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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 what...

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...

Orange Slice: Easy Grading in Google Classroom

Orange Slice is a useful GSuite-Google Docs add-on to make your grading more productive.  The Teacher Rubric is an add-on that will increase...

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...

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

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

8 Steps to Great Digital Storytelling

While it's important for students to become creators of content rather than just consumers, the steps to get them creating a quality product are not...

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...

TedTalk: The Power of Digital Storytelling by Emily Bailin

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

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...

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...

Improving Writing and Research Using GSuite

Does it ever feel like you're pulling teeth when asking students to conduct research and communicate effectively through writing?  Does it seem...

5 Ways to Use Podcasts in the Classroom

With podcasts becoming a popular form of media for learning and engagement, why not bring them into the classroom?  Besides just listening to the...

Improving Writing With Authentic Audiences

Getting students exited about writing is hard enough, never mind having them go through the revision process with effort and diligence....