Heinemann Digital Campus

Technology in Literacy Ed

  • Technology Fuels Engaged Summer Reading

    Summers for middle school students in a mid-size city are a time for hanging out with friends, playing baseball, riding bikes, going to the local community centers, swimming, reading and going to the public library. What? Kids are reading and going to the library? Yes!
  • Fly to Twitter for Online PD

    Educators worldwide are very willing to share what they know and Twitter is a huge resource for professional development. By following a simple hashtag title entire discussions can open up to you.
  • Take Time to Wix

    Wix—a tool that helps you incorporate HTML web content, uses Web 2.0 tools also builds on the skills of the plugged-in generation of students currently in our schools.
  • Technologies for Acquiring and Making Literacy

    In 2013, Nelleke Belo, Susan McKenney, and Joke Voogt conducted a review to further understand research outcomes in the use of technology for early literacy acquisition in the kindergarten classroom.
  • Digital Tools for Teacher Reflection

    Use audio recording apps, social networking, and blogging to reflect and benefit your students and your own progress as an educator.
  • Promoting a Collaborative Environment With Classroom Blogs

    Writing to a real audience through a blog post is an excellent way to develop audience awareness.
  • Gathering Diverse Texts for Multimodal Enrichment

    Blendspace works nicely as a visual filing cabinet for potential resources, which I’ll later post to Edmodo if I choose to use them.
  • Science Writing and Universal Design for Learning

    Grade 7 teacher Stacey Reed aligns a life science lesson to CCSS and NGSS standards using free technology tools and student poster sessions.
  • Learning in the Field with Mobile Devices

    Use smartphones, tablets, and apps on class trips to museums, historical sites, or even to the backyard of your school.
  • Social Media and Education Blogs: What’s Useful in Today’s Classrooms

    What makes a quality teacher education blog? Teach 100 and the 2014 New Media Consortium Horizon Report say social media sharing matters most.
  • Shopping for Online Professional Development

    In this era of new educational standards, there is an increased need for quality OPD that will help meet the curricular, instructional, and professional needs of educators.
  • Successful iPad Integration in Preschool Literacy Instruction

    The effects of integrating digital technologies (e.g., computers and iPads) into preschool instruction are not well-researched and some scholars even find the issue controversial...