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Presentation at Illinois Reading Council regarding how we use technology in our classroom. Specifically focused on technology in the reading and writing workshop.

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  1. 1. Becoming Literate in the Language of Technology: What Works in Our ClassroomsClay Dunker, Katherine Sokolowski, Wendy Stokowski Monticello School District
  2. 2. Find our presentation http://ircwiki2013.wikispaces.com/ or http://www.slideshare.net/katsok/
  3. 3. Twitter (Conference hashtag - #IRC13)● Follow us:->@katsok->@stokowskiwe
  4. 4. WORDLE or TAGXEDO● vocabulary words - synonyms, antonyms, related words● find main idea of a large text● compare main ideas/themes of related texts● create character trait poster for character in a book theyre reading
  5. 5. State of the Union Address
  6. 6. GOP Response
  7. 7. REFLECTOR APP
  8. 8. ConferencesEvernote (free and premium)
  9. 9. AccessoriesLivescribe PenMagic Wand
  10. 10. STRIP GENERATOR
  11. 11. STRIP GENERATOR● account vs no account ○ saving vs taking a screenshot/printing to PDF● comics on landing page ○ kids not necessarily target audience ○ I use tizmos.com to help● YouTube tutorial ○ skip first 10 seconds
  12. 12. WonderopolisGreat to use forreading.Use Readability
  13. 13. GOOGLEApps For Education Appser For Google Docs App for iPad
  14. 14. GOOGLE DOCS (applications) ● peer editing/proofreading ● have a text that you share with studentsMy○best advice: Play around in text features and they leave comments on certain Google Docs knowthey highlight text excerpts that can want the kids ○ what it can do. Any way you be used as evidence in their writingto manipulate the text, there is probably a way to ● have a document that you share with do it with Google Docs. students containing two texts ○ use the same color to highlight similarities between the texts
  15. 15. Pages App Can I use it in my classroom? Whether it’s used by studentscreating documents, or teachersreviewing them, Pages is perfect.
  16. 16. Biblionasium - Goodreads forkids
  17. 17. Edmodo
  18. 18. AUDIOBOO http://audioboo.fm/● Website or Application● Create podcasts● Very simple to use● Great to connect with QR codes
  19. 19. Audioboo Activities● Oral Review of Books● Oral reading of their writing● Tour of school through the eyes of students● Podcasts for any topic
  20. 20. QR CODE GENERATORS www.qrstuff.com
  21. 21. Skype
  22. 22. Skype visits resourceCheck out Kate Messners blog for a list ofauthors that are willing to Skype -http://www.katemessner.com/authors-who-skype-with-classes-book-clubs-for-free/
  23. 23. SonicPics App Another Tool For Digital Story TellingGIVE A VOICE TO YOUR PICTURES!!
  24. 24. App for iPad
  25. 25. AURASMA● augmented reality app● seems to have been created for interactive advertising, but has educational applications● can be created two ways ○ teacher created using the online studio ■ can be viewed on any iOS device that is subscribed to that channel ○ teacher or student created using the iOS device ■ can be viewed only on the iOS device it was created on
  26. 26. AURASMAGreat possibilities to make reading a moreinteractive experience.● building background knowledge● making and sharing predictions● questioning● turn the book into a read aloud● lots of possibilities in other content areas, as well

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