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If you’ve spent time in a classroom with students of any age, you know that questions can pop up throughout lots of different conversations. But how can we help students, especially our youngest students, build a sense of wonder about the world around them? How can we help tap into intellectual curiosity as students explore new topics?
As we start the new school year, it’s a good time to pause and think about what we’ve learned from the past. In this blog post, we’ll look at what we can do in the new school year based on what we have learned in the past year. Then, I’ll take you through three action items to go along with these reflections.
Discover three keystone skills that research shows can support emerging literacy: symbol awareness, sequencing, and storytelling (or story recall). We'll look at how these three skills in young children are some of the strongest and most consistent predictors of later literacy success--and how coding can help children practice them in a playful, stress-free way.
As we make our way into the back-to-school season, there is still time to prepare students for the start of the school year. If you are working with student readers this summer, you might have new challenges than in years past. This past year and a half has presented obstacles for students, teachers, and families working with young readers. As we acknowledge these challenges, we can also think forward to the start of the school year. There are many ways to help student readers prepare.
Ready to dive into summer reading activities? Capstone Interactive and PebbleGo can help support readers this summer. These fantastic resources can become part of a structured learning experience for students. Or they can be used when students read and research on their own time. Reading has a place in every season, including the structured and unstructured learning moments in the summertime.
When I think of perfect pairs I think Buzz and Woody, Sherlock and Watson, and of course, PebbleGo and Flipgrid! Some things are just meant to be together and these duos are all just right! As I mentioned in my previous blog post, PebbleGo and Flipgrid have been my go-to combo this year. They helped me keep my students engaged and learning through the end of this crazy school year. Here are a few more awesome ways these two great edtech tools can be used in the classroom!
In today’s blog post, I’ll highlight some of the resources within Capstone Connect that are perfect for exploring safety topics with students. We’ll also look at digital activities for reading responses featuring the dynamic, popular EdTech tool Buncee.
In today’s blog post, I’ll share six ways to reinforce SEL with K-3 students this summer, featuring the excellent resources from PebbleGo.
On May 5, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Here is a choice board that our students and teachers can use to learn about Cinco de Mayo through articles, songs, art, and more.