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OK2Ask: 3 Cool Tools for Digital Reading - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from February 2024. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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Digital or online reading is different from reading print. Digital reading often includes a research component that is not linear, so when reading online, students need to clarify their purpose and then evaluate and synthesize information. Come learn about the processes involved in digital reading and explore three tools that will help you teach critical strategies to your students. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand skills and processes involved in digital reading. 2. Explore tools that help students find, evaluate, and synthesize what they read. 3. Plan for digital reading instruction in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): digital reading (15), professional development (379), reading strategies (96)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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Marley Dias - Marley Dias

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This website showcases young activist Marley Dias' who started #1000BlackGirlBooks, a project to collect books with Black girl heroes. On her site, you can learn about her book drives...more
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This website showcases young activist Marley Dias' who started #1000BlackGirlBooks, a project to collect books with Black girl heroes. On her site, you can learn about her book drives and her own book, "Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!" There's also a blog where Marley talks about why it's important to have diverse books and how everyone can help make a change. Plus, there are tips for teachers and parents finding and using books that show different kinds of people.

tag(s): diversity (37), identity (28), women (132), womenchangemaker (14)

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Have students explore Marley Dias' website to learn about the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign and the importance of diversity in literature. Use a program like Book Creator, reviewed here where students can create their own digital book that showcases a diverse figure. Students can then share their digital books with classmates and discuss the importance of seeing diverse literary characters. Organize a school-wide or classroom reading challenge where students read books from a list inspired by #1000BlackGirlBooks. Use a program like Padlet, reviewed here to track the books read, and share reviews with peers using Flip, reviewed here. Have students select a book from the #1000BlackGirlBooks list to read. After reading, have students write a letter to the author of the book they chose, expressing their thoughts on the story, its characters, and how it helped them understand a new perspective or experience.

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Flaticon - Flaticon

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Flaticon offers an extensive repository of free icons and stickers for use with any project. Free accounts allow you to download icons in PNG format. Browse the home page to ...more
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Flaticon offers an extensive repository of free icons and stickers for use with any project. Free accounts allow you to download icons in PNG format. Browse the home page to find the top icons and stickers, or use the search bar to locate specific icons. Click on the icon to download or add to a collection. A free account is required to create up to three collections with up to 256 icons per collection.

tag(s): images (268), preK (254), presentations (15), symbols (15)

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Use images from this collection with any digital projects, and be sure to share them with students to use with their digital creations. These images are perfect for many projects, including book reports, newsletters, multimedia presentations, etc. Use images in various ways, such as to include in explainer videos created with Adobe Creative Cloud Express, reviewed here, in digital books made with Imagine Forest, reviewed here, and in multimedia presentations made with Sway, reviewed here.

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Pear Practice - Pear Deck

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Pear Practice is a gamified learning experience that promotes collaborative learning and independent practice using tools provided by Pear Deck, reviewed...more
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Pear Practice is a gamified learning experience that promotes collaborative learning and independent practice using tools provided by Pear Deck, reviewed here. Use Pear Practice to create learning experiences or choose from the large selection of activities in the practice sets. When creating a set, Pear Practice allows members to create multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, drawing, and drag-and-drop questions. Once a practice set is chosen, create an assignment for individual practice or start a live practice by choosing one of the game mode options. Options within live practice activities allow educators to set time limits for questions, allow guest students not in Pear Deck classrooms, and create random groups. Students join activities using the unique code or by sharing a link. When sharing as an assignment, specify a start and ending date and assign an accuracy goal for students to achieve. Students can retake the assignment as often as needed to meet the accuracy goal. Many activities in Pear Practice's public library correlate to Common Core Standards.

tag(s): assessment (145), differentiation (83), quiz (66), quizzes (88), Teacher Utilities (143)

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Include Pear Practice as part of your ongoing practice and formative assessment activities. Browse the site's public library to find many activities for all grade levels and subjects, then edit questions to fit your needs. Use this feature to differentiate practice materials and games to accommodate the different needs of your students. Create sets that meet your specific needs as you become comfortable using Pear Practice. For example, generate practice sets for multilingual learners to learn vocabulary before beginning a new unit or make a set for students needing additional math facts practice. Include a link to assigned Pear Practice activities on your class website or parent newsletter for at-home practice.

