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A Look Back: “The Fifteen Tech Tools & Non-Tech Resources I Use Most Often With My Students” In February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary!

A Look Back: “The Fifteen Tech Tools & Non-Tech Resources I Use Most Often With My Students”

Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look Back.” Each week, I’ll be re-posting a few of my favorite posts from the past ten years. You might also be interested in: A Look Back: Best Posts From 2007 To 2009 A Look Back: 2010’s Best Posts From This Blog A Look Back: 2011’s Best Posts From This Blog A Look Back: 2012’s Best Posts From This Blog A Look Back: 2013’s Best Posts From This Blog A Look Back: 2014’s Best Posts From This Blog I published this post in 2015, and it’s still pretty accurate (though I will be spending a good portion of this coming week doing planning for my classes and might have a few additions): I share lots of tools and resources – in fact, I publish about five posts a day. That’s a lot of stuff! One way I try to help readers, and myself, hear through the “noise” of all those posts is through my 1,500 regularly updated “Best” lists. Sounds Easy! Related January 3, 2017. 10 Excellent Educational Blogs To Follow – #EdTech4Beginners.

Educational Blogs are simply brilliant.

10 Excellent Educational Blogs To Follow – #EdTech4Beginners

They showcase new ideas and resources that teachers can copy or adapt for their own lessons. Below I have listed 10 Blogs that are fantastic and will give you lots of new things to try. Remember to hit the follow button when you get to the blog, so you get an update every time the author posts. 1) Love Learning 2) Mr P’s ICT Blog 3) Edutopia 4) Learning With E’s 5) Teacher Toolkit 6) We Are Teachers 7) Learn Lead Grow.

One Stop Teacher Shop - Teaching Resources for Upper Elementary: Free Resources for Non-Fiction Texts. I love to have a collection of Non-Fiction Articles/Texts on hand.

One Stop Teacher Shop - Teaching Resources for Upper Elementary: Free Resources for Non-Fiction Texts

I am constantly using them in my Reading Centers. If you haven't already checked out my post on "No-Fuss Literacy Centers", you may be wondering how I use my collection of texts... For one of my daily centers, my students complete a Non-Fiction Activity Sheet that is aligned with the current skill we are working on. They can choose the Non-Fiction text of their choice, and complete the activity for the week.

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iHeartLiteracy: Technology in the Classroom. Let's get some technology resources together for teachers.

iHeartLiteracy: Technology in the Classroom

Here are just a few: 1) 27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice 2) What do you want kids to do with technology? 3) 9 Powerful (And FREE) Tools To Boost Summer Learning. A Literate Life - Anchor Charts. Karen Mensing. Life in Fifth Grade: Increasing Students' Thinking! Moving Past "Right There" Questions. One of my goals this year is to improve the rigor in my classroom.

Life in Fifth Grade: Increasing Students' Thinking! Moving Past "Right There" Questions

I want to move past those "right there" questions and really make my kids dig deep into the text. I've been focusing on Bloom's Taxonomy as a result and I created a resource that has really help move beyond pointing directly to the answer. I call them bloom's ladders. Here's what each ladder looks like: We treat it like a video game.

As the levels increase, I only require students to complete a certain number of tasks since those tasks require more detail and/or preparation. With this resource, I've also created a slightly different variation called "How High Can You Go? " Still "played" the same way, but with these all 6 Bloom's Levels are on one ladder. I've also made these higher level task cards that can be used in a number of different ways. 20 tasks are included. A set of my Bloom's Taxonomy Posters are also included. Want to know my favorite part of this resource?