...

Teaching Writing & Grammar with Technology

There are lots of great tools out there that can make grammar instruction more engaging and valuable to students. This video will explore a few and...

What Should My Students Blog About?

Looking for some examples of how students might use blogs to help demonstrate their mastery? Do you think it is necessary for all students to write...

The New Google Sites Basics

Google Sites has always been a great way for students to share their interests and learning with the world and fellow classmates. The old Google...

Orange Slice: Easy Grading in Google Classroom

From the Orange Slice website:"Teacher Rubric is an add-on that will increase your grading productivity and it professionally presents a scored...

2 Ways to Give Feedback in Google Docs

Feedback is one of the most effective tools that a teacher can use to increase student learning. Giving feedback comes in many forms but it isn't...

Adobe Spark: Creating Web Stories

Web stories are single page websites that can be shared with others via a link. Adobe Spark has made it very easy for students and teachers to create...

Kaizena for Student Feedback

Kaizena is a Google Docs Add-On that takes comments to a whole new level.  You can add voice comments, links, and assign resources.  In this video,...

6 Ready to Go iPad Centers

For ReviewCenters can be very effective in the elementary classroom for allowing both individualized instructional time and leveled learning. If your...

Digital Storytelling: Sample Rubric

When you're ready to assess student digital stories, it will be helpful to use a rubric.  No need to create your own when Kathy Schrock, creator...

Digital Storytelling as Authentic Assessment

In order to help students develop 21st century skills, they will need to move beyond the traditional tests normally given and be providing more...

6 Ways to Use Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

Many students use digital storytelling to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to write narrative stories. However, the power of digital...

Storybird Tutorial

There are many useful applications available for students to use to make their thinking and learning visible.  One very easy-to-use online...

Emily Bailin: The Power of Digital Storytelling

In this Ted Talk, Emily Bailin shares how powerful digital storytelling can be for students.  She discusses the way pictures, videos, and music...

OneNote: Learning Tools for SPED

Microsoft's OneNote, along with several other of their flagship programs (Word, Powerpoint) has introduced useful learning tools aimed at meeting the...

Office Lens: Immersive Reader for SPED

This video provides an overview of Microsoft's Office Lens app. It is available on many different devices, including devices that are running Google...

What is a blog?

You've probably heard the word, maybe you've read one, or maybe you've even created one, but could you easily explain what a BLOG is?  Could...

How to Write a Quality Comment

As students navigate a world where they interact with others online, it's more important than ever to teach them how to appropriately and responsibly...

Blogging in the Classroom Infographic

If you've ever considered blogging with your students, you know what a lengthy process it can be to think through all of the benefits, possible...