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Reading Coach - Microsoft

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Reading Coach uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help students improve reading fluency and comprehension through personalized practice. It incentivizes learners to earn achievements...more
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Reading Coach uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help students improve reading fluency and comprehension through personalized practice. It incentivizes learners to earn achievements and unlock new story elements through enhanced reading skills. Multilingual support is included in over 100 languages. View Reading Coach by entering as a parent, educator, or administrator. For a quick preview, choose the parent option. Begin by selecting from the options to create a story using AI, read a passage from the library, or add a passage of your own. Options in the resource library allow you to select passages from eight levels, including beginning readers through readers comfortable with complex text. After allowing microphone access, readers read aloud for up to ten minutes, then stop to get feedback and suggested practice steps. Results provide feedback on pronunciation accuracy, reading time, and words to practice.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), fluency (24), literacy (106), multilingual (62), reading comprehension (142), reading strategies (96), Teacher Utilities (143)

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Share Reading Coach with students and parents to use as a support tool for improving reading skills independently. Reading Coach includes support from Immersive Reader, reviewed here, making it perfect for use with multilingual learners. Demonstrate how to use Immersive Reader to view text in different languages, hear passages read, and display text broken into syllables. Be sure to watch for additional updates to Reading Coach, which include integration with learning management systems and feedback on prosody (reading with expression).

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OK2Ask: Engage & Inspire with Fake Websites - TeachersFirst

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Misinformation is rampant online. As educators, how can we prepare students to navigate this landscape? In this interactive workshop, participants will explore techniques for leveraging fake websites to build essential media literacy skills. Join us to explore this engaging approach to promoting digital citizenship and critical thinking. Leave equipped with practical strategies for developing media-savvy students through authentic learning experiences that incorporate analyzing fake websites. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Evaluate fake websites and identify specific indicators of misinformation, such as biased language, questionable sources, and misleading visuals. 2. Learn strategies for responsibly incorporating fake websites into instruction to foster critical thinking. 3. Plan to implement activities using fake websites in instruction. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): digital citizenship (83), media literacy (102), professional development (379)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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Twitter Chat: Reading Reimagined in the Digital Era - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from February 2024 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Reading Reimagined in the Digital Era. During this chat, participants: 1. ...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from February 2024 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Reading Reimagined in the Digital Era. During this chat, participants: 1. Explored digital reading tools that meet diverse learning needs, 2. Discussed strategies for integrating digital reading resources into your existing curriculum, and 3. Gained insights into how digital reading resources can be used to differentiate instruction.

tag(s): digital reading (15), independent reading (84), reading comprehension (142), reading strategies (96), science of reading (31), twitterchatarchive (171)

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Find resources and information about reading reimagined in the digital era. Share this chat with your colleagues looking for strategies and resources for reading in the digital era.

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OK2Ask: Google My Maps Basics - TeachersFirst

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Google Maps is a familiar tool for finding directions, but it has so much more potential for dynamic learning in the classroom. Google My Maps allows educators to create customized, interactive maps to engage students with location-based projects across subjects and grades. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of building customized maps and explore examples of how other teachers have used My Maps to enhance instruction, collaboration, and student projects. Learn strategies for using My Maps to allow students to guide their own explorations, tell location-based stories, visualize data, and demonstrate their learning. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Build a customized My Maps demo map incorporating markers, shapes, and multimedia elements. 2. Explore examples of My Maps projects and reflect on potential connections to their own instruction. 3. Plan for their own instructional My Maps project to try with students. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): map skills (56), maps (208), professional development (379)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: Save Time, Enhance Learning, and Maximize Resources with TeachersFirst - TeachersFirst

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Spend less time searching and more time teaching with TeachersFirst.org! This workshop will empower educators by introducing them to the thousands of original and curated classroom resources on the site--all reviewed and rated by real teachers. You'll learn how to enrich instruction by taking advantage of lesson plan ideas and explanations of how to integrate top-rated resources into your classroom. You'll also discover how to stay on top of education trends through TeachersFirst's blogs, workshops, and weekly newsletter. Maximize your time and resources by finding everything you need in one place. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Discover time-saving strategies for finding top-rated teaching resources reviewed by real educators. 2. Learn how to integrate TeachersFirst's highly-rated resources into engaging and effective lesson plans. 3. Gain access to a network of support through TeachersFirst's blogs, workshops, and newsletter to stay on top of education trends. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): professional development (379), resources (87)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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I Think That I Shall Never See - Using and Analyzing Poetry in the Classroom - TeachersFirst

