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Using Technology to Improve Reading and Learning

Using Technology to Improve Reading and Learning

by Colin Harrison

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781425813147
Publisher: Shell Educational Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Series: Professional Resources
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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

Forewords 5

Acknowledgments 7

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

Appendices 197

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