Tech Tool of the Month: NowComment Part 2

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In Part 1 of this blog, we introduced you to NowComment and discussed the application of both the SAMR Model and the Triple E Framework to help you integrate NowComment into your instruction. Today’s post offers detailed instructions about how to use this tool and also shares classroom use ideas by subject. How to Use … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: NowComment Part 1

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NowComment is a collaborative tool that allows students (and teachers) to have online conversations about a Microsoft Word or Excel document, PDF, image, website, or a text created within the NowComment site. Become a member for free and access features including sorting comments, creating assignments, hiding comments, replying privately, and unlimited collaboration between the teacher … read more »


What’s the Buzz: Digital Reading

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Education has moved forward a bit recently. We’ve learned a lot about using technology in the classroom (and remotely) and our readiness to provide instruction in many non-traditional formats.  A lot has been said about teaching reading and reading online.  But the conversations about reading haven’t extended to teaching digital reading.   Digital reading and … read more »


Building Remote Learning Rapport

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Teachers began the 2019-2020 school year with activities to build relationships with their students. Building meaningful relationships is the cornerstone of every classroom, and we work tirelessly to make connections with students and families. The COVID-19 pandemic abruptly forced teachers to transition from face-to-face learning to remote learning for the school year’s final months. We … read more »


Take Advantage of Microsoft and Google Assistive Technology to Assist All Learners

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July 26 is the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act–also known as National Disability Independence Day. This act states the importance of ensuring access to all areas of society for all citizens, especially those with disabilities. This access includes availability to digital materials. Two big players providing digital platforms, Google and Microsoft, provide … read more »