Hooked on Phonics for the iPad

Hooked on Phonics For iPad

I am writing this post as both a parent and an educator. I think it’s important to share products out there that seem to really be helping children with their reading. My six year old, like most other kids his age, has really taken to the iPad. He loves playing games and the occasional free…

Tweeting Without Tech for Exit Tickets

Exit Tweets as Exit tickets

Exit tickets are a great idea when it comes to assessing which students understood and grasped the concepts of the day. Many teachers have a basket by the door or a similar container to collect exit tickets at the end of each class. It’s easy and simple enough to do. One of the things I…

Modifying through Video

Modifications through video

Did you ever have one of those students who has had a tough time retaining information that you taught the class? No matter how many times you demonstrate, model and repeat that student just doesn’t seem to get it. You try several different strategies, but a week later you ask that particular student to recall and apply…

Using Google Docs to Play Pass the Paper

Google Docs

Playing pass the paper has new spin! Try it with Google Docs for a completely collaborative experience. One day while teaching summer school I had a conversation with an excellent language arts teacher. I was demonstrating how students can use Google Drive and especially Google docs to collaborate on writing stories. Then the idea popped…

Ten Places You Can Go With Gmail

gmail on the go

Gmail has become more and more useful these days. Not just in the email service Google provides, but in all the great applications you can use with just a single Gmail username. Your Gmail address is the exact same username for Google Plus and Chrome. There is no need to create any more accounts. With…