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.
I've had a crazy spring, with many courses, workshops, and illnesses; It seems like every time I turn around my kids are sick, or I am sick, or everyone is sick all together. In attempting to efficiently get work done while also caring for two sick almost-two-year-olds, I've unearthed some pragmatic tools I created to solve some of my own classroom needs. This oral response rubric is one of those. Hopefully it helps you manage oral response in your classroom as well.