Kid-Friendly Tips to Prevent the Summer Slide

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This week we have another guest blog post from Kristine Scharaldi, an education consultant and instructional coach with a specialization in the fields of educational technology, Mind-Brain-Education, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and 21st Century Skills/Global Education.

Summertime learning does not have to look like school learning to be valuable. Instead of working through a packet of worksheets, kids can spend time doing activities that they are interested in while developing literacy in authentic ways. The freedom and flexibility that summer brings opens up added possibilities for informal, exploratory, and playful learning. Here are suggestions to encourage students to continue reading and writing while in “summer mode”.

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Don’t Miss Out, Get Caught Reading

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This week we have another guest blog post from Andrea Ferrero the co-founder of Pockets Change.

When did you last get lost in a story? Maybe it was skimming an article online or spending an afternoon buried in a book. Whether for a few minutes or a few hours, reading has the tremendous potential to capture the imagination, inspire ideas, and build new understanding. Each May, “Get Caught Reading Month” encourages us all to take a little more time to explore and enjoy stories of all forms. An excellent kick-off to summer reading, this nationwide celebration was started in 1999 by the Association of American Publishers with a simple goal - remind readers of all ages the power, potential, and pure joy of reading. So, don’t miss out, check out ideas on how to celebrate in the classroom and beyond!

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New Chromebook Tablets!

Since their debut, schools have chosen Chromebooks because they are fast, easy-to-use and manage, shareable, secure and affordable. Google for Education has listened carefully to feedback from educators around the world, and one common theme is that they want all the benefits of Chromebooks in a tablet form.

And of course they have delivered.

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Five reasons why struggling readers benefit from using technology

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This guest blog post comes from Kristine Scharaldi, an education consultant and instructional coach with a specialization in the fields of educational technology, Mind-Brain-Education, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and 21st Century Skills/Global Education.

With over 20 years of experience providing customized professional development and training for educators, we turned to Kristine to hear how technology can benefit struggling readers.

If you want to support your struggling students through the help of education technology, you won't want to miss Kristine's post!

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New updates bring more options to Fluency Tutor users

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As a go-to tool for educators wanting to help students improve reading fluency and comprehension, Fluency Tutor® for Google™ remains one of the most popular literacy apps in the Google environment.

Starting today, we’re introducing even more features to help both students and teachers get the most out of Fluency Tutor - all while continuing to save valuable class time.

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