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Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally. Students are doing more reading on digital devices than they ever have before.

Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally

Not only are many teachers using tablets and computers for classroom instruction, but many state tests are now administered on computers, adding incentive for teachers to teach digital reading strategies. But casual digital reading on the internet has instilled bad habits in many students, making it difficult for them to engage deeply with digital text in the same way they do when reading materials printed on paper. Devin Hess sympathizes with educators’ concerns, but believes digital reading is here to stay and teachers have a duty to equip students to engage with digital texts in meaningful ways. Hess was a middle school social studies teacher and early tech adopter in his classroom. Now he works with the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project training social studies teachers on deep reading strategies that have their origins in paper, but can be extended and furthered when moved into the digital space.

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Advancing Children's Learning in a Digital Age. A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy – Martin Wolske's Blog. Literacy is a set of competencies and knowledge within a certain domain.

A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy – Martin Wolske's Blog

Digital literacy, then, is literacy within the realm of digital information and communication technologies. Summarizing a variety of definitions regarding digital literacy and related computational thinking, the set of competencies include: From Written to Digital: The New Literacy. Both the 21st-century economy and the careers needed to fuel it are changing at an unprecedented rate.

From Written to Digital: The New Literacy

Students must be prepared for nonlinear careers, pivoting to match the ever-changing work landscape. We thus need to rethink not just how we teach our students but what we teach our students. Educational Leadership:What Do We Mean by Results?:Using Rubrics to Promote Thinking and Learning. Rubrics make assessing student work quick and efficient, and they help teachers justify to parents and others the grades that they assign to students.

Educational Leadership:What Do We Mean by Results?:Using Rubrics to Promote Thinking and Learning

At their very best, rubrics are also teaching tools that support student learning and the development of sophisticated thinking skills. When used correctly, they serve the purposes of learning as well as of evaluation and accountability. Like portfolios, exhibitions, and other authentic approaches to assessment, rubrics blur the distinction between instruction and assessment. Create a free website and a free blog. Visible Thinking. Purpose: What kind of thinking does this routine encourage?

Visible Thinking

This routine helps students to reflect on their thinking about a topic or issue and explore how and why that thinking has changed. It can be useful in consolidating new learning as students identify their new understandings, opinions, and beliefs. Clearing the Confusion between Technology Rich and Innovative Poor: Six Questions. ** We are seeking global opinions, please consider commenting with your thoughts and ideas of the definition of innovation** In a recent webinar, more than 90% of school leaders responded that they were leading an innovative school as a result of the implementation of technology.

Clearing the Confusion between Technology Rich and Innovative Poor: Six Questions

At the end of the webinar, when polled again, only one leader claimed to be leading an innovative school. The complete reversal was due to a presentation of the Six Questions that you will read about in this article. The best 1:1 device in the classroom has always been and will always be... a great teacher. #edchat #iste2015. Education Week. We welcome guest bloggers John Hendron, Ed.D., Director of Innovation & Strategy and James Lane, Ed.D., Superintendent, Goochland County Public Schools as they share the continuing journey of the district to meet the needs of 21st century learners.

Education Week

A few years ago, we were asked to join Leadership360 to tell Goochland's story about Values-Based Leadership. Since that time, we have seen phenomenal enhancements to and recognitions for our school division; however, we believe it was that initial focus on placing values at the center of our work that has brought us to this place. From those values we created a simple mission, To Maximize the Potential of Every Learner, and a strategic plan focused on personalized and deeper learning.

We are excited to share some of our story along with the triumphs and challenges of leading, inspiring, and innovating with our team of amazing teachers. Everything we do is part of a larger picture, our previously mentioned strategic plan we call Inspire2020. 5 Simple EdTech Wins for Beginners! It appears that confidence is still a major barrier that prevents some teachers from using EdTech to its full potential to really enhance both teaching and learning in their classrooms.

5 Simple EdTech Wins for Beginners!

I’m a fan of quotes and I feel this one is appropriate as it sums up the impact action can have on confidence: “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” It goes without saying that the he more often you do something, the quicker you will become more confident in doing it. You may be able to place yourself in one of the following categories based on your confidence in using technology in the classroom: (Image Credit: Mark Anderson. This post is aimed at those who feel they are at the Survival end of the scale.

