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The Complete Über-Geek's Guide to Reading Online

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"Healthy online reading habits require constant gardening. Every Internet company provides us a little plot to tend for, and that’s how they keep our attention where they want it. But the soil is pretty gross in most of them, and the seeds are tightly regulated. If we want to read healthily, we have to build our own info gardens.

The most important gardening task is deciding what to plant — that is, what sources to read — and that’s a personal choice. The topics, tone, and perspective of your information sources are for you to determine. But the bulk of the work is in building and tending the garden, and this guide will suggest some tools and methods to help. And with the gardening work out of the way, you’ll spend most of your time cooking, eating, and sharing. That’s the delicious part, and this guide will offer my best recipes."

Via Howard Rheingold, Dennis T OConnor, Sue Ward
Howard Rheingold's curator insight, December 2, 2013 8:22 PM

Succinct, relevant, practical tips on online literacy skills from a skilled infotention practitioner.

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Video:Conferring with an Avatar: Using Voki for Proofreading

I've always taught the importance of reading a paper aloud.  Every writer should do this when proofreading.  Using an avatar as a part of the process makes sense.  I've used VOKI, but this use never occurred to me.  What do you think? ~ Dennis




Students use text-to-speech software (Web 2.0 Avatars) to listen to their writing aloud. We use this 21st century method for proofreading when students do not read over their writing or are unaware of mistakes in their story. Students use this self-discovery strategy of revision and editing in order to privately critique their own work before conferring with the teacher.



Via Dennis T OConnor
Sue Ward's comment, October 12, 2012 7:41 PM
Sounds intriguing and practical - good to see the students taking control of their own learning.