Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

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Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

Entries from November 30th, 2009

Quizlet Updates

November 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment · reading and technology

Quizlet has been one of my favorite websites to use for virtual flashcards and reinforcing games since I first heard that a 13 year old constructed it.  That 13 year old is now a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  A few of the recent updates have improved its effectiveness as a learning […]

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Reliability and Validity on the ‘Net

November 26th, 2009 · No Comments · reading and technology

  “The World at Your Fingertips”  “Immediate Knowledge Gratification”  “Google It” “Ask Jeeves” The internet has made research and finding answers to questions so much easier … and more difficult.  While information is just a click away, researchers need to use important skills to evaluate whether the web site is a good source and is […]

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Click … Click or Click Click

November 20th, 2009 · No Comments · reading and technology

How quickly do you click on a link when your search results pop on the screen?  How quickly do your students “click?”  If your experience is like mine, students have already clicked off the page before I have finished looking at what is there.  (Many of my younger colleagues do the same.)  Often students will […]

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New Literacies … Same Skills?

November 9th, 2009 · No Comments · reading and technology

Don Leu and his research team at the University of Connecticut identified key skills needed for reading on the internet.  These skills are termed the New Literacies.  I thought I would look at each of these skills and compare and contrast them to traditional reading instruction.  The first skill identified is: Identify Important Issues or […]

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Reading Skills for the Internet

November 6th, 2009 · No Comments · reading and technology

Recently, I heard Don Leu and his research team from the University of Connecticut share their ideas and research about the new reading comprehension and learning skills needed for effective internet research.  Leu and his team identified the following skills as key: “Identify important questions or problems. Locate information using search engines. Critically evaluate online […]

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