Category Archives: Digital Literacies

Technoliteracies: Sharing the Top Digital Resources to Support Student Readers and Writers

Last year, my best friend Erin Olson and I started an Instagram account to share our love of literacy and technology. Technoloiteracies was born as a place where we could share the best resources, apps, and technology to support student … Continue reading

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Educators Sharing #WhyIWrite to Celebrate The National Day on Writing

In 2009, the Senate passed a resolution recognizing October 20 as the National Day on Writing. Every year, thousands of educators, students, and writers celebrate by tweeting reasons why they write using the hashtag #WhyIWrite. Celebrations and activities are planned … Continue reading

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Digital Portfolios with Bloomz

As a high school English teacher in a technology-rich school, I realized the importance of digital portfolios to capture and showcase learning. Upon graduation, each one of my former students left with both a digital portfolio and a YouTube channel … Continue reading

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3 Alternatives for Generating Citations

Just as one should always backup their pictures, documents, and videos in multiple places; so should educators always have a backup for their favorite digital resources, tools, and apps. In the blink of an eye, something that was accessible yesterday … Continue reading

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5 YouTube Tips for the Classroom

With over a billion users, YouTube reaches more 18-34-year-olds than any cable network. In education, YouTube is viewed as a learning tool and also a creation tool with YouTube Editor, Channels, Subscriptions, and even part of students’ digital portfolios. I’d like … Continue reading

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