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Jamie Morgan

Jamie Morgan

 

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

 

 

Woodstown, NJ
S.T.E.L.L.A.R. Teacher =Success in Technology, Enrichment, Literacy, Library and Research

"When asked, "What are your top five educational websites?" I always answer, "ReadWriteThink.org is number one and you won't need two-thru five.""

Jamie Morgan's Story
RWT Provides Resources to Help our Students Achieve 21st Century Skills

I was introduced to RWT about five years ago by a colleague and it has been my go to website ever since. With so many supposedly “standards based” lessons out there, it can be overwhelming sorting through it all. But knowing everything on readwritethink.org has been aligned to the NCTE/IRA Standards as well as to the Common Core State Standards takes the guesswork out of knowing where to find authentic, meaningful and awesome lessons. During my first year in my new position, I was looking for ideas to combine ELA and technology and I came across the "Animal Study: From Fiction to Facts" lesson plan. The text sets that were created really helped the students make connections, improve vocabulary and get a deeper understanding of the topic. The students also really enjoyed using the Animal Inquiry tool! This tool is simple to use, yet it provides a sophisticated framework for a research project. A goal of today’s teachers is to provide 21st century skills by immersing technology into everyday lessons. ReadWriteThink.org and the bank of online tools and apps provide students with interactive options to help them engage with the lesson, better retain information and enjoy learning. Whether you are a first year teacher, teaching a new grade or looking for some new and innovative lesson plans, nothing beats ReadWriteThink.org.

 

Jamie spent the first twelve years of his teaching career working as a second grade teacher. Now Jamie works in the library with grades 1-5 teaching a new class called S.T.E.L.L.A.R. which stands for Success in Technology, Enrichment, Literacy, Library, And Research. Jamie also serves as the Technology Team leader for his school which allows him to guide both students and staff towards using 21st century skills.