Connecting Students to the World Through Reading

Posted by Josie McKay on

Reading a good book aloud to my students is one of my favorite parts of teaching. Part of the reason I wanted to become a teacher was that I wanted to instill the love I have for reading into my students. How does a teacher do that? How does a teacher inspire students to love reading, especially those who struggle? How can a paper-bound book compete with interactive screens?

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Innovation in the Classroom: Mystery Skype

Last Updated by Josie McKay on

Technology is at the forefront of our students’ interests and we, as teachers, need to embrace it rather than try to teach around it. We need to use it to our advantage, show them how it can open their eyes to endless possibilities, and begin connecting them globally with other students. How can we do this while still teaching the basics and necessary standards? The answer: Mystery Skype.

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Creating Connections in the Classroom using "Twitter Love" and "Skype-A-Thons"

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Steve Auslander, fifth grade teacher at Allisonville Elementary, is using technology in the classroom in innovative ways to engage his students in learning. Auslander has been so effective in his practices that he was recognized nationally as a 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. Learn about what it means to receive "twitter love," and how you too can become a Digital Innovator.

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