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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.
  • 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.
  • IRA Technology and Reading Award Winner Brings Positive Change to Title 1 Students

    This year's winner of the IRA Award for Technology and Reading, Stephanie Laird from Mitchellville Elementary School in Mitchellville, IA, uses technology to "level the playing field" for her students.
  • 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.
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