Marissa Banda

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Books We Recommend

At the end of the year, my 3rd graders created a Google Slideshow of books they recommended to classmates for Summer Reading as well as for next …

Reading on Digital Devices: Use Annotation to Push Student Thinking

Here’s my new post for Kami’s blog about! Click here to check out the original. The world of education has changed greatly with the introduction of …

A Good Example of a Student & Teacher Blog - And How to Make Your Own

On Monday afternoon I had the pleasure of seeing Elisabeth Alkier give a presentation about the book review blog that she developed with her students …

Go-To Digital Tools for Writing Workshop

Digital tools can transform your teaching by allowing students to have a writing community beyond the classroom walls, be innovative, make meaningful …

Education Technology

#TCRWP Writing: Takeaways Day 4

New York CityThis rural Iowa dweller says thanks for all the opportunities:for face to face meet ups with friends from Twitter, Twitter chats, and …

Where Have All the Narratives Gone?

I've been thinking about why young writers struggle with personal narrative and realistic fiction writing.

Creative Writing

The Classroom Bookshelf - A Blog of Literature Lesson Ideas

This afternoon at ISTE 2016 I met with Kathy Ishizuka who is the editor of School Library Journal. Kathy shared with me her excitement about School …

Writing

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Loved @iChrisLehman @MaggieBRoberts @KristinZiemke session on micro-writing! #sketchnotes #ISTE2016 #tcrwp https://t.co/I6ehzc7RNM

Came across several tools that I am will definitely be using this year! @Seesaw @Plotagon @comiclife #ISTE2016 https://t.co/6kdY8OjOJL

Why Digital Writing

"The question is no longer whether we <i>should</i> use technology to teach writing; instead we must focus on the many ways we <i>must</i> use technology to teach …

8 Apps & Web Browser Tools from ReadWriteThink

The folks at ReadWriteThink and the International Literacy Association have developed terrific digital resources for students and teachers. They have …

READ, REFLECT, REACT by Katey Howes

I have three children in elementary school. I spend evenings with just-right books and book reports and reader’s theater rehearsals. I write …