Category Archives: Education

3 Essentials for Success in a Blended [Literacy] Classroom

This post is sponsored by ThinkCERCA, an online platform designed to empower teachers to personalize literacy instruction across disciplines. The use of digital learning spaces has exploded in use in classrooms nearly everywhere. Through Learning Management Systems (LMS) many educators … Continue reading

Posted in #edchat, Assessment, beliefs, Blended Learning, classroom discussions, Collaboration, communication, edchat, Education | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Technology to Support Struggling Readers with Dyslexia

I am often asked how best to support struggling readers, especially those with reading disabilities. While it is important to identify and provide interventions early, all students, no matter their age, can continue to learn and develop literacy skills throughout … Continue reading

Posted in #edchat, brain research, Chrome Extensions, cross-discipline, Curriculum, Differentiation, Dyslexia, edchat, Education, Google, Literacy, reading, Reading Instruction, Strategies, Student, Teacher, Teacher Beliefs, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

15 EdTech Women Making an Impact!

March is known as Women’s History Month and this year the theme honors Trailblazers whose passion has influenced their respective field of work. This month I plan to highlight groups of Edtech Women each Friday that are leading the way … Continue reading

Posted in #edchat, #teachwriting, edchat, Education, Google, Student, students, Teacher, Teacher Beliefs, teachers, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

7 Characteristics to Look For when Purchasing New Curriculum/Programs

It’s that time of the year again when schools across the country are looking to purchase new curriculum and programs. Often times the big rocks that make things best for kids are masked by bells and whistles. Part of my … Continue reading

Posted in #edchat, administration, Assessment, beliefs, Consultant, Curriculum, edchat, Education, Instructional Coaching, Program, students, Teacher | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in #edchat, Assessment, communication, Digital Literacies, Digital Portfolios, edchat, Education, Literacy, reading, Skills, storytelling, Student, teachers, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment