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Reading 2.0. Creating a Custom Reading Experience with Mobile Devices. I'll admit it.

Creating a Custom Reading Experience with Mobile Devices

At the end of the day, I like to read books -- the paper kind. Twitter alerts and email don't randomly pop up when I read a hardcover book, nor does the lure of checking "one more thing" tempt me from the pages of a paperback. I have a singular focus, unfettered by a device -- or the tools behind it. And yet, I also value reading onscreen. My digital reading and note-taking began with financial motivation -- the library charged 2¢ per page to print in grad school. My digital annotations and readings became searchable, even with my rudimentary technique of copy-and-pasting text into Word docs.Computer-based reading gave me quick access to reference materials. Do Your Students Read Critically? How do you tell if someone has been reading a book critically?

Do Your Students Read Critically?

One way is they have dog-eared the pages, underlined key ideas, annotated the margins, highlighted quotable phrases, and filled the book with tabs on pages of interest. Looking closer, you read the notes in the margin and you see that in some cases the notes indicate agreement with the author, other notes simply add supporting references, while others vehemently disagree and give examples and evidence contradicting what is written.

If you find such a book, you can be sure that the reader not only read it, but did so critically. As educators, the best thing we can do is to help students develop the skills for critical reading and establish critical reading as a "habit of mind. " Questioning Text In these margin conversations with the author, the student asks questions that seek more evidence, understanding or examples. Digital Annotation. Position Statement on Multimodal Literacies. Critical Search Skills Students Should Know. There is a new digital divide on the horizon.

Critical Search Skills Students Should Know

It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not. Helene Blowers has come up with seven ideas about the new digital divide – four of them, the ones I felt related to searching, are listed below. The New Digital Divide In an age of information abundance learning to effectively search is one of the most important skills most teachers are NOT teaching.

USE...filters. Digital & Media Literacy Fundamentals. Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information. An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information.

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently assessed 770 seventh graders in two states to study these areas, the results definitely got our attention. Unfortunately, over 70 percent of their responses suggested that: Deconstructing Web Pages - Teaching Backgrounder. Lesson Template - TIP Online Think-Aloud Lessons. Instructional Strategies for Critically Evaluating Online Information. Question: How do I know if the information is useful for my research?

Instructional Strategies for Critically Evaluating Online Information

Learning Objective: Integrating strategies for verifying the accuracy of information and author's level of expertise Activity 1. Work with your group to brainstorm strategies for critically evaluating the information at a website. Create a list of these ideas in your handout. 2. ThinkAloud Japanese Internment During World War 2. What A 21st Century Book Looks Like. Technology touches almost everything in 2013.

What A 21st Century Book Looks Like

From farming to commerce, socialization to transportation, more and more we look to technology to make our lives easier, to improve our access, or connect us a culture. Education is also among those impacted by the growth of technology, including blended learning, game-based learning, mobile learning, and other indicative trends. Books are a part of that as well. We recently took a look at the principles of digital literacy. What started at as simply digitized versions of physical texts, eBooks are growing as a medium, adding interaction, connectivity, complex textile response, and fully-integrated multimedia forms. The following quick-talk (it’s just under five minutes, and you can skip through some of that) offers a compelling visual for what’s possible with books in the 21st century. The possibilities for formal academic learning environments is tremendous. What A 21st Century Book Looks Like. Prensky - Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants - Part1.

5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework. 5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework Digital Literacy is increasingly important in an age where many students read as much on screens as they do from books.

5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework

In fact, the very definition of many of these terms is changing as the overlap across media forms increases. Interactive eBooks can function like both long-form blogs and traditional books. Threaded email can look and function like social media. Email and texting and social media messaging are increasingly similar. This is the modern digital era.

The above framework was developed by Juliet Hinrichsen and Antony Coombs at the University of Greenwich. 4 Principals Of Digital Literacy. Literacy Literacy is the ability to make sense of something, often generalized as the ability to read and write.

4 Principals Of Digital Literacy

In many ways, reading is reading, media is media, but in the same way a play places unique comprehension demands on a reader compared to a poem or a letter, so do digital media compared to classic media forms. In the 21st century, new literacies are emerging and digital media forms allow communication to be more nuanced than ever before.

Digital Literacy. Critical Digital Literacy. Multimodal Literacy. How Does Electronic Reading Affect Comprehension? Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper. Paper books were supposed to be dead by now.

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