The Weekly Edtech Smackdown: Vol. XII

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 […]

Finding Free Audiobooks for Educators

Earlier this spring, a report commissioned by the Audio Publishers Association found that, for the first time, half of all American have listened to audiobooks. […]

ALA 2019: Short Edition Short Story Dispenser

One of the interesting things I saw at the 2019 ALA convention. This machine dispenses short stories...

Why Students Struggle With Reading (& What To Do If Your Child Is Falling Behind)

Difficulty with reading is a common problem—about one in five people (including children) struggle with reading in some way. And since it is such an […]

Apps to get your children reading over the Summer holidays…

Reciprocal Teaching with Google’s Reading App Rivet

Few would disagree that reading plays a crucial role in life. Scaffolding student cognition during reading can enhance student achievement. One of the techniques I […]

My Courses Available on Schoology’s Public Resources

In my departure from a College that uses Schoology, I thought of ways that I might be able to save my online course designs for […]

How do you turn kids into bookworms? All 10 children's laureates share their tips | Books | The Guardian

How do you turn kids into bookworms? All 10 children’s laureates share their tips | Books |...

A New Word Cloud Tool: WordWanderer

I really like the concept of word clouds. I think they can be a great resource in helping to determine what is important in reading, […]

Reading and Writing Tools for Educators

As an educator, you may have several resources in your PLN (Professional or Personal Learning Network) where you collect tools for students. But where do […]

Can Storytime in the Laundromat Improve Early-Childhood Literacy?

Can Storytime in the Laundromat Improve Early-Childhood Literacy? — from PBS News Hour, edweek.org, youtube.com Description: How about reading a book in between the wash […]

Screen Reading Worse for Comprehension, Leads to Overconfidence, New Meta-analysis Concludes

Readers using screens perform worse and tend to think they're processing and understanding texts better than they actually are, according to a new review of […]

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