November 2017

Five reasons why struggling readers benefit from using technology


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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Don’t Hand Out That Worksheet: How Tech Can Make Maths More Engaging


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

If you were in the classroom in the 90’s as computers began making their way into the curriculum, you might have fond memories of the pioneer simulation “Oregon Trail” or the geography romp “Carmen Sandiego”. In more recent years, you may have forayed into Minecraft adventures.

For me, things got exciting when my 6th grade teacher and art teacher teamed up to have us create tessellations in Paint. It was incredibly fun, but most of my time on the computer that day was not spent deeply exploring geometry (my 6th grade teachers goal). Nor was my focus on color schemes (my art teacher's goal).

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New updates bring more options to Fluency Tutor users


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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