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Read. Actively Learn

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Do your students need to work on close reading skills or practice being an engaged reader? Check out! When using Actively Learn, students will attain a deeper understanding of a text by establishing meaning, analyzing the text, and applying prior and current knowledge. Teachers activate thinking by modeling close reading, asking higher-order questions, facilitating discussion, and encouraging students to ... Read More »

Quizizz…The Next Big Thing!

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Are you in need of a new way for students to get instant feedback from live assessments, no matter the content area?  Then you are in luck! Quizizz allows teachers to create great formative and summative assessments in no time. While students are working, teachers are provided with detailed class and student-level data. Don’t make another lesson plan without checking out, the ... Read More »

Make a Meme…Make a Difference!

Baby face meme saying "What do you mean Canvas is not for finger painting?"

Want a fun way to demonstrate a student’s knowledge of characterization?  Use a meme!  One application I use for ELA classes includes analyzing character traits based off attributes, physical descriptions, and/or actions.  Students love funny memes, so why not use them in the classroom?  When it comes to differentiation, memes provide a visual representation of concepts for students who have a Visual ... Read More »


This video models a cool tool called Caption, which allows for the addition of questions, pop-out statements, etc to any video. Even if you have seen this video, watch to see how the Zaption tools could help you build community in your own classrooms. Zaption Video       Read More »

Try Animoto

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Want your students to tell a story that isn’t boring? Try Animoto! Animoto is just one example of digital story telling tools. It is a great way for students to communicate through creating videos. Animoto’s video making software makes it easy and fun to create and share.       What’s your digital footprint? Here is an example of a digital video used to ... Read More »