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ReadWriteThink Review for Teachers via Common Sense Media 

ReadWriteThink Review for Teachers via Common Sense Media  | AdLit | Scoop.it

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6000+ Children's Books Available for Free via @rmbyrne and Open Culture

6000+ Children's Books Available for Free via @rmbyrne and Open Culture | AdLit | Scoop.it
The University of Florida's Digital Collections offers a huge library of digitized children's books . Thanks to Open Culture

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, September 13, 2016 9:47 AM
Fabulous resource of free digital children's literature. Check this out!
Lee Hall's curator insight, September 13, 2016 10:54 AM
Free online books for children. 
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Google Drive Graphic Organizers: Reading Literature

Google Drive Graphic Organizers: Reading Literature | AdLit | Scoop.it
Graphic organizers are versatile tools to use in your classroom; you can introduce a new skill, practice skills, and assess comprehension and learning. This

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, August 21, 2016 11:17 PM
Google Drive graphic organizers are editable, shareable, and perfect for a 1:1 paperless classroom. They are standards-based and cover ALL of the Common Core reading literature standards. 
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Ten Reading-with-Tech Tips You Don’t Want to Miss via AskaTechTeacher 

Ten Reading-with-Tech Tips You Don’t Want to Miss via AskaTechTeacher  | AdLit | Scoop.it
Here are ten of the top reading-related articles according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: How do I create a classroom library checkout system? 5 Tech Tools to Inspire Reading 5 Tech Tools That Moti…

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Free Technology for Teachers: Stackup - Create & Track Reading Goals for You and Your Students

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Free Technology for Teachers: Stackup - Create & Track Reading Goals for You and Your Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Stackup - Create & Track Reading Goals for You and Your Students | AdLit | Scoop.it

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Twenty iPad apps to teach elementary reading

Twenty iPad apps to teach elementary reading | AdLit | Scoop.it

"As anyone with a toddler knows, iPads can be addictive for children. They seem to ..."


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Students as Explorers: Using Google Earth with Literature

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How to use Google Earth to make literature relevant for students.

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3 March 2016

Happy to announce the publication of my blog post for  Education Week at the invitation Heather Singmaster of the Asia Society.

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Reminder, Google Lit Trips resources are free.
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3 March 2016

Happy to announce the publication of my blog post for  Education Week at the invitation Heather Singmaster of the Asia Society.

Register at http://www.googlelittrips.org for quick and easy access to our library of Google Lit Trips.

Reminder, Google Lit Trips resources are free.
However, you are always welcome to  to support our efforts and express your appreciation with a paypal donation. 

Short paypal URL: https://goo.gl/XtUvrc

brought to you by GLT Global ED an educational nonprofit also known as Google Lit Trips.
GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, March 3, 2016 4:25 PM
3 March 2016

Happy to announce the publication of my blog post for  Education Week at the invitation Heather Singmaster of the Asia Society.

Register at http://www.googlelittrips.org for quick and easy access to our library of Google Lit Trips.

Reminder, Google Lit Trips resources are free.
However, you are always welcome to  to support our efforts and express your appreciation with a paypal donation. 

Short paypal URL: https://goo.gl/XtUvrc

brought to you by GLT Global ED an educational nonprofit also known as Google Lit Trips.
Tannis Niziol's curator insight, March 14, 2016 4:22 PM
3 March 2016
 
Happy to announce the publication of my blog post for  Education Week at the invitation Heather Singmaster of the Asia Society.
 
Register at http://www.googlelittrips.org for quick and easy access to our library of Google Lit Trips.
 
Reminder, Google Lit Trips resources are free.
However, you are always welcome to  to support our efforts and express your appreciation with a paypal donation. 
 
Short paypal URL: https://goo.gl/XtUvrc
 
brought to you by GLT Global ED an educational nonprofit also known as Google Lit Trips.
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Here Is A Great Tool to Help Students with Their Reading and Writing Process

Here Is A Great Tool to Help Students with Their Reading and Writing Process | AdLit | Scoop.it

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Jefferson Hall IV's curator insight, October 26, 2015 5:30 PM

Technology in the classroom is being used more and more every day due to the advancements of technology in this era. I can specifically remember having Smartboards in my elementary and middle school classes that came with efficient tools that far succeeded those of the average whiteboard. In addition, more and more students are using computers in the classroom. This article relates to this process. This article introduces and application called Notetaker that helps to organize their research, notes, and readings. I can see how this would be helpful in the classroom.

