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 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:

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.

julie keefe

Instructional Technology Coach for Worcester Public Schools focusing on hardware: iPads, ELMOs and interactive whiteboards.