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: http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/blogworkshop
- 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 blogger.com
-Posting requirements

3. Literature Circles
http://www.goodreads.com
Goodreads in the Classroom
http://www.bookglutton.com/: Social Reading

4. Social Networking
- facebook (pages of authors/pretending to be characters): http://classtools.net/fb/home/page
- twitter: http://classtools.net/twister/

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
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6673572.html
http://www.katemessner.com/authors-who-skype-with-classes-book-clubs-for-free/
http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/
- classes
http://skypeinschools.pbworks.com/w/page/11008318/FrontPage
http://education.skype.com/projects


8. Software
Google Docs
My Skills Tutor
Brain Pop

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

COMIC BOOK CREATORS
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/
http://www.kerpoof.com/
http://goanimate.com/
http://toonlet.com/
http://www.toondoo.com/
http://en.speechable.com/
http://blabberize.com/
http://www.pixton.com/

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

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

WEBQUESTS
http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/Webquests
http://www.eduscapes.com/ladders/themes/webquests.htm

WIKIS
18 Interesting Ways to Use Wikis in the Classroom: https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_164hj4tw6gf
- progressive stories: http://writeyourstory.wikispaces.com/home
- novel study: http://glengarrypedia.wikispaces.com/Home
- course page: http://la6stewart.wikispaces.com/
  • take a look at the African Storytelling page (discussion questions) and the Vocabulary page
- class notes: http://304sophs.wikispaces.com/Crucible+Class+Notes
- book reviews/discussions: http://fhsteensread.wikispaces.com/home



DIGITAL STORY TELLING
- Weaving the story of Learning: http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/digitalstorytelling
- 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
http://storify.com/
http://www.storyjumper.com/
http://www.simplebooklet.com
http://www.dvolver.com/moviemaker/make.html
http://www.tabblo.com/studio
http://www.digitalfilms.com/
http://myths.e2bn.org/index.php
http://www.xtranormal.com/
http://www.carnegielibrary.org/kids/storymaker/
http://storybird.com/
http://www.primaryaccess.org/
http://zimmertwins.com/
http://www.zooburst.com/
http://stagedproject.com/
http://bookbuilder.cast.org/

DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKS
http://perkupprojects.wikispaces.com/Scrapbooks
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/scrapbook/: Character Scrapbook

DIGITAL MAGAZINES/NEWSPAPERS
http://issuu.com/
http://www.yudu.com/
http://www.openzine.com
http://www.scribd.com/
http://www.zinepal.com/
http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp
http://crayon.net/

TIMELINES
http://www.xtimeline.com/index.aspx
http://www.dipity.com/
http://www.ourstory.com/
http://timeglider.com/
http://www.timetoast.com/

PUBLISHING
http://mylittlebookproject.com/index.php/teachers
http://www.studentpublishing.com/
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/3138
http://storymash.com/
http://foldingstory.com/: group story telling
http://ficly.com/
http://www.wikistory.com/wiki/WikiStory_Home
http://www.fabulate.co.uk/
http://www.novlet.com/

ELECTRONIC BOOKS
http://www.storylineonline.net/
http://kids.aol.com/KOL/2/koljrstories/archive/animal-stories
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngyoungexplorer/moreissues.html
http://www.rif.org/kids/readingplanet/bookzone/read_aloud_stories.htm
http://robertmunsch.com/books/
http://livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=61940
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories/
http://speakaboos.com/stories?free=y
http://lightupyourbrain.com/stories/
http://pbskids.org/lions/stories/
http://www.readtomelv.com/current-books/
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collection.jsp?id=375
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collection.jsp?id=376
http://www.starfall.com/n/level-c/index/play.htm?f
http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/customer_login.asp?accessdenied=%2Flibrary%2Fasp%2Fbook%5Fdetails%2Easp%3Fcategory%3DPictureBooks
http://pbskids.org/clifford/stories/index.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/story/sbi.shtml
http://www.frankasch.com/animatedbooks.html
http://media.barnesandnoble.com/index.jsp?fr_chl=14c8ca491be89555b6ae619f97fac9bd90c871c5
http://www.kennedy-center.org/multimedia/storytimeonline/
http://www.highlightskids.com/Stories/audioStories/audioStory_Top.asp
http://www.smartygames.com/stories.php
http://www.biguniverse.com/readkidsbooks/

OTHER WEBSITES
magnetic poetry: http://play.magpogames.com/
http://museumbox.e2bn.org/
Literacy Instruction Resrouces: **http://blogs.scholastic.com/top_teaching/2011/05/interactive-whiteboard-101-a-resource-of-activities-for-literacy-instruction.html
Author Video Index: http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3748896
Wordle: http://www.wordle.net
livebinders: www.livebinders.com
http://transl8it.com/
http://piclits.com/
http://classtools.net/
http://kditzlerteacherresourcepage.wikispaces.com/KDitzler%27s+Teacher+Resource+Page
http://www.googlelittrips.com