Tuesday, March 27, 2018


Have you been looking for a way to save and tag your online resources for easy access anytime?
How about a way for your students to annotate web pages and PDF's online?
What about a way to share your research with students, classmates, or colleagues?
Diigo (https://www.diigo.com/), a Google Extension (https://goo.gl/9GB7eu), lets you bookmark, tag, highlight, add sticky notes and share information with a group.


You might want to consider creating a group with your colleagues.  Share resources that you find useful.  Book mark and tag the site with keywords to help locate it later.  
How could this help your students, in your classroom?

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

YouTube "Read Aloud" Book Videos for Kids

I follow a blog called "Control Alt Achieve: transforming education with technology" (http://www.controlaltachieve.com/).  In December of 2016 they posted an article about Video Books.  The post includes a list of suggested YouTube channels and playlists for a variety of book titles.  

Please take a look at the blog post from their sight titled "YouTube 'Reading Aloud' Books Videos for Kids (http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/12/youtube-read-aloud.html)"

Consider pairing these videos with EDpuzzle 
(https://at-udl.blogspot.com/2018/03/edpuzzle-guest-writers.html) for an enriching experience.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

BeeLine Reader

Do you have a lot of reading to do? Do some of your students struggle with tracking?
Make reading easier and faster using BeeLine Reader!

BeeLine Reader is backed by research.  It is a tool that improves reading ability for individuals of all ages and skill levels. BeeLine Reader displays text using color gradients that wrap from the end of one line to the beginning of the next.  It facilitates visual tracking which allows a reader to focus on decoding and comprehension.

You can download BeeLine Reader in the Chrome Web Store and try it out for yourself.

The BeeLine extension works on millions of news websites and blogs, Kindle books, Google Docs, and even G-Mail.
BeeLine has been adopted by the California Public Library System (http://www.publiclibraries.com/california.htm), Bookshare.org (bookshare.org) and Reading Is Fundamental (RIF.org). 

With the extension, you can read as much as you want for two weeks. After the trial period, you can use BeeLine up to 5 times every day for free.  For more reading freedom, subscribe to BeeLine Reader Pro for just $2/month (or less if you subscribe annually). Students and teachers can also apply on our website for our free Student Pass (certain limitations apply).

Please check out BeeLineReader.com (BeeLineReader.com) for more information.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

EDpuzzle - Guest Writers

EDpuzzle is an online tool to use in the classroom that lets you embed information and quizzes into videos.  See the information provided by both Jerilyn Lynn and Clark Rodeffer in the links below.  

EDpuzzle - Clark Rodeffer

EDpuzzle - Jerilyn Lynn