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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.
  • Building Bridges Between Digital and Physical Learning

    Twenty-first century students have 21st century skills to develop and assist in growing literacy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Collaborative Classroom Ideas: Online Concept Mapping

    Using an online concept mapping program stimulates creative and critical thinking while allowing students to collaborate.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • Explain Everything: Using Screencasting Applications in the Classroom

    Screencasting tools such as Explain Everything allow teachers and students to create and share content with a wider audience.
  • Creating Collaborative Spaces Using Padlet

    In simplest terms, Padlet is a digital wall where users can post content of their choice, including text, images, documents, and videos. Users can even add their own digital drawings.
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