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KRA: My 15 best ideas


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  • 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
  • 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. What Can I Do In My Classroom to Prepare Students for CCSS With Digital Technologies? 3
  • 4. 1. Understand that it is the teacher, not the technology, that makes a difference in classrooms.
  • 5. 2. Use and teacher-tested apps for early reading development
  • 6. 3. Use Read Write Think at All Levels
  • 7. 4. Use Internet Workshop as An Instructional Model
  • 8. 5. Use ePals, or another free, student safe email package
  • 9. 6. Teach the reading comprehension skills of locating information Search problem of the day
  • 10. 7. Teach Critical Evaluation Spoof Site Homework
  • 11. 8. Reverse Wikipedia
  • 12. 9. Try online projects with other classrooms. 12
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 11. Explore the Use of VoiceThread (
  • 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. Internet Reciprocal Teaching (IRT)
  • 17. A Three-Phase Model To Teach Online Reading Comprehension in 1-1 Classrooms: Internet Reciprocal Teaching
  • 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. 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. A Phase II Task
  • 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. 13. Use Wordle To Bring Print Alive
  • 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 and_Blogs_Zawilinski_2009_HOTBlogging%20to %20promote%20higherorderthinking.pdf 23
  • 24. 15. Remember: Keep a patient heart and help others on their journeys. Keep a patient heart and help others on their journeys.