Digital journaling for emotional support
Topical Storm is a FREE program for K-8 that lets students explore their ideas and emotions while giving teachers data to better understand each student.
WHAT TEACHERS SAY
3rd grade teacher in Walpole MA
The data provided by a quick “daily check in” has been profound. I am quickly able to identify students needing a little “extra TLC”. It also has strengthened my relationship with students as they are beginning to open up more in this risk-free zone. It has been a game-changer in the way I begin each day!
6th grade teacher in Acton MA
In similar brainstorming activities in class, usually just the same old kids contribute to the conversation. Topical Storm gave me insight to every single student's mind. Hooray!!! Deep thinking is half the battle.
4th grade teacher in Walpole MA
My struggling writers wrote more, and were more engaged while generating their stories WHICH...IS...AWESOME!!!
I feel your program is a worthwhile tool for all, but especially for students who struggle with brainstorming on their own, or working independently.
SEL-based journaling exercises help students express their emotions and find coping strategies:
These journaling exercises and surveys produce data about your students' needs:
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By asking strategic questions, Topical Storm helps students start writing and keep writing with less of your direct support.
Made for grades 3-8
Lessons adapt to three levels of student proficiency.
Write across genres
Students can write personal narratives, arguments, informative essays, and short stories.
Lots of supports
Scaffolding includes dictation, text-to-speech, sentence starters, language translation, and a long list of other supports.
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