Scholastic Teaching Resources

Digital Literacies

    • Technology in Literacy Ed

    Key Questions for Design of a Blended Learning Tapestry

    "Official” blended and online learning numbers do not reflect the number of teachers who self-publish websites to support their face-to-face instruction, or use free, subscription-based content management platforms.
    • Technology in Literacy Ed

    Building Bridges Between Digital and Physical Learning

    Twenty-first century students have 21st century skills to develop and assist in growing literacy.
    • Technology in Literacy Ed

    Supporting Struggling Readers Online: Tips and Resources

    As a literacy educator and researcher with a passion for supporting struggling readers online, this year’s annual survey left me pondering the mixed prospects for the future.
    • Technology in Literacy Ed

    Using Web-Based Annotations to Engage in Close Reading

    Diigo, an online social bookmarking app, helps students digitally annotate texts and dialogue with each other to better understand science ideas.
    • Technology in Literacy Ed

    Remix Online Content With Mozilla Popcorn

    As technologies and literacy advance it is becoming easier and easier to play, create, and post digital content on the Internet.
    • Plugged In

    Social Media Can be as Valuable as Pencils in the Classroom

    Many teachers, parents, and administrators are afraid of the potential dangers associated with social media. Are there potential dangers associated with social media? Yes. However, do we ban scissors and physical education classes because there is a potential of danger? No. Within the safety of our classroom walls, we teach students safe practices until those practices become habits. That is also what we need to do with our students and social media.
    • Technology in Literacy Ed

    Using Digital Poetry with Reluctant Learners

    I chose to implement digital poetry as part of my writing instruction. Today’s students live in a multimedia world and my students were no different. They were very motivated to use technology and I felt that by integrating technology into a poetry unit, I could overcome the negative behavior of my students and engage them in the learning process.
    • Technology in Literacy Ed

    Collaborative Classroom Ideas: Online Concept Mapping

    Using an online concept mapping program stimulates creative and critical thinking while allowing students to collaborate.
    • Technology in Literacy Ed

    Rethinking Inquiry as a Cycle of Learning

    As a second-year doctoral student, I’ve given quite a bit of thought to the inquiry process over the last year. One approach I like to use is the Inquiry Cycle, featuring five actions: Ask, Investigate, Create, Discuss, and Reflect.
    • App a Day

    Share Student Portfolios with Ease

    Teachers are meant to ensure student growth and this growth is expected to be documented and demonstrated through student work.
    • Technology in Literacy Ed

    Opening Doors to Digital Worlds With VoiceThread

    A local rural middle school teacher sought to shift her literacy instruction from less teacher-directed to more student-centered learning. Key in this transformation was the development of digital book projects by groups of students.
    • Technology in Literacy Ed

    English Companion Ning: The Social Network for and by Teachers

    The English Companion Ning (ECN), is an online community “where English teachers go to help each other.”
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