Discover how to effectively use technology to support students' literacy development. New classroom uses for technology are introduced in this easy-to-use resource that help educators enhance students' attention, engagement, creativity, and collaboration in reading and learning. Great for struggling readers, this book provides strategies for making content-area connections and using digital tools to develop reading comprehension.
About the Author
Colin Harrison is the author of, most recently, The Havana Room (FSG, 2004). He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Using Technology to Make the Teaching of Literacy More Exciting 9
Chapter 2 Strategies for Capitalizing on What Students Already Know 23
Chapter 3 Strategies for Using Digital Tools to Support Literacy Development 45
Chapter 4 Strategies for Using eReaders and Digital Books to Expand the Reading Experience 71
Chapter 5 Strategies for Teaching the Information-Seeking Cycle: The Process of Searching for Information on the Internet 87
Chapter 6 Strategies for Teaching the Information-Seeking Cycle: The Product Stage of Searching for Information on the Internet 117
Chapter 7 Strategies for Encouraging Peer Collaboration and Cooperative Learning 137
Chapter 8 Strategies for Building Communities of Writers 159
Chapter 9 Strategies for Building Teachers' Capacity to Make the Most of New Technologies 175