Alex Lancia

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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 →

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 →

Create Dynamic Groupings using Google Drive search

The idea for this post came to me as I was interviewing a potential candidate to join our grade 2 team for the 2016/2017 school year.  The question asked was something along the lines of "talk about differentiation" in your... Continue Reading →

5 iPad apps for classroom creativity

A few weeks ago I wrote this blog post on 5 iPad apps for classroom productivity and the need for tech tools to add value in my classroom.  This week I am focusing on apps that I use in my... Continue Reading →

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