Newsela – Nonfiction Leveled Readings

Newsela is a great resource for any classroom.  It is a site that has a collection of nonfiction articles and stories, including current events articles, that allow you to select the reading level you need to understand the text.  There are usually 5 levels available for students so they can select the level that best…

Let Them Choose!

I am helping out this week in a classroom where the teacher wanted to do something other than the posters they had done in the past.  We decided on allowing the students to choose what they use to do the project as long as it could be shared with others and met the contextual guidelines.…

Choice, Choice, Choice!

One of the biggest tips I give to people when using technology in the classroom is to give your students choices.  Choices on how they work in the classroom, choices on what they create and even choices on how they are assessed.  By giving choices we are allowing students a greater chance to own their…