A Practical Strategy for Teaching Editing Skills

Students turning in writing with errors? Here's a strategy to help with editing. Also included: a creative solution for the online STAAR! The post A […]

Five Martin Luther King, Jr. Activities and Templates for the Classroom

Want to blend ed tech with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day? Explore these templates and activities to get you started. The post Five Martin Luther […]

The K-5 ELAR TEKS and Free, Editable Spreadsheets

Snag some free, editable spreadsheets with standards and "I Can" statements for the K-5 ELAR TEKS and save yourself a lot of time. The post […]

Our Top 20 Ed Tech Blogs of 2021

Our team works hard to produce helpful, interesting, and relevant TechNotes articles. Here are the top 20 ed tech blogs of 2021 from TCEA! The […]

Pressto! Critical Thinking and Writing in a ‘Zine Format

Introduce your child or students to Pressto, an easy way to create engaging digital and print magazines (a.k.a. zines). The post Pressto! Critical Thinking and […]

A Powerful and Easy Strategy for Teaching Text Evidence

If you're looking for a TEKS-aligned strategy your students will love, teach them how to be "text talkers" by citing text evidence. The post A […]

Vocabulary Acquisition: Three Tools for You

Want to use explicit lexical instruction that facilitates new vocabulary acquisition? Try one or all of the three digital tools offered here. The post Vocabulary […]

STEM + ELA: The Eight Building Blocks of Argument Writing

When they’ve been swirling around in my head, words never seem to come out the way I intend them to. Writing and getting ideas down […]

TCEA Responds: Tips for Improved Student Email Writing

Dear TCEA Responds: I receive atrocious emails from my college students! It never fails. They send a one paragraph missive that runs on and on. […]

Find or Make Your Own Fun Font

I know. You have probably already scheduled your whole week around September 8 because it is National Ampersand Day. Okay, maybe not. But, if you’re […]

Make Reading Fun and Interactive with Edji

As teachers, finding new ways to make content interactive can be tough. Tools like Edji turn sharing classroom texts into a fun “let’s do this […]

Bring Your Novel to Life! 30+ Tips and Web Resources

“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” – Alan Bennett Students struggle to read books and classic literature. One reason is that the […]

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