Cath Crowley New York: Alfred Knopf Grades 9-12 Infusing and Modeling Resilience and Hope, One YA Book at a Time- Chromebooks help bridge reader hope gaps filling them with files, docs, and more authenticating hope with online sharable projects and performances Any teacher who uses YA realistic fiction which mirrors the myriad real life challenges … Continue reading Words in Deep Blue
Let the inspiration of Wordsworth’s daffodils and Cummings’s spring as a shifting hand set students off to “poetic license” the season. Use all the many features of your Chromebook and Google Apps- video, graphics, photos, slides, audio , word docs, and more to capture long awaited Spring. At Ditmas IS 62 in Kensington, Brooklyn, NY. … Continue reading Spring forward to Poetry
What, take time from the key last month of test preparation to look up and take in the hint of arriving spring? What a waste of dwindling instructional days until the TEST!! Yet, let me state that since the first year of my ELA teaching career, I have always dedicated time for a Rites of … Continue reading Rites of Spring/ Using the Poetry of the 19th Century to “dance with the daffodils” Chromebook Capture Multisensory Rites, Not Just Writings!
Just as everyday ballet dancers train at the barre and boxers get in the ring for training to go a few rounds, so students can combat, contextualize and comment on bullying everyday by developing a class or small editorial team blog. How can using the Chromebook support that effort? First, they can go online to … Continue reading Blogging Against Bullying- Using Chromebooks to Construct Meaning and Make Anti-Bullying Student Peer Protection REAL-Grades 8-12
Using the playlists and music and digital media citations within YA readings to draw students into reading YA books You watch teens immersed in the world of headphone use, swaying to beloved music hits. While you as an adult Ela educator may share this passion, as someone accountable for their capacity to respond to printed … Continue reading Reading with Music at Full Blast