Recently I spent some time helping a friend develop a business plan for a local tutoring company. As I helped her identify and write down business mission, long and short term goals, market, marketing strategy and other details, I suddenly realized this business template would be extremely useful for ELA functional writing, expository, information and … Continue reading Planning the Business of Being the Best Me or Accentuating my Entrepreneurial Dreams Use Chromebooks for Business Plans Grades 3-8 that realize ELA Writing Skills!
Service Learning is part of the high school and even some middle school regular curricula. However, many elementary educators feel that their students are too young to serve or to lead, plus need the school day time taken up with rigorous multidisciplinary skills learning. Ironically, children are never too young to serve and in serving … Continue reading Never Too Young to Serve- Chromebook centered Elementary Service Learning
Back in the late 20th century, my mother adored expressive read aloud with storyteller voice changes and gestures plus improvised personally sung music or if she was really into it, a vinyl recording played in the background to set up the story’s mood. Of course, this “human” animated voice acting and movement plus music rich … Continue reading Golden Book Reading Aloud – Chromebooks can make classic and contemporary stories come “live” Using Chromebooks to listen to and become online audio storytellers-
In the 19th century poet Whitman used his powerful voice and his overarching persona to set off on the Open Road- “Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, . . . The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.” Walt envisioned himself as a social activist his poetry to alert citizens … Continue reading Chromebook Constructed Open Road of Technology Digital Platforms for Literacy Driven Social Actions Using Chromebook as a Social Action Proactive Change Tool While still in school How Shane Koyczan’s To This Day Joins Whitman’s Use of Poetry as a Platform for Citizenship
As educators, we focus on engaging students from grades 2 to grades 12 and beyond in asking essential questions about content and topics as a way to open doors for student in depth real life understanding. Such questions are open-ended ones without a single correct answer. Their goal as in real life issues is to … Continue reading Asking the Essential Questions – Using Chromebooks to help students begin to identify usable answers?