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Using Web Tools to Engage Young Readers

How do you build a unit plan with no money, no time, and little support?

Get creative and tap into the power of "free" using internet resources.

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The global network available to classrooms with access to technology is revolutionizing the ways in which our students are learning and providing our teachers with new ways to connect to authors and challenging texts. This session will illustrate how teachers and students in the Sunnyside District are using the power of Social Media, Blogging, Web Design and Digital Texts to connect with education partners at home and around the world. As part of this session we will be highlighting how these new media tools are being integrated within instructional units to meet the new AZ College and Career Ready standards.

Finding the Free

Using free publishing sites like Smashwords, Openculture and Project Gutenberg can put you in touch with tons of free resources to make engaging young readers even easier.

Take the "Kids Today" Quiz on Socrative

  1. Go to
  2. Click the green "Student Log-in" button at the top of the page
  3. Enter the class code 38950 to get start

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Guaranteed to be relaxing and fun.

Frank McComick

Frank McCormick is a former middle school teacher and is currently the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Sunnyside School District. He has helped to develop a variety digital projects and curriculum to engage tech savvy learners. His super power is systems networking and making monsters out of Jello.

Amber Molera

Amber Molera is a currently a sixth grade teacher for the Sunnyside School District and has helped in the development of the new Common Core, English Language Arts curriculum for middle school. Her super power is making kids excited about literacy.