                Educatorstechnology.com is a website designed to be resource filled with educational tools and mobile apps for teachers. This article would be most likely geared towards teachers and students due t the language and concepts present. Their eloquent mission statement can attest to the validity of this article.

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A Great App for Kids with Reading Difficulties

A Great App for Kids with Reading Difficulties | AdLit | Scoop.it


Visual Reading is a great reading app for kids having difficulty reading  just words and also for those having  autism and dyslexia. As a teacher or parent, you can create storyboards and use your won videos and images to associate with words. Your kid can then read the story either through words or with the help of the visual cues you provided.


Visual Reading offers a variety of features that help parents enhance their kids reading experiences. Some of these features include: assign your own images and videos to words,  a library of over 760 words-to-images to use in your stories,  unlimited user books and Book Pages, record your own audio narrative, listen to your book words using built-in speech, and many more.

‘Created by a parent with an autistic child, the idea of associating images to words was inspired by a bedtime reading session. The child was able to read and understand the story when the parent pointed to various images on the book page, whilst reading and pointing at the words. This helped in making a strong connection between the word and the image.’

Visual Reading is a bit pricy, it costs $16,99.

Watch the video to learn more about Visual Reading

 
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3 Good Text to Speech Tools for Struggling Readers

3 Good Text to Speech Tools for Struggling Readers | AdLit | Scoop.it

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Young Girls Are Much, Much Better Readers Than Boys, And Have Been For A Long Time

Young Girls Are Much, Much Better Readers Than Boys, And Have Been For A Long Time | AdLit | Scoop.it
The gap between boys' and girls' respective reading abilities has been getting a lot of attention lately, but the trend itself is not new.

Girls have been better readers than boys for a long, long time, according to a report released Tuesday by th...

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Shanahan on Literacy: Close Reading: A Video Replay

Shanahan on Literacy: Close Reading: A Video Replay | AdLit | Scoop.it

Last week I dinged that video for claiming that close reading is a teaching technique (it's an approach to reading). I was critical of the idea that close reading helps students “conquer complex text,” if that includes language complexity as measured by Lexiles. I didn’t like the idea of reading the book to the kids; I’m a fan of reading texts to kids (see recent NewYork Times article on this), but not the texts the kids are supposed to be reading. Finally, I didn’t like how rereading was being approached.  Here is the rest of my thinking about this lesson. Hope it’s useful to you.


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5 Ways to Help Your Child Read More

5 Ways to Help Your Child Read More | AdLit | Scoop.it


“How can I get my kids to read more?”

This is one of the most common questions I get asked by other moms. We all know the benefits of reading, and parents want the best for their children.

Every child is different, and it’s to be expected that some kids enjoy reading more than others. Some children have had a negative experience, like poor vision or an embarrassing moment, to turn them off of reading. Inevitably, there also comes an age where reading isn’t “cool” anymore.


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BookWidgets - A must-have for creative teachers

BookWidgets - A must-have for creative teachers | AdLit | Scoop.it

BookWidgets is an affordable app that empowers teachers to create and distribute interactive exercises for iPads and Chromebooks in minutes.


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John Dalziel's curator insight, September 11, 2016 4:13 AM
If practitioners want to make the most of tablets and computers in their Learning Environments (Including Flipped Learning), then BookWidgets is a must look at resource. 
With BookWidgets, Education professionals can create... 
● dynamic lessons, 
● reading exercises, 
● quizzes, 
 ...and many more options for interactive course eBooks and/or assignments. 
Visit https://www.bookwidgets.com/widget-library to view the 30+ widget types practitioners can choose from. 
Tailored educational exercises and teaching apps are easy to make and are instantly graded so practitioners and their learners can track progress in real time. 
As an example, you can see how to configure a WebQuest widget visit https://niels-vanspauwen.wistia.com/medias/6ysk6fsnyl
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5 Benefits of Digital Reading Devices for Boys

