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21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary


Check out 21 Digital Tools in 5 different categories to support vocabulary and word learning in your classroom.

We’ve devoted an entire chapter to digital tools and apps (and added more great tools) in our new book, Blended Vocabulary, Harnessing the Power of Digital Tools and Effective Instruction (published by Solution Tree).

Check out the apps and tools…

About Kimberly Tyson

Kimberly TysonKimberly has been an educator for over 25 years, and a literacy consultant for many. Her interests include improving instructional effectiveness, the learning environment, and integrating technology in K-12 classrooms. Her new book with Angela Peery, Blended Vocabulary: Harnessing the Power of Digital Tools and Effective Instruction, is a must-have resource to build your understanding of how to integrate digital tools with research-based vocabulary strategies. Published by Solution Tree in the summer of 2016.

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