I bet you thought that I was going to miss a month of posting, right? Maybe you thought I had abandoned this blog altogether? Fret not - Here I am! Read on to find some tools that may help you stay sane in spite of a hectic teaching schedule, and a big announcement.
I used to have students compose and narrate stories using ordinary, boring, old PowerPoint, but these days, the web has many digital storytelling tools that can offer a lot to students. Read on to find four free web-based digital storytelling tools that will allow students to publish their work digitally and share it with classmates, friends, and family.
People often ask me how I find the resources that I share. The Big Deal Media newsletters is one of them and is a great place for all teachers to find fresh resources and tools.
When deciding what to present on for the IL Bilingual Conference last week, I decided to go back to my two loves in the classroom: writing and technology. With tools to teach Common Core skills much in demand right now, I looked to the Common Core Anchor Standards to frame my presentation. Below I break down some of the CCSS Anchor Standards for Writing and the tools that can help teachers develop the needed skills in their students. Have fun exploring!