by Arwen Kuttner | May 11, 2014 | Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning
Reading support teacher Arwen Kuttner is finding that a combination of tried and true reading instructional strategies and some new technologies have achieved a productive balance among her primary-aged students who are now “eager to ask me for books that they can read independently.”
by Patti Grayson | Jun 12, 2012 | Less Teacher, More Student, Student Life, Voices
Fourth grade teacher Patti Grayson has some major issues with summer reading in the elementary grades. What is the point of assigning students specific books to read? Summer is for building lemonade stands and chasing fireflies. Let kids pick books they like and write to you about why they liked them.
by Powerful Learning Practice | May 8, 2012 | Powerful Learning Practice, ReadingAre you gearing up for your summer reading? Don’t hit the beach with an empty Kindle or tote bag! If you’re looking for something to challenge, stimulate, or entertain you, we’ve got 20 suggestions for your summer reading list. Enjoy! 20 innovative...
by Powerful Learning Practice | Jan 21, 2012 | Conversations from the EdgeApple’s mega announcement of their new iTunes U courses and, more interesting to me, their new iBooks Author app has many of us thinking anew about the state of textbooks and informal learning and openness and a whole bunch of other things. It’s been...
by Kathy Cassidy | Dec 15, 2011 | Creating Global Classrooms, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning
All of my first graders’ eyes are glued to the Smartboard in our classroom whenever we take the time to read our blog comments. Their eyes shine as they read or hear a comment that has been written just for them. The fact that someone they care about or someone we will never meet took the time to type a message to their class or to their personal blog has a big impact on them.