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Refining the Weekly Class Newsletter

Andrea Smith uses the school-to-home communication tool to give her writers an authentic process and audience.

Photovoice: Exploring Content Literacy with Images

As Suzy Kaback explores the question “How does your expertise function?” she explains the power of Photovoice and details its use in K-12 classrooms.

5 Easy Steps for Starting a Blog

Mary Lee Hahn and Franki Sibberson share tips for launching and maintaining a blog, as well as a wealth of reasons why it’s a valuable use of your time

Digital Handouts: An Alternative to More Paper and Meetings

Jill Ostrow creates a flexible and practical online tool to support teachers of English language learners.

Teaching Blogging to Second Graders

You’re never too young to blog, as Katie DiCesare demonstrates with her 2nd graders.

Reading Preferences: Social, Pleasurable, and Sometimes Awkward

Karen Terlecky connects an honest appraisal of her reading habits with an unvarnished look at her 5th grade students.

Redesigning a Classroom: Putting Students First (and Technology in Its Place)

Mandy Robek faces the challenge of creating a warm and inviting classroom environment that still includes some cold, hard computers for student use.

Unexpected Gifts: Technology and Community in the First Days of School

Andrea Smith is surprised and delighted at what technology adds to her classroom in the early days of school.

A District Film Festival: Giving Kids An Authentic Audience for Their Work

Lights, cameras, and even a red carpet!  Bill Bass documents how a film festival brought high school teachers and students together, with a strong focus on connecting district goals and standards to the fun projects.

Addicted to Twitter: How Did It Happen?

Franki Sibberson documents the stages of tweetage, from avoidance to addiction.

The Reading Skills We Use When Searching the Internet

Browsing and previewing skills change when the medium is the Internet. Franki Sibberson has advice for working with tech-savvy young readers.

Expanding the Ways We Preview Books

Franki Sibberson discovers new ways technology can expand and enrich how students preview books.

Twitter Me This: Using Cell Phones to Build Literacy Skills and a Reading Community

Lisa Koch found herself a bit irritated as her high school students would discreetly send text messages as she tried to teach them literary terms.  Her solution?  Tweet tweet!  You can read here about her successful summer experiment of tweeting literary terms and staying in touch with students over summer reading assignments.

From Page to Screen: My Top Ten Film Adaptations of Children’s Books

Shari Frost is inspired to create a list of her favorite children’s book to film adaptations.

Photo Booth and Young Readers

Stella Villalba uses the Photo Booth app to build stamina in a young English language learner, as well as reinforce the learning and practice at home.

Using Skype in the Classroom

Katherine Sokolowski has suggestions for Skype use in classrooms, covering everything from student etiquette to special events.

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