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Daily Five With a Technology Twist

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
7pm Eastern

Disclaimer: This Daily 5 resource is an unofficial adaptation of the Daily 5 by Gail Boushey & Joan Moser. This is not endorsed by the 2 Sisters.


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Links/files mentioned or used during this session:


SECTION ONE - What IS The Daily 5


Daily 5/Cafe Pinterest Board

Technology and the Daily 5 K-2

Daily 5 Technology

Daily 5

Daily 5s with Technology

Daily 5 with Technology Integration

Balanced Literacy and Technology Integration


SECTION TWO - Read to Self - Technology Tools


FREE eBooks from TeachersFirst

170 Online eBooks for Young Kids (K-3) - This site uses Symbaloo to group free eBooks (Starfall, Read To Me stories, National Geographic for Kids, and more).

Just Free Books - Appropriate for elementary and middle school students. This site features a digital library including Wikibooks, Google Books, Gutenberg, and others.

Online Voice Recorder – VERY simple tool to record your voice from your computer and save the file! No membership is required. This could be used in various stations of the Daily 5 (Read to Self, Read to Someone, and Listen to Reading). It could also be used at the Word Work station to record spelling words, word families, and other assignments.

Talk Typer - A fabulous speech to text program to access how clearly you are speaking. This could be used at both the Read to Self and Read to Someone stations. This requires a Chrome browser.

Virtual Sticky Notes (Lino is one of our favorites) - This could be used with grades K-12, but it is most appropriate for grades 2+ as some writing is required. This tool could also be used at the Read to Someone (collaboration!), Word Work, and Work on Writing stations.

Virtual Bulletin Board (Padlet, for example) - Take notes while you read, virtually! This tool could also be
used at the Read to Someone (collaboration!), Word Work, and Work on Writing stations. Please note: FREE accounts are now PUBLIC.

Jellybean Scoop – (Grades 1-10) - Personalized and differentiated reading at four different Lexile reading levels. Sample categories include Nature and Science, Odd News, Inspiration and Health, and others. Each story also features an audio recording and the ability to record yourself. Because of these additional features, this tool could also be used at the Listen to Reading station.

Newsela - (Grades 2-12) - Another tool to differentiate online reading. These nonfiction stories are available at 4-5 different Lexile levels per story. Most stories also feature Common Core aligned quizzes and writing assignments to check comprehension.

Teach Your Monster to Read - (Especially for grades K-2) - This gaming adventure gets kids on the road to reading. Activities are specifically designed to help with speed and accuracy of letter recognition.

Literably - (Grades K-8) - Assess students' oral ready and comprehension. The FREE account allows 10 assessments per month.


SECTION THREE - Read to Someone - Technology Tools


Online Voice Recorder – VERY simple tool to record your voice from your computer and save the file! No membership is required. This could be used in various stations of the Daily 5 (Read to Self, Read to Someone, and Listen to Reading). It could also be used at the Word Work station to record spelling words, word families, and other assignments.

FaceTime or Skype to Someone (in another class, state, even relative)

Older Students can create a Podcast together using Podcastomatic

Virtual Sticky Notes (Lino is one of our favorites) - This could be used with grades K-12, but it is most appropriate for grades 2+ as some writing is required. This tool could also be used at the Read to Someone (collaboration!), Word Work, and Work on Writing stations.

Virtual Bulletin Board (Padlet, for example) - Take notes while you read, virtually! This tool could also be
used at the Read to Someone (collaboration!), Word Work, and Work on Writing stations. Please note: FREE accounts are now PUBLIC.

Talk Typer - A fabulous speech to text program to access how clearly you are speaking. This could be used at both the Read to Self and Read to Someone stations. This requires a Chrome browser.


SECTION FOUR - Listen To Reading - Technology Tools


TeachersFirst's Audio Books (all)

TeachersFirst's Audio Books (with text)

TeachersFirst's Audio Books (interactive)


SECTION FIVE - Work on Writing - Technology Tools


Story Bird – Students work collaboratively to write an online story using pictures, themes, and prompts generated by the site. The final story can be viewed by sharing the URL or printing.

Throwww - Ideal for grades 3-8, create a one time blog post with NO REGISTRATION necessary! Share via URL.

Breaking News Generator - Another one for middle school (or older elementary students), design professional looking front pages for a newspaper including headline, date, place, time, images, and more.

Google Docs (collaborate or write alone)

Apricot - This writing prompt gets the parents involved also! Parents can join and read their students' responses to prompts that you wish to share.

Spruce (K-12) - Very simple site for all ages to add text to any image. Choose from millions of free photos or upload your own.

Virtual Sticky Notes (Lino is one of our favorites) - This could be used with grades K-12, but it is most appropriate for grades 2+ as some writing is required. This tool could also be used at the Read to Someone (collaboration!), Word Work, and Work on Writing stations.

Virtual Bulletin Board (Padlet, for example) - Take notes while you read, virtually! This tool could also be
used at the Read to Someone (collaboration!), Word Work, and Work on Writing stations. Please note: FREE accounts are now PUBLIC.


SECTION SIX - Word Work - Technology Tools


Word Sort (Grades 1-6) - Find word sorts ready to go. Although they are aligned with Houghton Mifflin materials, anyone can take advantage of these ready to go FREE sorts.

Vocabulary Spelling City - This site works on ANY device and is available as an app. Students can practice spelling words, word families, vocabulary lists, or anything else!

Make Word Mosaic – Use spelling words to create word mosaics! You can paste in any text to create a word image.

e-Learning for Kids – Language Arts - Explore over 20 e-lessons for elementary students. Topics range from figurative language to prefixes and suffixes to grammar and more. This site allow for easy differentiation.

Construct A Word - Choose a word family (-an, -ed, -at) and begin constructing words!

Triptico Word Magnets and More

Online Voice Recorder – VERY simple tool to record your voice from your computer and save the file! No membership is required. This could be used in various stations of the Daily 5 (Read to Self, Read to Someone, and Listen to Reading). It could also be used at the Word Work station to record spelling words, word families, and other assignments.

Virtual Sticky Notes (Lino is one of our favorites) - This could be used with grades K-12, but it is most appropriate for grades 2+ as some writing is required. This tool could also be used at the Read to Someone (collaboration!), Word Work, and Work on Writing stations.