Literacy Learning with 21st Century Tools
Professional Development with Julie Keefe, WPS Instructional Tech Coach
During our time today we will be examining three key tools for literacy instruction with meaningful tech integration. Discovery Education is a tool for building background knowledge and balanced literacy resources, Rover will give life to Flash based websites like ReadingA-Z.com and We Give Books and lastly Wallwisher (now Padlet) will serve as a quick & easy space for online discourse.
Is this iPad training? No, it's a chance to engage today's classroom tools in a meaningful way.
“It is not about the technology; it’s about sharing knowledge and information, communicating efficiently, building learning communities and creating a culture of professionalism in schools. These are the key responsibilities of all educational leaders”. – Marion Ginapolis
Today's key features:
An incredible resource for building background knowledge, as well as resources for balanced literacy.
Wallwisher (now Padlet)
A quick and easy way to share student responses.
A free app that enable the use of sites like ReadingA-Z.com and WeGiveBooks.org
How can I make this work in the classroom?
Taking Today's Learning into Your Classroom
Today's learning does not end at the end of our 45 minutes together. If you would like to schedule a 1:1 session, a model lesson, or just to have some support in the back of the room as you try out these new tools please email me to schedule a date and time.