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Differentiation With Pinterest: Promote Personalized Reading Plans has emerged on the social media scene with a million and one uses, but one of the best ways to take advantage of this tech tool is for differentiation to build students' reading confidence and interest. When we face the challenge of having unskilled or reluctant readers in our classrooms, can help us organize reading selections for individual students.…

Added by Ary Aranguiz on August 16, 2012 at 3:28pm — No Comments

It's A Black Tie Affair With Tagxedo: List Five of Tech Terms All Teachers Should Know!

Smarten up with http:/, and turn vocabulary lessons into a special occasion! is not your ordinary cloud generator. Students can upload websites, blogs, or any type of text, then choose the…

Added by Ary Aranguiz on October 1, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Fuzzynyms: The Lexicon of Learning Connotation Using Lexipedia

Regardless of the grade or subject, all teachers teach vocabulary, but how often do students struggle with learning the lexicon of a particular subject or with just understanding what words to use to express themselves more precisely and succinctly in speech and writing.

All of the vocabulary web tools I will be sharing in the next couple of posts…

Added by Ary Aranguiz on September 24, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Do You Speak-a My Language? Tech Terms All Teachers Should Know-List One Using

In my last post I used the word “friended”.  After posting it, I thought what if some readers think I’ve made a huge grammatical blunder using “friend” as a verb. But then I thought, my readers don’t live under a rock. They must have heard this new techie vernacular. Which got me to thinking there’s so much tech talk out there, it’s difficult to keep up with it all.…


Added by Ary Aranguiz on September 23, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

The Evolution of Vocabulary Instruction:

So on Monday, you assign your students 20 vocabulary words; give them a menu of tried and true vocabulary exercises on Tuesday to challenge them to learn and use the words throughout the week; test them on Friday, yet half the students fail the vocabulary test. A month later, most students say they have never heard those words in their entire…


Added by Ary Aranguiz on September 6, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Summer is a great time to learn about VSC!


Teachers - spend a little time this summer familiarizing yourself with  VocabularySpellingCity and learn how it can make teaching spelling and vocabulary simple for you and fun for your students! Simply go to…


Added by john edelson on June 7, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments

A Fun Way to Build Student Vocabulary

A Fun and Effective way to Build Student Vocabulary

I have to share another fabulous technique I’ve learned in the brilliant BrainSMART program. This technique revolves around vocabulary building.

Why Vocabulary Matters…

Added by Diane Dahl on November 24, 2010 at 10:51am — No Comments

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