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Digital Reading Skills | Delta Publishing - English Language Teaching

Digital Reading Skills | Delta Publishing - English Language Teaching | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

We take it for granted as English language teachers that we need to develop our students’ reading skills, but in most cases the nearest our students get to reading online is a printed version of a web page pre selected by their teacher. At best they may actually get to see a pre selected page on the screen of a computer, but is this enough to really develop their digital literacies?


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An article Nik Peachey wrote in 2010, but which is still relevant today (perhaps more than ever) now that the facilities certainly do exist in many places to push students (and teachers) to do more to develop digital reading skills.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 13, 2013 9:27 AM

Digital Reading Skills vital in the information  and knowledge age.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, November 14, 2013 9:12 PM

Great article by Nik Peachey on skills required for digital reading - and digital literacies. 

TopUniversities's comment, November 18, 2013 5:12 PM
great scoop. you may also enjoy this article: http://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/daily-news026/why-everyone-should-invest-language-skills

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Nik Peachey: How I use social media for my professional development

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The issue of how we use social media for our own development as teachers and as digitally skilled individuals is of vital importance, not just because it can enable us to keep developing as teachers through the content, ideas, resources and above all people it gives us access to, but also because the way we use digital media for our own development should guide and influence the way we use it with our students and build their digital literacies and communication skills.

 

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Product or Process? Teachers or Learners?

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3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

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Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis asks her students for professional development help, ending the year with in-class focus groups, a survey, and a call for anonymous notes that will guide her in improving her practice next year.
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Why Do Students Pick Teacher A or Teacher B? Who Would You Pick?

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What if we asked our students about the type of work they would prefer to do while in class? It may reveal a lot about what choices they would make for assignments and activities and why they make these choices.
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What are the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology into the Classroom?

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The word “mistake” is a harsh word. It implies flaws, pointing fingers, errors in judgement, something wrong and possibly even a dead end. I would rather think or connect the word “mistake” to first steps, stepping stones, experimentation and exploration. With that being said, those “first steps” or that exploration cannot become a routine cemented in stone how technology is being used in the classroom. Stepping stones are meant to lead to something else. ...

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How Can I Grow Parent Involvement in My Class?

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Cross-Discipline Lesson Planning

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If you cross discipline teach with 1 or more teachers, you know making lesson plans is tricky. Watch how 2 teachers in a similar situation spend time to make lesson plans that work with each other.
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MOOC design : from peer assessment to social networks

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The open nature of MOOCs affects the design of its resources, its activities, and of course the interactions among participants. As far as the design of the course is concerned, the spread of online tools opens up a universe of possibilities …

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Fluency, Accuracy and Scott Thornbury

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Formative Assessment Is Transformational!

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On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

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On-the-spot scaffolding is an essential skill for teachers. Check out these three strategies for assisting students when they struggle ....

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Sharing: A Responsibility of the Modern Educator

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Educators are doing amazing things with their learners in spite of the standards-based and accountability-driven movements. If all educators publicized the accomplishments they had in their classrooms using technology, hands-on activities, global collaborations, project-based learning; then an informal qualitative research project would result.  ...

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How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases.

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Formative Assessment Is Transformational!

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

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The Teacher Toolkit is the one place where AITSL's online tools and resources to support quality teaching can be found. Resources can be accessed by browsing categories or performing a search.


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This is a serious and interesting site for educators. You can also find ways to share your own research and professional education articles here through some of the connections.. 

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Hopefully I'll be able to use this next year...along with teaching SAMR and connecting M & R to DOK

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Assessment and Rubrics

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This Is Why Handwriting Helps Students Learn Better

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In "what does your handwriting say about you" we learned that the way we write can reveal  great deal  about our personalities.

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The 6 Types Of Assessments (And How They're Changing)

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Testing, especially any sort of standardized testing tends to get a bad rap. Teachers complain that they spend too much time teaching to a test.
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Self-Directed vs. Self-Determined Learning; What's the Difference?

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