Reading and Analyzing Text

Actively Learn and NewsELA

Why Tech Tips

The purpose of Tech Tips is to present you with technology PD that you can partake in at your own convenience. If you would like to use these tools and need help, or would like to have someone sit with you and walk you / talk you through using them, I will be more than glad to accommodate your needs.

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Actively Learn

ActivelyLearn features thousands of free text across ELA, Science, and Social Studies. You can also bring your own content: add and PDF, Google Doc, or internet article for any topic or subject. Embed you own questions, notes, and videos directly into a text. Responses show exactly where comprehension breaks down. Get a report of students understanding.
ActivelyLearn Step-by-Step Guide

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Teacher Overview
Teacher Overview - Create A Layer

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NewsELA

Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news. It's easy and amazing. Newsela makes it easy for an entire class to read the same content, but at a level that’s just right for each student. Every article can be read at 5 different levels. See the impact Newsela can have on your classroom.

Newsela Tips and Tricks
Quick Start Instructions for NEWSELA

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Evaluation

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