So, I received some very exciting news this morning from Wonderopolis and I couldn't wait to share. Immersive Reader is now available with every wonder, making Wonderopolis even more accessible for today's learners.
If you haven't experienced Immersive Reader, it is a tool developed by Microsoft to improve comprehension and encourage independent reading. Within the tool, you are able to translate words, access a picture dictionary, hear the selection read aloud, and SO MUCH MORE!
Wonderopolis is one of my favorite tools to use in the classroom as it gives learners an opportunity to explore through curiosity while learning new vocabulary and practicing reading comprehension. It was amazing before and is even more amazing now that Immersive Reader is woven right into the platform.
Check out the video below to learn more about how you can use this in your classroom with your learners.
I was super stoked to hear that Flipgrid has made augmented reality available on their platform! Yes, you heard me correctly...FlipgridAR is a thing and I can't stop thinking of ways that this will enhance the learning experience for so many students!
In order to use FlipgridAR, you just need to make sure that you have updated the app and that you are using a device that supports augmented reality.
I'm sure that you can think of so many ways that this can work in your classroom but just in case you need a few ideas to get started, here ya go...
Okay, obviously I'm obsessed with Book Creator right now. Today I sat down to create a Book of Wonders.
I often recommend Wonderopolis for educators that need something for early finishers or those that have already mastered what is being learned. I've also suggested that they implement Wonder Wednesdays and give students an opportunity to explore Wonderopolis and learn based on their curiosity.
If you haven't seen Wonderopolis before, let me introduce you. I am such a fan of their work and used it in my own classroom almost every single day. I love that students can learn new vocabulary, practice comprehension, and dive deep into a topic of their choice all on this one platform.
I'm a little late on writing this post but wanted to share because it was such a fun day for our students and gave them an opportunity to see themselves as teachers as well as students.
We were recently given the opportunity to participate in a Mystery Skype with teachers at a session at the Microsoft campus in North Dakota. Kelly Rexine had contacted me to ask if we would be willing to participate and we were more than willing. We were so excited! Our third grade students absolutely love to Mystery Skype and I thought it would be a great opportunity for them to share their expertise and excitement about the topic with teachers that were wanting to learn.
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