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

Hello School Year 2017-2918 Hello Ruby- Family Adventures in Coding-Chromebook Access Pass

Linda Liukas New York: Feiwel and Friends, 2015 Can be used with printable and playable and accessible features of http://www.helloruby.com accessible using your Chromebook Google features The author and publisher are pushing this as an early childhood family 21st century coding book but it truly is also extremely infusible into any k-3 literacy program enabling … Continue reading Hello School Year 2017-2918 Hello Ruby- Family Adventures in Coding-Chromebook Access Pass

Make Museum Family Visits Last- Chromebook a Family Visit Memory

Educators are currently aligning rapidly to CCSS.  CCSS emphasizes: informational texts, text based questions/tasks, writing grounded in evidence, and academic vocabulary.  But during summer, families are not explicitly involved or mandated to continue or expand rigorous content and yet ironically the summer is a time rife with family literacy learning opportunities. How so? Should families … Continue reading Make Museum Family Visits Last- Chromebook a Family Visit Memory