Digitizing Reading: Using Technology in Reading


Workshop Overview

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the possibilities of using technology during reading. Participants will learn how to find resources and create activities using technology as a way of engaging students in reading.

Workshop Handout

Objectives

In this workshop, you will:
  1. View ways technology is used in reading
  2. Review ways to use technology in reading
  3. Evaluate resources for classroom use
  4. Discuss classroom implications
  5. Brainstorm activities for the classroom
  6. Share a lesson possibility

ISTE Standards

This workshop will help teachers accomplish the following standards:
  1. Technology Operations and Concepts - Teachers demonstrate a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts. Teachers: B. demonstrate continual growth in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast of current and emerging technologies.
  2. Planning and Designing Learning Environments and Experiences - Teachers plan and design effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology. Teachers: B. apply current research on teaching and learning with technology when planning learning environments and experiences.
    C. identify and locate technology resources and evaluate them for accuracy and suitability.
    D. plan for the management of technology resources within the context of learning activities.
    E. plan strategies to manage student learning in a technology-enhanced environment.
  3. Teaching, Learning, and the Curriculum - Teachers implement curriculum plans, that include methods and strategies for applying technology to maximize student learning. Teachers: A. facilitate technology-enhanced experiences that address content standards and student technology standards
    C. manage student learning activities in a technology-enhanced environment.
  4. Assessment and Evaluation - Teachers apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies. Teachers: B. use technology resources to collect and analyze data, interpret results, and communicate findings to improve instructional practice and maximize student learning.
  5. Productivity and Professional Practice - Teachers use technology to enhance their productivity and professional practice. Teachers: B. continually evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning.
    C. apply technology to increase productivity.
    D. use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community in order to nurture student learning.

Articles and Videos


Articles:

Technology and Reading: What does the research say?
Learn about the research to support the use of technology to enhance literacy instruction

How does technology enhance reading instruction?
Hear from a fellow educator on the use of technology in the reading classroom

Reading and Technology
View websites and lessons which could enhance reading instruction

Videos/SlideShows:




Classroom Examples



Student Examples








Moodle
Classroom Example:
Mrs. Hock Moodle

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Classroom Example:
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Wiki
Classroom example:
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Workshop Project


Adapt a lesson of your own using one of the tools below:

Build Your Wild Self
Allows students to create an online graphic of an animal with adaptations


PhotoStory
Allows students to build digital stories and other multi-media projects suitable for presentations

EduGlogster
Online poster creator


VoiceThread
Collaborative environment allowing students to share thoughts and projects with the world


Moodle
Secure, District controlled site for collaboration and other classroom activities


Wiki
Website allowing for students to share work beyond the classroom walls


Blabberize
Make your pictures tell the story for you


Voki
Allows students to create avatars of characters or themselves


Reflection


Question to Ponder: How do we motivate students to wanna read?

Resources

SchoolTube
Site to find how-to videos and other examples

Build Your Wild Self
Allows students to create an online graphic of an animal with adaptations


PhotoStory
Allows students to build digital stories and other multi-media projects suitable for presentations

EduGlogster
Online poster creator


VoiceThread
Collaborative environment allowing students to share thoughts and projects with the world


Moodle
Secure, District controlled site for collaboration and other classroom activities


Wiki
Website allowing for students to share work beyond the classroom walls


Blabberize
Make your pictures tell the story for you


Voki
Allows students to create avatars of characters or themselves


ReadWriteThink
Activities, Lesson Plans, and more!


CAST UDL Book Builder
Free book builder