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My 15 Best Ideas for Teaching
New Literacies and Common
Core State Standards
Donald J. Leu
Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy ...
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Defines how we read online when we
conduct informal and formal research to
learn and develop new knowledge.
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...
What Can I Do In My Classroom
to Prepare Students for CCSS
With Digital Technologies?

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1. Understand that it is the
teacher, not the technology, that
makes a difference in
classrooms.
2. Use Starfall.com and
teacher-tested apps for early
reading development
3. Use Read Write Think at All
Levels
4. Use Internet Workshop as An
Instructional Model
5. Use ePals, or another free,
student safe email package
6. Teach the reading comprehension
skills of locating information
Search problem of the
day

http://www.google.com/insides...
7. Teach Critical Evaluation

Spoof Site Homework
8. Reverse Wikipedia
9. Try online projects with other
classrooms.

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10. Require References That
Include an Explanation of Why
The Source Was Reliable
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Patricia Polacco. www.patriciapolacco...
11. Explore the Use of
VoiceThread (voicethread.com)
12. Try Out Ideas from Internet
Reciprocal Teaching
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Phase I: Teacher-led Instruction in
Basic Online Skills
Phase...
Internet Reciprocal Teaching
(IRT)
A Three-Phase Model To Teach Online
Reading Comprehension in 1-1
Classrooms: Internet Reciprocal Teaching
IRT: Phase I
Teacher-led Basic Skills
Teacher-led demonstrations of basic
Internet use skills and cooperative learning
str...
IRT: Phase II
Collaborative modeling
of online reading strategies
Students presented with information
problems to solve.
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A Phase II Task
IRT: Phase III
Inquiry
 Initially,

within the class.
 Then, with others around the world.
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Internet Morning Message...
13. Use Wordle To Bring Print Alive
14. Use a Blog in Your
Classroom
HOT blogging: A framework for blogging to promote higher order
thinking
Lisa Zawilinski
T...
15. Remember:
Keep a patient heart and help
others on their journeys.
Keep a patient heart and help
others on their journe...
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  1. 1. My 15 Best Ideas for Teaching New Literacies and Common Core State Standards Donald J. Leu Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology Neag School of Education University of Connecticut donald.leu@uconn.edu
  2. 2.  Defines how we read online when we conduct informal and formal research to learn and develop new knowledge.      Identify the problem/question Locate Evaluate Castek, 2008; Coiro & Dobler, 2007; Synthesize Henry, 2007; Leu, Castek, Hartman, Communicate Coiro, Henry, Kulikowich, & Lyver, 2005; Leu, O’Byrne, Zawilinski, McVerry, & Everett-Cacopardo, 2009; Leu, Kinzer, Coiro, Castek, & Henry, 2013
  3. 3. What Can I Do In My Classroom to Prepare Students for CCSS With Digital Technologies? 3
  4. 4. 1. Understand that it is the teacher, not the technology, that makes a difference in classrooms.
  5. 5. 2. Use Starfall.com and teacher-tested apps for early reading development
  6. 6. 3. Use Read Write Think at All Levels
  7. 7. 4. Use Internet Workshop as An Instructional Model
  8. 8. 5. Use ePals, or another free, student safe email package
  9. 9. 6. Teach the reading comprehension skills of locating information Search problem of the day http://www.google.com/insidesearch/searcheducation/lessons.html
  10. 10. 7. Teach Critical Evaluation Spoof Site Homework
  11. 11. 8. Reverse Wikipedia
  12. 12. 9. Try online projects with other classrooms. 12
  13. 13. 10. Require References That Include an Explanation of Why The Source Was Reliable  Patricia Polacco. www.patriciapolacco.com This is the author’s own site so, if she is telling the truth, it must be reliable. 13
  14. 14. 11. Explore the Use of VoiceThread (voicethread.com)
  15. 15. 12. Try Out Ideas from Internet Reciprocal Teaching    Phase I: Teacher-led Instruction in Basic Online Skills Phase II: Problem-based Learning of New Literacies Skills Phase III: Internet Inquiry
  16. 16. Internet Reciprocal Teaching (IRT)
  17. 17. A Three-Phase Model To Teach Online Reading Comprehension in 1-1 Classrooms: Internet Reciprocal Teaching
  18. 18. IRT: Phase I Teacher-led Basic Skills Teacher-led demonstrations of basic Internet use skills and cooperative learning strategies  Explicit modeling by teacher  Largely whole class instruction  Mini-lessons as transition to Phase II 
  19. 19. IRT: Phase II Collaborative modeling of online reading strategies Students presented with information problems to solve.  Work in small groups to solve those problems.  Exchange strategies as they do so.  Debrief at the end of the lesson.  Initially: Locate and Critical evaluation  Later: Synthesis and Communicate. 
  20. 20. A Phase II Task
  21. 21. IRT: Phase III Inquiry  Initially, within the class.  Then, with others around the world.   Internet Morning Message of the Day International Online Collaborations
  22. 22. 13. Use Wordle To Bring Print Alive
  23. 23. 14. Use a Blog in Your Classroom HOT blogging: A framework for blogging to promote higher order thinking Lisa Zawilinski The Reading Teacher, 62 (8), 650-661 http://holyfamilycatholicschool.com/survey/Article_Wikis_ and_Blogs_Zawilinski_2009_HOTBlogging%20to %20promote%20higherorderthinking.pdf 23
  24. 24. 15. Remember: Keep a patient heart and help others on their journeys. Keep a patient heart and help others on their journeys.
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