4 EASY Digital Tools for Starters and Exit Tickets

When it comes to entry routines—whether we call them starters, bell ringers, or do nows—I have tried every system you can think of. Now that my students have iPads, there are even more options. Over the past year, I’ve experimented quite a bit with different digital tools for formative assessment and engagement.  This blog will […]

How to Create a Class Anthology with iBooks Author

This year I decided to try iBooks to publish student memoirs. Why iBooks? Here are some of my reasons: My school district will probably go 1:1 with iPads for students this year or next, so I wanted to practice using an iOS-specific app like iBooks. While you can only read the iBook version on an iPhone, […]

How to Create a Class Anthology with Google Slides

With the right formatting, a slide deck can have the look and feel of a simple e-book. I use Google slides because it allows collaboration and makes it extremely simple to publish  and share. First, create a template of master slides to share with students. Share the template. You can do this several ways: Post […]

More on the Class E-Book: Best of the Writer’s Notebook

I figured out a plan for publication I think will work given our limited time and resources. And I am excited to try it. Basically, I am going to have students submit their final drafts to me via Google Docs or our learning management system (EDU 2.0). I am also encouraging original images—drawings or photographs […]