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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 30 years, serving as a teacher, professor, literacy consultant, and currently as an Education Specialist at Solution Tree. 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.

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Join Us for the #AtPLC Twitter Chat to discuss “Spicing Up Vocabulary Instruction”

Join the Vocabulary Doctors, Dr. Angela Peery (@DrAngelaPeery) and me, tomorrow night, June 29, at 9 p.m. when we'll be hosting the #AtPLC twitter chat. Our topic is "Spicing Up Your Vocabulary Instruction" featuring tools and strategies from our new Blended Vocabulary for K-12 book. If you're … Read More.

Why this Vocabulary Book Now?

My coauthor @drangelapeery and I had the great opportunity to be interviewed about our new vocabulary book for the popular podcast Ten-Minute Teacher (#TMT) hosted by Vicki Davis, otherwise known as @coolcatteacher. Vicki began the conversation by asking, "Why this vocabulary book now?" What a … Read More.

Infographic | 5 Way Word Walls Can Support Word Learning

Word walls offer a rich vocabulary resource for students and serve as a teaching a learning tool within the classroom.  Word walls are an important component in a language-rich environment that fosters and supports word learning for every student. Language-rich environments encourage reading, … Read More.

Launching Blended Vocabulary for K-12: A Labor of Love

Valentine's Day is remembered for lots of reasons - chocolates, cards, and most notably to remember a special someone or people in our life. This year, Valentine's Day was particularly special for me because a labor of love was delivered to my doorstep in a plain, brown box. Hot off the press, my … Read More.

The Rarity of Engaged Readers

This post was expertly written by my coauthor, Angela Peery, and originally appeared on her blog. She's active on Twitter -  follow her @drangelapeery.   Picture a classroom full of youngsters. They could be darling, chubby-cheeked kindergartners or swaggering, confident high school … Read More.

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