#2ndaryELA Chat Summary 7/14 Topic: Reflecting on Last Year

July 15, 2015

#2ndaryELA Twitter chat for MS/HS English Language Arts Teachers, Tuesdays 8pm EST.

The results are in! Our first #2ndaryELA Twitter chat was a success. Almost 20 middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers spent an hour chatting about successes, struggles, good reads, and valuable resources from last year.

Some highlights:

Suggested Reads for Students: Of Mice & Men, The Outsiders, And Then There Were None, To Kill A Mockingbird, One for the Murphys, Out of My Mind, Prisoner B-3087, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Poisonwood Bible, Touching Spirit Bear, The Giver, Freak the Mighty, The Fault in Our Stars, The Hobbit

Suggested Reads for Teachers: Teaching for Joy & Justice by Linda Christensen, Teach Like A Champion by Doug Lemov, anything by Kelly Gallagher, Teach Like a Pirate, Well Spoken, In the Best Interest of Students, Notice & Note

Technology to Check Out: Google Classroom, Google Drive, Subtext, Membean, Class Dojo, Turnitin, Kahoot!

Hope you'll join us next week, Tuesday July 21st at 8pm EST to discuss the ELA classroom environment. The questions for next week's chat will be posted here on Sunday. If you missed last night's chat, scroll down and read the whole thing below.

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  1. I missed the twitter chat as I was getting ready for my interview this morning. Just wanted to let you know that Subtext is changing names (don't remember it off the top of my head) and will become an app that you have to pay for.

    But I do recommend adding Notability to the list! Best app for students. They can open a document with any text and highlight, write, and type on it. And a lot more. I cannot sing it's praises enough.

  2. Thanks for the tech tips. Hope your interview went well and you can join us next Tuesday!

    Brynn Allison
    The Literary Maven