Chromebook “Tracking” runners into readers- Jason Reynold’s Patina sets the pace

Patina Jason Reynolds New York: Simon and Schuster, 2017. Grades 5-8 Sadly, there is often an explicit student-centered division between accomplished and dedicated student sports team enthusiasts and dedicated student members of an ongoing reader’s circle.  Yet several savvy Young adult student authors have realized that the fastest way to get dedicated student athletes into … Continue reading Chromebook “Tracking” runners into readers- Jason Reynold’s Patina sets the pace

Charge into Malala’s mission to change world for the better-

How teachers and students grades k-12 can curate and collaborate with her using chromebooks. What reader would not be attracted to the magically inviting cover with its golden pencil that seems to do its magic as images of golden notebooks, pictures and birds ascend from it.  Even if she is not already recognized by target … Continue reading Charge into Malala’s mission to change world for the better-

Engage Students to Weigh in on Historical Hero Controversies Take them to Chromebook Court!!

Court is in session in your classroom and for all in Chromebook Invited Community Makes Historical Figure Controversies Real for Classes One Whole Class Case As a dedicated television reality fan, I have enjoyed the equivalent of literacy popcorn sprinkled with law related education the People’s Court and Judge Judy and other shows for two … Continue reading Engage Students to Weigh in on Historical Hero Controversies Take them to Chromebook Court!!

RJ Palacio’s Wonder Soon to Open in Movie Theaters

Engaging students, families, and community in anticipating the film version of this kindness and empathy value centered best seller as part of educating for literate proactive citizenship. For over 5 years, writer RJ Palacio’s story of a severely facially disfigured child named Auggie and his social struggles as he enters middle school, has captivated young … Continue reading RJ Palacio’s Wonder Soon to Open in Movie Theaters

Chromebooks connect students, communities and families together owning their present and funded futures

Imagine teens grades 8-12, rushing to classes to the difference between economic wants and needs.  Imagine them using their chromebooks to create graphic enhanced personalized informational documents and t charts of their wants versus their needs and keeping pre and post financial literacy records of how these change as they become more financially competent. Imagine … Continue reading Chromebooks connect students, communities and families together owning their present and funded futures