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TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series, reviewed here shares this article that includes ideas and resources for teaching and...more
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TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series, reviewed here shares this article that includes ideas and resources for teaching and engaging students in learning about poetry. The background section covers the history of poetry, from epic poems of the ancient Greeks to modern free verse, addressing complex themes. The activities sections provide suggestions for poetry books and activities. Further down the page, the extensions share resources and ideas for students to create and share poems. Information includes correlation to ISTE and AASL standards.

tag(s): book lists (158), poetry (187)

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Use the ideas found in this article to find poetry books and activities that engage students while teaching the concepts and features of poetry. Ask students to share and illustrate their favorite poems, then create a class flip book using PDF to Flipbook Converter, reviewed here. If necessary, take pictures of student projects, then use SmallPDF, reviewed here to convert your JPG to a PDF document. Extend learning further by hosting a poetry slam or poetry reading that features students' poetry. Find ideas for hosting a poetry event by reading the TeachersFirst blog post, From Page to Stage: Hosting a Poetry Cafe for Poem in Your Pocket Day, located here.
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Whodunnit? - Bringing a Little Mystery Into the Classroom - TeachersFirst

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TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series, reviewed here, brings you this article with book suggestions and activities featuring the genre of mysteries. This article begins with background knowledge on the advantages of including mystery books in classrooms in any reading program. The activities include recommendations for picture books and novels and lesson ideas that utilize technology and online resources to enhance knowledge and comprehension. Additional extension activities that encourage students to explore the mystery genre are available further down the page. They include writing projects and video book reviews. Information includes correlation to ISTE and AASL standards.

tag(s): book lists (158), mysteries (19)

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Take advantage of the book suggestions and lists to find mystery books to include in your classroom library and as a designated mystery reading center. Integrate reading mystery books and stories with other content areas to discover mysteries waiting to be solved. For example, ask upper elementary students to investigate primary sources by completing activities provided on H.S.I. - Historical Scene Investigation, reviewed here. Create mystery stories on any subject to share with students using one of the many artificial intelligence (AI) tools available to educators. ReadTheory Passage Generator, reviewed here generates reading passages for all grade levels based on your prompt. When teaching about the Civil War, try a prompt asking for text about the mysteries of the Civil War and select a grade level. After generating a story that "looks good," ReadTheory generates editable comprehension questions to accompany the text delivered to your email inbox.

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Learning From Experts: Author Studies in the Classroom - TeachersFirst

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This article from TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series, reviewed here shares the educational advantages of conducting author studies and provides activities, resources, and learning extensions to incorporate into any classroom. Suggested activities include video interviews of authors recommended for younger and older students, technology incorporation ideas, and suggestions for virtual author visits. Information includes correlation to ISTE and AASL standards.

tag(s): authors (102), book lists (158)

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Add this article to your list of resources for author studies in your classroom. Use Wakelet, reviewed here to organize and curate your collection of resources. Share author websites, video interviews, and book lists with students using 3X3 Links, reviewed here. 3X3 Links is a bookmarking site that is easy for you and your students to use when sharing websites. After watching author interviews and learning about authors, conduct author interviews with student authors in your classroom. Use Flip, reviewed here for this and allow class peers to ask questions of the author being interviewed.

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Boys Will Be Boys: Keeping Boys Engaged in Reading - TeachersFirst

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This selection from TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series, reviewed here focuses on suggestions and resources that provide engaging materials for boys. Suggestions include teaching strategies such as EduProtocols, choices for reading materials, and authors whose books appeal to boys. Also included are extension activities that encourage readers to explore information through different perspectives. Information includes correlation to ISTE and AASL standards.

tag(s): book lists (158), graphic novels (5), novels (30), podcasts (69), science of reading (31), teaching strategies (41)

