Using Google Voice Tools With Elementary Students- Introduction

If Google Was a Super Hero, I Am Pretty Sure That Voice Tools Would Be It’s Super Power! Technology allows us to accomplish things that have never been accomplished before and using Google’s speech-to-text capabilities, our children are now able to transpose their ideas from verbal expression into text form. This is a huge bonus in…

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Reading Log with Written Response Choices and Leveled Book Links

As I began thinking about getting ready to set up my classrooms this year, one of my goals for this summer was to make some adjustments to my students’ weekly reading log.  The main changes were to post a link for “Just Right” book lists since I often get the question- “What books should my…

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My Top 55 “Must Have” Apps & Webtools for a Personalized K-3 Classroom

After four years of implementing a personalized classroom environment, I am often asked about my favorite apps and web tools to match our Common Core subject areas. This is just like asking a teenager what their favorite song is or asking an 8 year old what their favorite movie is. We are always evolving and…

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Personalized Reading for Elementary Students

A New Way to Personalize Reading- Place, Pace and Path The only thing I love more than finding a great resource that fits a Personalized Learning Path, is sharing it with other teachers! So here it is, Reading Comprehension Booster app by John Stump for $3.99. My class has been using this app for a few years now…

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Great Audio Recording tools for Students and Teachers

Why Record Student and Teacher Audio Files in Our Classrooms?  I can tell you why…. #1. Because many of our Common Core “I Can” statements for Language, Reading and Technology involve skills that many of us are still learning how to teach and hold students accountable for mastery. We see standards that include words like,…

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Online Reading Assessments Made EASY and Impressive! – Literably

I just have to share a gem of a find for all reading and ESL teachers! I want to introduce to you, Literably.com. An awesome free app and web tool that will ease the huge burden of assessing and reporting your students’ reading accuracy, comprehension and fluency. No one will argue the value of one-on-one…

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Transfer Your Old Cassette Books on Tape to MP3 Files

Did you spend a small fortune on children’s books on cassette tapes back in the day? I know I am dating myself, but I guess if you are reading this, you are close to my age as well or maybe inherited old cassettes from an older teacher. 🙂 I had over $2,000 in books on…

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