12 Web Tools and Apps for Children to Create Digital Storybooks

“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build […]

Simpler. Slicker. Smarter – PracTutor Just Got Better

We’re excited to introduce you to the new PracTutor, the latest evolution of your trusted Math and Language Arts companion. Yes, PracTutor just got better! Over […]

How To Encourage Good Reading Habits In Kids

Reading is one of the most fundamental skills children need to learn to be successful. Not only do good reading skills benefit students academically—they are […]

“The 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards” in K-12 [David Nagel at The Journal]

    “The 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards” in K-12 — from thejournal.com by David Nagel   “Google was the absolute winner overall.”   Excerpt: In […]

How can Scratch Programming teach students to read?

Numbers, learning to read and write is a numbers game. It is all about the number of words you hear and have an opportunity to […]

Innovator’s Mindset MOOC (#IMMOOC): Down the Blended Reading Rabbit Hole Again

The new-to-me practice of reading intensively beyond the page as part of my participation in the third season of George Couros’s #IMMOOC (the Innovator’s Mindset […]

Auto-Highlighting Text with Slides

A teacher in the help forums wanted to know how to automatically highlight vocabulary words in a presentation. This is easily done by inserting a […]

The Weekly Edtech Smackdown: Vol. XI

Welcome to the weekly (not so weekly) edition of The Edtech Smackdown—a collection of digital resources containing a few of my most favorite activities, tools […]

Innovator’s Mindset MOOC (#IMMOOC): Reading in the 21st Century

Reading as I prepare to dive into #IMMOOC (the Innovator’s Mindset massive open online course) Season 3, I’m once again coming face to face with […]

#MS365 Immersive Reader

Have you seen the immersive reader in Office 365? From the MS Onenote team blog: To access these...

Digging into data: how Lexile scores can help to inform educational decisions

It’s time for a vlog post! This week I’ve taken to video format to show you how to use students’ Lexile scores and reading levels […]

Books To Check Out This Summer Break!

With summer well underway and a bit of free time on your hands, it is time to grab a drink, sit by the pool, and […]

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