McGraw Hill Education

Technology in Literacy Ed

  • Telling an Animated Story

    Teachers sometimes hesitate to fully embrace technology because it's scary and uncomfortable to try something new. But it can still be rewarding.

  • Facilitating Online Discussions About Text

    There are tools to help organize and facilitate online comments for the classroom and beyond.
  • Online Fan Fiction Spaces as Literacy Tools

    As literacy educators continue to question how interest-based online spaces can inform classrooms, the case of fan fiction sites might be closer to our classroom instruction than we think.
  • Using Digital Notebooks for Modern Writing Students

    These titles can draw in struggling readers and still challenge more confident ones.

  • Fostering Historical Inquiry With Digital Video Composition

    What does digital video composition look like in the history classroom?
  • 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.
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