Olivia Lopez

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Why Reading Aloud Matters

Photo by Shelley Davis<b>Why Reading Aloud Matters</b>One of the most important times in my classroom is our read aloud time. It is known to my students as …

80 FREE Educational Apps for Kindle Fire

Shares 2K<p>Many of you are purchasing Kindle Fire Tablets for your kids this Christmas. While reading books and playing games are a big part of what …

The Incredible True Story

Culturally Responsive Nonfiction<p>Molly Vasich, a high school English teacher from Minneapolis, Minn., learned firsthand how infusing various types of …

Free Nonfiction Reading Websites for Kids

I’m always looking for nonfiction reading websites that I can use in my classroom! I love to have a collection of Nonfiction Articles/Texts on hand. …

The Changing Story: How to Harness the Power of Digital Storytelling in the Classroom and Community

Embracing the ability that digital storytelling gives my students to incorporate the elements of audio, video, art, text, animation and more has been …

Digital Storytelling: Extending the Potential for Struggling Writers

What it means to be literate has broadened to not only include traditional literacies, reading and writing print text for example, but also to …

6 Reasons You Should Be Doing Digital Storytelling with Your Students

<i>Anna Warfield</i><p>What is all this hooplah about digital storytelling? Digital storytelling is a blend of video, audio, images, and text to convey …

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Improving Close Reading Skills with Microsoft OneNote

Close Reading with Microsoft OneNote<p>Teaching close reading skills in a digital environment is no easy task. These are important skills that are not …

Top 5 Free Kindle Fire Apps for Education

Top Five Free Kindle Fire Apps for Education<p>The release of the Kindle Fire last fall immediately raised questions about its usefulness in the …

8 Strategies to Keep Informational Reading Fun

As a classroom teacher, I want to see that same level of excitement as students engage with informational texts. The following are eight strategies …

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Simply put, scaffolding is what you do first with kids—for those students who are still struggling, you may need to differentiate by modifying an …