Making new friends at ARA Literacy Conference: ‘A great event’ from the start

VocabularySpellingCity literacy experts Barbara Kruger and Laura Kupres found the Nov. 17-18 Arkansas Reading Association Literacy Conference rewarding before they arrived: On the shuttle from […]

At Broward Ed Talk, Students Take the Lead in Exploring ‘Courageous Conversations’

Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie opened a discussion forum with the promise “to educate all students to succeed in tomorrow’s world.” “This is […]

How to Give Feedback on Your Children’s Writing (No Judgment!)

Writing, for most of us, is deeply personal, and feels like a reflection of who we are, how we are perceived. So often, providing feedback […]

Automaticity in Word Learning: That’s the Goal

Students who read words, but don’t understand them, often struggle with comprehension. Tim Rasinski, a  renowned professor of literacy education whose research on reading fluency […]

Help Us Help You: You, Your Students, Your School

Help Me … Help You! Remember that funny scene and line from the film Jerry Maguire? Premium Teacher Dashboard It came to mind this morning […]

Vocabulary Building for Elementary School Students

I’m just back from the International Literacy Conference and I was struck my some apparent elementary ELA industry trends: Games on VocabularySpellingCity. Principals, literacy coaches, […]

CareerCity 2016: All Together Now!

VocabularySpellingCity and Science4Us joined forces today with dozens of local businesses and many Fort Lauderdale public service teams for our educational partner-school Dillard Elementary‘s Career City […]

ESL: English Language Learners and VocabularySpellingCity

VocabularySpellingCiy is a unique and power tool (web & app) used by many millions in schools, many to help ELL students. Why? Because VocabularySpellingCity is a rare […]

“School” – Can be it more than a noun?

In the VocabularySpellingCity offices, we have some exciting discussions. For instance, must the word “school” always be a noun? What sort of bus? A SCHOOL bus! I was in […]

Who Owns the Learning?

 Who Owns the Learning? How VocabularySpellingCity Helps Students Own their Word Study I’ve been thinking a lot about onee of the questions that each teacher […]

The SAMR Model and VocabularySpellingCity

  SAMR: A Model for Assessing How Technology Affects Education Do you know the SAMR Model for assessing the impact of technology in the classroom? […]

Thanks for Bringing the Force of Words to Our StarWords Sweepstakes!

Hydrospanner, quest, apprentice. Awesome. Hyperspace. Hope. Here at VocabularySpellingCity, we had a StarWords celebration, and you brought it — the force of words, that is. […]

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