Organize Your Digital Resources

Organize Your Digital Resources

In today’s world, students need abundant experience with visual and digital texts. However, collecting and organizing all those resources can be tedious and time consuming for teachers. Thankfully, there are multiple Web 2.0 tools available for teachers to...
Execute Mini-Lessons in 4 Steps

Execute Mini-Lessons in 4 Steps

Learning Center Subscribe to Ask Smekens Filter by Category: All Reading Reader's Workshop Management Comprehension Planning Comprehension Lessons Standardized Reading Assessments Text Selection Annotating & Note-Taking Writing About Reading Literacy Stations...
Plan High-Quality Lessons with Integrated Technology

Plan High-Quality Lessons with Integrated Technology

Plan High-Quality Lessons with Integrated Technology Sep 22, 2015 | [Reading] Classrooms are transitioning quickly to digital learning environments. Teachers spend hours scouring the web to locate digital resources to use within their lessons. And with the integration...
Key into the Power of Interactive Polling

Key into the Power of Interactive Polling

Highly effective teachers strive to keep all students engaged in the classroom. And many see “engagement” as “discussion.” However, a traditional question-and-answer class conversation can limit the number of participants. To combat this...