Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Utilizing Technology in Language Arts

Hi friends!

Today I'm reaching out to y'all to ask for help instead of sharing.

My school district is putting a huge push on integrating technology into the classroom.  I'm sure this is something many of you are experiencing as well.  I have always considered myself to be a technology expert and am always looking into what's new.  Last year, when I taught all subjects in 2nd Grade, I used Plickers, Kahoot!, and Nearpod.  This year I am finding it more of a struggle to integrate purposeful technology since I only teach reading and writing.  Our district has purchased Achieve 3000 for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders to use during literacy rotations.  I AM using technology in my classroom with this program, but as a tech savvy teacher I am feeling like I'm not doing enough.  (Who DOESN'T feel that way?  Comes with the job.)

So I'm asking, more like DESPERATELY BEGGING, you for help.  What purposeful technology do you use for language arts?  Do you have any suggestions?  I have been researching Edmodo and trying to learn more about it as well as thinking about how I can use it.  Do you use it?  What do you use it for?

Y'all, ANY suggestions are welcome.  I don't want to overuse technology and lose out on instructional time so I am looking for something practical and useful for my 3rd graders.

Thank you so much, loves! :)


  1. Do your kids have access to Google Apps? We just got it this year. Some teachers are using Google Docs for digital writing. It's very purposeful! I'm new to 3rd in Va too :)

  2. Hi Lindsey! I don't believe so. I used Google Docs a little bit at the end of last year. Wanted to use it more, but was still trying to find some great ways to use it. Definitely something to look into. Thank you for your suggestion! :)