Tag Archives: literacy and technology

Cool Tool | pivotED from Capstone

pivotEd leverages Capstone’s rich content by offering more than 500 pre-built lessons for grades 3 through 6. Each lesson is based on a Capstone text and an ebook is included with the lesson. All lessons and titles have been correlated … Continue reading

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Advancing Literacy

Upgrading an ancient experience to bring boundless benefits to millions of people.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero One of the founding directors of Teach for America, Matt Bardin (pictured) is as dedicated to literacy as they come. A graduate of … Continue reading

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From Raleigh to Rochester

Everyday adventures of a PD coach using technology for improved literacy. GUEST COLUMN | by Christina Magee Whether it’s in Raleigh or Rochester, every new day brings an exciting adventure as an Instructional Coach. This is a day-in-the-life account from … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Reading Horizons Discovery

Reading Horizons Discovery® provides teachers with the resources and method to give K-3 students a solid foundation for reading and spelling to put them firmly on the path to reading success. The strategy-based reading program offers both direct instruction and … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Letters alive Plus by Alive Studios

Alive Studios, a leading provider of augmented reality (AR) and early education software, has introduced a new method to excite young readers when learning letter sounds and letter names. Especially popular for English language learners (ELLs), at-risk, and special needs … Continue reading

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The Right to Read

Technology to bring literacy resources to refugee and remote communities. GUEST COLUMN | by Rebecca Leege Two-hundred-and-fifty million children across the globe are not learning basic literacy and numeracy skills. Of these, 57 million children—a disproportionate number of whom are … Continue reading

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Next Read

Tips to help your students become binge readers. GUEST COLUMN | by Rita Platt Binge watching has become an American phenomenon. With online choices including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Go, and more, viewers can watch their favorite television shows … Continue reading

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Can’t Stop Reading!

Special Education students find joy in learning through digital literacy environment. GUEST COLUMN | by Judy Hackett and Cathy Kostecki  How do you get your most struggling readers to engage in high-quality text? Research shows two key parts in motivating … Continue reading

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Another Dimension

Powerful ways to integrate visual storytelling in the classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Livia Mihai The first pop-up children’s book I ever touched was Little Red Riding Hood. I was a high school senior, and I had thought I was … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Lexia RAPID Assessment K-2

Recently expanded to grades K-2, Lexia RAPID Assessment helps K-12 educators prepare all students for reading success. Designed to measure the skills most predictive of reading success, RAPID adaptively assesses student performance in critical reading and language skills, while minimizing … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Big Word Club

You’ve heard of the Digital Divide, well, here’s a very different chasm in education: the Word Gap. What’s this? “A gap in vocabulary between rich and poor,” says Shane DeRolf, founder and CEO of Big Word Club. Research has documented that students from lower … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Accelerated Reader 360 from Renaissance

With the proven concept that consistent practice is powerful, Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360 oversees and assesses the reading abilities of K-12 students. Through the program, students read nonfiction and fiction texts personalized to their reading level, and then go on … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Readorium

This personalized web-based learning system (for grades 3-8) teaches students proficient reading strategies as human online “book mentors” guide them through engaging chapter books based on the Next Generation Science Standards. Students at all skill levels can master the same in-depth … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | ReadWorks

The non-profit ReadWorks is committed to solving our nation’s reading comprehension challenges by providing educators with the research-based curriculum and guidance they need to improve their effectiveness and their students’ achievement. They provide a pedagogically consistent product of comprehension units, articles, and question sets … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | myON Personalized Literacy Platform

A champion in personalized literacy, myON was among the first companies to offer unlimited access to authentic digital content and reading growth assessments, tools and data. More than 70 percent of the myON library is comprised of informational text and every … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Bookopolis

This is a kid-friendly social network and book discovery tool that ignites a love of reading in elementary and middle school students. It’s like Goodreads made just for young people with built-in edtech tools for teachers. Joining the Bookopolis online community builds … Continue reading

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New Tools for New Learners

The power of media to improve learning outcomes for all children. GUEST COLUMN | by Lesli Rotenberg and Debra Tica Sanchez To ensure children develop the skills that are fundamental to academic and professional achievement, we need to reach them … Continue reading

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The Difference Makers

A 40-year veteran of educational publishing talks about what matters most. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero As do so many companies, Learning A-Z started as an idea. Bob Holl (pictured) and Francis Morgan, two entrepreneurs and veterans of the education … Continue reading

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Rescue Me

Student literacy in crisis? Digital technology to the rescue. GUEST COLUMN | by Gideon Stein Last month, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report that found that two-thirds of all entering fourth graders aren’t reading proficiently – and 80 … Continue reading

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Read on the Future

Todd Brekhus has a good look at what’s working and what’s next for literacy.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero As president of Capstone Digital Solutions, creators of myON reader, Todd Brekhus has been a leader in technology-enhanced literacy solutions to … Continue reading

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