Family Literacy-Chromebook Enabled Four R’s, “Relate, Research, Read, Record”

Relate, Research, Read, Record Schools currently focus not only on rigorous academic studies, but also want to engage families in shared learning beyond the traditional parent attendance at student performances.  Yet while families have always been celebrated as the first teachers of their children and as partners in school learning, ways to concretize that connection … Continue reading Family Literacy-Chromebook Enabled Four R’s, “Relate, Research, Read, Record”

Engaging ESL Learners in Universal Digital Storytelling Right Away –

Using Chromebooks to Access First Language Expertise and Life Experiences for School-Wide Community Contributions ESL educators, ELA and SS educators face the challenges of engaging bright students with first language content and skill expertise plus extensive international life experiences in grade and age required content.  Furthermore, now that every student is required to be skilled … Continue reading Engaging ESL Learners in Universal Digital Storytelling Right Away –

Chromebooks ARE Assistive Technology Already in Use – Good to Go No Additional Purchase Required

Begin to tap their possibilities as “already in school” assistive technology As administrators, equipment purchasers, and educators see the numbers of identified special needs students in self –contained classes or inclusionary classes rise, they calculate the costs and quantity of additional assistive technology devices they will need to support these special needs learners.  Yes, these … Continue reading Chromebooks ARE Assistive Technology Already in Use – Good to Go No Additional Purchase Required

Chromebooks can Raise Academic Achievements continued….

In the previous Blog, Dr. Reissman shared some of the ongoing research meta-analysis of studies which examine the extent to which use of Chromebooks can raise academic achievement, student engagement, student technology user and proactive self development/SEL skills.  While as responsible school administrators, educators, community and parents, examining the research to confirm the authenticity and … Continue reading Chromebooks can Raise Academic Achievements continued….

Research Emerging to Confirm Chromebooks’ Positive Academic, Life Skills and Technology 21st Century Fluencies- PLUS STUDENTS HAVE FUN!!!

This past summer, I had the pleasure of visiting a room where students worked on their Chromebooks with smiles on their faces as they read peer commentaries on: summer fashion, the latest Bruno Mars, Beyonce and Taylor Swift music, how to study for specialized high school tests and whether the circus was inhumane to its … Continue reading Research Emerging to Confirm Chromebooks’ Positive Academic, Life Skills and Technology 21st Century Fluencies- PLUS STUDENTS HAVE FUN!!!