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Add this article to other resources when looking for engaging reading materials for students. Consider using Symbaloo, reviewed here to organize and share book lists for students. Create and share Symbaloo web mixes based on different student interests, such as sports, celebrities, science fiction, etc. Extend learning by incorporating Choice Boards into reading instruction to offer opportunities for students to select not only their choice of books but also their choice of learning opportunities. Learn about Choice Board by watching the archive of OK2Ask: Engage & Inspire: Choice Boards for Differentiation Part 1, reviewed here. Include technology resources in Choice Board activities to demonstrate comprehension and understanding, such as using the Free Comic Strip Maker, reviewed here to make original comics based upon a book's content or create an original video using tools available at Adobe Express Video Maker, reviewed here.
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Starting Harry Potter - Wizarding World Digital LLC

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StartingHarryPotter.com is an online resource designed to guide new readers through the "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling. The website offers a guide to the Harry Potter book series...more
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StartingHarryPotter.com is an online resource designed to guide new readers through the "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling. The website offers a guide to the Harry Potter book series and features interactive elements such as audiobooks, quizzes, videos, and activities to engage readers. The site participants will be able to create different crafts related to the books. The site is visually appealing and has a simple navigation that young readers will be able to access. Many portions of the site are supported by audio that can help struggling readers or second-language learners access the content. Additionally, the site includes resources for parents and educators, offering tips on encouraging and supporting young readers as they begin their Harry Potter journey.

tag(s): audio books (22), digital reading (15), harry potter (9)

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In addition to just reading the books, young students can explore the magical creatures section on the website and then use a drawing app like Google Drawings, reviewed here to design their magical creature, complete with a description of its abilities and habitat. Not familiar with Google Drawings? Watch an archived OK2Ask session to learn how to use this tool:OK2Ask Google Drawings, here. After reading a portion of a Harry Potter book, students can use the character profiles to analyze a character's traits and development. They can then create their own fictional character using a tool like Storyboard That, reviewed here or for younger students Story Map, reviewed here incorporating elements inspired by the Harry Potter series. Older students can explore the series' themes and its impact on popular culture. They then create a podcast episode or a blog post using tools like Podbean (for podcasting), reviewed here or Straw.Page (for blogging), reviewed here to discuss their analysis.

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The Story of My Life - Using Biographies to Enhance and Extend Instruction - TeachersFirst

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Biographies are crucial to learning about our past, present, and future. This article is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed...more
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Biographies are crucial to learning about our past, present, and future. This article is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here and shares book suggestions and activities for including biographies in any classroom. Browse the activities to find recommendations for specific biographies and resources for additional book lists. Find directions for creating body biographies and other tools to help students identify important biographical information. Extension activities include information on living wax museums and "You Become the Biographer," an activity for students to conduct interviews and create a biographical presentation. Information includes correlation to ISTE and AASL standards.

tag(s): biographies (93), book lists (158), interviews (14)

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Browse this article to find activities and book lists for use in your classroom when teaching biographies. Take advantage of dozens of downloadable templates available from Free Templates, reviewed here to help students organize their biographical research. When students are ready to share their learning, use Adobe's Animate from Audio, reviewed here to create videos with animated characters that tell a story using the student's recorded voice. Watch this tutorial video to learn how to create engaging animated videos using your voice!
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Good as Gold - Figurative Language in the Elementary Classroom - TeachersFirst

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Understanding and using figurative language enhances spoken and written words. This article from the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed...more
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Understanding and using figurative language enhances spoken and written words. This article from the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here shares background knowledge, book suggestions, and classroom activities to teach figures of speech to elementary students. Each section in the activities portion includes "read" and "do" suggestions for teaching similes, metaphors, and other figures of speech. Also included are extension activities to reinforce these concepts. Information includes correlation to ISTE and AASL standards.

tag(s): descriptive writing (38), figurative language (14), idioms (32), writing (315)

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Add a link to this article to include with your other resources for teaching figures of speech. Wakelet, reviewed here and Padlet, reviewed here are excellent tools for curating and organizing resources. Use AI image-creation tools such as Bing Image Creator, reviewed here and Canva's Free Online Image Generator, reviewed here to create images based upon figures of speech to help students visualize each term. Canva's Image generator automatically exports images to their presentation software to create slide presentations for use when teaching figures of speech. Extend learning by asking students to create slide presentations sharing their understanding of the different figures of speech or create videos demonstrating their learning using free tools available at Adobe Creative Cloud Express, reviewed here.

