Technology and Reading
1. Moodle
Moodle Resources
Discussions in Moodle
Clear expectations- text talk, blogging
Blocks for authors, novels

2. Blogging
Students as Authors: Blogging in the Classroom:
- post assignments based on literature readings and have students respond on their own blogs, creating a kind of portfolio of their work
- post prompts for writing
- provide examples of classwork, vocabulary activities, or grammar games
- provide online readings for your students to read and react to
- invite student comments or postings on issues in order to give them a writing voice
- publish examples of good student writing
- showcase student art, poetry, and creative stories
- create a literature circle (where groups of students read and discuss the same book)
- create on online book club
- make use of the commenting feature to have students publish messages on topics being used to develop language skills
- ask students to create their own individual course blogs, where they can post their own ideas, reactions, and written work

Blogging components:
-Google IDs- can function as sign-ins for
-Posting requirements

3. Literature Circles
Goodreads in the Classroom Social Reading

4. Social Networking
- facebook (pages of authors/pretending to be characters):
- twitter:

5. iPad and iPhone apps
Apps to get kids reading
Differentiation Apps- Discovery, My Skills Tutor, Brian Pop...

6. Kindle, ebooks
PASD Library grant- 5 Kindles
Will the Kindle Change Education?
eReaders for Educators
Apps for ebooks

7. Skype
- authors
- classes

8. Software
Google Docs
My Skills Tutor
Brain Pop

9. Web 2.0
The basics: accounts, options, organization


Glogster in the classroom- project ideas- day in the life

- slides to intro book
- book summary/recommendation
-final assessment piece with major highlights, texts


18 Interesting Ways to Use Wikis in the Classroom:
- progressive stories:
- novel study:
- course page:
  • take a look at the African Storytelling page (discussion questions) and the Vocabulary page
- class notes:
- book reviews/discussions:

- Weaving the story of Learning:
- Ways to use:
  • o Public Service Announcements
  • o News broadcasts
  • o “movie trailers”
  • o documentary
  • o virtual tour
  • o stories
  • o timelines
  • o scrapbook
  • o comic books

DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKS Character Scrapbook



PUBLISHING group story telling


magnetic poetry:
Literacy Instruction Resrouces: **
Author Video Index: