Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

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Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

Entries from April 18th, 2009

How to Encourage Technology Use: Evident Connection to the Curriculum (Part 3) – Vocabulary

April 18th, 2009 · No Comments · reading and technology

Technological resources should be evaluated as to how they further student learning.  Technology can help students learn, reinforce learning, or showcase learning.  These are some of the resources that I have found helpful to teach vocabulary to middle school students.

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How to Encourage Technology Use: Evident Connection to the Curriculum (Part 2)

April 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Professional Learning Community, reading and technology

Most educators would list lack of sufficient time as one of the big teaching frustrations. Consequently, all instruction and support activities must be directly connected to the curriculum and standards of performance.  Reading instruction has four major foci:  decoding, reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.  At the middle school level, the decoding aspect of reading often […]

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How to Encourage Technology Use (Part 1)

April 6th, 2009 · No Comments · Professional Learning Community, reading and technology

A question I often hear posed is how does one encourage teachers to use technology with their students. As a teacher who loves technology, I have found that it is not always easy for me to use some of the tools that look like they would be very engaging and effective with students. For those […]

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Poster Board Sales Plunge

April 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · reading and technology

Well, sales of poster boards are not really plunging, but it is my hope.  Every time I see students carrying those big sheets of poster board into the school covered with a few pasted pictures and words, I cringe.  I think about the wasted paper.  I think about the work that is so large that […]

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