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Digital Text and UDL

Why are digital tools and text so important for today's classrooms?  Several leaders behind the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) movement share...

Understanding Accessibility in Digital Materials

Technology has opened up a world of possibilities for students with special needs. However, just because we make a resource digital doesn't...

Open Dyslexic Readable Font Extension

Open Dyslexic is an open source font that can be loaded and used on any computer or Chromebook. It was designed to help dyslexic students read type...

Make Reading Epic! Get Started

Create a classroom account for EPIC! books. This is a free digital library for students and classroom teachers with thousands of books that can be...

Browse and Search in Epic!

Are you getting started with Epic? This reading site is a great resource with thousands of leveled books that can be selected based on personalized...

Virtual Reading Logs in Epic!

Epic! is a free digital library for students and classroom teachers with thousands of leveled books that can be selected based on personalized...

Lesson Example: Character Exploration via Google Forms

Doc Appender is a great Add-on in Google Docs that allows you to get responses from a Google From and move them directly to a Google Doc. Are you...

6 Ready to Go iPad Centers

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

Google Slides: Reading Recordings

Have you ever thought, "My students just aren't old enough to use Google Slides?" or "I'm not sure I can foster strong reading skills using the...

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...

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...

Strategies to Help Students Go Deeper When Reading Digitally

More and more, students are reading on digital devices for class assignments and research.  Not only that, but many student assessments are also...

Read Works Digital Tutorial

ReadWorks.org has created a free library of high quality reading passages focused on helping students improve their comprehension, vocabulary,...

CommonLit: Online Library of Free Texts

Teachers today spend hundreds of hours preparing materials to teach their classes.  Much of that time is spent searching the internet for authentic...

CommonLit Tutorial

If you've looking for quality, rigorous, and standards-based texts for literacy instruction, look no further! There is now a online library of free...

Storyline Online: Stories for Elementary Students

If you are an elementary school teacher looking for straight-forward ways to integrate story exploration into your classroom, StoryLineOnline is a...

What Students Can Learn From Listening to Podcasts

It's not always easy to get students interested in stories, current events, or other informational resources, but according to this article by...

Podcasts for the ESL Classroom

Podcasts are useful learning tools for all students, but these audio recordings can be especially helpful to ESL students.  The power of "listening...

Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

A reality in the digital age is the rise of 'fake news' stories prevalent on the web.  Already tricky to navigate for adults, teaching our students...