Connecting Comprehension and Technology

You may have noticed our lack of posts lately.  There are two good reasons for that.  1) Mini Literacyspark has been keeping Katie very busy.  2) We’ve been writing a book. 

Whaaaaaat!?  Yes, it’s true.  We’ve strayed out of the online format into an actual paper book.  (We still like those too.)  It’s very exciting and feels very official.  But beyond that we hope that it will be a good resource for teachers who love good pedagogy and want to use technology in meaningful ways.  Here’s the link if you’re interested.

What we wanted to do was to share how we marry reading comprehension skills with technology use.  Students collaborate, discuss, write, listen, record, read….notice it’s the students doing all the work!  The teacher is the guide on the side and co-learner, taking time to model, learn with students, and coach them into becoming thoughtful readers and communicators on the internet.  

If you’re heading to IRA this weekend and want to know more you can catch Kristin presenting with Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis. 

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I’ll be home with this little peanut.

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One Response to Connecting Comprehension and Technology

  1. Katie – yeah and yeah! What an exciting time for you! Can’t wait to checkout the new book! I love and use the Comprehension Toolkit, so this will be icing on the cake to integrate technology! Enjoy that little peanut – they grow up fast! Almost 3 months old right? Wow. Adorable picture.

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