Towards an e-Book Quality Rating Tool                                 EduCon 2.3                             January 29, 2...
What	  is	  Akron	  Ready	  Steps?	       •  A	  partnership	  between	  The	  University	  of	          Akron	  College	 ...
ARS	  Program	  Goals	       •  high	  priority	  knowledge	  and	  skills	  preschoolers	          need	  to	  learn;	  	...
What	  are	  e-­‐Books?	  
What	  is	  it	  we	  hope	  to	  have	  children	  learn	  using	  e-­‐ Books?	  
What	  makes	  a	  good,	  workable,	  instrucBve,	  enjoyable	   e-­‐Book	  for	  young	  children?	  
Do	  eBooks	  represent	  quality	  children’s	  literature?	  	  
Can	  eBooks	  support	  young	  children’s	  emerging	  literacy	  skills	  just	  like	  tradiBonal	  storybook	  readin...
What	  might	  a	  high	  quality	  21st	  century	  language	  and	  literacy-­‐rich	  environment	  look	  like?	  
What	  do	  we	  need	  to	  consider	  in	  order	  to	  have	  quality	  and	   meaningful	  access	  to	  eBooks	  in	 ...
When	  do	  we	  need	  to	  employ	  e-­‐books	  in	  an	  early	   elementary	  environment?	  
What	  do	  teachers	  need	  to	  know	  about	  teaching	  with	  e-­‐Books?	  
What	  are	  the	  essenBal	  “digital	  elements”	  that	  we	  might	   find	  in	  a	  high-­‐quality	  e-­‐Book	  for	 ...
Are	  e-­‐Books	  well-­‐designed	  for	  use	  by	  young	  children,	  similar	  to	  convenBonal	  books	  that	  are	 ...
Designing	  an	  e-­‐Book	                                                                     Nook 	                     ...
Examining	  the	  Technology-­‐                                                Mediated	  Environment     	               ...
Visit	  h"p://akronreadysteps.ning.com/	  	                                         h"p://akronreadysteps.ning.com/	  	  
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#EduCon 2.3 e-Book Conversation

  1. 1. Towards an e-Book Quality Rating Tool EduCon 2.3 January 29, 2011 h"p://akronreadysteps.ning.com/    
  2. 2. What  is  Akron  Ready  Steps?   •  A  partnership  between  The  University  of   Akron  College  of  EducaBon,  (UA)  and   Akron  Summit  Community  AcBon,  Inc   (ASCA)     •  Akron  Ready  Steps  (ARS)  is  a  program   that  serves  over  300  at  risk  children  in   five  Head  Start  sites  in  high  poverty   communiBes  in  Akron,  OH.  
  3. 3. ARS  Program  Goals   •  high  priority  knowledge  and  skills  preschoolers   need  to  learn;     •  high  priority  knowledge  and  skills  teachers/ teacher  assistants  need  to  teach;     •  the  design  of  high  quality  21st  century  language   and  literacy-­‐rich  environments;     •  acBve  parent  engagement;     •  and  mobilizing  the  community  around  strong   preschool  literacy  educaBon.  
  4. 4. What  are  e-­‐Books?  
  5. 5. What  is  it  we  hope  to  have  children  learn  using  e-­‐ Books?  
  6. 6. What  makes  a  good,  workable,  instrucBve,  enjoyable   e-­‐Book  for  young  children?  
  7. 7. Do  eBooks  represent  quality  children’s  literature?    
  8. 8. Can  eBooks  support  young  children’s  emerging  literacy  skills  just  like  tradiBonal  storybook  reading  can  do?  
  9. 9. What  might  a  high  quality  21st  century  language  and  literacy-­‐rich  environment  look  like?  
  10. 10. What  do  we  need  to  consider  in  order  to  have  quality  and   meaningful  access  to  eBooks  in  an  early  elementary   environment?  
  11. 11. When  do  we  need  to  employ  e-­‐books  in  an  early   elementary  environment?  
  12. 12. What  do  teachers  need  to  know  about  teaching  with  e-­‐Books?  
  13. 13. What  are  the  essenBal  “digital  elements”  that  we  might   find  in  a  high-­‐quality  e-­‐Book  for  young  children?  
  14. 14. Are  e-­‐Books  well-­‐designed  for  use  by  young  children,  similar  to  convenBonal  books  that  are  a"racBve,  easy  to  hold  and  manipulate?    
  15. 15. Designing  an  e-­‐Book   Nook   (learning  space)  e-Book Research Observing  student   behaviors   (engagement)  
  16. 16. Examining  the  Technology-­‐ Mediated  Environment   (e-­‐book)  e-Book Research Observing  teacher   behaviors   (instrucBon)  
  17. 17. Visit  h"p://akronreadysteps.ning.com/     h"p://akronreadysteps.ning.com/    
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