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Who Runs the World? Girls - Women as Changemakers - TeachersFirst

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This page is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here and shares activities and book lists for teaching about women as changemakers. After viewing a short introduction and background information, visit the activities portion of the site to Read and Do activities based on books featuring Malala Yousafzai, Jane Goodall, Greta Thunberg, and other women changemakers. Extension ideas include how to become a changemaker, a biographer, compare women changemakers, and learn about good trouble. Information includes correlation to ISTE and AASL standards.

tag(s): book lists (158), women (132)

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Take advantage of the book suggestions on this page to find additions to your classroom library. Consider adding women as changemakers at one of the stations when doing station rotations. View the archive of OK2Ask: 3 Cool Tools for Station Rotations, reviewed here to learn more about using station rotations in your teaching strategies. Extend learning using the 4-Circle Venn Diagram Creator provided by Canva, reviewed here. Canva shares many templates and ideas for different versions of Venn Diagrams to compare and contrast information. Use these ideas to compare and contrast women changemakers' actions, background, and information.
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America's Second Independence Day - Juneteenth - TeachersFirst

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America's Second Independence Day - Juneteenth is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here that shares book ideas and resources for teaching about Juneteenth. This resource includes background knowledge information, activities, book suggestions, and ideas for extending learning. Information includes correlation to ISTE and AASL standards.

tag(s): black history (120), book lists (158), civil rights (191), emancipation proclamation (11), Juneteenth (21), slavery (75), texas (7)

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Use the suggested activities and book lists to find resources for teaching about Juneteenth in your classroom. Include these lessons as part of Black History Month and when teaching about United States history and civil rights. Engage students in learning about Juneteenth by asking them to create interactive presentations using Genially, reviewed here. Search for Juneteenth on Genially to find a template to use when presenting Juneteenth to students or for students to use to share their knowledge on this topic. Extend learning using Figjam, an online interactive whiteboard part of Figma, reviewed here to share additional resources, add polls, diagrams, sketches, and more using Figjam.
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230+ Accessibility Improvements Added to Book Creator - Book Creator/Dan Kemp

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This article shares many accessibility features added to Book Creator, reviewed here that offers options that make it easier for all students to access and use Book Creator. Highlights include dictation support for over 120 languages, video captions, and transcripts to audio recordings. Other additions include features that improve color contrast to make reading more accessible for all and screen reader support. Learn more about how this supports educators by watching the included video that shares the updated features and has suggestions for differentiating lessons using Book Creator.

tag(s): Accessibility (9), differentiation (83), ebooks (38), professional development (379), Special Needs (52)

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Bookmark and save this article to support your use of Book Creator in your classroom and develop your understanding of how to use this resource to differentiate learning for all students. Learn how to use Book Creator in your classroom by visiting Supporting Language Learners with Book Creator, reviewed here and completing the Book Creator Certified Author course, Book Creator, reviewed here.

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ReadTheory Reading Passage Generator - ReadTheory

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ReadTheory's Reading Passage Generator is a quick and easy tool for generating reading passages and questions for any topic and grade level. Enter your topic in the chat box, then ...more
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ReadTheory's Reading Passage Generator is a quick and easy tool for generating reading passages and questions for any topic and grade level. Enter your topic in the chat box, then move to the next step to select a grade level, and then generate text. Within about a minute, your reading passage is created. Use the edit button in the title or reading passage to tweak the contents as desired. When satisfied, choose the looking good link to generate multiple choice questions based upon the text. Enter your email to receive the passage and questions, or download them as a PDF document.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), differentiation (83), reading comprehension (142), worksheets (71)

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Use this reading passage generator to create introductory and review passages for any subject; no registration is required. Differentiate for student ability levels by selecting different grade levels while providing all students the same information. Take some time to practice generating texts and questions to understand different ways to create questions that meet your needs. For example, when choosing lower elementary grades, sometimes the passages are too short in length. When entering the topic for your prompt, include guidelines for the passage length to create. If you want a passage about stars and planets, have the instructions to make the passage longer than 100 words. Extend learning using other AI tools such as MagicSchool, reviewed here by copying your prompt into one of the many tools available. Use MagicSchool's translator tool to translate for multilanguage learners, generate a list of vocabulary words, or create a science lab activity to accompany your chosen text and topic.
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