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Home. Leu D.J. Zawilinski L. Forzani E. Timbrell N. in press. NewLiteracies article. Leu D.J. Forzani E. Burlingame C. Kulikowich J. Sedransk N. Coiro J. Kennedy C. Leu%20online%20reading%20study. Exploring Literacy on the Internet: Reading Comprehension on the Internet: Expanding Our Understanding of Reading Comprehension to Encompass New Literacies on JSTOR. Strategies for online reading comprehension. Imagine, if you will, that you are beside me as I peer over the shoulder of my twelve-year-old son.

Strategies for online reading comprehension

He’s using a web browser to search for an article on creating stop-motion movies, which is one of his hobbies. I barely have time to say, “That looks interesting,” before he has clicked on a hyperlink and is off on entirely different page. A video catches his eye and he ignores me completely as he hits the “play” button, only to discover the video is a commercial for an upcoming movie. I want to say something, but I don’t have time. The mouse works its magic, and he is off again, this time in full reverse, clicking on arrows that direct him back to the original page. And so it goes. If you are a teacher or parent who revels in the deep reading of novels or articles, with discussions and contemplations of character development and plot design, this kind of “reading” is enough to drive you to the brink of despair. The 5 Best Free Annotation Tools For Teachers - eLearning Industry. Digital Annotation Tools For Close Reading. One of the components of Close Reading is annotation, in which the students read short, complex text adding annotations as they read.

Digital Annotation Tools For Close Reading

Students might circle words or phrases that are powerful, underline those that are confusing, indicate big events or when a character shows strong emotion, and write questions or thoughts. They use metacognitive markers or “Thinking Notes” as a means to move beyond just highlighting. The text used for Close Reading can be short stories, poems, news articles, photos, paintings, etc.

So this post provides digital tools for annotating documents, online text and images, PDF files, and videos. Documents. Integrating Technology and Literacy. When teaching with digital natives in a digital world, one question facing many educators revolves around integrating technology to help facilitate learning: How do you work technology into the pedagogy, instead of just using something cool?

Integrating Technology and Literacy

That task can be especially daunting in language arts literacy classrooms where reading and writing skill development is the crux of daily lessons. Digital Annotation Tools For Close Reading. Lessons & Activities – Teaching English With Technology. Thinking about Lesson Plans The most effective technology integration lessons put students at the center of the learning process.

Lessons & Activities – Teaching English With Technology

These lessons empower students by fostering creativity and innovation and they enhance collaboration and communication. Look for lesson plans that help build 21st century skills such as inventive thinking, communication and collaboration, and information literacy. There are great lesson plan resources available online that help build 21st century skills. It is often helpful to review the lessons created and use them as a building block to develop personalized lessons for your classroom and students. A Vision of K-12 Students Today, by Professor Michael Wesch. Life in a 21st-Century English Class. Creating a Common Craft-style video is part of the classroom assignment.

Life in a 21st-Century English Class

By Shelley Wright. How to Teach with Technology: Language Arts. Check out these tips from students and educators for high tech teaching: Video Dialogues "I think students would retain a lot more information if they made a video about the person they're studying or created an instant message dialogue in which they imagine a fictional conversation between characters, as opposed to just taking a test or writing an essay.

How to Teach with Technology: Language Arts

"If every class could use some type of blog or Web page, students could post their questions and the teacher would be able to respond for the whole class to see. This means the teacher wouldn't have to answer the same question multiple times, and students would understand homework better. Integrating Tech in High School. High school teachers face enormous pressure to prepare students for state standardized tests, college admissions tests, and AP exams.

Integrating Tech in High School

Do computers "get in the way" of teaching in such an environment or can technology improve achievement without taking time away from the curriculum? Education World's Tech Team offers opinions on the reality and possibilities of "teching" in high school. Included: Nine easy ways to integrate technology in high school. AP exams...college admissions tests....the dreaded state standardized tests...no matter where you are in America, if you teach high school, you're probably teaching to a test.

Almost everything you do in the high school classroom seems to revolve around test success, and much of that means cramming students with equations, dates, concepts, vocabulary, and more. Is there room for computers in this quest for test success? Because You Asked: How Tech Can Transform English/Language Arts Class from Good to Great. English/Language Arts teachers often ask me what technology can do for them.

Because You Asked: How Tech Can Transform English/Language Arts Class from Good to Great

After all, eBooks are revolutionizing both the weight of students’ backpacks and the local bookstore’s bottom line. But the English classroom? The jury’s out.