Avra Robinson

Articles by Avra Robinson

Building a Video Reflection Journal in Google Sites

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Flipgrid is a fantastic tool that students can utilize to create videos.  Using Flipgrid, students can record videos of themselves telling a story, speaking in a target language, practicing reading fluency, solving a math problem, and much more.  Flipgrid can be accessed from almost any device including computers, iPads, Chromebooks, and smartphones.  When students are […]

The Power of Google Sites & Audio

The Power of Google Sites and Audio

I’ve always enjoyed just sitting and talking to my students.  Conversation is such a neat way to get to know and understand a student’s mind and heart.  I love hearing their perspective on life, on our classroom, and on the concepts that we are exploring.  Having worked with students from Kindergarten through college, I have […]

Digital Storytelling Revisited

Digital Storytelling Revisited

Storytelling has always been a significant part of education. In learning to tell stories, students explore sequencing, descriptive language, writing, fluency, adding details, and much more. The act of being able to tell and write a cohesive story is a critical communication skill for all students to develop. In addition to telling stories, there is […]

EdTechTeacher Interview with Seesaw Ambassador Cara Pavek


Many teachers innately understand that technology should functionally improve students’ learning experiences in order to be considered worthwhile.  Conversely, some teachers struggle to discover authentic ways to utilize technology in the elementary classroom. Over the past few years, we have discovered that teachers adapt faster to Seesaw the Learning Journal than many other apps, and […]

4 Ways to Differentiate the Self Editing Process in Google Docs

4 Ways to Differentiate the Self Editing Process in Google Docs

By Avra Robinson and Rosey McQuillan Differentiating instruction is giving students multiple options for taking in information, for making sense of ideas, and for expressing what they learn. In other words, a differentiated classroom provides different avenues for students to acquire content, process ideas, and demonstrate their understanding (Tomlinson, 2001). As educators, we are always […]