I find that supporting struggling readers in Intermediate is very difficult. It is difficult to support with a classroom library or school library collection, difficult to run guided reading, and difficult to preserve self-esteem because using websites and books that may be at appropriate reading levels are also often for 'little kids'. It is important to... Continue Reading →

SAMR, Collaborative Inquiry & Tech enabled Learning

Earlier this year I began a collaborative teacher inquiry that would set up a technological framework for supporting literacy in the lives of our students, and increasing knowledge. My framework fit very nicely with Ruben Puentedura's SAMR model. The following is an example of one way I am incorporating the SAMR into literacy. Different Entry... Continue Reading →

Twitter in Education

Twitter is a social media platform that can be both safe and effective for learning and communicating, when used appropriately. Twitter is intended for two-way, open communication. However, when using it for class projects or classroom communication, teachers should consider adjusting the privacy settings on the account. Here are some suggestions: Safety First, it should... Continue Reading →

10 Reasons to Educate Elementary Students about Social Media

  It is always interesting to me, to find out that more and more of our younger students are becoming involved with the Internet and Social Media. Due to their developmental age, most students have some kind of difficulty with self-management throughout childhood. But, this is to be expected with children. They simply┬álack the maturity,... Continue Reading →

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