Technology for Teachers

May 2016

Sensational Sites

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ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and leveled non-fiction (and literary) passages for free!


Some of my favorite features of this amazing resource are:

* The paired passages (great for comparing two texts!)

* Text-based comprehension questions and answer keys.

* The ability to search for articles by skill, topic, or grade level.


Click here to take a 2-minute site tour!

Valuable Videos

Screencastify

Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software for Chrome. Just press record and the content of your tab, webcam or desktop is recorded. Easily create screencasts for video tutorials, record presentations etc. You can upload your screencast directly to YouTube when you finish recording (see last month's newsletter for information on making your videos private).
Screencastify Tutorial

Keyboard Shortcuts

Use CTRL + Enter for Page Breaks in Microsoft Word

Have you ever repeatedly pressed the Enter key to create a new page in Microsoft Word, or to move text onto a new page? Manual page break is a maintenance nightmare because as soon as you enter a line in the document you will have to manually fix all the other pages again. Use page break and make your word editing life easier.