A Reading Resource

Reading, learning how to read in between the lines, understanding words, hidden meanings. skimming, scanning - all of these skills have never been as relevant […]

Paying for Personalized Learning [Schaffhauser]

Paying for Personalized Learning — from thejournal.com by Dian Schaffhauser Excerpt: Just how much does it cost to set up a personalized learning plan for […]

[Learning how to learn / metacognition-related] Aiding Reading Comprehension With Post-Its [Willis]

Aiding Reading Comprehension With Post-Its — from edutopia.org by Judy Willis Excerpt: Sample Post-it Prompts In these prompts, the students address the text directly—by calling […]

DC: Students! Perhaps this learning strategy will help you as you learn how to learn as well!

From DSC: I have been trying to blog more about learning how to learn — and to provide some more resources on metacognition and the […]

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 […]