Increasing Student Engagement Through Gamification with Boddle

Did you know that video games have been shown to aid in memorization? According to the Journal of Learning, Media and Technology, technology-enhanced learning (TEL) […]

Zearn: Engaging Students with Effective Math

Zearn‘s premise is simple, and compelling: All kids can love learning math. A non-profit organization, Zearn creates materials that are free for teachers and students. […]

Packaged Nearpod Lessons for Elementary Educators

Nearpod is a popular way to run virtual and in-person lessons. With this tool, teachers can provide quizzes, polls, share videos, create interactive boards, and […]

Digital Math Tools

As a former ELA teacher, math instruction has always seemed like the quest for the Grail to me. First off, the content seems very foreign […]

Improve Reading and Comprehension Skills Using Vine

“Are you a good reader?” The question came up one day while chatting with colleagues. We had been reflecting on the power of high-effect size […]

Tools to Boost Students’ Vocabulary Knowledge

Helping students broaden their vocabulary skills is crucial for them to be better readers. Even proficient students that have 80% comprehension can miss details that […]

Lotta Lara: Improve Oracy and Reading Fluency

“We’re doing something called Lotta Lara,” remarked an elementary teacher. I stared at her in puzzlement. “I don’t know what that is.” “Well, I know […]

Tips, Tricks, and Tech Tidbits: Elementary Resources

I’m back sharing more great resources and ideas I’ve found around the web. And today, I’ll be sharing tips specifically for elementary educators and their […]

STEM Learning about Electricity, Water, and Public Infrastructure

In TCEA’s home state of Texas, a massive winter storm affected each the the state’s 254 counties last week. While rolling blackouts were expected, days-long, […]

Advancing Student Voice with Oral History Projects

This post is sponsored by Soundtrap by Spotify. It was originally published here. San Francisco Unified is taking Ethnic Studies to a whole different level, […]

Tips, Tricks, and Tech Tidbits – Part 9

I just got back from attending the virtual TCEA 2021 Convention & Exposition and I’m thrilled to share some of what I learned there with […]

Virtual Field Trips for Presidents Day

The holiday commonly known as Presidents Day honors the birth of U.S. presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Throughout the United States, it’s commemorated on […]

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