5 Benefits of Digital Reading Devices for Boys | AdLit | Scoop.it
Boys love anything with a screen! What’s on the screen engages them, rewards them and keeps them coming back for more. Screens = pleasure. What boys don’t love, especially 9- to 14-year-old boys, is reading and …

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Google Lit Trips: Books Come Alive | Sweet Integrations

Google Lit Trips: Books Come Alive | Sweet Integrations | AdLit | Scoop.it
Make your books come alive with Google Lit Trips. Your students will love visiting all the locations mentioned in your book.

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, June 17, 2016 11:09 AM
17 June 2016

I am so happy to have decided to spend my retirement after nearly 40 years teaching, by supporting educators, teachers, and students from around the world.

Articles such as this truly warm my heart.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Stackup - Create & Track Reading Goals for You and Your Students

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5 Reasons to Read for Reluctant Readers via Edutopia

5 Reasons to Read for Reluctant Readers via Edutopia | AdLit | Scoop.it
Here are five reasons to motivate students to read more. One reason: Reading makes you smarter and a better writer.

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Revving Up Student Thinking with Choice and the Reading Un-Frenzy

Revving Up Student Thinking with Choice and the Reading Un-Frenzy | AdLit | Scoop.it
Last year, Jennifer Lund and I had the pleasure of doing a reading frenzy with Language Arts teacher Sean O'Connor and his students.   The concept of a reading frenzy comes from teacher and speaker Nancy Steineke.  The basic premise of the activity is to give students a series of texts, allow them to skim and…

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BJ Neary's curator insight, April 1, 2016 1:57 PM
Great post about reading and choice with teens, thanks Buffy Hamilton!
Vineta Erzen's curator insight, April 4, 2016 4:11 PM
Great post about reading and choice with teens, thanks Buffy Hamilton!
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To Lexile or Not to Lexile, That Is the Question

To Lexile or Not to Lexile, That Is the Question | AdLit | Scoop.it
Teacher question: Our school district is going wild over Lexiles because they are in the Common Core standards. I think they are overdoing it and don’t feel comfortable with some of the decisions that we are making. What are the weaknesses of Lexiles? First, Lexiles is only one of several readability measures included in the CCSS. They started with that one, but as studies were completed they added ATOS, SourceRater, and several others.

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Reading prepares students for living and learning outside the text | Johnathan Chase | LinkedIn

Common Core's emphasis on deep analysis of text and discrete literacy skills is misguided and will not improve the college and career readiness of st

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Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, October 15, 2015 2:02 PM

My Favorite Quote: "Reading prepares students for living and learning outside the text." ~Johnathan Chase

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Reading dystopias ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

Reading dystopias ‹ Reader — WordPress.com | AdLit | Scoop.it

Utopia: an imagined society or state of things in which everything is perfect or close to perfect.

Dystopia: an imagined society or state of things in which things are very far from perfect to a frightening extent.

An introduction to the genre of dystopian fiction through reading a classic dystopian novel.


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3 #Google #Chrome Apps for Leveled Reading (and much more!)

3 #Google #Chrome Apps for Leveled Reading (and much more!) | AdLit | Scoop.it
Chrome Apps for Leveled Reading
If you have followed this blog for very long, then you know that I am a self-professed Chrome Addict. I love it! I love the fact that I can customize it to fit my needs, but I love it even more because we can customize it t

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Shanahan on Literacy: Close Reading: A Video Replay

Shanahan on Literacy: Close Reading: A Video Replay | AdLit | Scoop.it

Last week I dinged that video for claiming that close reading is a teaching technique (it's an approach to reading). I was critical of the idea that close reading helps students “conquer complex text,” if that includes language complexity as measured by Lexiles. I didn’t like the idea of reading the book to the kids; I’m a fan of reading texts to kids (see recent NewYork Times article on this), but not the texts the kids are supposed to be reading. Finally, I didn’t like how rereading was being approached.  Here is the rest of my thinking about this lesson. Hope it’s useful to you.


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