Digital Text for Teaching

When I first saw this Subaru commercial, I thought “How great! A commercial with a great message about getting outside and away from our devices! Plus singing dogs!” Sonja and I are always on the lookout for digital texts that teach. We love collecting digital texts that have positive themes about disconnecting from devices in order to reconnect with our families and friends. Enjoy!


Dana Johansen teaches fifth grade in Connecticut. She spent the whole of March teaching, going on spring vacation and working on the final edits for her new book, Flip Your Writing Workshop, co-authored with Sonja Cherry-Paul, due out in April. She believes in bringing literacy learning to life in any way that she can. Dana uses digital texts, flipped lessons, and all things Google to differentiate, be time efficient, and increase her students’ autonomy in the workshop. She has taught elementary and middle school for fourteen years. Dana is a doctoral student at Teachers College, Columbia University where she studies blended learning in reading and writing workshop. 

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