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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 and Technology Neag School of Education University of Connecticut
    •  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
    • What Can I Do In My Classroom to Prepare Students for CCSS With Digital Technologies? 3
    • 1. Understand that it is the teacher, not the technology, that makes a difference in classrooms.
    • 2. Use 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
    • 7. Teach Critical Evaluation Spoof Site Homework
    • 8. Reverse Wikipedia
    • 9. Try online projects with other classrooms. 12
    • 10. Require References That Include an Explanation of Why The Source Was Reliable  Patricia Polacco. This is the author’s own site so, if she is telling the truth, it must be reliable. 13
    • 11. Explore the Use of VoiceThread (
    • 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
    • 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 strategies  Explicit modeling by teacher  Largely whole class instruction  Mini-lessons as transition to Phase II 
    • 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. 
    • A Phase II Task
    • IRT: Phase III Inquiry  Initially, within the class.  Then, with others around the world.   Internet Morning Message of the Day International Online Collaborations
    • 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 The Reading Teacher, 62 (8), 650-661 and_Blogs_Zawilinski_2009_HOTBlogging%20to %20promote%20higherorderthinking.pdf 23
    • 15. Remember: Keep a patient heart and help others on their journeys. Keep a patient heart and help others on their journeys.