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The Reading Room #02: Digital Reading & Writing: Tools & Content that Work

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This week we'll be joined by Sydnye Cohen (@sydnyec), who brings years of experience in reading (and now digital reading/writing best practices) from Brookfield, CT and now New Canaan, CT!   As well as Troy Hicks (@hickstro), author of the series of blog posts on digital reading and writing (and author of an upcoming book!)
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The Reading Room #01: Building Tried and True Digital Reading Strategies - EdReach

The Reading Room #01: Building Tried and True Digital Reading Strategies - EdReach | The Reading Room | Scoop.it

Special Guests: Holly Clark and Lisa Highfill 

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Collaboration, engagement, visual learning, connection. Host Heidi Perry from Subtext asks Lisa Highfill (19 year veteran and tech integration coach in Pleasanton Unified, @lhighfill) and Holly Clark (tech administrator and instructional lead at EdTechTeacher, @HollyEdTechDiva) to talk about how they get kids more engaged in reading in a digital classroom. We end the show with a game of the ‘hot or not’ of instructional reading strategies.

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The Reading Room Episode #1 Resources

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Storybird (Lisa Highfill): http://storybird.com/books/eleven­by­sandra­cisneros/?token=jtr4pefx8r
"I wanted to show how you can 'repackage' pieces for close reading strategy work."

 

Lisa’s Lesson Plan on ‘Eleven’ by Sandra Cisneros (Lisa Highfill): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DkgCUQOriJAJPq2xcNOoEqET4c_Rh5WyBTqGe SQFg_U/edit 

 

Other apps/tools/themes mentioned: 

- Subtext (8:50)
- VideoNot.es (around min 12:00)
­ First 3 things that you use when you first went digital: Google Forms (“Helping kids say things that they never would have said”), YouTube, Blogging, Google Docs (writing notes in groups, still fairly linear), Discussion boards via Blackboard, led to Blogging

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Subtext's The Reading Room

Subtext's The Reading Room | The Reading Room | Scoop.it
The Reading Room taps into the conversations happening among educators across the country, giving teachers a voice to elevate topics related to digital reading, literacy tools, strategies, and ultimately what kids love to read – in language arts,...
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