Bringing the Gettysburg Address to Life With Video

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November 19 marks the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address given by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. This extraordinary speech is taught in classrooms around the country as an example of a powerful speech that shares the principles of democracy and freedom during a difficult time in American history.   Although relatively short (about 2 ½ minutes), this … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Synth Part 2

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Synth is a user-friendly podcasting tool. The site allows users to create audio recordings up to 256 seconds long. Yesterday’s blog, Synth Part 1, gave an overview of this tool. The overview also included the application of both the SAMR model and the Triple E Frameworks as you integrate Synth into your instruction. Today’s post … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Synth Part 1

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Synth is a very simple podcasting tool. The site allows you to create audio recordings up to 256 seconds long, which reminded me of tweets on Twitter, but in audio format, so rather than 256 characters in length, they are 256 seconds long. Need more time? Synth also allows you to link together several Synths … read more »


3 Must-Have Resources for National Family Literacy Day

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“No skill is more crucial to the future of a child than literacy.” Los Angeles Times November 1st kicks off Family Literacy Month with National Family Literacy Day. These events highlight the importance of family literacy programs. Typical activities include inviting family members to the school to read to students, book drives, celebrity readers, and … read more »


Digital Citizenship Week 2019 #DigCitCommit

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 Digital Citizenship Week 2019 starts today! Digital citizenship in 2019 is all about changing the narrative of digital citizenship from teaching students what they should not be doing online to teaching students what they should be doing online instead. What does that mean?  Today’s digital citizen is: Inclusive – Open to hearing and recognizing … read more »