My Five Tech Must-Haves.

Julie Rowse

For the month of April, I am participating in the Blog A Day Challenge for educators. All prompts are provided by Meredith Towne (@BklynMeredith), an educator from New York.

Throughout this blogging challenge, I’ve reflected quite a bit over the past 15 years and how much teaching has changed. How much I’ve changed. How much technology has changed.

My first year teaching senior English, I was given free reign to teach pretty much whatever I wanted. So I taught a film unit, and I queued up a stack of VHS tapes to show clips of films that demonstrated different lighting, angles, editing, and other cinematographic elements. That was my technology 15 years ago.

The tech I use is much different now. Here’s my five tech must-haves.

1. Google Classroom. I know there’s a Schoology camp that I am fairly certain I’m going to have to migrate to, but for now, I…

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Subscription Boxes in the Classroom (Freebie!)

EXCELLENT and FUN lit project for students!

Lit & Love

After a brief hiatus to get my classroom and teaching life together, I’m officially back. And what better way to get back into the swing of things than show you a little of what I’ve been up to?

Today, I’m going to share you with one of my favorite projects that I cooked up this summer for my AP Literature class. It pairs two of my favorite literary obsessions: subscription boxes and Bookstagram culture.

For those of you that know me, you know I’m a huge fan of subscription boxes. My guiltiest pleasure of course is a well-curatedbook subscription box.My two favorites are definitelyOwlCrate andOnceUponABookClub.

For my AP Literature class, the students have to read two independent books a quarter. One that is AP level and one that is simply for pleasure. I always want to make sure that my students remember that even though we are…

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