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Alex Lancia

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A Teacher’s Guide to Integrating Writing and Coding in the Classroom

Hour of Code week is officially over but that doesn’t mean that coding in the classroom should be over too. So in my constant quest to integrate technology authentically in the classroom I came up with this solution for how... Continue Reading →

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3 reasons to integrate Google Classroom with Readers’ & Writers’ Workshop

Click the image below to access the slides for the October, 2017 #KLsummit2017 presentation. I love Google Classroom. Why? Because in this case integrating tech allows me to redefine what is possible within a readers and writers workshop framework so... Continue Reading →

No internet? No Problem! Learning tech from an 8 year old

And so it finally happened. It was obvious really. Just two students giggling in the corner of the room staring at their iPads. So I walk over, slowly ... with the worst possible thoughts going through my head ... thinking... Continue Reading →

Working smarter: Form Publisher to the rescue!

Google Forms are a great way to collect data - but what do you do with all the data once you have it?  This conundrum was especially poignant given the redefinition of the electronic portfolio in grade 2 this year,... Continue Reading →

Teching out math rotations!

In my grade 2 classroom at the International Community School of Addis Ababa I am fortunate to have a 1-1 iPad mini set up along with individual Mathletics accounts for each student in my class ... which means I can... Continue Reading →

Everyone’s a winner … or not!

As I write this the Italian men’s volleyball team has just beaten the USA to make their way into the gold medal match for a chance to be Olympic gold medal winners, the champions. Tomorrow (Sunday, August 21, 2016) Italy... Continue Reading →

“I Love Reading” … What Students Really Think

So last week I made the mistake of not changing my daily schedule and left out reading for the day.  Didn't take long for a mutiny to break out in the classroom ... "why don't we have reading today Mr.... Continue Reading →

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