Using ELA Technology in the Classroom

I’ve used some great ELA technology resources within the classroom. One that stuck out with me is eSpark. eSpark is an application that allows students to increase their ELA skills based on their individual needs. This software can be used on an iPad for younger grades. It is a “quest-like” application. Students must go on “quests” in order to progress. These quests require students to read short texts, watch movies, play skill-based games, answer comprehension questions, or create their own movie responses. Each student’s eSpark is set to their own reading level and skill set. There is also a web-based digital projects for students in grades 3-8. It allows teachers to monitor student progress. It has the ability to email you when one of your students reaches a new standard or needs additional support.

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