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The Early-Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends

The Early-Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

"Literacy is changing. It really is. Even in my grade one classroom as the students begin to learn their letters and sounds, as they start to put those letters and sounds together into words, and as they take their first hesitant steps to read and write —literacy is changing.

The change in our classroom was subtle at first. When my students began writing the word we with two i’s, I smiled and talked about the more traditional spelling of the word. When students came to school with a clear understanding of what it meant to get to the next level or to have several lives, I took notice of the new vocabulary they had."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 28, 2013 7:03 PM

Putting young students together with technology creates a win-win situation in this classroom. Learn how one teacher has her students writing in blogs to share their work, using twitter, learning vocabulary (such as pingback) and much more. This post is complete with a video where students provide definitions of words and share how they use technology in their classroom.

Mariana Soffer's comment, July 29, 2013 5:53 AM
Great post, do you have a website or a blog?
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Kindergarten Round-up How does it need to change?

Kindergarten Round-up  How does it need to change? | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Do you remember Kindergarten Roundup...such excitment fills the air and expectations soar.  But how should this tradition change with the times?  Dayle Timmons gives a peek into one possibility.

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