Here, I will look to provide 5 simple things that you can use in your classrooms and hopefully, in turn, enhance your confidence in using EdTech. 1.) 2.) PS technology Examples. Literacy Instruction with Digital and Media Technologies. As new literacies that include digital and media technologies evolve, preparing students to understand and adjust to these literacy demands is critical to current and future expectations for pleasure and work (International Reading Association, 2001; Leu, Mallette, Karchmer, & Kara-Soteriou, 2005).

Literacy Instruction with Digital and Media Technologies

For instance, teachers may identify with past models of literacy that are paper and pencil bound; however, new conceptions involve continually changing views of reading and writing, particularly with the advent of the Internet (Leu et al., 2004; Warschauer, 2006). These new literacies include innovative text formats (multiple media or hybrid texts; Lemke, 1998), new reader expectations (reading nonlinearly; Warschauer, 2006), and new activities (website publication; Leu et al., 2004). The Internet has caused educators to confront issues related to new technologies, as previous technological innovations have never been adopted so rapidly and in so many places simultaneously. What Comes First: the Curriculum or the Technology? It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time when handing a student a calculator to work through algebraic equations caused many teachers and parents great consternation.

What Comes First: the Curriculum or the Technology?

It makes you wonder what type of pushback the creators of the abacus faced! In both cases, while the tools students were using may have been more advanced than previous generations’, the goal remained the same – to enhance classroom learning. But before moving forward with technology integration, every school must first have a great, robust and adaptable academic curriculum. Only then can you begin to find ways in which technology can help to elevate it. It’s important to never force fit technology – if it’s not supplementing what’s already happening in the classroom or a teacher’s goals for the school year, the addition will become more of a barrier to learning than a catalyst. Photo via Flickr Creative Commons by Brad Flickinger. Jgcc takeagiantstep1. SAMR and Teacher Confidence: A confluence of models. As someone who works to assist educators with the integration of technology into instruction, I work with a wide variety of experience levels and skill sets.

At times it is a challenge to meet all their needs. Nevertheless, just as in any K-12 classroom, you accept people where you find them and seek to help them move forward. Instructional Coaching: Driving Meaningful Tech Integration. Overview Integrating Technology Instructional Coaching Hampton High School has integrated technology across its entire program with a full-time instructional coach who supports the teachers in this work. Tech Literacy: Making It Relevant Through Content Learning. Overview Embed Technology Throughout Content The first year that Meyer Elementary School had a technology teacher, they focused on learning basic computer skills and tools, such as email, apps, and programs. Student learning of technology skills was disconnected from what they were learning in other classes.

This year, Meyer's technology instructor teaches tech through various content areas, presenting technology use as something purposeful, connected to their learning, and relevant to real-world situations. "When they have a contextual tie to what they're doing in class, it lends validity," says Jeff Dahl, Meyer's technology teacher. How It's Done. 50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016. 50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016 by TeachThought Staff. Jgcc familytimewithapps. 10 Collaborative Technology Projects Your Students Will Love.

If your classroom is far from a 1:1 environment (more like 1:32), it can be hard to find great technology projects that really work. Here are some simple tech tools students can use to create awesome projects. Students can work together in cooperative learning groups or independently depending on your access to technology in your school district. Bonus: They're all free! 1. ITSELE excerpt. School tech. Technology Integration in elementary classroom. 07kenney. Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2. If you are teaching with one, a few, or a class set of iPads, finding the right apps and project ideas for your students can be a challenging task.

Bloomin' Apps. Using The SAMR Model To Frame How To Teach With Apps. 50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students. What Teachers That Use Technology Believe - Keep It Private (K-2) A-B-C Searching (K-2) Going Places Safely (K-2) Commonsense digitalcitizenshipcurriculum. Untitled. First Grade Wow: Telling Time, Writing Letters, and Coming Up? Media Literacy. Hello Everyone!! I hope all the moms out there had a wonderful Mother's Day. The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have.