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Super Readers - Bridge Point Elementary Educational Technology Department - 1 views

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    "Super readers have Super Powers! First graders in Ms. Guthrie's class honed their Reading Super Powers in class today. Using Reading Street's leveled readers, iFiles, and the Explain Everything app, students practiced pacing, self-correction, using context clues, decoding skills, and reading with expression. "
John Evans

QR Codes in K: Capture the Voice | Mrs. Silky Cactus - 6 views

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    "The following activity was my first successful attempt at using QR Codes in the classroom. You can use QR Codes in many ways but I specifically wanted to use them to capture the voices of my students explaining imaginary people they created. "
John Evans

Phonics Genius App - 5 views

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    "One of the toughest challenges for any teacher charged with younger grades education is finding a way to teach phonics awareness while also keeping short attention spans engaged. "Phonics Genius," a simple app for the iPad and iPhone, offers a way to do just that, as well as work on fluency and decoding skills that are all instrumental to literacy skills."
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Classic literature in Lego - in pictures | Books | theguardian.com - 2 views

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    "From a bloody battle in George RR Martin to a sensual scene from Jane Austen, Waterstones has been recreating setpieces from great literature in toy bricks to coincide with the release of The LEGO Movie. Take a child's eye view of classic books here"
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Free grammar check at GrammarBase.com - 3 views

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    "his is a free proof reader, grammar checker. Just copy and paste in your text and get a detailed report and some advice on ho to improve your writing. Completely free (or so they say)"
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It's All Story: Games, Coding and Student Writing | MiddleWeb - 0 views

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    "During this year's Computer Science Education Week (specifically on Dec 11th), I saw the other side of "The Hour of Code" campaign. Many schools around the world are beginning to include computer science and programming instruction in their math and language arts classes. At my school, we also saw the inclusion of some great discussion about narrative and story in our computer science special event."
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7 Tips For Parents Of Struggling Readers - 0 views

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    "The following infographic from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota offers 7 tips for the parents of struggling readers, conveniently structured around the apt acronym READING.

    Makes for useful source material that, combined with a few tips of your own, could be sent him a couple of times per year to support those parents looking for strategies and advice."
John Evans

15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts : Teacher Reboot Camp - 5 views

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    "One of my favorite activities with my students was having them keep daily journals. Each day, they knew the routine. Grab their journals, grab a pillow, sit where they want and spend 5 minutes responding to the prompt on the board. Nowadays, technology provides us more engaging ways to encourage writing. Students can journal online with blogs or use mobile technologies to capture images, record videos, and post podcasts. They can make their voices more engaging, spread their ideas, and receive comments from around the world. Below are a few ideas and resou"
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Cosmic Cubs Storymaker for Kids | iPad Apps for School - 0 views

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    "Cosmic Cubs Storymaker is an iPad app that elementary school students can use to create short stories about space. Cosmic Storymaker provides a book layout to which students can add page backgrounds, clip art characters, and speech bubbles. Students drag pre-written words and sentences to each speech bubble on the pages they create. All of the pre-written text is related to space. Completed stories are saved in the app."
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How To Get Students To Love Reading - Edudemic - Edudemic - 6 views

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    "Reading is one of the major foundations of any student's studies. In any subject - including math - understanding how to read and being able to comprehend words on a page is a make or break in academics and in life more generally. Some kids take to reading naturally, and you'll find them with their nose in a book at any given time and nearly every time you turn around. Others don't take to it quite as naturally, though they'll eventually get into it, and others feel the same about reading as they feel about going to the dentist."
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Why Do We Have to Write Today? | Edutopia - 1 views

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    "To be subtle. To be true. To be original. To be on. * To sing without moving your lips. * To explore the conventions of a thousand genres and befriend a thousand tribes. * To set your love free. * To tweet and be RTed. * To convince someone to give you money. * To get better at doing hard things. "
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Writing to Learn: 3 Tips to Get Started - 0 views

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    "When we give students writing assignments, the purpose is often to share ideas and demonstrate understanding. We have students write persuasive essays to demonstrate their ability to make and support arguments, or write answers to questions that we use to assess their understanding. But, as Joan Didion explains, writing can also be a way to develop understanding."
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Super Synonyms Sheet - Teaching Ideas and Resources - 0 views

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    "Our Super Synonyms Sheet features lots of the most common nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs, along with synonyms for each. The sheet includes over 300 words that children can use in their writing!"
John Evans

16 Apps That Motivate Kids to Read - 0 views

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    "For every kid who is caught hiding beneath his covers with a flashlight and a novel at midnight, there is another who has to be begged and pleaded with to read. And the latter might need a little extra-shall we call it encouragement?-to become a great reader. To help, we've rounded up a list of the top apps that not only teach essential reading skills but also motivate kids-even the most book-phobic-to read, read and read some more."
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