Using technology to entice reluctant readers


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Using technology to entice reluctant readers

  1. 1. UsingTechnology toEnticeReluctantReaders
  2. 2. Born digital
  3. 3. Reluctant Readers “One common misconception is that reluctant readers are students who have lower abilities, but not all reluctant readers fall into the category of ranking poorly academically.” (Boehm, 75)
  4. 4. AliteracyAn increasing number ofstudents say that they hatereading.
  5. 5. ReadicideSome schools are“committingreadicide.” (Halls, 75)
  6. 6. MultiplatformThrough technology, “students develop asense of story elements” and “can developcomprehension by reading like a writer andwriting like a reader.” (Hill, 10)
  7. 7. Student strengths“Perhaps if educators focused on andtaught to [students’] strengths, rather thantheir weaknesses, some new ideas wouldevolve on how to motivate today’s digitalstudents.” (Gunter & Kenny, 86)
  8. 8. Student creationsLet the student’screate a bookdigitally.
  9. 9. Wordle
  10. 10. Glogster
  11. 11. Prezi or SlideShare
  12. 12. Speaking Avatar
  13. 13. Book Trailers
  14. 14. Virtual Book Club
  15. 15. Copyright and Ethics Teach students the ethical way to use sources from others.
  16. 16. Other Subject Areas SocialStudies Science Art Music Current Events Math
  17. 17. Works CitedBoehm, Kelly. "A Reluctant Reader - Reluctant = A Reader." Virginia English Bulletin 59.1 (2009): 75-83. EducationResearch Complete. Web. 27 March. 2012.Brenda. "Brendas Blog: Hooked on Glogster: Posters 2.0." 27 February 2009. Education World. Web. 26 March 2012., Wayne. "A "Ladder To Literacy" Engages Reluctant Readers." Middle School Journal 43.2 (2011): 8-17. EducationResearch Complete. Web. 26 March. 2012.Foote, Carolyn. "Its a Mad, Mad Wordle." July 2009. ProQuest. Web. 27 March 2012.Gunter, Glenda, and Robert Kenny. "Digital Booktalk: Digital Media For Reluctant Readers." Contemporary Issues InTechnology & Teacher Education 8.1 (2008): 84-99. Education Research Complete. Web. 26 March. 2012.Halls, Kelly Milner. "Alternative Book Topics Can Help Interest Reluctant Readers." Knowledge Quest 39.4 (2011): 74-77.Education Research Complete. Web. 25 March. 2012.Hill, Rebecca A. "When Technology And Books Collide." Book Links 19.3 (2010): 9-11. Education Research Complete. Web. 26March. 2012.Kenny, Robert F. "Digital Narrative As A Change Agent To Teach Reading To Media-Centric Students." InternationalJournal Of Social Sciences 2.3 (2007): 187-195. Education Research Complete. Web. 26 March. 2012.Mann, Bridget. "Time-saving Ways for Teachers to use Prezi." 2 November 2011. Prezi U. Web. 27 March 2012.;jsessionid=9CDC29710C40451666446B808A0B6629Oakley, Grace, and Jenny Jay. "Making Time" For Reading: Factors That Influence The Success Of Multimedia Reading In TheHome." Reading Teacher 62.3 (2008): 246-255. Education Research Complete. Web. 26 March. 2012.Weir, Laila. "VoiceThread Extends the Classroom with Interactive Multimedia Albums." 16 April 2008. Edutopia. Web. 26March 2012.
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