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Taking The Ill Out of Literacy

Presentation at Virginia Society for Technology in Education Conference of 2012. Listen to the audio from this presentation at http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/18171.mp3.

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Taking The Ill Out of Literacy

  1. 1. Taking the “ILL” out of Literacy 10 Evidence-based Strategies to Improve ReadingChristopher R. Bugaj, M.A. CCC-SLPMelissa A. Bugaj, M.A. SpEd
  2. 2. Christopher Bugaj, MA CCC-SLP attipscast@gmail.com attipscast.com tinyurl.com/attipscast @attipscast Facebook Site: http://bit.ly/atbookfb For More Info: http://iste.org/chewat
  3. 3. Melissa Bugaj, M.A. SpEdnightlightstories@gmail.comnightlightstories.net@nightlight08 For More Info: Facebook Site: http://bit.ly/flyingbooksitunes http://bit.ly/nightlightstoriesfb
  4. 4. 1 – Listen to Audio StoriesTools - Nightlightstories.net - Barefoot Books Podcast - Librivox.org - Podiobooks.com - The Radio Adventures of Dr. FloydEvidencehttp://bit.ly/audiostoriesimprovereading
  5. 5. 2 - ComicsExamples of Free Tools - Bitstrips.com - Pixton.com - MakeBeliefsComix.com - ToonDoo.comEvidence - http://bit.ly/comics4reading - http://bit.ly/comics4literacy
  6. 6. 3 – Reading for FunctionTools – Recipes – Labels – Grocery Lists – Directions – Community SignsEvidence • Activity Published by National Council of Teachers of English - http://bit.ly/communityreading
  7. 7. 4 – Multimedia SlideshowsExamples of Free Tools • TarHeel Reader • Google Presentations • Britely.com • BookBuilder by CAST • PhotoAlbum Feature of • MindMeister.com PowerPoint • SlideRocket.com • Vuvox.com • Prezi.com • Movie MakerEvidence • Teach Psych Article: http://bit.ly/teachpsychpdf
  8. 8. 5 – Text to Speech (bi-modal reading)Examples of Free Tools – Vozme.com – Readplease.com – Natural Reader – WordTalk.org Add-in – Voice Over on iOSEvidence • List of Research Articles Supporting the Use of TTS: http://bit.ly/ttsresearchfromcast
  9. 9. 6 – Audio Recording Own ReadingTools – Audacity – Vocaroo.com – Recordmp3.org – Sound Recorder in Windows – Flying Books App – Voice Memo AppsEvidencehttp://bit.ly/createtalkingbooksresearch
  10. 10. 7 – Chart One’s OWN ProgressTools - http://biblionasium.com - Blogs / Journals - Spreadsheets(Indirect) Evidence – Article from Scholastic about the benefits of “Reading for Pleasure” http://bit.ly/reading4pleasurearticle
  11. 11. 8 – Prescribed TelevisionExamples of Free Tools – WordGirl – Super Why – Word World – Sesame Street – The Electric CompanyEvidence http://bit.ly/futureofchildren
  12. 12. 9 – Turn the Captions On!Examples of Free Tools – Closed Caption Feature of TV, YouTube, etc.Evidence • http://bit.ly/captionresearch • http://bit.ly/captionsdiigo
  13. 13. 10 – “Frill”-less Apps Examples of Free Tools - Flying Books AppEvidence • http://bit.ly/printvsebookresearch • Our own kids’ experience

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